special feature ║ DELRAY DENTAL
DELRAY DENTAL The Dental Office By The Sea By Diane feen
photos by melissa korman
Delray Beach is still a small town in some respects. We may have large restaurants and large appetites for big city life, but to some the charm of Delray is still its small town sentiment.
Nowhere is the small town feel more evident than at Delray Dental. This family friendly Dental practice has been in the same place for 36 years and is known for its familial roots ever since. Brothers Dr. John and Dr. Ted Ritota run the practice and their mother Dolores (and wives Lisa Kate and June Ellen) play an important role as well. This sense of family is carried on to the patients and the employees who work there. Most say that’s what makes them so happy. As dental assistant Luz Tamayo likes to say, “I feel like I’m part of the family. Everyone is so nice here.” The path to Delray Dental was quite different for Ainslie Sanchez. She started out as a part time assistant and liked her job so much that the Ritota brothers sent her to school to become a certified dental assistant. “I am so grateful to Dr. Ted and Dr. John for this opportunity. Everyone who works at Delray Dental is so nice.” It’s not just the employees who feel at home at Delray Dental, it’s also the paDr. TED at work
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Drs. Ted & John pursuing their work passion
tients. “I had an emergency and was in terrible pain. I am so grateful to Dr. John and Dr. Ted for their quick work. The staff is friendly and courteous and could not be nicer. I cannot say enough about how wonderful this practice is. If I could give it 10 stars I would,” said Susan. Dr. Ted and Dr. John are dedicated dentists trained in all facets of dentistry from filling cavities to putting in crowns, doing root canals and tooth replacement. They also do bridges, veneers, teeth whitening, standard and mini-implants, bonding, dentures, oral surgery extractions, fillings, invisible braces, soft tissue management, denture relines and repairs.
Dr. John graduated from Georgetown University School of Dentistry and is trained in all Dental Implant Systems. He was the reDr. John at work