Meet Dr. Ries

“Dr. Robinson and I share a common treatment philosophy, both in terms of clinical practice and our patient-centered approach to designing treatment plans. We have been trained to employ a wide range of techniques, from the most conservative to the most advanced, and how to adapt scientific ideas it into practice, taking into consideration each patient’s unique situation to obtain the best outcome.

“Another reason I joined Robinson Orthodontics is the way Scott and the rest of the team manage the practice. The patient schedule is well planned and coordinated, and the environment is energetic, respectful and open. Parents are invited into the clinic to participate in discussions between patients and the treatment team. And when everyone involved understands the treatment plan and the patient’s role in making it successful, great results follow. Plus, it makes the whole experience a lot more fun.”

—Dr. Dave Ries

In July of 2011, Dave Ries, D.D.S., M.S. joined the Robinson Orthodontics team. Like Dr. Robinson, Dr. Ries is an alumnus of the University of Missouri Kansas City School of Dentistry, where he completed his residency and earned an M.S. in Oral Biology. Dr. Ries graduated with his D.D.S. summa cum laude, and scored highest in his class on the American Board of Orthodontics exam. During his studies, Dr. Ries also second authored articles published in the International Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Implants and Angle Orthodontics.

Dr. Ries is a member of the ADA and the AAO, and like all of us at Robinson Orthodontics, he is committed to excellence in clinical practice and keeping current with the latest advances in orthodontic care. But just as importantly, he is a really nice guy who truly invests himself in each and every patient. Dr. Ries shares the Robinson Orthodontics philosophy of addressing patient needs individually—with the orthodontic technologies and treatment plans that are most likely to lead to the best outcomes. That means balanced facial structure, healthy tooth alignment, and a lifetime of beautiful smiles.

Dr. Ries earned a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from Kansas State University on football and basketball scholarships, and subsequently worked as a consultant for Accenture Technology. After a few years and far too many hours in front of a computer, he decided to apply his love for science, structure and aesthetics to people and pursue a career in orthodontics. Prior to joining Robinson Orthodontics, he worked alongside his uncle and cousin in a modern practice in Texas. In July of 2011, Dr. Ries, his wife Jen, and their daughters, Rory and Avery, relocated to Columbia. In December of 2012, they welcomed baby boy Everett to the family. Together, they enjoy hanging out at the lake of the Ozarks, kiddie pool time in back yard, walks rocking the double stroller and rooting for their favorite college football and basketball teams.



“I have 2 daughters in braces so far and 1 to go. This staff has been exceptionally friendly, and accommodating to the girls’ school schedule. Their treatment is coming along great compared to where they started and the amount of work they had to do on them to start.

I recommend Robinson and Reis to anyone with kids that will need orthodontic treatment! They really are #1 in our opinion!”

~ Patricia Beasley