Meet Dr. Richard Ziehmer

Board-Certified Orthodontist

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 treatment is simply amazing. You don’t really get to know someone’s true potential and genuine personality until a patient feels confident with his or her smile. You will never regret the benefits of a great smile, and I look forward to helping you achieve that!

Education and Continuing Education

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, which 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.

Professional Affiliations

At Home


I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona and currently reside in Summerfield, North Carolina with my wife Gina and our two children, 3-year-old Zia and 8-month-old Zac. Free time is scarce 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 North Carolina and are so grateful we have been able to call it home for the last 4 years!

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