Michael Riggs, DDS

Michael Riggs, DDS

President/Owner Shortline Dental, 2006- Present


  • Residency, Dental Anesthesiology, Lutheran Medical Center, New York, 2011-2013
  • Fellowship, Oral Maxillofacial Surgery, Kings County Hospital Center, New York, 2004-2005
  • DDS, University of Oklahoma, College of Dentistry, 2000-2004
  • BA, University of Colorado, 1997-2000


  • Completed a two-year CODA accredited dental anesthesia residency.
  • Trained in all modalities of both hospital and mobile Office Based Anesthesia and IV sedation.
  • General anesthesia (Inhalational /TIVA) in hospital ORs for general and dental surgery for ASA I-VI adults, children, and infants including management of anesthesia for acute trauma.
  • Airway management to include awake/ asleep fiberoptic intubation; nasal intubation, video laryngoscopy, and intubation and airway management.
  • Passed American Dental Board of Anesthesiology written examination. Applied for oral examination.

Clinical Anesthesia Rotations:

  • Southwestern Dental Anesthesia Services: Anesthesiology, Arizona; 2 mos.
  • Helen Hayes Hospital: Dental Anesthesia for Special Needs, New York; 2 mos.
  • Lutheran Medical Center: Anesthesiology, New York; 20 mos

Oral Surgery and Dentistry:

  • Nine years of experience extracting full bony impacted wisdom teeth.
  • Advanced surgical experience: pre-prosthetic surgery, biopsies, bone augmentation and guided tissue regeneration, tori excision, gingivoplasty, implants.
  • Endodontics: molars, obturation, Thermofill, post and core.
  • Management and treatment of patients with special needs and patients under sedation.

Presentations and Awards:

  • 2013 Research Awards Competition for Lutheran Medical Center- 1st place
  • Memory of Pain During Extraction of Wisdom Teeth Using Single and Multiple Sublingual Doses of 0.5mg Triazolam and Nitrous Oxide in Healthy Patients


  • Oklahoma Dental License
  • Colorado Dental License
  • New York Dental License
  • DEA


  • American Society of Dentist Anesthesiologists
  • American Dental Society
  • Oklahoma Dental Society
  • Tulsa Dental Society