Meet Dr. Riley

Dr Riley's 2018 family photo

“I always strive to deliver painless and effective dentistry by using the latest technology and treatments available to modern dentistry.”

— Dr. Kent Riley

I continually strive to help my patients achieve and maintain the best oral health they can. I do this by treating each patient as a special and unique individual with their own interests, needs, and goals. I strive to listen closely to my patients first, and then share my knowledge with them in a manner that’s clear and understandable. Doing so helps them make good decisions about their oral health for the short term, as well as the long term. My assistance helps patients develop better overall health; this translates to more enjoyment from life when their dental health is at its best. A beautiful and healthy smile is the foundation of a happier and more fulfilled life. Each day I strive to help my patients in leading better lives, and this helps me realize a greater partnership in my own life by providing realistic solutions to each patient’s individual oral health goals. I am truly honored to have the special privilege of educating and serving my patients, and always strive to deliver painless and effective dentistry by using the latest technology and treatments available to modern dentistry today.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Nutritional Sciences – University of Florida at Gainesville
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine in General Dentistry – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

If you want to distinguish yourself as a dentist in Pensacola, especially in this fast-paced world, continuing education is key! Each year I take many hours of continuing education courses. This keeps me current on developments in the field, and ensures I’m able to provide patients with the highest level of care. With constant learning and expanding of my skills, I’m able to offer my patients services that would otherwise be referred elsewhere.

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Florida Dental Association
  • Northwest Florida Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry

Personal Life

I grew up in Venice, FL, and now I live near Mobile, AL with my wife Shireen, and our three young children. Shireen has a Master’s in business administration, and she keeps busy as a stay-at-home mom. Ava is our eldest child, Alexa is our second eldest child, and Brendan is our youngest child. All of our children attend elementary school. When I’m not working, you’ll always find me with my family, usually taking care of household-related stuff. We also really enjoy the outdoors, and exploring it together.