Richard Dath Collins was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He attended Texas A & M University and earned his bachelors degree in Biomedical Science then continued his education at the University of Texas Health Science Center Houston where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.

Upon completion of dental school Dr. Collins was presented with several distinguished awards in the fields of cosmetic and restorative dentistry. His awards included outstanding student in Esthetics, Prosthodontics (replacing teeth), Dental Anatomy and Occlusion (understanding concepts for placing fillings and creating crowns), the Dr. Rout Award (expertise in making dental restorations), the Gold Foil Award (precise restorations) and the Delta Dental Community Service Award (treating underserved patients.)

Dr. Collins is a member of several Professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Greater Houston Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has demonstrated a commitment to continuing education by working toward his fellowship in the AGD.

In his personal time Dr. Collins enjoys outdoor activities, fishing, traveling, wood working, jewelry making, home projects, and watching movies. In September of 2010 Dr Collins and his wife Angela welcomed their first child Richard Harrison Collins into this world. Together with their two rescued greyhounds they live in west Houston.

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