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Meet Dr. Josiah Rich aka Dr. J


Get the Lo-Down on this Orthodontist and Dapper Doc

You might have noticed the dashing newest addition to our team of superstars, a globe-trotting talent that we like to refer to as “Mr. Worldwide.” Let us tell you more about this sharp-spectacled young man….

Want to Know More About Dr. Rich?

  • Grew up across the pond in Kenya, East Africa, where he looks back fondly on the days he chased zebras and giraffes around on his dirt bike
  • Swims, hikes, scuba dives, builds Legos, makes music, watches Star Wars, and hangs with pals around the world
  • Former Pro Skydiver!! Like, legit pro, not exaggerating. Represented the US from 2015-2021 and took home multiple national and world titles!
  • Ventured to the USA to attend Davidson College, where he received a BA in music (jazz tenor saxophone and baroque counterpoint theory… yeah, he’s smart)
  • While he was a legend at jamming on the sax, he decided to follow in the footsteps of his dad and go into dentistry (his sister is a dentist too!)
  • Chose to be a Tarheel (great choice) for both dental school and his orthodontics residency (worked as a general dentist for 2 years before deciding bracefaces were his thing)
  • Did his Masters Thesis under the legendary Dr. Bill Proffit
  • Became ABO certified after graduating
  • Worked in private practice for 5 years outside of Raleigh before teaming up with the LO Smile Squad- and we are simply ecstatic to have him!

Dr. Josiah Rich and the Smile Squad at Lineberger Orthodontics offer braces and InvisalignⓇ (Diamond Plus Provider and in the TOP 1% in the world…yep, that’s us) for adults, teens, and kids.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Josiah Rich or one of our other orthodontists in Charlotte, Huntersville, and Mooresville.


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