Meet The Orthodontists

Dr. Richard Ziehmer

What is a Board Certified Orthodontist?

Being an orthodontist constantly has a positive impact on my life. The transformation I see patients go through during the treatment is simply amazing. You don’t get to know someone’s true potential and genuine personality until a patient feels confident with their smile. You will never regret the benefits of a great smile, and I look forward to helping you achieve that!

I am so grateful to have the opportunity to work in a field I have a real passion for. I completed my undergrad studies in my hometown of Tucson at the University of Arizona, followed by training in dentistry and a specialization in orthodontics. This has given me the ability to provide my patients with the best quality of care. I began my orthodontic training in July of 2003 at Saint Louis University’s Center for Advanced Dental Education, regarded as one of the top programs in the nation. During my residency at SLU, I had the opportunity to work with some of the leading clinical orthodontists in the country. I graduated from Saint Louis University in December 2005 with a Master of Science in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics.

  • Undergrad studies – The University of Arizona, 1995-1999
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Indiana University, 2003
  • Masters in Orthodontics – St. Louis University, 2005
  • Certification – American Board of Orthodontics, 2006
  • Phase 3 certification -- American Board of Orthodontics, 2011
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Arizona Dental Association
At Home

I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, and currently reside in Scottsdale, Arizona, with my wife Gina and our two children, seven-year-old Zia and four-year-old Zac. Free time is hard to come by with two small children, so we spend most weekends with our little ones!! There’s nothing like seeing them explore and discover new things. We know this time will go by fast so we want to enjoy every minute! We love to travel, cook, discover new restaurants in the area, and spend time outdoors. And during our very favorite time of year, otherwise known as football season, I’ll be rooting for my Arizona Wildcats along with my other favorite team, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish! We love Scottsdale and are so grateful we have been able to call it home for the last two years!



I’m from a small town in the Florida Panhandle and grew up surrounded by the beautiful waters of the Emerald Coast. I went to college at Auburn University and the University of Louisville where I competitively cheered for their all-girl team and Team USA. After that, I happily continued to dental school in Louisville and then pursued orthodontics at the University of Colorado.

I started dating my husband, Jason, in high school and we now have two daughters and a son. In our spare time, we love to spend time outside hiking, playing all kinds of sports, and gardening. We are all so excited to become a part of this community and look forward to raising our family in the area!

  • Undergrad studies - Auburn University/University of Louisville, 2009-2013
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine - University of Louisville, 2013-2017
  • Masters in Orthodontics - University of Colorado, 2017-2020
  • Certification - American Board of Orthodontics, 2020



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