As a Bakersfield native, Dr. Richard Casteen has been practicing in the area since 1989. His father, William F. Casteen, MD, and sister, Carol Casteen, MD, have both been ophthalmologists here for many years. After graduating from University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1987, Dr. Casteen became a diplomate for the American Board of Oral Implantology as well as a fellow for the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Misch Implant Institute. He is also a current member of the ADA® and the CDA.
In his work, Dr. Casteen places great care and consideration when helping rebuild the mouths of his patients. He strives to help each of his patients improve not only the beauty but the function and overall comfort of their smiles as well. Outside of the office, he enjoys flying airplanes near his home in the Santa Ynez Valley. He also has a passion for sail boating and the arts. He developed a theater company in Los Angeles called Tom Cats, which produced original plays as well as the classics. Dr. Casteen also has a love for animals, and he feeds more stray cats and dogs in Bakersfield than you can imagine.