Richard E. Aguila, DDS
Meet Dr. Aguila, Periodontist and Implant Dentist
Dr. Aguila was born in Chicago, IL and raised in the beautiful state of West Virginia, where his parents moved to and his father practiced as a very prominent general surgeon for over 20 years. He received his Bachelors of Arts (Summa Cum Laude) degree in Chemistry and Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University.
He completed a hospital-based General Practice Residency at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and practiced general dentistry in the Navy for six years before pursuing his specialty training in periodontics and dental implant surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina, where he obtained his Certificate in Periodontics and Masters in Health Sciences with honors. He has been practicing periodontics and dental implant surgery exclusively since 2001.
Dr. Aguila has a unique perspective compared to most surgeons in that he practiced comprehensive general dentistry before specializing in periodontics and implant surgery. He also had a very distinguished and well decorated 12 years as a Navy Dental Officer being deep selected on two occasions and obtaining the rank of Commander after only 10 years of active duty service.
Dr. Aguila resigned his commission and was honorably discharged in order to pursue his life-long goal of being in private practice and being close to his parents and siblings, who are all highly successful professionals in Jacksonville.
After the Navy, he worked for two years as an Associate Periodontist at a prominent periodontal and implant surgery practice before deciding to open up his own practice in Jacksonville in June 2010.
Dr. Aguila is Board Certified Periodontist and Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology and is certified in Conscious Sedation by the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He practices the full scope of periodontics and implant dentistry.
He is very active in organized dentistry and currently serves as immediate past President for the Jacksonville Dental Society and has membership in the following professional organizations:
- American Academy of Periodontology
- Florida Association of Periodontists
- Academy of Osseointegration
- American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
- American Dental Association
- Florida Dental Association
- Northeast District Dental Association
- Jacksonville Dental Society
Dr. Aguila has passion for continuing education and is a Co-Founder and Director of Advanced Dental Seminars of Jacksonville (ADSJ) which is currently in its fourth year of providing continuing education training to over 35 of the finest dentists and dental specialists throughout greater Jacksonville.
On a more personal level, Dr. Aguila is happily married to his wife, Thu-Thu, a former Navy Nurse Corps Officer who currently is a Registered Nurse at the Labor & Delivery and Maternal-Infant-Unit at Baptist South Medical Center in Jacksonville.
They are proud parents of two beautiful children, Ashley and Alex. In his free time, he enjoys running, working out, ballroom dancing, an occasional round of golf, and most importantly just spending every moment that he can with his wife and children.