Dr. Michael Ridlehoover, DMD
Dr. Ridlehoover is an Augusta native and a graduate of Evans High School, Augusta State University, and The Dental College of Georgia. After graduation, he commissioned into the United States Air Force to serve his country, first by successfully completing a challenging Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program, and then by serving as a general dentist and deputy dental commander for the 4th Fighter Wing in North Carolina. While serving in the Air Force, Dr. Ridlehoover was rated the #1 dentist at his base for three years in a row and was nominated for Clinical Dentist of the Year for the entire Air Force. In addition, he earned Medical Officer of the Year at his base, the Air Force Commendation Medal for his meritorious service, and the Humanitarian Service Medal for his leadership during COVID.
In 2021, Dr. Ridlehoover left the Air Force and returned to Augusta to help care for his family. He continued to serve by providing dentistry to disabled veterans at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center until taking the helm at Advanced Dentistry of Augusta. Dr. Ridlehoover values spending time with his patients and providing high-quality, comprehensive dentistry in the same caring and professional manner that you and your family have to come to expect. In addition, he understands the importance of continuing his education and has completed hundreds of hours of dental courses, including advanced training in restorative dentistry, oral surgery, and dental implants.
In his free time, Dr. Ridlehoover enjoys watching the Atlanta Braves, woodworking, fishing, golfing, and supporting his local church.