Dr. Richard Hagemeier is a compassionate, gentle dentist. He understands that each patient’s needs and situation are unique, and require an individual treatment approach. By actively listening, and encouraging his patients to talk about their treatment goals, he’s able to craft a care plan that’s right for them.
Whether he’s helping a patient out of pain, restoring their ability to comfortably chew, or making a smile more beautiful, Dr. Hagemeier is making a difference. He focuses on preventive care and educating each patient about their dental health concerns. By heading off problems before they begin, and teaching patients take control of their dental health, Dr. Hagemeier helps people keep their teeth – and smiles – for life.
For Dr. Hagemeier, the relationships he develops with his patients are the best part of being a dentist. He enjoys their conversations and what he learns from each person. Spending his days helping his friends improve their oral health and smiles makes Dr. Hagemeier look forward to coming to the office every morning.
Education and Continuing Education
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of Washington
Dentistry is a constantly changing field. New technologies, treatments, and materials mean better care and results for patients. Dr. Hagemeier is committed to providing his patients with the best treatment experience and strongest, longest-lasting smiles. By actively participating in continuing dental education, he’s able to stay current on the developments in dentistry.
Each year, Dr. Hagemeier attends seminars, lectures, and conferences. His continuing education has included: oral surgery, restorations, root canals, Invisalign®, Lumineers®, bleaching, and mini implants for denture stabilization.
Dr. Hagemeier grew up in Zillah, a small town in the Yakimah Valley in Central Washington. He’s lived in the Kent area for 40 years, with his wife, Karen, who was his high school sweetheart. They have three adult, married children and three grandchildren, too.
When he’s not working, Dr. Hagemeier enjoys time with his loved ones. During the summer he can often be found gardening and doing yard work; in the winter he enjoys skiing. Dr. Hagemeier also likes traveling, good food, and fine wines. He’s an active member of the Lake Sawyer Christian Church, as well.