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Meet The Staff


Dr Fred Ridge Pinehurst NC DentistryBorn: 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 Implantologists
  • Preceptorship in Implant Dentistry at the University of Texas at San Antonio School Of Dentistry
  • Zimmer Dental Implant Training Center, Carlsbad, California
  • 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
  • Invisalign, 10 years experience


ANNETTE RIDGE  – Office Manager

Welcome!  I am the friendly face who greets you at the front desk. I graduated from Guilford County Community College and have been a Certified Dental Assistant for 30 years. I will schedule your appointments and see that everything runs as smoothly as possible.  I will even jump in and assist Dr. Ridge, chair side if needed.  I have been married to Dr. Ridge for 22 years. We have two beautiful daughters, Jordan and Morgan as well of a host of four legged friends.

MARY GAETZI – Financial  Coordinator

Hello, my name is Mary and I handle all the insurances and financial arrangements for the office. I have 20 years dental experience as an assistant. Prior to joining Dr. Ridges office, my husband Bill and I lived in Naples Florida. We now live in Seven Lakes and enjoy walking and kayaking.

RACHAEL ZWART  – Dental  Assistant

Rachael has 10 years experience as an Dental Assistant. Rachael has been a Dental Assistant with Dr. Ridge since 2008. Racheal was born in Pinehurst, grew up in Sanford, and now resides in Cameron with her husband, Greg, and their two beautiful daughters, Scarlett and Violet.

NICHOLE BONNER – Dental Assistant

Nicole has been an Dental Assistant since 2005. She attended Saint Marys and Tufts Universities. Nicole was born and raised in Rhode Island and relocated to NC in 2010 due to her husband’s job in the US Army. Nicole has 2 wonderful children; a son named Cameron and a daughter named Raegan.

Nicole currently resides in Sanford with her family, including two dogs. She highly enjoys “getting to know her patients” and looks forward to the daily experiences in her dental profession. In her spare time, she enjoys running. swimming, reading, and holds a “LifeGuard” certifictaion.


Judi originates from the Syracuse, NY area and graduated from Now York State University. Judi’s husband, Sean, is an active duty officer serving at Ft. Bragg. Judi possesses licenses in seven states with vast experience in all dental practices and procedures.

For over 50 years, Judi’s father practiced dentistry out of their family home and Judi is proud to carry on this family tradition under the supervision of Dr. Ridge.

Brody Frye

Hi!  My name is Brody and I am one of the hygienists at Dr. Ridges office.  I have been a hygienist since 2005 and graduated from hygiene school in Wilmington, NC.  I thoroughly love what I do.  I am a people person and I love getting to know my patients and helping them develop the best oral home care routine for them.  I like to make my job fun.  I am a mother to Saylor, the sassiest 4 year old around and love every minute of it.  I am a real native to Pinehurst and am lucky to call this place with these people my home.   I look forward to meeting you!!

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