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AHEC Biosketch


Dr. André V. Ritter

Dr. André V. Ritter (More Detail)


Dr. André Ritter is a Professor and Director of Clinical Research in the Department of Operative Dentistry. He also serves as Director of the Operative Dentistry Graduate Program. He received a DDS degree from the Federal University of Santa Catarina, Brazil (UFSC), and a MSD degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). Dr. Ritter also has two Certificates in Operative Dentistry, from UFSC and UNC. Before moving to the US in 1997, Dr. Ritter taught Operative Dentistry at UFSC and practiced with emphasis in preventive, restorative, and esthetic dentistry.

Dr. Ritter is member of several professional organizations including the American Dental Association, the American Academy of Operative Dentistry, and the International Association for Dental Research. He is member of the editorial board of 3 scientific journals (Journal of Esthetic and Restorative Dentistry, Operative Dentistry, and Dental Traumatology), and serves as manuscript reviewer for several scientific publications such as the Journal of The American Dental Association, Operative Dentistry, and The Journal of Dental Research. He has published over 100 journal articles and 50 research abstracts, has co-written 12 textbook chapters, and is co-author of four Operative Dentistry textbooks.

Dr. Ritter is actively involved in clinical and laboratory research, particularly in the areas of biomaterials and caries research. He also maintains a part-time intramural practice devoted to restorative and esthetic dentistry.