MEET THE DENTISTS

Dr. Richard Dickinson, Sr.

Dr. Richard Dickinson graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry in 1973, moved to St. Albans and has been providing comprehensive and excellent dentistry to the Franklin County residents ever since. He enjoys practicing dentistry and

he takes great satisfaction in helping people achieve pain-free, functional and attractive smiles by using state of the art technology such as digital scanning, invisalign, and myofunctional therapy. He especially enjoys working with his two adult children and helping share his knowledge of dentistry with them.

During his career, Dr. Dickinson, Sr. has continued his dental education diligently and encouraged Dr. Branon and Dr. Dickinson, Jr. to follow his lead in learning about the new developments in the dental field.

Education/Continuing Education

  • Georgetown University School of Dentistry 1973 – Doctor of Dental Science
  • Marist College 1969 – Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences
  • Dawson Institute of Occlusal Studies – Dawson Alumni Association
  • Aligntech Institute with Invisalign
  • Hoya ConBio College of Clinical Laser Dentistry
  • Boston University Schilder Course series on Endodontics

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Vermont State Dental Society, Past President
  • Vermont State Board of Dental Examiners, former chair
  • Northeast Regional Board of Dental Examiners
  • National Board of Adex Dental Examiners
  • International College of Dentistry, fellow
  • Member American Academy of Cosmetic Orthodontics

Community Outreach

  • Jay Peak Ski Patrol, member for 40 years
  • Northwestern Medical Center Board of Director, former member
  • St. Albans Recreation Commission, former chair
  • Hard’Ack Outing Club, past president
  • Finance Committee, St. Patrick’s Catholic Church

Dr. Dickinson resides in St. Albans Town with his wife Lynn on their family farm where he raises registered Angus Beef. His children, Grace and Rich work with him as dentists at Dickinson & Branon Dental Care, PLLC and his oldest daughter, Lindsey lives in the DC area with her husband and three sons. In his free time he is on the Jay Peak Ski Patrol, takes care of his Black Angus cattle and is passionate about health and exercise.

Dr. Grace Dickinson Branon

After completing her undergraduate studies from the University of Vermont in Animal and Biological Sciences, Dr. Grace Branon earned her Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

She is a member of the Vermont State Dental Society serving as the previous President, member of the American Dental Association, as well a member Dawson Institute of Occlusal Studies Alumni, American Academy of Clear Aligners, and International College of Dentist. Dr. Branon loves to grow her expertise in cosmetic dentistry with extensive continuing education in Aligntech Institute with Invisalign, Clinical Laser Dentistry Classes, TMJ with Dawson Institute, Myobrace pre-orthodontic devices and sleep dentistry classes including an airway Health Solutions Mini-Residency.

Dr. Grace Branon and her husband Daniel have a beautiful daughter. They are both native of Northern Vermont and enjoy in their free time skiing, hiking, running or doing anything outdoors in Vermont’s beautiful scenery.

Dr. Branon gives back to her community by visiting local schools teaching the importance of oral health and healthy habits. Donating her time to write grants for schools to supply dental supplies to the children giving them the opportunity for a healthy smile. She works with Voices against Violence to help bring smiles to those in need and also enjoys working with Special Smiles and the Vermont Special Olympics. She enjoys the unique opportunity of working with the athletes during oral health screenings and the athletes bring a big smile to her face and make her laugh.

Dr. Richard Dickinson, Jr.

Dr. Richard Dickinson, Jr., (“DJ”) was born and raised in St. Albans. He attended St. Albans City Elementary School and Bellows Free Academy, St. Albans. After graduating from Dartmouth College, Dr. DJ worked as a product development engineer at Allegro Microsystems, Inc. in southern New Hampshire. Although he enjoyed the pace of new product development and working in the technology sector, dentistry offered an alternative career path that combined the sciences and participation in the well-being of others. He decided to return to St. Albans to join Dr. Dickinson and Dr Branon in practice. Dr. DJ feels very fortunate to be part of such a great group of professionals who work so well together and care about the long term health of the community. He has great mentors in Dr. Dickinson and Dr. Branon. “We prioritize learning so we can improve how we perform treatment for our patients.”

Education/Continuing Education

  • Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Doctor of Dental Medicine
  • General Dental Residency – University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Dartmouth College – Bachelor of Arts in Engineering
  • Dartmouth College Thayer School of Engineering – Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Dawson Institute of Occlusal Studies
  • Aligntech Institute with Invisalign

Professional Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Vermont State Dental Society
  • Academy of General Dentists, member and pre-fellow

Research and Awards

  • Past presenter at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine Annual Bates-Andrews Research Day
  • Past Presenter at the American Association of Dental Research Annual Meetings
  • Inductee into the Robert R. Andrews Honor Society
  • Recipient of Dr. Erlin and Inger Johansen Senior Student Research Scholarship
  • Recipient of Pierre Fouchard Academy Senior Student Award
  • Past product development at Allegro Microsystems, Inc.
  • Co-inventor of eight US Patents related to the design of integrated electrical current sensors

Community Outreach

  • Jay Peak Ski Patrol
  • Member of Incorporators for Northwestern Medical Center
  • Coach for Georgia Elementary Basketball and Little League teams

Dr. DJ lives in Georgia with his wife Tasha and their three children. He likes spending time with his family and in the winter, enjoys cross-country and downhill skiing.