Meet the Doctor

Richard Schell photoDoctor Richard E. Schell has lived in Southern California most of his life. He attended the Claremont colleges and received a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Harvey Mudd College, where he graduated with honors and distinction. After graduation he earned a Master of Science degree in microbiology and molecular biology at UCLA, where he published numerous original scientific articles in molecular genetics, and worked as a teaching assistant in the Department of Chemistry. He then graduated from the School of Dentistry at UCLA and simultaneously earned a master’s degree in oral biology doing research in cell membrane physiology.

Following his graduation from the UCLA School of Dentistry, he did an internship and residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at UCLA Harbor General Hospital in Los Angeles. During his internship and residency, he published several clinical articles on the reading and interpretation of x-rays for maxillofacial trauma patients.

After the completion of his internship and residency, he has been in private practice in the South Bay area providing comprehensive care for Oral and Maxillofacial surgery patients. He has extensive training in all aspects of Oral and Maxillofacial surgery, including the treatment of trama, pathology, extractions, wisdom tooth treatment, IV sedation and general anesthesia, dental implantology and bone grafting procedures. He maintains certification in basic life support (BLS) and Advanced cardiovascular life-support (ACLS). He also serves as an inspector for dental anesthesia for the State of California.

Dr. Schell is a member of numerous national and international societies committed to education, teaching, and the providing of state-of-the-art research and care for Oral and Maxillofacial patients. Over his career, he has published numerous book chapters and scientific articles in both basic and clinical science. Over his career, he has published over 40 articles and book chapters. Recently he has published numerous articles on his interest in bone grafting procedures for dental implants in dentistry.

Dr. Schell attends numerous conventions and conferences throughout the year on Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, with a particular interest in dental anesthesiology, bone grafting, and dental implants. He enjoys teaching and has taught Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the United States and overseas. Over the years he has spent several months teaching and volunteering medical care at a missionary hospital in rural Mexico. Dr. Schell has a strong interest in the community and supports numerous charities and causes.