Meet Your Towson, Maryland Dental Team
Thomas J. Ritter, D.D.S.
Dr. Ritter moved to Baltimore from Wisconsin in 1983. He is a 1982 graduate of the Marquette University School of Dentistry, where he has also been an instructor. In addition to running his Towson dental practice, Dr. Ritter is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Maryland Dental School, in the clinical restorative department. His father and brother are also dentists in Wisconsin. Dr. Ritter has three children - Sarah, Austin, and Eric.
Dr. Ritter is devoted to helping those who are in need of humanitarian aid. Dr. Ritter's involvement has brought him to Bosnia, Honduras and a host of other developing countries, but his passion has been serving the people of Haiti.
Debbie has been in the dental field for over thirty years. She is a licensed dental assistant and also has had sixteen years of dental office management experience. She loves working with our staff family and pitches in as an assistant or at the front desk wherever she is needed. Debbie has traveled with Dr. Ritter on many humanitarian aid trips to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, and New Orleans, and enjoys providing dental care to the underserved. She lives in Street with her son, Morgan.
Karen is Dr. Ritter’s primary dental assistant. She is a certified dental assistant with 33 years of experience, 20 of them being with Dr. Ritter.
Karen has a warm sense of caring for the comfort of our patients. She also loves to meet new patients and making them feel welcome, realizing that each person has different desires and needs. Karen also loves to be a part of Tom's practice where the latest technologies are embraced by the entire team. Karen lives in Lutherville with her husband Alex and her kids Carly and Seamus. Her interests include, cooking, yoga, knitting, spending time with family and she is an avid animal lover.
Andrea has over 30 years of dental experience, and almost all of it with Dr. Ritter. She educates patients in how to keep all of their natural teeth for a lifetime and is extremely thorough and gentle. Always ready to learn something new, Andrea enjoys the latest technologies in periodontics that we offer in the office to better serve our patients. Her interests include nutrition, health, and fitness. She lives in Sparks with her husband and three children, Wyatt, Ethan and Elizabeth.
Leigh is a dental hygienist who loves meeting new people and getting to know them. She particularly enjoys treating patients who are a bit apprehensive and has an outstanding talent in calming their fears. Leigh has had over thirty years of experience. She has been with Dr. Ritter for nineteen years and has been instrumental in developing our periodontal disease management program. She is very active in community outreach projects. Leigh lives in Towson and is married with two children, Brian and Annie.
Jemi has been in the dental field for 28 years and has been an integral part of Dr. Ritter's practice since 2011. She is usually the first person a patient speaks to when calling the office. Jemi is enthusiastic and dedicated to our services. She is completely committed to providing the best possible experience for our patients, from the moment they walk into our office. She has both managerial skills and dental knowledge to help patients to the fullest potential by serving their needs. In addition to that, she has an in-depth knowledge of the practice including billing, collections, insurance claims, and numerous other administrative tasks. Being a native of India, she loves the hot summer weather, hiking, and running. She also enjoys cooking, baking, and spending time with her two children and her playful lab mix, Belle.