Dr. Hopgood obtained his Mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry in 2007, a distinction that reflects his ongoing commitment to provide quality care through continuing education. This achievement is obtained by less than 5% of dentists nationwide. Dr. Hopgood was the first dentist in Massachusetts to offer no cut-no sew peridontal therapy utilizing the Periolase Laser. If you are looking for a dentist passionate about his field, look no further' With over 35 years of experience, Dr. Hopgood has successfully completed many full mouth restorations and cosmetic cases such as veneers, crowns, bridges, and teeth whitening on the front teeth boosting his patients' confidence, enabling them to smile morel Let Dr. Hopgood and Advanced Dental Concepts be the Andover dentist to make your smile beautiful! Are you in need of a full mouth rehabilitation? Veneers on your front teeth? Do you have brown spots on your teeth that you wish weren't there? Do you have receding gums? Do you have bad breath?Advanced Dental Concepts can help! Dr. Hopgood can make those spots disappear, replace old silver fillings to make your smile bright and white and get you back on track with your oral health care to prevent gum disease and bad breath.
Education and Training
Tufts University School of Dental Medicine
Tufts University School Of Dental Med 1978
Dr. Richard D. Hopgood D.M.D., F.A.G.D.'s Expert Contributions
It is not a given that we must lose teeth as we age. If we maintain good oral hygiene and have regular professional cleanings and oral examinations, chances are we can keep our natural teeth for life. That involves not only caring for the teeth themselves, but also the structures that surround them:...
What makes a smile beautiful? That's a complex question, but some qualities of a lovely smile are immediately identifiable: Good tooth color, shape, and alignment are a few of the most important ones. If your teeth could use improvement in any of these categories, dental veneers could be just what...
Hi, It depends on the tooth. Some have two, some have 3, some have 4, and some maybe more. It takes a properly taken X-ray to try to figure it out. If you are concerned about root canal therapy, some of the roots have more than one canal, usually not confirmed until the procedure is under way. Roots can be fused together or separate. It is best to align yourself with a good experienced dentist to properly address your concerns. Dr. Richard Hopgood READ MORE
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When a tooth is removed a blood clot will naturally form in the hole in the bone left behind in the days following extraction. The blood clot forms as a means of protection to the nerves and bone underneath, and allow for healing to take place. However, if the blood clot disappears (or becomes dislodged), dry socket can occur when the the nerves and bone are suddenly exposed to all sorts of painful irritants, including food, fluids, and even air. Unfortunately, dry socket also leaves the area of extraction prone to awful pain and infection. If pain persists, you should see your dentist right away. If dry socket is diagnosed, your dentist may schedule follow up appointments to clean and pack your socket every few days with a special dressing to help the healing process and relieve pain. Your dental professional may also prescribe a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication (i.e., ibuprofen or stronger) to relieve pain and anesthetize the extraction site. If infection is suspected, your dentist may also prescribe a mouthwash or oral antibiotics. READ MORE
Wisdom teeth do not always emerge (erupt) into the mouth properly because there may not be enough room in the mouth for them to fit. Sometimes, a part of the tooth may remain covered by a flap of gum. Food particles and bacteria can get trapped under this flap and cause a mild irritation, a low-grade infection called pericoronitis and swelling. This usually happens with the lower wisdom teeth. Pericoronitis can be tricky to treat because the overlying flap in the tissue won't go away until the wisdom tooth fully emerges naturally — which is unlikely to happen — or is removed by an oral surgeon. Your dentist, however, may try to treat the problem without extensive procedures. He or she will clean the area thoroughly to remove damaged tissue or pus. If the area is infected, you'll be given oral antibiotics as well. READ MORE
Hi... There are many causes for tooth sensitivity. It is not possible to provide you with a reasonable answer without having had the opportunity to examine you to determine the cause of the sensitivity. Call us at 978-475-2431 and ask Joanne for an appointment. Bring any recent x-rays you have had taken, and after a thorough examination, I should be able to help you. Thanks for asking. Dr. Hopgood READ MORE
Areas of expertise and specialization
Faculty Titles & Positions
- Faculty at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine- 1980 -
- Recipient of the Pierre Fauchard Award for Academic and Clinical Excellence
- Mastership Status of the Academy of General Dentistry
- Special Commendation From the American Dental Association- 1986
- Tufts New England Medical Center
Professional Society Memberships
- American Dental Association, Massachusetts Dental Society, Valley District Dental Society, American Equilibration Society
What do you attribute your success to?
- Having high ethical standards and really good work.
Hobbies / Sports
- Tennis, Water Sports, Antique Boats
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Patient Experience with Dr. Hopgood
Great service and wonderful staff. I've been a patient for many years and have always been completely satisfied!
Always wonderful service
Everyone was wonderfulüòÄüòÄ! Courteous, professional, and punctual.
I have been coming to see Dr. Hopgood for 20 years. He and his staff are always wonderful, professional & "gentle".
Always had a fear of the dentist until I went to dr Hopgood. Everyone is professional yet down to earth! Highly recommend
Had another great check up today
Wouldn't go anywhere else,
Wouldnt go anywhere else
Always an excellent experience. And painless!
Best dentist ever!! His staff is very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Dr Hopgood.
Excellent short. And. Sweet ', thank. You. Thank. You
Been going to this office since Dr Hopgood started dentistry. Never will I go anywhere else!
Always look forward to come to the dentist. Great staff
Love this place! From Jo at the front to cleanings with Lea to Teri assisting. All great"
As usual excellent, excellent service. Been a patient here 30 years and have never left not completely satisfied.
I have been a patient for over 20 years. Everyone is always so friendly and welcoming. Dr Hopgood repaired a tooth that was in tough shape and I am amazed at how natural it looks!
Dr. Hopgood only gives excellent service. Perfection.
Excellent highly skilled professional but friendly dental team
Have been coming here for fifteen years and couldn't be happier with the level of care, service and technical excellence. Just wish I'd started coming here fifteen years earlier.
Staff is wonderful!
Great first visit with this office and Doctor. I highly recommend Advanced Dental Concepts. I have never had such a thorough check up in my life. The doctor spent time with me and explained everything in such detail.
I love coming to the dentist because everyone who works there is fabulous and very professional
Another great check up and cleaning today
First visit at this office. Very professional front desk to doctor visit.
Excellent cleaning by Lea!
Excellent work and very gentle
I always feel very comfortable and warmly welcomed by all of the staff!! They are all very professional!
Today was my first appointment with Dr Hopgood with a severe toothache. I ended up needing a root canal. I didn't feel a thing and Dr Hopgood explain everything in detail as he proceeded. The staff was very welcoming and friendly. I would highly recommend this office to anyone in need of a great dentist.
A cleaning with Lea! The best
Great visit today with the Doctor as usual'
Dr. Hopgood is the best. Been coming here for 30 years always good service. Would highly recommend.
Dr. Hopgood's staff is experienced sand understanding.
I needed a root canal today. Dr Hopgood did a fantastic job! He made me very comfortable and I didn't feel a thing
Very fantastic work. Would highly recommend
Nice and friendly people. Very clean facility. Would recommend .Keep up the great work! I want to comment. My backdoor neighbor is a dental assist here her name is Terry Robb..
Had a great check up at Advanced Dental Concepts again! Love going to this office. Everyone is so friendly and down to earth!
I had my first appointment with Dr Hopgood today. He found a few things that my former dentist should have picked up. I found him to be extremely knowledgeable and thorough.
I had a deep cleaning with Lea today. She was wonderful. She explained the whole procedure every step of the way. She really calmed my anxiety I had toward this procedure. It turned out not to be bad at all.+ Show More
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