Dr. Heather Ridgway, DDS

Dr. Heather Ridgway, DDS

Periodontics  |  
Female  |  
44 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Heather Ridgway, DDS is a dentist who practices in Brentwood, TN. She is 44 years old and has been practicing for 16 years. Read her story

Cool Springs Periodontics

8119 Isabella Ln Ste 102

Brentwood, TN 37027
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Accepted insurance

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Delta Dental
  • Humana

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Dr. Ridgway's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Ridgway "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 "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Ridgway "Cool Springs Periodontics & Dental Implants is a practice committed to helping patients achieve oral health by providing quality patient care in a comfortable, caring, clean & professional environment. Treatment is individualized to meet the needs of each patient.  Once we diagnose your periodontal needs during the initial examination appointment, we will formulate a treatment plan together with you to meet your specific needs."

Practice Areas

  • Periodontics

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Dental Disorders
  • Gingivitis
  • Grinding of Teeth
  • Gum Disease
  • Loose Teeth
  • TMJ
  • Teething
  • Thumb Sucking
  • Tooth Damage
  • Tooth Decay
  • Toothache


  • Amalgam Dental Fillings
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dental Cleaning
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Examination
  • Dental Implant
  • Dental X-Ray
  • Fluoride Treatment
  • Pediatric Dental Exam
  • Root Canal
  • Teeth Extraction
  • Teeth Whitening

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University of Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1996
  • University of Texas Health Science Center / Dental School
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • Audie L. Murphy Memorial Veterans Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Ridgway has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Ridgway has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • American Academy of Periodontology, Member
  • American Dental Association, Member
  • Nashville Dental Society, Member
  • Southern Academy of Periodontology, Member
  • Tennessee Dental Association, Member
  • Tennessee Society of Periodontists, Member

Dr. Ridgway's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Ridgway to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Ridgway's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
in Franklin, TN |
I first saw Dr. Ridgway in December, 2015 for a dental implant. When she examined my mouth, she explained that my gums had receded to a point that required soft tissue grafting. Even though this was costly on my part, I felt that if I didn't have the procedures, I would lose my teeth. I have spent over a year having the grafting performed and the dental implant work. I cannot thank her enough for being honest up front regarding the health of my gums. I now have beautiful gums.
in Ellicott City, MD |
Haether Ridgway is an amazing periodontist. When I first went to see her my gum health was in a pretty bad shape. I saw a few periodontist before I went to her. All of them were quoting me a very expensive treatment I couldn't afford. When I went to her office she was very reassuring and made me feel very comfortable. She is someone who looks out for her patients benefits. She also did a gum graft for me which was excellent. My teeth and gums have never been in better shape than this! Staff is??
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Dr. Ridgway accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
    Dental PPO
  • Delta Dental
    Delta Dental PPO
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  • Humana
    Humana PPO

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