Learn About Us & Dr. Don Ridgell

Dr. Don Ridgell was born in Charlotte, North Carolina and grew up in Greenville, South Carolina. After graduation from J.L Mann High School, he went on to receive his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Clemson University—and then continued his education at The Medical University of South Carolina – College of Dental Medicine. He received his certification in Prosthodontics from the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Ridgell is unique in the field of dentistry. In fact, he is the city of Greenville’s first Prosthodontist with a stellar resume that spans three decades. In addition, he has been the examiner for the SC State Dental Board of Examiners to prosthodontic candidates who wish to practice in South Carolina. He is a member of a number of professional associations, including the American College of Prosthodontics (ACP), American Dental Association (ADA), American Academy of Facial Esthetics (AAFE), American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics (AAFP), SC Dental Association (SCDA) and the Greenville County Dental Society.

In addition to his thriving practice, he is also a clinical professor for the MUSC – School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Ridgell opened his practice in 1988 and was named American College of Prosthodontics Private Practitioner for the Southeast region of the US in 2017.

In his private life, Don is married to Holly. They have two sons, Kenny and Daniel. Kenny is a local business owner of Ridge Media, a digital marketing agency. Kenny is a graduate of College of Charleston and is married to Hillary. Daniel has a residential construction company, specializing in timber-framing. He is a timber framing graduate of American College of the Building Arts.


Learn more about us and contact us today.

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“I really like to meet new patients and hear their story. It’s important that they be able to communicate any concerns or fears or expectations they have. My goal is not only to give them the dental services and procedures they need, but to make them feel comfortable and confident about their decision so they have a pleasant experience and leave with a smile.”

Dr. Donald Ridgell


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  • Specialty: Prosthodontics
  • Hometown: Greenville, SC
  • Education: B.S. – Clemson
  • D.M.D. – M.U.S.C.
  • CR- Prosthodontics Residency – UNC
  • 2000-2016 President of South Carolina Section of American College of Prosthodontics
  • Member of American Academy of Fixed Prosthodontics
  • 2007-2008 President of Piedmont District Dental Society
  • Clinical Professor at MUSC College of Dental Medicine Oral Rehabilitation Dept.
  • Active Volunteer for the Greenville County Free Medical Clinic


Dr. Ridgell would love to meet you. Schedule your consultation with our office today at (864) 232-3882 and find out how we can help you achieve the smile of your dreams. We can replace your broken or lost teeth and return aesthetics and function to your smile.

Donald L. Ridgell, D.M.D Upstate Prosthodontics L.L.C.