J. Richard Hodgdon, DMD
Dr. J. Richard Hodgdon takes pride in delivering the gentlest care to all patients, especially to those who are apprehensive about dentistry. He chose the dental field because of his ability to use his hands and his interest in the human body. He enjoys the challenge of repairing diseased teeth and restoring his patients’ self-esteem and confidence.
Dr. Hodgdon attended Pennsylvania State University for his undergraduate education. He then completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. After graduating in 1976, Dr. Hodgdon completed a one-year internship at Overlook Hospital in Summit, NJ. In addition to his formal education, Dr. Hodgdon completes continuing education regularly. In keeping with his dedication to excellence in dental care, he feels continuing education courses are necessary to keep up with the ever-changing advancements in dentistry.
Outside the Office
Dr. Hodgdon is a native of New Jersey and is proud to live and work in the great Newark community. He is happily married and has been blessed with four children, now grown, and three grandchildren. His free time is spent scuba diving, running, and building model ships.