Welcome to the Office of Stephen W. Ritz, DDS

As a dentist in Mount Gilead, our commitment to excellence has earned us a reputation as a leading practice in the community. We take great pride in maintaining a position at the forefront of the latest advances in care, and our office provides the most effective and comfortable dental services available today. Providing skilled and compassionate care, we tailor every treatment plan to suit individual needs.

Today even the most challenging smiles can be transformed into ones that inspire confidence. We offer a comprehensive range of dental services to help our patients maintain optimal oral health and to attain their smile goals. Whether your visit with us is for a dental checkup, a cosmetic smile makeover, the replacement of missing teeth, or a dental emergency, you are in the best of hands at our office. The key to our success is building trusting partnerships with our patients to achieve outstanding outcomes of care.

As your dentist in Mount Gilead, we strive to make your dental experience hassle-free. We work with many dental insurance plans and offer a number of financial options so that you can begin your care without delay. Please feel free to browse through our website or to give us a call today.

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Some of our services


Dental Fillings are the most common type of dental restoration used to replace sections of teeth that are missing, damaged or decayed. While traditional dental materials like gold, amalgam, porcelain, and composite successfully restore teeth; recent advances in dental technology have made a wider and improved selection of restorative choices available.

Porcelain Veneers

If your teeth suffer from gaps, chips, stains, or discolorations you may be a candidate for porcelain veneers, a highly effective and minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that can achieve beautiful results. Porcelain veneers are thin facings custom-made of the highest quality ceramic materials that are designed to fit perfectly over the front of your teeth.


Sedation dentistry offers individuals with general anxiety about going to the dentist or fears about a specific dental procedure the opportunity to have a stress free and more comfortable experience. Utilizing safe and controlled sedation techniques prior to the dental procedure the patient is eased into a state of complete relaxation.


ClearCorrect® invisible braces offer an alternative to traditional braces so you can show off your smile with confidence throughout care. ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that incrementally move the teeth a little bit at a time, eventually aligning the teeth to improve the look and function of your smile.

Meet our Doctor

Stephen W. Ritz, DDS

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.