New Bern Ridge Pediatrics and Dental Center

2620 New Bern Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27610

Pediatrics Patient Line - 919-231-3180
Dental Patient Line - 919-250-2930
Billing - 919-250-2971
Pediatrics Fax - 919-231-8077
Dental Fax - (919) 573-0034
David Engel, Practice Manager 919-250-2953

Hours of Operation
We offer expanded hours for before- and after-school appointments:
Monday 7:30 am-6 pm
Tuesday and Wednesday 7:30 am-7 pm
Thursday 7:30 am-6 pm
Friday 7:30 am-5 pm
Walk-ins accepted every weekday

Monday-Friday 7:30 am-6 pm

One-Stop Healthcare: pediatrics & dentistry under one roof


What makes our healthcare different?

Our Team Care includes pediatricians, nurses and dentists who have expertise to treat your child's medical and dental needs. We offer pediatrics and general denistry under one roof.

We care for the WHOLE child...

  • with the highest quality of care from board-certified pediatricians
  • with dental care
  • with assistance with Medicaid and NC Health Choice eligibility thorugh an on-site case manager

Reach Out and Read program

New Bern Ridge Pediatrics has one of only a few Reach Out and Read programs in Wake County. Doctors, nurse practitioners and medical staff incorporate Reach Out and Read's evidence-based model into regular pediatric well-visits by advising parents about the importance of reading aloud and giving developmentally-appropriate books to children. In the exam room, doctors and nurses speak with parents about the importance of reading aloud to their young children every day, and offer age-appropriate tips and encouragement. The pediatric primary care provider gives every child 6 months through 5 years of age a new, developmentally-appropriate book to take home and keep. Learn more here.


We have on on-site case manager to assist with Medicaid eligibility. And we offer a Discount Fee Program for the uninsured. Prices are based on family size and income. Please call for details.

Services Provided

General Primary Medical Care and Dental Care  including:  Complete Physicals, Dental exams,  Developmental Screenings, Diagnostic Tests, Family Planning, Health Checks, Hearing & Vision Screening, Immunizations, Sports & Camp Physicals.

Support Services

Case Management, Diagnostic Tests/Screens, Health Education, Medicaid Eligibility Assistance

After-Hours Services

  • After-hours answering service


Maggie Martin, MD

Dr. Maggie Martin joined Wake Health Services in September 2014.  She holds undergraduate degrees from The University of Michigan (B.S. Ed) and the University of Virginia (B.S. Nursing).  She worked as NICU nurse at UVA Medical Center for 10 years before acquiring her Doctor of Medicine Degree from UVA in 1996.  She completed her Pediatric Residency at The University of North Carolina and is board certified in Pediatrics.

Jill Wright, MD

Dr. Wright joined WHSI in September 2004. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University (Durham, NC) in 1989 and her Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine (Chapel Hill, NC) in 1994. She is board certified in Pediatrics.

Dr. Radha Guddati joined New Bern Ridge Pediatrics in August 2012. After ranking 7thin state-wide examinations, she obtained her medical degree from Osmania Medical College in India. She moved to the USA and completed her pediatric residency from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine – St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital in 2007. Dr. Guddati practiced in a group setting in Fayetteville before moving to New Bern Ridge Pediatrics.  She is board certified in Pediatrics, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

General Dentistry for Children

Baby's first tooth? Time to see the dentist!

Start early. Healthy teeth help your child's whole body.  Tooth decay is an infection.  In fact, it's the #1 chronic disease in children.
The good news is, it's PREVENTABLE.  Start good dental habits in early childhood to prevent more serious health problems later in life.

Take your child to the dentist when you see the first tooth, or by age 1.  We welcome MEDICAID and NC HEALTH CHOICE.

A message from Shelly Rickert, DDS:

I am proud to announce a renewed focus in New Bern Ridge Family Dental on prevention and education for children and teens —from baby’s first tooth to age 19.  Since 2008, we have focused on dental care for children in response to what we believe is a serious threat to children’s health. Dental decay is the # 1 childhood disease, 5 times more prevalent than asthma; over 50% of children enter kindergarten with cavities. With mounting evidence of the connection between gum disease and heart disease, we believe a focus on early prevention in dental care is critical for a lifetime of overall good health.

Services Provided

Kid-Friendly Dental exams, Dental  Cleanings/Hygiene Services, Emergency Services, Extractions, Fillings/Restorations, Fluoride Treatment/Varnish and Oral Hygiene Education.

Support Services

Medicaid and NC Health Choice eligibility assistance through on-site case manager.  Spanish-speaking staff. Discount Fee Program for the uninsured (children ages 0-19 only).


Shelly Rickert, DDS

Shelly L. Rickert, DDS Dr. Rickert received her undergraduate degree from Duke University (Durham, NC) in 1990 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (Chapel Hill, NC) in 1994. 

Crystal Watson, DDS

Crystal G. Watson, DDS Dr. Watson received her undergraduate degree from University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, NC) in 2002 and her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (Chapel Hill, NC) in 2006.


View Map. Take I-440 to New Bern Avenue (exit 13) going towards downtown/WakeMed. Go past WakeMed until you get to the light at the intersection of New Bern Avenue and Peartree Lane. At the light make a U-turn onto the opposite side of New Bern Avenue. Take an immediate right into the first driveway. Our office is located in a three story brick building between Raleigh Urgent Care and WakeMed.

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