Dr. Jake Richards would like to welcome you to Oak Mountain Dental where you are our #1 Priority.
Dr. Richards completed undergraduate studies at Weber State University and then went on to dental school at Dalhousie University. He graduated in 2009 and continues his learning through regular CE (continuing education) courses to stay up to date with the latest developments in the field of dentistry.
Dr. Richards began his practice in Hays, Kansas where he started a dental office for a Federally Qualified Health Center focusing on underserved populations. He and his young family moved to Pocatello in July 2013 where he began his practice here. He also opened a 2nd practice in Malad in 2016. That practice is Oneida Family Dental and is still going strong though Dr. Richards doesn’t practice there any longer.
Dr. Richards has many goals as a dentist. He hopes to provide his patients with quality care and quality experiences where their needs are met, and their goals are achieved. He also expects to provide a comfortable, professional, and friendly atmosphere for his patients and staff.
Dr. Richards is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), Kansas Dental Association, (KDA), Idaho Dental Association (IDA), and Southern Eastern Idaho Dental Society (SEIDS).He is also Six Month Smiles® certified and has extensive training on Cerec same day crowns and enjoys all aspects of dentistry.
Dr. Richards has been married to his amazing wife Amber since 2002. They have four fabulous daughters: Emmy, Kambell, Evie, and Berkley. He loves to go fishing, hunting, skiing, golfing, camping, and four wheeling. He also loves to watch his girls’ events and spend time just hanging out with them.
Dr. Richards grew up on a farm in Fielding, Utah, where he was taught by his parents to work hard, be honest, be respectful, and always do what he knows to be right. He also served a two-year mission for the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to Baltimore, Maryland, where he learned a lot about life and how to appreciate the things he had. He also developed an understanding of the value of service.
Dr. Richards is happy to be so close to home and appreciates the great people of SEI for welcoming him and his family. He loves being in this city, and he and his wife have enjoyed raising their family in this community. He believes he has a wonderful staff and great office environment and hopes you will come in and see us soon!