Meet Dr. Riggins

Born a native of Poughkeepsie, Dr. Riggins graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine in 1975. He was licensed to practice in the State of New York in March 1976. Dr. Riggins researched the immunology of surgical tooth transplantation with Dr. Peter Robinson and has since then taken thousands of hours of continuing education courses and seminars in multiple aspects of dentistry.

 Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional care to his patients. As a dental professional, Dr. Riggins stays up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for his patients. 

He is a true general dentist, practicing in ALL aspects of general dentistry including oral surgery, implant surgery, endodontics and orthodontics. As a doctor, he recognizes that his patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in him and his team. That is just one reason why he values each and every patient relationship.  


Hudson Valley's Top Dentist Honor of General and Aesthetic Dentistry, - 2007 - Present

American Dental Association

Academy of General Dentistry

Ninth District Dental Society

Dutchess County Dental Society member

Dutchess County Dental Society President 2015- 2016

American Society For The Study of Orthodontics

Psi Omega

BICON Dental Implant Certification 

Ninth District Dental Society-Dental Health Planning & Hospital Dentistry

Taconic DDSO-Attending Dentist ,1978-1999

Taconic DDSO-Director of Dental Services, 1999-Present

Certification in Dental Enteral Conscious Sedation, 5/16/08

N.Y.State Task Force on Special Dentistry-founding member ,2002

N.Y.State Task Force on Special Dentistry- Sub-Committee Chair for Best Practices

N.Y.State Taskforce on Special Dentistry- Product/Technology lecturer