Professional Statement

Dr. Lage was born in Miami and attended Immaculata-LaSalle High school. Upon graduation in 1976 he attended Miami-Dade Community College and was awarded an Associate in Arts degree in 1978. He then attended the University of South Florida in Tampa, Florida and in 1981 was awarded a Bachelor's of Science degree in Chemistry, graduating in the top ten% of his class and also obtained a minor in Chemical Engineering. In 1981 he was accepted to The Ohio State University and earned a Doctors of Dental Surgery degree in 1985. After graduating dental school he was accepted to a two year residency position at the Dade County Dental Research Clinic and the University of Miami at the Jackson Memorial and the Veterans Administration Hospitals where he obtained full clinical instructor status and was awarded a teaching certificate from the state of Florida. During his training, Dr Lage was introduced to over 250 of the top dentist and surgeons in Dade County and became proficient in most of the dental disciplines. In his tenure, he was instrumental in training over 200 dental assistants and many are presently representing the profession in the local community. After completing his residency in 1987~ he went into private practice but kept teaching until 1993. Dr Lage has been very active in the local dental community and has been involved in training of subsequent dental residents and assistants. He is presently a dental consultant for one of the largest Medical HMO in Dade county. He has been awarded many awards for his participation in training of doctors and dental assistants, mostly in the 1980s and 1990's. He pertains to the American Dental Association, Florida Dental Association, South Florida Dental Association and the Dade County Dental Research Study Club.


30 years






Richard C. Lage, D.D.S., P.A.1321 Southwest 107th AvenueMiami, FL 33174


  • Cosmetic Dentistry

Areas (2)

  • Gums
  • Teeth

Education & Affiliations

Education & Training

  • Residency


    Dade County Dental Research Clinic; University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital; Veterans Administration Hospitals

  • Undergraduate School

    University of South Florida-Main Campus


  • Graduate School

    Ohio State University-Main Campus


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