Visit our Dental Centre
11 Station Approach Virginia Water

Times available

Mon 9 - 17:30 

Tues 12 - 20:00

Weds  9 - 17:30

Thurs  9 - 13:00

How it all began
Richard has always wanted to help people and enjoys working with his hands. He was attracted to dentistry because of the power it has to improve not just your smile, but your overall health. When he decided to study dentistry, Richard was actually one of the first members of his family to go to university.

Qualifications and career path
Richard graduated from Manchester University in 1976 with a BDS (Bachelor of Dentistry). He then worked in an NHS dental practice for 5 years. In 1982, Richard bought a small practice in Virginia Water with his wife Patricia. A few years later in 1985, the practice was doing so well that they decided to open a second one, in Sandhurst. This was sold 30 years later, in 2015.

Richard built up Langley’s Dental Centre and in 2000, moved into new premises. This allowed him to expand his team even further and to branch out into other fields of treatment.

Alongside his extensive experience as a dentist, Richard also acted as a practice advisor for Denplan for 20 years, checking practices for quality and ensuring that they were compliant with guidelines. He currently holds an FGP certificate in appraisal of dental practices.

Speciality

With so much experience under his belt, it’s hard to define a speciality, as Richard has spent lengthy periods practicing almost every aspect of dentistry. He believes in keeping things open for everyone, and offering whatever his patients need. 

Richard’s patient centred ideals mean that he will always promote preventative care. His focus is on the importance of oral hygiene maintenance and the use of minimally invasive dental treatments. For this reason, he has developed a particular interest in implantology and has completed many courses on both the application and restoration of implants over the past 30 years. Implant dentistry is a revolutionary form of dentistry that has advanced dramatically in recent years, allowing you to replace a tooth without damaging the rest of the teeth. 

All of his patients are treated with respect and given all the time they need to relax during their appointments.  

At home

Richard and his wife Patricia enjoy spending time with friends and family; in particular with their daughter and two granddaughters, who are both loveable and exhausting! They have a German Shepherd called Wolfie and can often be found taking her for walks out in the countryside. Richard has a passion for French culture and is an avid skier. 

Richard developed an interest in photography from a young age and has honed his photography skills over the years. He particularly enjoys focusing on natural landscapes. Having grown up in Aberdare in the Welsh valleys, Richard is a huge rugby fan.