Dr. Richard D. Ragnell
Dr. Ragnell has over 40 years of experience and is a passionate and continuing student of Dentistry. His interest in continuing education has taken him all across the country to learn about the best possible care and overall health of his patients. In his free time, he is crazy for cooking and loves to build furniture in his woodshop! His faithful dog, Sascha, is always with him when he’s at home. Dr. Ragnell is a native Dallasite. He attended Highland Park High School, Texas A&M University in College Station, and graduated in 1976 from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. He has practiced in the North Dallas area since that time.
Continuing Education & Accomplishments
The doctor has amassed over 2000 hours of post-graduate training and has studied at the renowned Pankey Institute and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He received certificates of Advanced Implant Surgical and Prosthetics training from the Misch International Implant Institute in 1993. Dr. Ragnell is a member of the Association of Osseointegration and the American College of Oral Implantology and holds diplomat status in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists.
Between 1995 and 2001, Dr. Ragnell taught Surgical and Prosthetic Implant procedures for Lifecore Biomedical, one of the largest dental implant manufacturers in the US. Additionally, Dr. Ragnell received his Dental Anesthesiology Certificate from the USC School of Dental Medicine in 1988. He has a strong background in implant surgery and prosthetics, as well as cosmetic dentistry and reconstructive dentistry.
- Sirona 3D Summit – CEREC 2008
- ClearCorrect™ Clear Braces – 2010
- E4D – One-appointment crowns – 2008/2009
- AAID – Implant Design – 2009
- ICAT 3D Imaging Congress – 2010
- ICOI Winter Symposium-2012
- Global Institute for Dental Education (gIDE) Bone, Ridge and Socket Grafting -2011
- AO Annual Symposium-2011
- Member of the European Association for Osseointegration
- Member of The International Congress of Oral Implanatologists
- Member of The Implant Prosthetic Section of The ICOI
- Member of the Academy of Osseointegration
- ICOI Congress 2012
- AO Congress 2012
Family Life and Personal Interests
Dr. Ragnell has always had a love of learning. As a child he assembled his own ham radio because he wanted to know how it worked. His love of flying motivated him to earn his private pilot’s license in 1981. He now holds both multi-engine and instrument flying ratings, as well as an Airframe and Powerplant Mechanics license.
Challenges inspire Dr. Ragnell, and he enjoys working with his hands. Not surprisingly, in 1987 he finished building his own experimental aircraft, which required more than 4000 man hours of personal labor. It flies at more than 230 mph, has retractable gear, and is instrument-equipped for all-weather flying. He has flown this aircraft all over North America and logged over 1.2 million miles. Dr. Ragnell has over 2500 hours in complex, multi-engine, and instrument flying and, in 1987, won a national award for outstanding craftsmanship with his aircraft.
He is the consummate do-it-yourselfer. In 1990 Dr. Ragnell remodeled his own home by adding a room, cabana, pool, redoing his kitchen (gourmet style), laying marble flooring, installing a sprinkler system, pouring a patio, adding French doors in exterior walls, and completely updating the HVAC systems. He also enjoys traveling, gourmet cooking (his wife is the sous chef), and makes fine furniture in his spare time.
Dr. Ragnell and his wife, Mari, enjoy spending time cooking, going to Rangers games, and spending time with their son Ryan who is a Baylor Graduate.
Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Ragnell. Our Plano dental office provides the greater Dallas area, including Frisco, McKinney, Allen, Garland, and Lewisville, with comprehensive dentistry for beautiful, healthy smiles.