Dr. DeForno grew up in the suburbs of Pittsburgh. He graduated from Kiski Area Senior High School with high honors. He was a three time letterman, competing in football, wrestling, and track and field. In 1976 he graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. He moved to Thorndale later that same year and began practicing with a classmate in Coatesville. In 1984 he opened Thorndale Dental Associates and Thorndale Dental Arts, where he is still practicing today.
Dr. DeForno is committed to excellence in dentistry. He spends approximately 150 hours continuing his education on a yearly basis. He had the privilege to serve as the President of the Delaware Valley LD Pankey Study Club, which he is also a member. He is a member of the American Dental Association, The Pennsylvania Dental Association, the A.V. Purinton Academy; of which he is also a member of the Board, he is a member and mentor of the LD Pankey Institute, The Academy of Implant Dentistry, The Academy of General Dentistry, The Pennsylvania Academy of General Dentistry; which he is Director of the Board, and a member of the Chester-Delaware Dental Society. Dr. DeForno recently received his Fellowship with The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
In July 2002, he was the recipient of the most prestigious award, Mastership, in the Academy of General Dentistry. In attaining his Mastership, Dr. DeForno met the highest criteria for professional excellence by taking 1,100 hours of continuing education in the 16 disciplines of dentistry, including 400 hours dedicated to “hands-on” skills and techniques. Since 1952, only 1800 dentists have received Mastership honors worldwide.
Thorndale Dental Associates will help you attain the smile you have always desired. Dr. Richard DeForno offers an anxiety-free atmosphere and all types of dentistry are offered including basic, restorative, sedation, cosmetic, invisalign and implant. Committed to providing the best dentistry possible, both doctors and staff are diligent with continuing education and spends approximately 150 hours each year in advanced coursework. Advanced technology and our on-site laboratory allow us to customize your smile to your specifications. Crowns are made in one visit with our sophisticated CAD/CAM technology, teeth whitening with ZOOM! We also offer anxiety-free dentistry with nitrous oxide, Oral and IV sedation.