1113 Alma Street
Tomball, Texas 77375
Have you ever wished going to the dentist could be a little more like a tropical vacation? If so, look no further than the office of Rick G. Friedrichs, D.D.S., and Associates on Alma Street in Tomball. The Key West-style building features a waiting room decorated in a tastefully tropical theme and, chances are, Dr. Friedrichs will be wearing one of his trademark Hawaiian shirts when you come in for your exam. The sense of fun doesn’t stop there. “We even have a Jimmy Buffett room,” said Dr. Friedrichs. “Houston’s 104 KRBE once did a radio show from my office because I won a Biggest Buffett Fan contest.
“The tropical theme originated as a way to put anxious patients at ease. We have a very compassionate staff who have all been working with dental patients for a long time. They recognize the signs of anxiety and do everything they can to help ease fears,” said Dr. Friedrichs. Nitrous oxide and oral sedation is available for those with particularly strong phobias.
You can come see Dr. Friedrichs for everything from regular cleanings and exams to braces for both adolescents and adults. He provides cosmetic dentistry services such as whitening, bonding and veneers. “A lot of our baby boomer patients are electing to replace their old silver or gold fillings with a more natural, tooth-colored material,” said Dr. Friedrichs.
At your first appointment, you will be greeted by a friendly staff member who will hand you an iPad to fill out your forms on, if you did not already fill it out online, and of course to answer any questions you may have. You will then meet with one of Dr. Friedrichs’ four hygienists, who will evaluate your current oral health, take X-rays, and clean your teeth. Dr. Friedrichs will then meet with you to show you any problem areas and discuss possible treatment plans.
Dr. Friedrichs has been serving the Tomball, Magnolia and surrounding communities for 32 years. Most of his staff has been with him for over a decade. His patient base continues to expand each year, and he and his associate, Dr. Bianca Williams, welcome patients of all ages. Dr. Friedrichs and his staff always strive to be a patient-centered practice dedicated to providing comprehensive dental care in a warm, caring, and fun Christian environment.
- Cosmetic Dentistry (whitening, bonding, veneers, crowns, white fillings)
- Root Canals
- Oral Surgery
- Sedation Dentistry
- Non-Surgical Periodontal Treatment
- Fixed and Removable Teeth Replacements
- Orthodontics (braces, arch expanders, Invisalign)
- Treatment for TMJ Syndrome
- Computer Digital Radiography (digital X-rays)
Meet Dr. Friedrichs
A native of Amarillo, Texas, Dr. Friedrichs graduated from the University of Houston in 1979 and the University of Texas Dental School in 1983. After a short internship, he began serving the Tomball and Magnolia communities and is proud to still be serving them today. Dr. Friedrichs is a member of the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, Greater Houston Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, American Orthodontic Society, International Association of Orthodontics, Oral Cancer Foundation, Tomball Chamber of Commerce and the Tomball Rotary Club.
In 2013, he earned the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Fellowship Award.
Dr. Friedrichs is a member of St. Timothy Lutheran Church. He lives in Tomball with his wife, Carol. They have three grown children, two of whom still reside in Tomball.
Call to schedule your appointment today and let Dr. Friedrichs help your whole family achieve a healthy smile.