Dr. Richard Argant was born in Port-Au Prince, Haiti. He relocated to New York City, NY at the age of 10 and remained there until the completion of his primary and secondary education. After high school, Dr. Argant attended Columbia Union College where he obtained his Bachelor of Science in Biology and Minor in Chemistry.
Dr. Richard Argant received his dental degree from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore, Maryland, in 1997. He completed his General Residency and Hospital Residency in 1998 at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Argant has also completed a Mini Residency in Rondeau Orthodontics, TMD and Sleep Medicine. In 2001 Dr. Argant , alongside Dr. R. Belfon published “Methemoglobinemia – A Case Report” in the New Mexico Dental Journal. He has since obtained a Fellowships in the Academy of General Dentistry and is currently working toward his Master’s in AGD. He also proudly holds a Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Argant is a Member of several dental societies, such as International Association for Orthodontics, Mid-America Orthodontic Society, American Association for Functional Orthodontics, D.O.C.S Education (Oral Sedation Dentistry), American Academy of Facial Esthetics and many others.
After dental school Dr. Argant came to New Mexico to work in rural areas in need of dentist, shortly after New Mexico became his home. He has spent his career caring for the people of Deming and surrounding areas. Dr. Argant has a drive for education and is constantly studying something new. In his spare time he enjoys researching, learning, and teaching. He enjoys spending time with his family, a few rounds of golf at Top Golf, gardening and riding his Polaris Sling-Shot at local bike runs.
Dr. Argant has served our community for almost 20 years.
A dental implant is an efficient and attractive way to replace a missing tooth, and it has health benefits for your smile. At Dentistry Divine Smile, our dentist and team place the implants and provide the restorations to complete your smile. Dental implants are lasting, stable tooth replacements that can be used to replace one missing tooth, several missing teeth or complete arches of teeth. The dental implant post, which is a screw made of titanium, is surgically placed in the jawbone at the site of the missing tooth. It replaces the missing tooth root and ensures that your dental restoration is stable. A period of healing is then often required to allow the bone to begin to bond with the biocompatible post.
Following this healing period, our dentist will place the dental implant restoration, or replacement tooth, which fits on top of the implant post. Depending on which teeth are missing and your personal dental needs, your implant restoration might be a dental crown, dental bridge, or a complete or partial denture. Each dental implant restoration is custom made to fit your smile comfortably and aesthetically.
Replacing a missing tooth can restore your smile to optimal health, function and appearance. A dental implant is a great option for restoring your smile because the implant is designed to look, function and feel just like your natural teeth, and with proper care, it can last a lifetime.