Richard A. Caron, DMD, FAGD, AAACD

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.

Professional associations

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.

Personal Interests

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!


"Dr. Caron and staff are top notch and very professional. They’re very helpful and polite. The environment is soothing and pleasant. They do exceptional dentistry. I’m so thankful for them."



"My son recently had a dental emergency and they got us in quickly. They were very accommodating and took great care of him. The staff is great and Dr. Caron does a fantastic job. I would highly recommend Tupelo Smiles for all of your dental needs."



"Been going here for years. Dr Caron is amazing! Staff is awesome! Recommend 10 out of 10!"



"It’s no fun getting a crown. Tupelo Smiles makes it less stressful with their gas and weighted blankets and amazing staff! Thanks Amy and Dr Caron!"



"I always feel like I am the ONLY patient being seen for the day at Tupelo Smiles. Everyone is warm and welcoming!! Dr. Caron has taken care of my teeth for over 20 years!"



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