Dr. Richard B. Brinker has been caring for the patients of the TLC Dental Group since 2009. He received his B.S. from the University of Florida and then, following the dental footsteps of his father, completed his doctorate of dental medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. Subsequently he added to these academic achievements an MBA in Health Care Administration from the University of Colorado.
Dr. Brinker brings to the TLC Dental Group a varied and extensive career in dentistry. Upon receiving his DDM, he practiced for ten years with Brinker Family Dentistry in Colorado. He then began years of devoted dentistry for the U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force in places as diverse as Alaska, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Virginia, Antarctica, and New Zealand. From 2005 until 2006 he performed Oral Surgery at Cicero Dental Associates. Additionally, Dr. Brinker founded Eagleone Surgical Services, established a medical records database company, and designed and developed a fiber optic dental operating handpiece system and several types of surgical specialty clamps.
Dr. Brinker is a member of the Florida, New York State, and American Dental Associations, the Academy of Operative Dentistry, the American Academy of Gold Foil Operators, and the Fifth District and Onondaga County Dental Societies. He annually attends professional meetings to maintain and enlarge his command of modern dentistry.
Long committed to his profession and community, Dr. Brinker has provided complementary dental services to the Onondaga Children’s Health Month, the Pentagon Rescue and Recovery Effort, the Allendale Center for Homeless Children, the Ventura Rescue Mission, the Jacksonville Rescue Mission, the Denver Rescue Mission, the US Olympic Training Center, and the Kids in Need of Dentistry Program.
A devoted husband, Dr.Brinker has been married for thirty years to Lynn, his wife and a local endodontist. They take pride in the accomplishments of their daughter Alyson, a flight surgeon with the U.S. Navy, and their son Richard, Jr., an IT specialist. The Brinkers presently live in Liverpool with their dogs Jereboam and Benjamin. When not caring for patients and the community Dr. Brinker enjoys invigorating pursuits including golf, tennis, skiing, cycling, hunting, fishing, and camping.
"As my father was a dentist, I was able to see the results of excellence in dentistry at an early age. I now enjoy the pursuit of this excellence with the TLC Dental Group. Here I am able to work with a skilled and professional staff that is constantly striving for improvement. It is a goal oriented team effort conducted on a one-on one, personal, healthcare treatment plan basis. It is, in essence, an office that cares about each individual patient."