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.
Maya - RDH
Hello, my name is Maya. I am a cum laude graduate of the University of New Mexico’s Bachelor of Science in
Dental Hygiene. I am actively involved with the American Dental Hygiene Association, New Mexico Dental Hygiene Association, High Desert Dental Hygiene Society and Western Society of Periodontology. I serve as a mentor to students in the dental hygiene program at UNM through HDDHS. My goal is to provide the most up to date comprehensive patient care with emphasis on treatment planning and dental health education. One of my profession highlights was a seven day dental mission to Nicaragua providing preventative dental care and education to the people of Nicaragua’s most rural communities.
My interests include yoga, traveling, reading and spending time with family and friends.
Christina - Dental Assistant
Christina is a graduate of the Dental Assisting Program from Carrington College. A new addition to Dr Ridgeway’s team, she has five previous years of experience working in pediatric dentistry, making her an essential and invaluable addition to our practice. 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.
Avery - Front Reception/ Patient Care
Hi I’m Avery. I am a new addition to Dr . Ridgeways practice and am a graduate of Sandia Prep, I am currently pursuing continuing education degrees in order to provide aid to my fellow team members in the back of the office. I feel blessed to be a part of this practice with the experience I have accumulated with just this year. Our office truly provides a unique and rewarding dental experience that is unmatched to any other larger dental practice. Our true emphasis lies in providing exceptional care while broadening the patients understanding of their dental needs. Our staff is the embodiment of team work, none would be able to complete their tasks without the moving parts of the other team members, a well-oiled machine. Our staff look forward to coming into the practice daily, which in turn evokes the energy and attention to detail we wish our patients to experience. I look forward to gaining more experience at the practice and meeting you all.
Melissa - RDH
Hi I’m Mellissa, I am one of two dental hygienists’ in Dr. Ridgeways practice, another new addition. I am a graduate of the Bachelor of Science Dental Hygiene program at UNM, which I completed with Maya, our other Dental Hygienist. I love my career and look forward to continuing education in pursuit of a Master’s degree. When I’m not working I’m very busy with my two beautiful children. I have an eight year old boy and a two year old little girl. We enjoy hiking, cooking, and yoga as a family.