Throughout his professional career, Dr. Richard Boyd has earned the reputation of being one of the finest orthodontists in the area. His unique combination of experience, technical expertise, and warm, personal approach to care has attracted people of all ages, satisfying patients and parents alike.
Education & Family
Dr. Boyd received his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in 1978 as a cum laude graduate. He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina where he attained his DMD degree as an honor graduate.
To complete his education, he obtained his Master’s degree and specialty certificate in orthodontics at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill. Dr. Boyd established his practice in Northeast Columbia in 1984 and shortly after added another office in the downtown area in 1988.
He and his wife of 38 years, Stacy, have three children – Ali, Mallory, and Reb.
Accreditations, Publications, And Memberships
In addition to providing superior orthodontic care to the Columbia area, Dr. Boyd has shared his passion and knowledge by teaching the art and techniques of orthodontics to colleagues in his profession throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, Africa, and Mexico. He has been a frequent guest lecturer for the American Association of Orthodontists, as well as for the highly-regarded Gorman Institute, and is the author of several publications on orthodontics. Dr. Boyd also served as Clinical Assistant Professor of Orthodontics at the Medical University of South Carolina for over 6 years, and continues to teach as an Adjunct Faculty for Tufts Univeristy School of Dental Medicine.
Throughout his career, Dr. Boyd has served as president of the South Carolina Orthodontic Association and Greater Columbia Dental Association and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the UNC Alumni Orthodontic Association.
Honors And Distinctions
Since 2011, Dr. Boyd has been honored each year by being chosen as a topDentist in Columbia by the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine. Dr. Boyd is the only Top 1% Invisalign Elite Provider in South Carolina.
He is also one of a select few orthodontists who was chosen as “The Best Dentists in America,” an honor bestowed upon him by other orthodontists and dentists throughout the country. Most recently, the State’s “Best of Columbia” poll named Dr. Boyd the “Best Orthodontist” for the year 2022!