Meet Dr. Rich

Why choose
Dr Gabriel J. Rich III, DDS?
  • DDS, Georgetown University School of Dentistry
  • Fellow, Academy of General Dentistry
  • Honorary Fellow, American College of Dentists
  • Honorary Fellow, Academy of Dentistry International
  • Associate Fellow, American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • Member, American Dental Association
  • Team Dentist, Carolina Hurricanes Hockey Club, 1997-2018.
Gabriel J. Rich, III, DDS American Academy of Implant Dentistry

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

Gabriel J. Rich, III, DDS

Prior to receiving his Doctorate in Dental Sciences 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.

In recognition of his pursuit of advanced dental education, Dr. Rich received a Fellowship with the Academy of General Dentistry. He also received an Associate Fellowship with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry for academic and clinical achievement in surgical and restorative phases of Implant Dentistry.

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. 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.

Dr. Rich served as the team dentist for the National Hockey League's Carolina Hurricanes for 20 seasons, from the team's arrival in North Carolina in 1997 until leaving the role in 2018. He continues to serve as dentist for the CFCC Athletic Program.

An active member of Rotary International, Dr. Rich also has a passion for mission work and has provided dental services on a global basis.

Dr. Rich Introduces Riverside Dental Arts

"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 music."

"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."
Susan Dillard

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.