We are Passionate about creating healthy, beautiful smiles!

Dr. Anne “Bronwen” Richards


Dr. Richards has a genuine love of life and learning.  She pursues excellence in orthodontics and surrounds herself with positive, motivated mentors and role models in her life and career.


  • University of Pennsylvania Wharton Business School
    • Certificate in Business Analytics
  • University of Iowa College of Dentistry
    • Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S)  graduating at the top of her class
    • Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Orthodontics and Certificate in Orthodontics
    • Fellowship in Orthodontics – Department of Orthodontics
    • Adjunct Professor in Department of Orthodontics –  taught dental students and orthodontic residents
  • Kansas State University
    • B.S. in Biology graduating cum laude

Following graduation:

  • Taught orthodontics at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry
  • Authored several web projects to teach dental students
  • Published several articles on preventing cavities around braces
  • Authored a chapter in an orthodontic textbook
  • Dr. Richards continues to lecture to various groups about innovations in orthodontic treatment.
  • Private Practice in the Quad City area in 1998
  • Mentors students interested in becoming dentists or orthodontists
  • Mentors new orthodontists through beginning stages of their careers
  • Past President of the Rock Island District Dental Society
  • Trustee on the Illinois State Dental Society Board of Trustees
  • Past Delegate to Illinois State House of Delegates
  • Alternate Delegate to the American Dental Association House of Delegates
  • Member of American Association of Orthodontists
  • Trustee on the Illinois Society of Orthodontists Board of Directors
  • Illinois Damon Study Club
  • Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy
  • Fellow of the International College of Dentists
  • Involved in our community
    • PEO, Junior Board of Rock Island, JDRF One Walk
    • Donates to sports teams, music groups, pet shelters, United Way, and Coats for Kids
    • Volunteers to speak at schools and dental groups
    • Sponsores teams to support Autism Awareness, Down syndrome Awareness, and Make A Wish

Dr. Richards is married to Dr. Brian Richards, a pediatric dentist in Moline. They are Iowa Hawkeye fans and enjoy football games in the fall with their two children.  The whole family has a soft spot for dogs so they enjoy the company and shenanigans of  two Labrador retrievers and an English Mastiff.  When Dr. Richards is out of the office, she enjoys time with family and friends and loves and occasional getaway to a beach.



Dr. Jessica Piepenbrink AKA “Dr. P”





Dr. Piepenbrink considers herself to be a lifelong student. She is constantly motivated to expand her knowledge and skills not only in orthodontics but in many aspects of life. Her commitment to excellence has cultivated a passion for orthodontics, and Dr. P loves to work with her patients to create beautiful, confident smiles.


  • Saint Louis University
    • Master of Science in Dentistry and Certificate in Orthodontics
  • Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine:
    • Doctor of Dental Medicine graduating cum laude among the top students in her class
  • Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
    • B.S. in Biology concentrating in biomedical science with a minor in Spanish, graduating summa cum laude


  • Member of the American Association of Orthodontists and Illinois Society of Orthodontists
  • Member of the American Association, Illnois State Dental Society, and Rock Island District Dental Society
  • American Board of Orthodontics – Board Qualified
  • Omicron Kappa Upsilon (Prestigious Dental Honor Society
  • Participant in Give Kid a Smile
  • Community Dentistry Outreach
  • Participant in National Children’s Dental Health Month
  • Spanish Lesson Instructor

Dr. Piepenbrink is married to Tanner Piepenbrink, a safety manager at John Deere and Illinois State grad. They both grew up in Geneseo and enjoy spending time together outdoors, as well as with their families and friends. In her free time, Dr. P. loves long-distance running, yoga, reading, and musical theater. She has a passion for music and you may catch her humming along to the radio in the office from time to time!