Meet Dr. Mary Ritter

Mary Ritter, DMD — Pediatric Dentist and Orthodontist

I feel very strongly that every child have a dental home — a place where he or she can go for comfortable, compassionate dental care. Getting children to feel comfortable at the dentist at an early age can make all the difference. These initial encounters set the stage for their future dental health attitude.

As a pediatric dentist and orthodontist, I have the opportunity to meet our youngest patients and help feel comfortable “at the dentist” from the very first visit. I enjoy the privilege to monitor their growth and development, and if they need future braces, help ease them through that process that culminates in a beautiful, cavity-free smile. It is my goal to help patients achieve confident, happy smiles that will last a lifetime.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Mount Holyoke College – BA, biology
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine – Doctorate of Dental Medicine, cum laude
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital – General Practice Residency
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Pediatric Dentistry 
  • University of California, Los Angeles – Orthodontics

Advances in the fields of pediatric dentistry and orthodontics are constantly happening. I recognize our patients look to us to have the answers and provide the most exceptional care possible. Through regular continuing education, I enjoy bringing new ideas to our practice for the benefit of our patients.


  • American Dental Association
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • Northeastern Society of Orthodontists
  • Connecticut State Dental Association
  • Bridgeport Dental Association


  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine; Dr. Paul E. Boyle Award in Oral Pathology

Outside the Office

My husband Tim and I have three teenage children and Teddy, our Norwich Terrier. Outside the office, I enjoy reading, experimenting in the kitchen and spending time outdoors with my family. We love to go on travel adventures, biking or hiking.