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Stephen W. Ritz, D.D.S.

Dr. Ritz is a graduate of Seneca East High School in Attica, Ohio.  He received a BS in  Biology from the University of Toledo in 1978 followed by a D.D.S. degree from Case Western Reserve School of Dental Medicine in 1981.

Following a General Practice Hospital Residency at the Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton, Ohio he began his private practice in Mt. Gilead, Ohio.  He has enjoyed serving his patients in this area since 1982.  Dr. Ritz is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, and the Central Ohio Dental Association.

In his spare time, Dr. Ritz and his wife, Devera, enjoy watching their daughter, Katie, compete with her horse in Western Pleasure and Cutting. She also shows other animal species competitively; market lambs, and their purebred Angus cattle.  He also enjoys skiing and attending Katie's sporting events.

 

 

 
 

Russell Hatfield, D.D.S.

In 1994, Dr. Hatfield graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science with a certificate of Dental Hygiene.  He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Ohio State in 1998.  Dr. Hatfield completed a residency in Periodontology and received a Masters of Science from The Ohio State University College of Dentistry in 2001.  In 2002, he became a Diplomat of the American Board of Periodontology.  

Dr. Hatfield has been in private practice for 12 years.  He is a member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, American Academy of Periodontology, Ohio Academy of Periodontology and Columbus Academy of Periodontology. 

Dr. Hatfield has been married to his wife, Karen, for 18 years and they have two children, Abigail and Grant.  As a family, they enjoy boating and skiing. 

 
 
 

Nikki Adams, Hygiene and Dental Assistant

Nikki is a graduate of Cardington Lincoln High School and a 1991 graduate of Marion Technical College.  She holds a certificate in dental radiography.  She and her husband Allen have two daughters Alyson and Baylee.  She enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, doing yard work, and following her daughters in their various sports activities.

 
 
     
 
   

Carol Gist, Receptionist

Carol is a graduate of Marion Harding High School.  She has worked with Dr. Ritz since 2002, and prior to that in the dental field for 32 years.  She and her husband Ron have a son Tony.  Tony and his wife Brooke have two children Ava and Asher.  Carol enjoys golf, reading, traveling and spending time with her family.

 

 
     
 

Cindy Harris, Dental Assistant

Cindy is a graduate of Pleasant High School and holds a Health Information Technology Associate's Degree from MTC along with a license in dental radiography.   Her time outside of the job is spent enjoying the wide open fields with her husband Alan and time with their children (Michael & his wife Melissa and Ryan).  Cindy enjoys reading, crafting and traveling but her passion is developing a rapport with everyone she meets.

 
             
 
 
    Kelly Hinkle, Hygiene and Dental Assistant

Kelly is a graduate of Champion High School in Warren, OH and attended Mount Vernon Nazarene College.  She holds a certificate in dental radiography.  Kelly has been working in the field of dentistry for 15 years.  Her favorite part of her job is educating patients.  Kelly is married to husband Bob and together they have three children Lincey, Garrison and Lexie.  In her free time you can find her camping, hiking, or cheering on her children as they compete in various horse competitions and sporting events.

   
 

Sherrie Leonard, Hygienist

Sherrie is a graduate of Galion High School.  She received an associate's degree in dental hygiene from Sinclair Community College in Dayton, Ohio and holds certificates in dental radiology, medical transcription, CPR and Basic Life Support.  She has worked with Dr. Ritz for 10 years and previously worked for six years as a hygienist in Dayton.  She and her husband Mike have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, and 2 dogs.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, gardening, reading, spending time with family, and following her grandchildren in their various sports activities. Sherrie enjoys providing her patients with the best oral care possible.

 

   

 
             
                                 
Devera Ritz, Hygiene Assistant and Receptionist

Devera is a graduate of Cardington Lindoln High School and The Ohio State University where she received a Bachelor of Science Degree.  She holds a certificate in dental radiography.  Devera has worked with her husband in his dental practice since 1992.   Her favorite part of her work is making sure each patient feels as though they are welcome and comfortable in the dental office.  She lives on Cedar Fork Angus Farm with daughter Katie and husband Steve.  In her spare time Devera enjoys volunteering at Mansfield Christian School, following Katie's most recent endeavor, exploring the homes of our country's presidents, and reading.

 

 
       
                                 

 

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