Dr. Jimenez grew up in a small town just outside of Centralia, WA. To give
you an idea of just how small it really is, his graduating class only
had 18 people!
He attended Western Washington University in Bellingham, receiving his
Bachelors in Molecular Biology. After, he completed his D.M.D at UCONN
School of Dental Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.
Dr. Jimenez decided to go for dentistry after he participated in several
medical and dental education programs during his summer breaks while he
was in undergrad.
After completing his residency year with us, he decided he wanted to stay
because it reminded him of where he grew up. “CBHA provides resources
for low-income families, and when I was growing up I was that family that
needed those resources. It’s nice to be on the other side, and be
able to serve families that need it.”
Dr. Jimenez also enjoys teaching people the importance of taking care of
their oral health and learning about new and updated treatments.
When he is not seeing patients, he likes to stay active. “I like
to go snowboarding, hiking and activities that keep me out in nature,”
says Dr. Jimenez.
He learned a lot in the past year from his mentors, who he is happy to
be able to continue working with. “I was also able to serve a great
patient population, which is what ultimately kept me here at CBHA.”
He is looking forward to continuing to improve in his dentistry skills,
become more involved with the community, and the new relationships he
will build with future patients.
Schedule your next dental appointment with Dr. Richard Jimenez at our Connell