Dr. Rick Bridgham received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the State University at Stony Brook. He continued his education and graduated with honors from the University of Loyola in Chicago with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. After a general practice residency at the Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Dr. Bridgham completed three years of orthodontic residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia to become Certified as a Specialist in Orthodontics.
In March 2006, he achieved Diplomate Status from the American Board of Orthodontics. He also holds membership in several international, national, state, and local professional organizations, including the World Federation of Orthodontists, American Dental Association (ADA), American Association of Orthodontists (AAO), New York Society of Orthodontists, Northern Westchester Dental Study Club and the Putnam County Dental Society. In addition, Dr. Bridgham has written orthodontic articles for the American Association Orthodontics Foundation.
A native of Westchester County, New York, Dr. Bridgham resides in Somers with his wife, Debra, and their two sons, Michael and Patrick. Dr. Bridgham is also actively involved in community affairs. He is the past president of the Somers Lions Club and is an active member in the Somers Chamber of Commerce. He also was privileged to serve as the Charter Representative for three Scout Groups in Somers and as an Assistant Cubmaster for the Somers Cub Scouts Pack One.
"A smile is a curve that sets everything straight." - Phyllis Diller
“This office deserves 10 stars in every category. My three children are patients of Dr. Bridgham. We shopped around for an orthodontist for the kids and we could not find anyone more knowledgable than Dr. Bridgham. His office is thoroughly up to date and the staff is the kindest. We never wait and my kids don’t mind going to see Dr. Bridgham at all. We live down in the Tarrytown/Irvington area and we tell all our friends looking for the perfect orthodontist that this man is worth the drive.”