Dr. Rich is an Associate Fellow of the AAID. An Associate Fellow must meet educational and experiential requirements (including over 300 hours of postdoctoral or continuing education related to implant dentistry) and pass an in-depth oral and written examination.
"I decided to pursue a dental implant because I wanted the solution that would be permanent and provide as close to a natural tooth as possible. I chose Dr. Rich to perform the procedure because I was familiar with his dental work in general and felt confident that the implant procedure would the best solution. The procedure was described by Dr. Rich in detail and the entire process went smoothly and actually took less time per visit than I anticipated."
- Mike A., patient of Dr. Gabe Rich
“I wanted to replace a cracked tooth with a dental implant since it’s like having your own tooth. I’d had an implant placed before so I was familiar with the procedure, which went fine. They are very concerned about your comfort and Dr. Rich did a great job for a reasonable cost.”
- John Maas, patient of Dr. Gabe Rich
Prior to receiving his Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Georgetown University School of Dentistry, Dr. Gabe Rich earned his undergraduate degree at LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York. He served as a dentist with the U.S. Public Health Service in Florida and then opened a private practice in Raleigh in 1985. Dr. Rich continually stays on top of the latest developments in dentistry, with particular emphasis in implant dentistry, esthetics, crown and bridge, and the treatment of TMJ disorders.
Dr. Rich has served as president of the North Carolina Academy of General Dentistry as well as the Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society. He is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry, an Honorary Fellow of the American College of Dentists and Academy of Dentistry International, and an Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Additionally, he is a member of the American Dental Association Society, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Equilibration Society and the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.
Since their arrival in North Carolina, Dr. Rich has served as team dentist for the Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club and is a dentist for the Carolina Ballet as well. He has also provided for the dental refinement for the Carolina Cobras, Raleigh Wings and Raleigh Youth Hockey. Learn more here
An active member of Rotary International, Dr. Rich also has a passion for mission work. He has provided dental services for the children of Chernobyl and orphanages of the Ukraine as well as through the Guatemalan Student Exchange.
Dr. Rich enjoys ice hockey, skiing, tennis and travel with his wife, Lisa.
"Riverside dental is by far the best dentistry clinic I have ever been to. The staff answers any
questions I have fully and even gives in depth advice that applies specifically to me. I learned
more in one visit than all other visits to other dentists."
"There's the wonderful staff, the beautiful offices, the amazing art work, the super-cool
bathrooms! Oh yeah -- and there's Dr. Rich who always makes me laugh - he is a funny guy!
What could be better for a superior dental experience."
"I love going there. The staff is excellent..BUT most of ALL. Dr. Rich... makes it fun and the Great
"Riverside Dental Arts makes me feel welcome from the minute I walk in the
door and Meredith says Hi! The staff is kind and concerned about comfort.
They help me understand what they are doing and also help me make decisions
on my dental healthcare."
Providing beautiful smiles and tooth replacement for over 25 years of dentistry, dentist Dr. Gabe Rich proudly serves patients throughout counties of New Hanover, Brunswick co, and Pender county North Carolina, including Wilmington, Leland, Belville, Windmere, Wrightsville Beach, Myrtle Grove, Sandy Creek, Wrightsboro, Murraysville, Kings Grant, Navassa, Castle Hayne, Seagate, Winnabow, Ogden, Bayshore, and Masonboro NC.