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. He is committed to excellence in clinical practice and keeping current with the latest advances in orthodontic care. But just as importantly, he is genuine and 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 is committed to charities that support local children. This is why he 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.