Meet Dr. Ritchie

Dr. Ryan Ritchie believes a smile is the window to the soul.  And he is committed to doing everything possible to make his patients’ souls shine through their smiles! Dr. Ritchie’s upbeat and positive approach to the field of dentistry encourages patients to take an interested and active role in their own good oral health.

At Hutchinson Dental Center, Dr. Ritchie is able to live his passion for helping people. He’s continually inspired by the advancing field of dentistry and new technologies that are making dental care increasingly simple for his patients. It’s these kinds of advances in modern dentistry that Dr. Ritchie feels fits perfectly with the Hutchinson Dental Center’s values of integrity, humanity, and family.

After receiving encouragement from respected dental professionals, Dr. Ritchie decided general dentistry is where he’d focus his attention, so he could provide a wide breadth of care for his patients. He honed his skills and vast specialties at the University of Minnesota where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Genetics, Cell Biology and Development, and then achieved his DDS-Doctor of Dental Surgery.

Dr. Ritchie’s decision to specialize in general dentistry emphases his passion for helping patients get the services they need, in a setting they prefer. He’s adamant about utilizing modern dentistry to make sure his patients have a pleasant and pain free experience. “Patients do not need to feel anything anymore. New anesthetic options have significantly lowered the anxiety levels of our patients, which makes for a much more pleasant experience.”

Dr. Ritchie holds these distinctions:

Dr. Ritchie is excited to be practicing at Hutchinson Dental Center, where he joined the practice in 2012. He and his wife Emily and three children call Hutchinson their home. Dr. Ritchie enjoys spending time with his family, exercising, hunting, fishing, and playing sports. He is an avid Minnesota Gophers fan.