Robert H. Riding, Jr., DDS
Mission Valley San Diego Oral Surgeon Dr. Riding, Jr.
Dr. Riding spent his childhood in western Utah, graduating from Delta High School in 1963. He served a mission in New England for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1964-1966.
He joined the MVOMS family after having completed 30 years of active duty military with combat action in Vietnam in 1969 as a Marine artillery forward observer, infantry platoon commander, and battery executive officer. As a Naval officer he was deployed on USS Sperry (sub tender) and USS Constellation (aircraft carrier). In the Navy Dental Corps he has had extensive experience in intravenous sedation, dentoalveolar and implant surgery, pathology, trauma, and reconstructive/orthognathic surgery.
Dr. Riding left the service with a reputation as an incredibly talented, experienced surgeon with a wonderful sense of humor. He has a very close family consisting of his wife and five talented and beautiful daughters, who are the foundation of his life and the source of his sense of humor.
At MVOMS, Dr. Riding has become the staff’s first choice for daily humor and compassion. His patients universally find him empathetic, confident, and reassuring.
Dr. Riding graduated from Brigham Young University with a B.S. in Zoology 1974. He then attended Ohio State University, graduating in 1978 with his D.D.S. degree. He performed as a general dental officer from 1978 until 1983 when he was accepted into the Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery program at Naval Hospital San Diego. He successfully completed the residency in 1986 and became a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in March of 1990.
Dr. Riding and his wife, Diane, are the proud parents of Heather and Jennifer (twins), Jill, and Meghan and Elizabeth (twins).
Dr. Riding enjoys running, basketball, reading, babysitting grandchildren, and doing whatever his wife and daughters tell him to do!