Bruce Riggs

Assistant Professor

Bruce Riggs

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Pediatric Dentistry


Dr. Riggs received his DMD from the University of Kentucky and a pediatric dentistry residency at the University of Florida/Shands Hospital. Dr. Riggs is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. Dr. Riggs had a private practice in Pediatric Dentistry in Marietta, Georgia for 28 years.


  • DMD, Dentistry University of Kentucky - Colle, 1984


  • Den, Arkansas 2012

  • Den, Arkansas Specialty License in Pediatric Dentistry 2012

  • Den, Tennessee 2012

  • Den, Tennessee Specialty License in Pediatric Dentistry 2012

  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) American Heart Association, 2012

  • Den, Florida 1986

  • Certification in Pediatric Dentistry University of Florida/Shands Hospital, 1986

  • Den, Kentucky 1985

  • Board Certification in Pediatric Dentistry American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2010

  • College of Diplomates American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2010

  • DEN GA Dept. of Community Hlth, 1986

  • Moderate Sedation Licensure Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2014

  • DEN, Georgia GA Dept. of Community Hlth, 1986

Awards & Honors

  • Master Clinician Scholarship Award Institute for Teaching and Learning, Atlanta, Ga., 2014

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • PEDD 5901

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDD 5003

    Dentistry for the Disabled Pat
  • PEDD 5902

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PTSR 5901

    Introduction to Patient Servic
  • ORTH 5001

    Orthodontics I
  • PEDR 7130

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
  • PEDR 8130

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic
  • PEDR 7030

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 8030

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDD 5001

    Preclinical Pediatric Dentistr
  • PEDR 7120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 8120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 8020

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactic
  • PEDR 7010

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 7020

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 8010

    Pediatric Dentistry Didactics
  • PEDR 7220

    Pediatric Dentistry Rotations
  • PEDD 5002

    Pediatric Dentistry Seminar

Teaching Interests

basic pediatric dentistry techniques for the pre-doctoral student, growth and development, behavior management and practice management for the post-graduate pediatric residents, curriculum and design development


Selected Recent Publications

  • Use of a Teledentistry Partnership Program to Reach a Rural Pediatric Population, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Oral Health Care for Nurse Educators, Part 2. The School Years: 6 Years Old to Young Adult, 2017
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Incidental Finding of a Foreign Object on a Panoramic Radiograp, 2015
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Protecting Children's Smiles, Improve Your Caries Prevention Efforts with the CAMBRA Protocol., 2012
    Journal Article, Professional Journal

Research Interests

oral epidemiology, general anesthesia for the pediatric dental patient, dental education, pediatric dental pedagogy

Department Service

  • Infection Control Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor

College Service

  • Curriculum Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Academic Review Committee 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Patient and Family Centered Care 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Admissions Committee (Team B/Interviewer) 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Code of Conduct - 2016

    Role: Committee Chair

University Service

  • University Budget Advisory, IT and University Res: 2017 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Library Committee 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Faculty Development Team 2016

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • Student Admissions and Recruitment Committee 2014 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • Infant/Oral Health Program for Elementary Schools 2015

    Role: Guest Speaker