Dr. Ricky Sterne is a native of Lynchburg where he graduated from Heritage High School and Lynchburg College. He completed dental school at the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry. Dr. Sterne practiced general dentistry in Lynchburg before becoming a full-time assistant professor at the VCU School of Dentistry. He taught dental students for three years where he oversaw the preventive dentistry curriculum and maintained a private faculty practice. While teaching, he became very interested in orthodontics and left to pursue his specialty training in orthodontics at New York University. He then returned to Lynchburg to practice orthodontics.

Dr. Sterne is a member of six professional societies including the American Association of Orthodontists and two dental study clubs. He is also a past president of the Lynchburg Dental Society.

Dr. Sterne enjoys spending time outdoors with his family which includes his wife, Sarah Elizabeth, and their three sons, Joseph, Row, and Alex. He stays busy coaching his boys’ sports teams, hunting, fishing, and has completed an Iron Man Triathlon.