Meet the Staff at Dr. Fred T. Ridge’s Dental Office in Pinehurst, NC
Our philosophy is to give our patients the opportunity to keep their teeth for their entire lives in maximum comfort, function and appearance. The goal of our dental practice is for our patients to have the healthiest gum tissue possible. Healthy gums reflect the efforts of the patient and our staff to achieve ideal results. The patient’s contribution to ideal results includes overall health, nutrition and oral hygiene.
Our staff’s contribution to ideal results include providing plaque and tartar free tooth surfaces as a starting point, creating restorations that promote cleanliness and health, educating the patient as to their oral health condition and how they can improve and maintain a healthy mouth for life. Call us to schedule an appointment today!
Meet Our Dental Team
Fred T. Ridge, DDS PA
Born: High Point, N.C. Undergraduate: University of South Carolina Dental School: Medical College of Virginia Military Service: U.S. Airforce-4 years, General Dentistry Residency Training Continuing Education:
- Fellow of the International Congress of Oral Implantology
- Preceptorship in Oral Implantology from the University of Texas at San Antonio School Of Dentistry
- Zimmer Dental Implant Training Center, Carlsbad, California
- Advanced Proficiency in Lasers from the Academy of Laser Dentistry
- Diplomat of the American Sleep and Breathing Academy
- Montana Center for Laser Dentistry, Whitefish, Montana
- Training for Laser Periodontal Surgery
- Training for Laser Root Canal Treatment
- Arizona Center For Laser and TMJ Dentistry, Scottsdale, Arizona
- Misch International Implant Institute-Soft Tissue Plastic Implant Surgery
- The Ultimate Hard and Soft Tissue Graft Course with Drs. Pikos and Soloma
- Sirona Cone Beam 3D Owners Course, Scottsdale Learning Center
- Certified Provider of DNA Sleep Apnea and TMJ treatment appliances
- Invisalign, 10 years of experience
Jordan Ridge, DDS
Dr. Jordan Ridge is a recent graduate of the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. Before deciding to pursue dentistry as a career, she grew up playing competitive golf as a child and teenager. Jordan played college golf for Coastal Carolina University and graduated Cum Laude with an undergraduate degree in Biology at NC State University. Jordan loves everything Moore County has to offer and has been a resident of Pinehurst since high school, when her father brought his dentistry practice here from Greensboro, NC. She looks forward to learning from him and working with both of her parents on a daily basis. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her friends, family (especially her niece and brand new nephew), Piper her Cockapoo, as well as cooking and traveling. She is eager to spend more time playing golf again now that she has graduated dental school. Dr. Jordan Ridge is currently accepting new patients and looks forward to meeting you soon!
ANNETTE – Office Manager
Annette is the friendly face that greets you at the front desk. She graduated from Guilford County Community College and has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 30+ years. She will schedule your appointments and ensure that everything runs as smoothly as possible. On occasion, she will even jump in and assist Dr. Ridge, chair side if needed. She has been married to Dr. Ridge for 20+ years. They have two beautiful daughters, Jordan and Morgan, two incredible grandchildren, and an entire host of four legged friends.
MARY – Insurance & Financial Coordinator
Mary is our insurance and financial coordinator. She has 20+ years of dental experience as a dental assistant before moving to the front office area of expertise. Prior to joining Dr. Ridge’s office, she and her husband Bill lived in Naples Florida. They now live in Seven Lakes and enjoy walking and kayaking.
RACHAEL - Certified Dental Assistant
Rachael is Dr. Ridge's Lead Dental Assistant. She graduated from the dental assisting program at Fayetteville Tech in 2003 and began working in the dental field directly after. She has been working with Dr. Ridge since 2006. She has two beautiful daughters Scarlett and Violet. As well as a Pit bull / Labrador rescue named Saffy. She loves God, her family and dentistry.
ANN - Certified Dental Assistant
Ann has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 20+ years. She has a German Shepherd named Apollo and will be getting married in November of 2019! She enjoys running and working out on a daily basis. As well as spending time with her friends and family.
LEEANN - Registered Dental Hygienist
LeeAnn is a local born and raised Moore County North Carolinian. She loves being a Wife, Mother and Dog Mom. She has worked with Dr. Ridge as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2013. In addition, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, traveling to the beach, reading and baking.
ALEX - Registered Dental Hygienist
Alex is originally from Venezuela, South America. She moved to North Carolina at a young age and attended Fayetteville Technical Community College, where she graduated with her degree in 2018. She has an adorable baby boy, 4 dogs ranging in size from tiny to medium, and has been married to her husband Tyler for over 10 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and dogs, listening to music and catching up on a good television series when time allows. Alex educates her patients about their overall health by explaining the science behind gum and periodontal disease. She is known for bringing her patients to laughs while making them feel comfortable during their cleanings and while receiving important dental education. Alex is bi-lingual and helps us all with our Spanish!
DANIELLE - Treatment & Patient Coordinator
Danielle is originally from Richmond, Virginia. She moved back to North Carolina in 2017 after a 10 year hiatus from the East Coast due to traveling / living in Germany, Texas & New Mexico. She has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2010 and has been working in the dental field since 2006. She has two dogs, Piper and Juan that keep her laughing! She also loves painting, running, yoga, being creative and spending time with her family and closest friends. What she loves most about dentistry is working face to face with patients and helping them understand the importance of dental health through education and thorough explanations.