Kirk R. Ritchie, DDS

Kirk R. Ritchie, DDS


Dental CareDental Care


“I believe establishing good communication is the key to patient care and to clearly understanding one another by breaking down communication barriers. I encourage all my patients to ask questions about their care to better understand their treatment plan. I enjoy getting to know my patients and making their experience as relaxing as possible.”

Dr. Ritchie has more than 30 years of dental experience with several tribal dental practices notably; Red Lake of Minnesota, Oneida Tribe of Wisconsin, Yakama Tribe of Washington, Forest County Potawatomi of Wisconsin and the Sokaogon Chippewa Community of Wisconsin. Dr. Ritchie chose LVDHC because he felt it was a great opportunity to be part of a vibrant and expanding dental program.

In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, golfing, skiing, traveling, and spending time outdoors with his wife and two sons.

Professional Memberships

  • Wisconsin Dental Association (WDA)
  • American Dental Association (ADA)
  • Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
  • American Academy of Dental Group Practice (AADGP)


  • (2010-2016) Consistent National Accreditation Status (AAAHC)
  • (2005-2013) Dental Examining Board of WI, appointed by WI governor
  • (1992-2002) Liaison/Mentorship, Northwestern Technical College and Marquette University


  • Marquette University WI, Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene (1984)
  • Marquette School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery (1988)


  • Lac Vieux Desert Health Center (2016-present)
  • Dental Director, Forest County Potawatomi Health Center (2001-2016)


  • US Public Health Service Commission Corps (rank at retirement – Commander)
  • Achievement Metal
  • Isolated Hardship
  • Unit Commendation x2
  • PHS Citation
  • Bicentennial

State Licenses

  • Michigan
  • Wisconsin