Richard Andrews, Class of 2025, grew up in the suburbs of Toronto, Canada and enjoyed playing rugby, hockey, and baseball. He has been very fortunate to be able to travel with his studies to live and learn in multiple communities across Canada and now the US.
He completed a Bachelor of Science in kinesiology at McMaster University. While contemplating what to do next he started a second Bachelor of Science degree at Brock University before matriculating to the University of Saskatchewan where he received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Next, he completed a General Practice Residency at Mt. Sinai Hospital in Toronto, Canada, a Master of Science in pediatric dentistry at the University of Toronto and achieving Fellowship status with the Royal College of Dentists of Canada in pediatric dentistry. Richard then worked in private practice, taught at the University of Toronto, and practiced and taught at the Janeway Children’s Hospital dental clinic. He is honoured to have the opportunity to study orthodontics at UNC.
Richard plans to serve his community providing orthodontics and pediatric dental care and giving back through teaching, research, and participation in organized dentistry.
In his spare time he enjoys hiking, reading, spending time with family and friends, and cooking!