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Alessandra Ritter, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Alessandra Ritter is an experienced dentist with many years of training and practice in the specialized field of Endodontics. Dr. Ritter’s initial dental training was completed in Brazil, where she received a dental degree (C.D.) and a Certificate in Endodontics from the Federal University of Santa Catarina in Florianópolis. After practicing dentistry for 10 years, Dr. Ritter moved to North Carolina with her husband and their two children in 1997. In Chapel Hill, she completed many years of additional training, and received a D.D.S. degree, a M.S. in Endodontics, and a Certificate in Endodontics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). While in training at UNC, Dr. Ritter won a prestigious First Place Graduate Student Poster Research Presentation at the annual session of the American Association of Endodontists for her research on “Pulp Revascularization of Immature Teeth following Dental Trauma.”
Before opening her private practice in Chapel Hill, Dr. Ritter taught at UNC as a Visiting Professor and as a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Endodontics, and practiced Endodontics at the UNC Dental Faculty Practice. Dr. Ritter is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Dental Association, The North Carolina Dental Society, Tar Heel Endodontics, and the American Association of Endodontists. She is also a member of the Carolina Alumni Association.
Dr. Ritter has two children, João “John” Victor and Juliana, and lives in Chapel Hill, NC.