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!
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.
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!
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.