Meet Dr. Robinson

“I have the best job in the world. As an orthodontist, I get to be a part of this incredible transformation …watching the gradual improvements to my patients’ teeth and facial structure as they progress through treatment. And when we remove the braces and they see their gorgeous smiles for the first time — it’s always an amazing experience!

It is tremendously rewarding to be able to positively influence people’s self-esteem and sense of well-being. I love that for more than 25 years we have created a warm and inviting atmosphere where patients feel at home while receiving the highest quality orthodontic care.”

—Dr. Scott Robinson

Columbia’s most experienced Orthodontist, W. Scott Robinson has earned a reputation for simply outstanding orthodontics by applying the very best modern orthodontic technology and clinical practice. His treatment philosophy is to address the growth and development of the entire face, producing not only a great smile and healthy bite, but creating a more beautiful profile and face — for life.

All orthodontists have dental degrees, but only about one in 20 dentists are orthodontists. Dr. Robinson is one of only 150 orthodontists worldwide selected to become a member of the prestigious ORMCO Insider’s Group. As part of this elite team, Dr. Robinson collaborates with orthodontic innovators on the latest technologies, products and clinical techniques available. So our patients receive the most modern orthodontic treatment available, ensuring optimal results and reducing treatment time!

Dr. Robinson earned a BA in Economics and Chemistry (with distinction) from the University of Missouri Kansas City in 1979, and attained his DDS degree in 1983. He completed the 36-month advanced educational requirements in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics at UMKC in 1986. After nearly ten years of written and oral examinations and independent expert of review of Dr. Robinson’s patient outcomes, he earned the distinction of becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics.

Dr. Robinson is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, Midwestern Society of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, Missouri Dental Association and the Columbia Dental Society. He is past president of the Missouri Society of Orthodontics, the UMKC Orthodontic Alumni Association, and the Columbia Dental Society. He is actively involved in the Columbia community and supports many local organizations, including serving on the boards of the Family Health Center, Heart of Missouri United Way, Ronald McDonald House and Northwest Rotary.

Dr. Robinson has two grown sons, Blake and Trevor. He and his wife, Cindi,  live in Columbia. In his free time, Dr. Robinson enjoys attending MU ballgames, gardening, socializing with friends, and taking rides on his Harley Davidson motorcycle and vintage Vespa scooter!




Highly recommend this place! Their customer service and front desk staff are rock solid, very professional and knowledgeable, and friendly. Every time I call they are knowledgeable and eager to help answer or resolve my question. Dr. Ries is off the charts friendly, professional and all around cool guy! Cannot say enough good things about this place. I am very thankful and grateful for all that they have done for my family.

~ John Wampler