Dr. Ridgway was born in Dallas Jan. 9th 1948. He grew up in Lakewood and graduated from Woodrow Wilson HS in 1965. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and Psychology from East Texas State University in 1969. He was married to Linda Tolleson of Celina, Texas that same year. They have three children and four grandchildren. He graduated from Baylor College of Dentistry in 1973 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He joined his father in practice where they practiced together for 21 years until Dr. Ridgway Sr. retired in 1994. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Orthodontic Society. He enjoys golf and travel.