Meet the Team at Pinehurst Dentistry
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 team’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
Dr. Fred T. Ridge was born and raised in High Point, North Carolina. When it came time for college, Dr. Ridge completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina. He then went on to dental school at the Medical College of Virginia. After dental school, Dr. Ridge served in the U.S. Airforce for four years and completed General Dentistry Residency Training. He returned to North Carolina to begin practicing dentistry and has stayed in different areas of the state ever since. After visiting Pinehurst many times for Dr. Jordan's junior golf tournaments, Dr. Ridge decided to move his practice to the area in 2004. Since starting his career in dentistry, Dr. Ridge has had a passion for continuing his education in all areas of dentistry, as well as keeping up with advanced and modern technology to best serve patients' needs. He is certified in Sleep Dentistry, Laser Dentistry, TMJ treatment, dental implants and many other certifications. When Dr. Ridge isn't with patients or attending continuing education classes, he enjoys spending time with his family, being outside, and spending time with his three grandchildren. Dr. Jordan has a 1.5 year old son, and her sister, Morgan, has an 8 year old daughter and 4 year old son. Dr. Ridge looks forward to seeing all of his patients every day!
Jordan Ridge, DDS
Dr. Jordan Ridge is a 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. In her spare time, Jordan enjoys spending time with her friends, family and two dogs, as well as cooking and traveling. Dr. Jordan has a passion for Functional Dentistry and approaches treatment on a whole health level. She 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. Fred Ridge for over 30 years. They have two beautiful daughters, Jordan and Morgan, three incredible grandchildren, Nola, Niles and Rudd. She always has several Weimaraner friends and she is passionately involved with Weimaraner rescue.
MARY – Insurance & Financial Coordinator
Mary is our go-to 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 in 2011, she and her husband Bill lived in Naples Florida. Mary loves living in Seven Lakes, and she enjoys walking and staging homes.
RACHAEL - Certified Dental Assistant
Rachael is our 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.
LACI - Certified Dental Assistant
Laci recently graduated from Montgomery Community College earning her diploma in Dental Assisting. Laci is a born and raised Moore County resident. She enjoys traveling and spending on her farm. She also loves spending quality time with 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.
HANNAH - Registered Dental Hygienist
Hannah earned her Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, while simultaneously cultivating firsthand experience through work at an Oral Surgery Practice. After graduating, she spent five years working in general dentistry and periodontal practices in Arkansas, before taking a government contract to practice overseas, in support of the Department of Defense. After practicing in Europe for two years, Hannah and her husband settled into the Pinehurst community. Hannah began working as part of the Pinehurst Dentistry family in November 2022, where she has established herself as an invaluable additional to the dental hygiene team.
JENNIFER - Front Office & Dental Assistant
Jennifer is our office assistant and right hand woman. You will see her friendly face when coming in to our office or speak with her when scheduling an appointment. She has a background in working in dental and medical offices. Jennifer and her husband, Shane, moved to Pinehurst in 2020 from Charlotte. They have two daughters, Courtney and Reagan, along with two dogs, Finley and Murphy. Jennifer loves spending time with her family, friends from near and far, visiting her daughters in Raleigh and Western North Carolina, playing golf, and enjoying everything Moore County has to offer. Fun fact: Dr. Jordan and Jennifer’s oldest daughter, Courtney, played junior golf together starting in 2002 and their families have been friends since!