Dr. Richard Souviron began his dental career in Coral Gables in 1960. He served as president for the Miami Dental Society, Coral Gables Society and the Dade County Research Clinic. He was also president of the Junior Orange Bowl and Coral Gables Jaycees. He is a founding member of the American Board of Forensic Odontology and the Chief Forensic Odontologist at the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner Department. He also received the Emory Medal (Outstanding Alumni) for 2020/2021.
Favorite Quote: “It’s not just the IQ, but the I will for success.”
Fun Fact: Performed dental services pro bono for the past 25 Years for Zoo Miami – from wallabies, tigers to elephants.
What challenges have you faced in your career, and how did you overcome them? Trial preparation for criminal and civil cases. Board examinations in Florida and the National Dental Boards. Making a positive identification for the unidentifiable deceased.
What has been the most monumental moment of your career thus far? My direct and cross-examination in the Bundy Trial.
How is the healthcare industry important to you personally? The satisfaction in alleviating pain for a patient and providing dental care that is pain-free and successful and creating a beautiful smile for my patient.
How did the pandemic disrupt your specific role in the healthcare industry, and how did you adapt? It was a major disruption with fewer patient appointments and more time for golf.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever gotten? From my parents: Always tell the truth, admit when you’ve made a mistake and always be polite and respectful of others.
What do you love most about working in healthcare? The “Thank You” from a happy patient and an opportunity to make even a small positive impact on their life.