Richard McLain was born and raised in Iowa. He attended the University of Iowa for his undergraduate education as well as dental school. Dr. McLain graduated from dental school in 1996. He then completed a one year surgical internship at the University of Nebraska. After this internship, Dr. McLain practiced as a general dentist for two years in Denver, Littleton, and Castle Rock. Dr. McLain entered the Oral & Maxillofacial Residency Program at Denver Health Medical Center in 1999. He completed this 4 year program in 2003. After this residency, he completed a Cleft Lip and Palate Craniofacial Fellowship at the children's hospital in Cuernavaca, Mexico. He then entered private practice in Littleton. Since 2007, Dr. McLain also treats patients in Dillon, CO every other Saturday. Dr. McLain is a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. He is a diplomate of the American Board of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, and Colorado Society of Oral Maxillofacial Surgeons. He also volunteers his time with the Rocky Mountain Hospital Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Center.
Dr. McLain is certified in Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support and Pediatric Advanced Life Support. He is licensed to practice in Colorado and Iowa. Dr. McLain is also licensed to provide all forms of sedation and general anesthesia.
Since 2008, Dr. McLain has been voted by his peers as one of 5280's Top Dentists year after year. In his free time, Dr. McLain enjoys spending time in the mountains, brewing beer and attempting to complete home improvement projects in a timely manner.