Meet The Doctor

Heather Ridgway DDS MS

Dr. Ridgway is not originally from Middle Tennessee, but is happy to call Franklin home & care for her patients in this area.  Dr. Ridgway grew up in the Denver, Colorado area; and then attended & graduated from high school overseas.  

Dr. Ridgway is a Board Certified Periodontist. She completed her undergraduate training in Biochemistry at The University of Texas at Austin. She then moved to San Antonio for her dental education.  

Dr. Ridgway received her dental degree (Summa Cum Laude); and graduate training in Periodontics from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School. While in San Antonio, Dr. Ridgway also completed a one year AEGD (advanced education in general dentistry) program at the VA Hospital.  

Dr. Ridgway left Texas with her family to come to the Middle Tennessee area shortly after finishing her residency.  She set up her own practice in the Cool Springs area in 2008. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, exercising, cooking and spending time with her husband and their three children.

Education

2005
Certificate in Periodontics & Masters of Science in Periodontology Degree
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School
2002
Advanced Education in General Dentistry Certificate
Audie L. Murphy VA Hospital, San Antonio, Texas
2001
Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree
Summa Cum Laude
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School (UTHSCSA)
1996
Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry Degree
The University of Texas at Austin

Honors & Awards

2005
Gerald M. Kramer Scholar Award for Excellence
American Academy of Periodontology Foundation
2005
Baliant Orban Memorial Competition Finalist
American Academy of Periodontology Meeting Denver, Colorado
2001
American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Radiology
Award for Greatest Interest and Accomplishment in Radiology
 
Award for Excellence in Clinical Dentistry UTHSCSA
 
Award for Exemplary Achievement National Dental Boards part 2
 
Award for Scholarship in Basic Sciences UTHSCSA
 
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society – Mu Nu Chapter
 
Quintessence Award for Clinical Achievement in Periodontics
 
Southwest Academy of Restorative Dentistry Senior Restorative Dentistry Award
 
Southwest Prosthodontic Society Award for Outstanding Senior Dental Student
 
Summa Cum Laude Graduate from UTHSCSA Dental School
 
Texas Dental Association Award for Outstanding Senior Dental Student
2000-2001
Senior Honors Program- UTHSCSA Dental School
1999
Award for Exemplary Achievement National Dental Boards part 1
1997-2001
Dean’s list at UTHSCSA Dental School

Professional Organizations 

American Academy of Periodontology
Southern Academy of Periodontology
Tennessee Society of Periodontists
 
American Dental Association
 
Tennessee Dental Association
 
Nashville Dental Society