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Meet Dr. Ben Pridemore, Jr.

Orthodontist Dr. Ben Pridemore loves going to work! He loves the opportunity to meet incredible people and to make positive changes in their lives, which is rewarding and enjoyable. More than that, though, it’s fun!

That’s why he’s been a practicing orthodontist for more than 40 years; the satisfaction he gets from his work, the interactions with his patients, and the friendships that go beyond the treatment process all make for a wonderful work environment.

Dr. Pridemore is particularly pleased that he is now providing orthodontic care for the children and grandchildren of his first patients; the fact that he is treating generations attests to his compassionate, gentle, and effective orthodontic treatments.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science, Peabody College, Nashville
  • Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry
  • Master of Science, Orthodontics, University of Tennessee College of Dentistry

Knowing that the only way he can continue to offer leading-edge orthodontic treatments to his patients is through furthering his own education, Dr. Pridemore avidly pursues continuing education offerings. Additionally, he brings in outside consultants to teach the team about the latest treatment options and techniques, as well as offering yearly presentations to a local dental study club.

Professional Associations

  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • Georgia Association of Orthodontists
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • Northwest District Dental Society
  • Floyd Count Dental Society
  • Georgia Damon Study Club
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Personal Life

Having been raised in Nashville, Dr. Pridemore has called Rome, his home for more than 40 years. He is married to Coleen, and he has three children and nine wonderful grandchildren. He and Coleen also share their lives with four horses, nine dogs, and two cats. Keeping busy when not caring for his patients, Dr. Pridemore loves mountain biking and manages to bike 50 miles a week.

He also enjoys hiking, snow skiing, and traveling, in addition to landscape, wildlife, and nature photography.

A strong believer in giving back and being active in his community, Dr. Pridemore is a member of the West Rome Baptist Church. He has participated in mission trips to Russia, the Ukraine, the Amazon River in Brazil, and periodically heads a dental ministry in the Andes Mountains of Peru.

Dr. Pridemore is also the Past-President of the Rome Cerebral Palsy Association, an alternate delegate to the Georgia Dental Association, and an Emeritus member of the Georgia Academy of Dental Practice, an organization which is invite-only.