I am truly grateful to be an orthodontist. Having a positive impact on patients’ lives, every day, is rewarding in ways difficult to describe.
As an orthodontist, I am passionate about the treatment I provide and enjoy working as a team – patient, parent, doctor, staff – to achieve the best orthodontic results for each person. By partnering with my patient and their family, providing understandable information about their clinical situation and how treatment actually works, I am able to inspire engagement and compliance with the treatment process. This makes treatment more efficient and comfortable, and delivers the best results.
As a mother, I understand a parent’s concerns and also know how to reach out to and engage with younger patients. When designing a treatment plan, I always approach with the mindset of, “If this was my child, what would I do?” and use that to guide me.
I have been practicing since 1999 and opened Montgomery Orthodontics in 2002. Growing up, we had family friends who were dentists and physicians and I was always interested in science and art. Orthodontics was the most appealing professional path, as it is the perfect combination of the analytical and artistic, and allows me time to get to know each patient on a personal level. Those connections are fulfilling and I appreciate the friendships that develop while achieving each person’s best smile.
Dr. Mary Richmond
- Dual Bachelors of Arts in Biochemistry and Economics, Rutgers College, Rutgers University
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD), University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, graduated first in class
- Certificate in General Practice Residency, Long Island Jewish Medical Center
- Certificate in Orthodontics and Master of Science (MS) in Oral Biology, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
Dr. Richmond constantly seeks out continuing educational opportunities. She strives to stay current with the newest proven techniques and technologies so she can provide leading-edge orthodontic care to her patients.
She is active in the Women in Orthodontics Study Group and regularly takes courses and attends lectures offered through the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- New Jersey Dental Association
- Mercer County Dental Society
Beyond the Practice
A native of Vineland, NJ, Dr. Richmond and her family now live in Skillman. Fred Richmond, her husband, works for Alight Solutions, an HR consulting firm, and also assists Dr. Richmond with the business-side of her practice.
The couple has two sons: Sean is currently attending Montgomery High School. He is an active member of the marching and jazz bands and spends much of his free time playing the saxophone, snowboarding, and playing golf and tennis. Scott, their younger son, attends the The Hun School in Princeton. He loves playing ice hockey and tennis, enjoys skiing, and plays the trumpet in the jazz band.
The Richmond family is rounded out by their adorable yellow lab, Henry, who is happy to play with anyone and everyone. Henry loves his treats, bones, and toys, and often accompanies the family on vacations.
When she’s not creating smiles, Dr. Richmond’s top priority is her family. She can often be found at Baker Rink and Proskate, watching Scott play ice hockey or enjoying Sean’s many band performances.
The family likes getting away. They regularly travel to Vermont, Colorado, and Canada to ski and love going to the NJ beaches.
Dr. Richmond also loves to read and tries to regularly exercise at the fitness center. She is an avid cook and likes to try new recipes she finds in cooking magazines or on the Food Network. Now that her sons are getting older, Dr. Richmond is starting to get back into playing golf and tennis, too.