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The Humanitarian Work of Advanced General Dentistry - Towson, Maryland Dentistry

Bringing healthcare to the underserved has been a passion for Dr. Ritter and his wife, Dr. Carol Ritter, who is a GYN.  They have treated patients in Bosnia, Sri Lanka, and Honduras.In recent years, their focus has primarily been on the people of Haiti.  They were two of the first responders after the devastating earthquake in January 2010, and the Ritters return to Haiti several times a year to provide healthcare to patients in the remotest of areas.  Dr. Ritter has been an integral part of the project to renovate the Haitian Dental School, introducing digital radiography and other current technologies to the students, and raising their curriculum to American standards.

Dr. Ritter and his wife have received numerous awards for their work, including the Maryland 

In addition to their international work, Dr. Ritter and his wife have made several humanitarian trips to treat patients in post-Katrina New Orleans.  He has also participated in annual Access to Care events at the University of Maryland Dental School.Defense Humanitarian Award and a citation from the Maryland Senate recognizing their work in Haiti.  They were honored in October 2011 by the St. Norbert's Alumni Award. Dr. Ritter received the Arthur C. Fridley Humanitarian Aid Award sponsored by the Maryland State Dental Association in September 2015.

You can follow the Ritters' travels in their blog, carolandtominhaiti.com.

 

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