Dr. Richard Ford obtained his degree of Odontology at Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogota, Colombia, in 1984. After five years of general private practice in Panama City, Dr. Ford went to Louisiana State University, School of Dentistry, U.S.A., where he got the degree of Specialist in Periodontics.
Dr. Ford has taken several specialized courses in the field of Dental Implantology, becoming Certified in the use of most dental implant systems.
Dr. Ford became elegible to become Board Certified of the American Academy of Periodontology, after successfuly completing his exams. He took and passed the National Board examinations of the American Dental Assocation.
Dr. Ford has been activelly involved in proffesional organizations, such as The American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Association, International Congress of Oral Implantology, Sociedad Panameña de Periodoncia, of which he has been President and the Asociación Odontológica Panameña, where he has been in several directive positions.
He has been Editor and Member of the Editorial Board of “El Odontólogo” (Oficial journal of the panamanian dental association) and of “Esthetics and Implants” (Israel).
Dr. Ford has lectured on Periodontics and Dental Implants in several countries (U.S.A., Colombia, Costa Rica, Argentina, Dominican Republic, and Paraguay), as well as done research and published extensively on these topics. He has been a professor at both, undergraduate and graduate levels, at Universidad de Panama and Universidad Latina de Panama.
At this time he is the Director and Head of Instructors of post graduate courses in Dental Implantology at Loyola Dental Center.
Dr. Ford limits his practce to the field of Periodontics and Dental Implants at Clinica Ford.