Bruce Riggs

Associate Professor

Bruce Riggs

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Pediatric Dentistry

Bio

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.

Education

  • MPH, Public Health, General. Augusta University, 2017

  • DMD, Dentistry University of Kentucky, 1984

Certifications

  • 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

  • EICSP State of Georgia, 2014

  • DEN GA Dept. of Community Hlth, 1986

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

  • College of Diplomates American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, 2010

  • Moderate Sedation Licensure Georgia Board of Dentistry, 2014

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

Awards & Honors

  • MVP Award DCG Admissions Committee, 2019

  • Outstanding Service Award DCG Infection and Hazard Control Committee, 2019

  • Certificate of Appreciation Augusta University, 2019

  • Research and Table Clinic Day Committee The Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University, 2019

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • PEDR 7132

    Clinical Orthodontics II
  • PEDR 8132

    Clinical Orthodontics IV
  • PEDD 5901

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDD 5902

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 8133

    Craniofacial Board Clinic III
  • PEDD 5003

    Dentistry for Pat w/ Spec Need
  • PEDR 8134

    Hematology/Oncology Clinic II
  • RSDS 5492

    Introduction to Clinic Dent II
  • PEDR 7031

    Journal Club II
  • PEDR 8031

    Journal Club IV
  • PEDR 8033

    Managing the Dev Dentition
  • PEDR 7131

    Operating Room Cases II
  • PEDR 8131

    Operating Room Cases IV
  • PEDR 7032

    Ped Dentistry Research II
  • PEDR 8034

    Ped Dentistry Research IV
  • PEDR 7135

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic II
  • PEDR 8135

    Pediatric Dentistry Clinic IV
  • PEDR 8032

    Pediatric Dentistry Management
  • PEDR 7222

    Pediatric Medicine Rotation
  • PEDD 5001

    Preclinical Pediatric Dentistr
  • PEDR 8136

    Undergrad Clinic Teaching II
  • PEDR 7124

    Cleft Palate Board and Clinic
  • PEDR 7123

    Clinical Orthodontics I
  • PEDR 8122

    Clinical Orthodontics III
  • PEDR 8123

    Clinical Ped Dentistry III
  • PEDR 7120

    Clinical Pediatric Dentistry
  • PEDR 7012

    Contemporary Orthodontics
  • PEDR 8125

    Craniofacial Board Clinic II
  • PEDR 8022

    Dental Trauma
  • PEDR 7221

    General Anesthesia Rotation
  • PEDR 8124

    Hematology/Oncology Clinic I
  • PEDR 7013

    Hospital Dentistry/ Bhvr Mgt
  • PEDR 7122

    Operating Room Cases I
  • PEDR 8121

    Operating Room Cases III
  • PEDR 7022

    Ped Dent ABPD Lit Rev I
  • PEDR 8012

    Ped Dent ABPD Lit Review II
  • PEDR 8011

    Ped Dent Journal Club III
  • PEDR 8013

    Ped Dent Research III
  • PEDR 7021

    Pediatric Dentistry Jrnl Cl I
  • PEDR 7011

    Pediatric Dentistry Orient
  • PEDR 7025

    Pediatric Dentistry Research I
  • PEDD 5002

    Pediatric Dentistry Seminar
  • PEDS 5036

    Peds Sub-Specialties Extn.
  • PEDR 8126

    Undergrad Teach in Ped Dent I

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

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Immediate Vacuum Formed Overdenture for a Pediatric Patient with Ectodermal Dysplasia., 2019
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Immediate Vacuum Formed Overdenture for a Pediatric Patient with Ectodermal Dysplasia, 2018
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • 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

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

  • ACEs Interdisciplinary Research Group 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Ad Hoc Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • CEPAC (Clinical Education and Process Advisory Committee) 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Curriculum Committee 2017 - Present

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

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • CHOG OR Committee 2018 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • 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

  • AAPD Public Policy Advocacy Meeting 2019 - 2019

    Role: Other
  • Infant/Oral Health Program for Elementary Schools 2015

    Role: Guest Speaker