Meet Dr. Caron
Dr. Richard A. Caron graduated from the University of Mississippi in Oxford before attending the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry in Jackson. Showing a strong passion for dentistry early on, he graduated fourth in his class of 50 dental students. Dr. Caron chose to strengthen his dental education and knowledge base by successfully completing a rigorous two-year general practice residency at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY where he served as Chief General Dental resident during his second year. Following his residency, Dr. Caron returned to Mississippi and began providing general and cosmetic dental care for Tupelo, MS residents alongside Dr. John Bryson, who has since retired. He has proudly served the oral health needs of his patients at Tupelo Smiles ever since.
Dr. Caron is a life-long scholar and completes between 75 – 100 continuing education hours each year in courses covering all facets of general dentistry, from dental implants to pediatric dentistry. In addition, Dr. Caron is one of only 300 accredited members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD.) A member since 2004, the AACD is the only dental organization in the world that offers credentials in cosmetic dentistry. To remain a leader in his craft, he stays current on the latest techniques and procedures and is an active member of the following professional organizations:
- Accredited Member, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD)
- Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
- American Dental Association (ADA)
- Mississippi Dental Association (MDA)
- American Orthodontic Society (AOS)
Specialties and Expertise
Dr. Caron is a highly credentialed and experienced cosmetic and restorative dentist who has studied extensively under some of the most renowned educators in the industry. He has completed continuums at the highly acclaimed Kois Center, the Dental Arts Center, the Eubank, and Cosmedent Center for Esthetic Excellence and has distinguished himself among his peers as a leader in the areas of cosmetic and restorative dental care. Dr. Caron also maintains all-encompassing knowledge and training in Itero and CEREC technology and has completed all available continuing education courses in this area to date.
Dr. Caron has been a resident of Tupelo, MS since 1988 where he and his wife, Kim, have proudly raised their two children, Emilie and Josh. When he is not in the office treating his patients, Dr. Caron enjoys supporting his kids in their activities, reading a good book, snow skiing (as it is called in the South!), and boating. Committed to a healthy lifestyle, he has also been an avid runner for 31 years. Dr. Caron has four successful marathons under his belt and looks forward to completing more in the future!
"The staff at Tupelo Smiles is the best! We've trusted Dr. Caron with our family's dentistry since 1998 and have never been disappointed. Highly recommended."
"Dr. Caron and the staff at Tupelo Smiles are very kind, efficient, and professional. I had quite a lot of anxiety about the procedure I needed; Dr. Caron and Chancis took the time to talk me through what was being done and what to expect. I can't recommend Tupelo Smiles enough."
"If you want the absolute best dental care, visit Tupelo Smiles, Dr. Richard Caron and Sam. Sam makes you comfortable and forget you are even at the dentist! Thanks Dr. Caron and Sam for your great work!"
"EVERYTHING! First time patient. If you’re looking for a dentist… look no more! First you’re greeted with smiles from Molly and Taylor as you walk in the door! Doesn’t stop with smiles. Molly helped me with registration without hesitation..Taylor educated me on everything about Tupelo Smiles! Cleaning and X-rays next..I will tell you I get nervous in the dental chair. But don’t worry..your frets are gone Zara dental hygienist the best! Made my worries go away. Very gentle but through! Great helper Sam! And the dentist Dr Caron, well if you hire excellent folks you got to be top of the line and he was! Thanks everyone for making my visit an awesome one! Sue Reid. Tupelo Mississippi"
"Huge thanks to Dr. Caron and staff for taking great care of me for over 15 years! Thanks to Debbie Shields for referring me to there office. Everyone is always so nice and accommodating."