After graduating from dental school, I was commissioned as a Captain in the United States Air Force and completed a 1-year residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, MS. Practicing dentistry in the military allowed me to serve my country and ensure our troops were dental ready. My treatment philosophies really developed as I was fortunate to attend a number of both military and civilian continuing education courses. In 2007, I was selected to be the lone dentist in a humanitarian mission to Peru, which turned into a relief effort when an earthquake hit the country 2 weeks before our scheduled deployment.
After my 5 years of active duty service, I helped start up a federally qualified health center in an underserved area, where I served as the dental director. At the same time, I opened Twin Mountain Dentistry, my own practice. With the help of my team, we strive to create an experience where our patients feel comfortable and well-informed.
Name: Ricardo S. Ochinang, DMD
Dental School: University of Alabama at Birmingham
Years in Practice: 8
Specialty: General Dentistry
Practice Location: San Angelo, TX
Favorite Dental Product: E4D Dentist