Dr. Anne B. Richards


Dr. Anne Richards was born and raised in McPherson, Kansas. She received a B.S. in Biology from Kansas State University where she graduated with honors.   Thereafter, Dr. Richards received her dental degree (DDS) from the University of Iowa College of Dentistry, graduating first in her class.  Afterwards, she received a Master of Science degree and graduate training in orthodontics from the University of Iowa.

Following graduation, Dr. Richards taught at the University of Iowa College of Dentistry where, in addition to clinical supervision of students, she authored several web projects, published several articles on orthodontics, and authored a chapter in an orthodontic textbook. Dr. Richards continues to lecture to various groups about innovations in orthodontic treatment.

Dr. Richards has been in private practice in the Quad City area since 1998. She is currently active in the Rock Island District Dental Society , the Illinois Society or Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association, the American Association of Orthodontists and the Illinois Damon Study Club.  She is a past president of the Rock Island District Dental Society and has served as a delegate and alternate delegate at the state and national levels.

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.  Their children, Brandon and Makena, are active in sports and music activities throughout the year. The whole family has a soft spot for dogs so they enjoy the company and shenanigans of 3 labrador retrievers and a mastiff.  Dr. Richards spends time with family and friends in her spare time, and loves and occasional getaway to a beach.