Meet Dr. Richard Jones

meet dr richard jones

“I love coming to work every day and having the opportunity to interact with my patients. Orthodontics is such an exciting field, both intellectually as technological advancements continue to evolve at a rapid pace, and emotionally as I greatly enjoy building relationships with the people I help.

“I strive to get to know my patients better at every appointment, so having orthodontic treatment with me is typically both fun and educational. Patients learn a lot about their treatment and will always feel informed about what the next steps are in creating their new, beautiful smile. When their braces come off, their smile represents an experience that will always be remembered!” – Dr. Jones

Dr. Richard E. Jones, II has been an orthodontist in private practice in the Geist area of Indianapolis, IN since 1995. He moved to Scottsdale, Arizona in 2010 and opened Arctic Smiles Orthodontics, which is now recognized as the COOLEST place for braces in Scottsdale.

Education and Continuing Education

Dr. Jones holds a B.A. from DePauw University in 1989, and a Doctorate in Dentistry from Indiana University School of Dentistry in 1993. He completed an orthodontic residency at the University of Minnesota in 1995. His graduate-level orthodontic research was conducted at the University of Minnesota and the Mayo Clinic. 

Dr. Jones was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and has presented award-winning research in Boston and St. Louis. He has also been published in the Journal of Clinical Orthodontics and featured in newspaper and television stories for his expertise in orthodontics.

Dr. Jones hones his clinical, customer service, and people skills by attending local dental study clubs, as well as state and national meetings endorsed by the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association throughout the year.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Pacific Coast Society of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Damon® Study Club
  • Arizona Dental Association
  • Central Arizona Dental Society
  • ADA Alumni Association of Student Dental Clinicians

Outside the Office

While Dr. Jones is away from the COOLEST place for braces in Scottsdale, he spends time with his fiancée Maria and their five teenagers. They enjoy traveling, hiking, and the company of friends. They also have two dogs: Sam and Sadie.

As a former college football player at DePauw, Dr. Jones still loves cheering on his Bears, Colts, and Cardinals. When he’s not attending his kids’ sporting events, you might spot him on Pinnacle Peak, the tennis courts, or even at the Phoenix Comic Con!