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 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 addresses patient needs individually—with the orthodontic technologies and treatment plans that are most likely to lead to the best outcomes. That means a 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 an orthodontic practice in Texas. In July of 2011, Dr. Ries and his family relocated to Columbia. Dr. Ries and his wife Jen have three children, Rory, Avery and Everett.

Dr. Ries takes charities that support local children very seriously and has served as the fundraiser event title sponsor for Rainbow House, Coyote Hill and Big Brothers Big Sisters. He also is a supporter of the Columbia Food Bank, Welcome Home Vets and Mobility Worldwide, just to name a few.

Dr. 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.

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 alumni of UMKC School of Dentistry, 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!