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Dentist & Owner

Dr. Michael W. Ritz has been practicing dentistry at the Family Dental Center since 2004, and took over the practice from his late father in 2013. Dr. Ritz’s number one priority is that all patients receive the best dental care, utilizing the latest techniques and technologies, while maintaining the highest level of comfort.


Throughout the years, Dr. Ritz strives to develop trusting and caring relationships with his patients and staff. His patients appreciate how he communicates and thoroughly explains treatment options, while sharing his warmth, humor, and expertise.


Dr. Ritz grew up in Dutchess County and is an alumnus of Roy C. Ketcham High School. He feels honored to serve his hometown and surrounding community and is humbled to care for, in many cases, three generations of patients.


B.A. - Biology, SUNY Plattsburgh

Pre-Dental Masters Program: Hofstra University

Doctor of Dental Surgery - New York University



  • American Dental Association

  • Ninth District Dental Society

  • Dutchess Dental Society


  • Hudson Valley Parent magazine's "Favorite Docs & Healthcare Professionals" award recipient - 2015-2016


  • Member of Donated Dental Service 


Outside of the Family Dental Center, he enjoys spending time with his wife Kimberly and their three daughters. He also enjoys photography, skiing, and golf.



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