Who We Are

Meet Our Doctor

Richard Risinger, DDS

It’s truly an honor to work with so many wonderful people and to help them improve their smiles. I feel lucky each and every day to come to work!

Education

In order to become an orthodontist, I first attained my undergraduate degree at Duke University, then graduated with my DDS from The University of North Carolina. Finally, I got my Masters in Orthodontics at The University of Nebraska.

Continuing Education

In order to provide the highest level of care for my patients, I know I must keep up-to-date on all the latest advances in orthodontics, general dentistry, oral surgery and periodontics. I see a wide variety of cases, and my continuing education allows me to gain the knowledge needed to treat my patients with greater care and efficiency.

As a part of my continuing education, I have worked hard to become Board Certified by the American Board of Orthodontics. I am also an active member of the following professional organizations:

 

In the Office

I love to see our patients’ personalities develop as their smiles improve through the treatments given here. Our gentle care and personal treatment help people realize that they truly are special, and their new smiles help them feel confident enough to express themselves! I enjoy the enthusiasm and energy of our patients, and after 16 years am still thrilled to come to work each day.

My office is an unforgettable place, largely because of the efforts of our staff. Our team loves making our patients’ experience fun and unforgettable. They all really care about our patients and want them to receive fantastic orthodontic care. This shows in their service to our patients, the quality of treatments they help give, and most of all, the laughter heard in our treatment area!

Family Life

I grew up in Glastonbury, and have lived with my wife, Dawn in South Glastonbury for the past 19 years. My son, Reid is currently studying to be an orthodontist in Texas.  My son, Collin is attending dental school in Connecticut and my daughter, Morgan is getting her teaching degree in Tennessee. In my spare time, I enjoy tennis, cycling, going to the beach and visiting my kids.

 

Meet the Team

Our team at Risinger Orthodontics wants to make sure your orthodontic experience is a great one! We are upbeat, fun and friendly, and because we have families of our own, we are very good with kids. We love getting to know our patients, so do not be surprised if our team members turn into your friends! You can learn about our team below or you can call 860-633-8321 to meet us in person and schedule your orthodontic treatment in our Glastonbury Connecticut office.

Rebecca

Practice Coordinator

Rebecca loves anything involving her friends and family – especially her husband, Kevin and daughters, Elizabeth and Reese. She likes to laugh, bake, dance and spend time with her dogs. “I take great pride in our team. We strive collectively to make our patients’ experience one they truly enjoy.”

Jenny

Marketing Coordinator

Jenny loves to spend time with her husband, Patrick and two sons, Ben and Max. She loves dancing, laughing, playing with her 2 dogs, Rosie and Daisy and most of all, being creative! “I love that we not only create beautiful smiles, but we also make sure our patients are having a great time while visiting with us! Let’s have some fun!”

Andrea

Treatment Coordinator

Andrea enjoys spending quality time with her daughters, Jennelle and Taylor, and her husband, Dave. As a family, they like to hike and go out on their boat. Andrea also likes to read and discover new coffee shops with her daughters. “I enjoy meeting new families and providing an exceptional patient experience for them.”

Melissa

Treatment Coordinator

Melissa’s favorite thing to do is spend time with her loved ones, especially her husband, Pelly, and their children, Aidan, Joey, Stefanie and their dog, Zola. She is also an avid reader. “I love that my job allows me to show our patients how our doctors and team can give them an amazing smile.”

Linnea

Scheduling Coordinator

Linnea enjoys any activity that she can do with her husband, Rick and her son, Randy. She also loves home improvement projects, antiques, reading and listening to music. “I feel good about helping our patients achieve a confident smile that will last a lifetime."

Ginger

Insurance Coordinator

Ginger enjoys any time spent with her daughter Lydia. Especially the hours and hours of quilting together. Reading and being outdoors are also favorite activities. “It’s a pleasure working in an office with such great team members and doctor while creating beautiful smiles.”

Isabella

Patient Concierge

Some of Isabella's favorite things are tacos, cats and naps! She loves to travel, listen to music and spend time with her family and close friends! " I love meeting new people! It's so great that my position as patient concierge gives me the opportunity to meet so many wonderful new people every day!"

Vanessa

Clinical Assistant

Vanessa likes to cook and take care of her busy family. She and her husband, Dave, have two kids, Kody and Lily. They all enjoy playing with their many animals! “I enjoy seeing my patients’ transformations and the smiles on their faces when their braces come off.”

Kelli

Orthodontic Assistant

Spending time with her boyfriend, Patrick and her dog, Tucker, is Kelli’s favorite thing to do. Kelli also loves relaxing at the beach with family and friends . “I love having the opportunity to be part of making our patients smiles beautiful.”

Wendy

Clinical Assistant

Wendy loves spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys hiking, kayaking, fishing and snowboarding. She loves meeting new people and seeing new places. ” I love being part of a team that brings such a positive change to peoples’ smiles and lives”.

Katie

Clinical Assistant

Katie love to stay active! When she isn't hiking to the top of Mount Washington, or exploring new trails, she loves to crochet and hang out with her Olde English Bulldog, Caesar. " Laughing with my patients and seeing such positive transformations makes everyday a rewarding one!"

Renee

Clinical Assistant

Renee loves to read, write and spend time with her friends and family. “I enjoy the interactive experience of orthodontics and watching patients grow on their journey to an even more wonderful glow!”

Eunice

Clinical Assistant

Eunice loves spending time with her husband, Mark and 2 sons, Ethan and Tyler. “I’m so happy to be a part of this team! Seeing the amazing transformations in our patients smiles and working with fantastic people while doing it brings me joy every day! ”

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