All our professionals at Jennifer Ridgeway, D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.
Dr. Jennifer Ridgeway, D.D.S.
Dr. Ridgeway is a graduate of University of Missouri, Kansas City dental school. She has been practicing dentistry in New Mexico since she moved here in 1994 with her husband. She opened a dental practice in Santa Fe in 1995 and commuted to Marcy Street for 10 years until the demands of her growing family needed her closer to home. She has three kids; Lucas, Gracie and Calvin.
She has advanced dental continuing education at the Pankey Institute, Dawson Center for the Advancement of Dentistry, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Christina - Dental Assistant
Christina is a graduate of the Dental Assisting Program from Carrington College. She joined our team in 2014, and what a great addition she has been. She has been a dental assisitant for 7 years, and is well-skilled in taking impressions, x-rays, and all chair-side tasks. She is also responsible for ordering all our supplies, and making sure our back office runs smoothly. Christina’s highly organized and direct approach enables an informative and stress free visit, allowing our staff the time to provide a truly unique and personal connection, embodying the essence of our small family practice. Christina is here to aid in the prevention of any kind of dental anxiety for our patients, everything from x-ray inquiries to dental implant placement, she will be sure to make your transition to our practice an enjoyable one. When she is not providing amazing chairside care with Dr. Ridgeway, she attends school to continue her education. Any spare time she has, she enjoys spending with friends and family.
Melissa Coose - RDH
Melissa is one of two dental hygienists in Dr. Ridgeway's practice. She is a graduate of the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene program at UNM, and has been practicing for the last 6 years. Melissa loves her career, and has wanted to be in the dental field since she was a very youg child. Her infectious smile and upbeat personality will win you over the first time you meet her. When Melissa is not working, she loves being a mother to her two beautiful children. They enjoy hiking and biking here in this lovely state as a family.
Gwen has been blessed to be a dental hygienst for the last 21 years. She is passionate about providing thorough, quality care in a warm environment to make dental visits less intimidating. Her passion for educating patients on their dental needs is apparent from the minute you meet her! When she is not working, she loves spending time with her family, and feels like quality relationships are the key to life! She can't wait to meet and serve you too!
Robyn is the most recent addition to our team. She helps with all our overflow. You will see her helping in the back office assisting the Dr, or helping to turn over a room. You will also see her at the front desk answering phones or checking you in for your appointment. Her bubbly personality and beautiful smile is a wonderful addition to our team. When Robyn is not here at the office, she is finishing her dental assistant courses and spending time with her family.
Pam Keys - Office Manager
Pam came to our office in May of this year. She has been in the dental field a little more than 9 years. She is here to help schedule your appointment, file your insurance claims, and answer any account questions you may have. When she is not running our office, she is running around town spending time with her husband, 3 beautiful daughters, son in law, and wonderful nieces and nephews.