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Since the 5th grade, Dr. Peter Rider knew he wanted to be in dentistry. Though no one in his family was a dentist, Dr. Rider knew he wanted to pursue this passion. After graduating from Providence College in 1967, he went on to receive his DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Rider then served in the United States Air Force for two years, where he received a Commendation Medal. He was based in Turkey, and worked as a dentist for his service. It was during these years that he discovered his talent and skill in endodontics, otherwise known as “root canals.”

Upon returning from his Air Force duty, Dr. Rider pursued and obtained an Advanced Graduate Certificate in Endodontics from Buffalo State University. He then spent over 10 years in a private practice in Boston before coming to work with South Boston Dental.

With his calming nature, friendly tone, and professional excellence, Dr. Rider makes patients feel at ease. Although many patients have a fear of root canals, Dr. Rider's patients are often very relaxed about their procedure, and many rave about their experience afterwards.

He lives in downtown Boston and enjoys various entrepreneurial pursuits as well as playing tennis, cross country skiing, and biking.