Meet Dr. Richard Karr

A Love for Healthy Smiles

I feel I am a well-rounded person because of the amazing people I’ve met through my career. Our conversations have taught me a lot about the world, other people, and myself. I am a better person as a result.

I’ve been a dentist since 1981. I enjoy meeting and interacting with different people, getting to know them on a personal level. Many of my first patients were kids when they started coming to my office: now they’re bringing their children to me. It’s truly an honor to be caring for more than one generation in a family.

It is my commitment, as a dentist, to make a positive difference in the lives of each of my patients. Not only do I want to improve their dental health and overall wellbeing, but I want them to learn that seeing the dentist is not something to worry about.

My staff and I work hard to ensure every patient feels safe and relaxed during their visits. If they’re worried, we encourage them to talk about their concerns so we can address them and provide reassurance.  Dr. Richard Karr

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Brown University
  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Boston University Dental School

Dentistry is a constantly changing field. Dr. Karr takes many hours of continuing dental education each year, in order to remain current on emerging technology, new techniques, and revolutionary materials. By attending the Yankee Dental Congress, various conferences and lectures, and staying abreast of research through oral healthcare journals, he ensures his patients have access to the best care available.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Northeastern Dental Society, Past President
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

Personal Life

Originally from Springfield, MA, Dr. Karr has lived in Marshfield for more than 35 years. He’s married and has three daughters, Danielle, Joanna, and Emily, a son-in-law, Bradd, and three grandchildren, Luca, Francesca and Marina.

When not working, Dr. Karr can usually be found out walking Pete, working in his backyard garden, fishing, or traveling. He’s also a great football fan, cheering for the Patriots.


Meet Dr. Emily:


I am passionate about the field of dentistry and am very committed to my work. It was my childhood dream to join my family’s practice and I feel very fortunate to be able to work with and learn from my dad everyday. I am in awe of his clinical skills, efficiency, and most importantly, the kindness he shows his patients. While I enjoy the medical, technical, and artistic aspects of dentistry, it is the relationships that we make with our patients that make this profession so enjoyable. It has been such a pleasure to get to know the patients my father has been treating since ”before I was born!” I see providing oral healthcare to Plymouth County as both an honor and privilege. My father has been serving the community for almost 40 years and I am sincerely humbled by the opportunity to carry on his legacy. Dr. Emily Karr



  • Doctorate of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Boston, MA
  • Bachelor of Arts, Colby College, Waterville, ME


Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Society
  • Massachusetts Dental Society

Personal Life

A South Shore native, Dr. Emily grew up in Marshfield, MA. When she is not at work, Dr. Em can be found trying new restaurants, practicing yoga, or spending time with her nephew and nieces.

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