Dr. Nick Ritzema

Education

My name is Dr. Nick Ritzema. I am a West Michigan native, having graduated from Rockford High School, and attended Grand Valley State University.

There, I played football for the Lakers on multiple National Championship teams as well as earning my Bachelor of Science degree in Bio-medical Sciences. After attending dental school at the University of Michigan, I returned home to West Michigan.

My continuous dental education and clinical experiences have prepared me to help pioneer complete health and wellness, for all my patients, as well as utilize advanced techniques in modern dentistry. We here at Complete Health Dentistry, strive to treat our patients’ complete health. Proper oral health care has the ability to treat and/or prevent whole body diseases. Whether we are preventing cardiovascular disease or dementia, or we are treating an aspect of diabetes or decreasing the risk of a major heart attack or stroke, we treat everyone based on their individual health.

I especially enjoy getting to work with children and their families, setting them up for a lifetime of excellent oral health and overall wellness. A quality dental practice should not be a fearful place, but a place where whole families feel at home. This is possible when patients are treated like family when they walk in and know that they are receiving the best possible care. I am a perfectionist by nature and pride myself with the ideal, artistic, craftsmanship in everything that I do.

When I am not enjoying dentistry and spending time with my patients, I am an avid family man and always an outdoorsman. Kristen and I have three daughters, Maddy, Grace, and Brooklyn, and two sons, Kyle and Reese. We live in the Grand Rapids area, and I am committed to being available to my patients and the community during all hours of the day, not just the hours that our office doors are open.

I enjoy hunting, fishing, camping, and playing golf with my family. Being raised within a very close-knit family, I have always imagined the perfect dental practice as an extension of my family. To me, my team members and patients are my brothers, sisters, nieces, and nephews. Everyone deserves honesty and everyone deserves the highest quality modern medical care available, and that is what I strive to provide everyone who is a part of our dental family.

Dr. Alexandra Maring

As the daughter of two physicians, she became interested in health care at a young age. Although she chose to pursue dentistry, Dr. Maring is especially interested in the interrelationship between oral health and systemic health. Being a dentist satisfies her desire to treat the whole person while also enjoying the technical challenges of restorative dentistry.

Dr. Maring enjoys working with children, adults, and geriatric patients and knows the training that she received at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry prepared her well to treat patients who have complex health concerns.

After getting to know her, we feel that Dr. Maring’s commitment to being excellent in her clinical skills, her ability to maintain patient confidence through clear communication and a sincere demeanor, and the dedication that she has to learning the latest dental innovations make her an excellent addition to our Complete Health Dentistry team!

Dr. Maring has already begun seeing patients and providing excellent care! At the time of your next appointment, be sure to introduce yourself, and help us welcome Dr. Maring to our practice!