Meet Dr. Richard Collins

For more than 30 years, I have been passionate about helping people achieve a smile that they can be proud of. Every day when I go to the office I get a chance to meet new people from all different walks of life who are seeking top-quality orthodontic care. Smiles can be challenging to perfect, but I enjoy working together with my patients and staff and I always feel good when a patient walks out of our door with more confidence than they had when we started. Maintaining a close connection with my patients is an important goal of mine and it makes me proud when I see the children of past patients come in for treatment years later.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree – University of Georgia
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine – Medical College of Georgia
  • Certificate of Orthodontics – Medical College of Georgia

In addition to my formal education, I am involved in continuing education—my favorite being practical reviews, which take all the orthodontic literature published in a month and selects the most valuable points in a test at the end of the month. Another way I stay in touch with current updates in my field is by hiring the best consultants. Hummingbird Associates carefully select their clients to offer the newest technology and ideas.


Our office is an upbeat, friendly environment and our patients enjoy coming in to see us because their treatment is pain- and hassle-free. My staff and I have been working together for years, and we believe caring for each other is the foundation to caring for our patients.

Outside of Orthodontics

I grew up in Commerce, Georgia, and have lived in McDonough for 20 years. My wife Barbara and I have two types of favorite days. One is just the two of us working on a project, swimming, gardening, or reading. The other is having our daughter Ansely and son Dax and his family spend the day with us. We might be outside or play a board game, but it almost always includes Ansely’s good cooking and Dax repairing something his mom has done to her computer. Dax had the good sense to marry Sarah, who not only loves the Braves, but excels in washing dishes and cleaning cilantro. One of the most rewarding experiences in life is seeing your children become interesting, kind people and spending time with them. The topping comes in the form of our funny, charming granddaughter, Lily.

My hobbies include going to Braves games, completing construction projects, reading books, working on computer projects, and watching movies and television.