Dr. Ralph Wilson joined Dr. Reitan in 2002; he sees patients at the Pinnacle Peak and Paradise Valley offices. He is currently involved in research using lasers to treat periodontal disease. Additionally, he helps coordinate the analysis of less invasive ways to perform sinus lifts.
Dr. Wilson graduated from the Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Science in psychology (with distinction) and a Doctor of Dental Science (cum laude). He was also inducted into the Omicron Kappa Epsilon Honor Society. He continued his education by specializing in periodontics, later earning a Certificate in Periodontology and a Master of Science.
Dr. Wilson was selected for an American Cancer Society Research fellowship during his residency training and was selected as the chief resident in his periodontal program. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He has also published articles in cancer and dental journals, and has been a podium speaker at the annual American Academy of Periodontology meeting on laser treatment as well as on emerging technology and techniques.
IN HIS FREE TIME
Dr. Wilson stays busy with his family and enjoys playing golf.
MOST REWARDING ASPECT OF DENTISTRY
“The most rewarding part of dentistry for me is providing care for patients who are apprehensive about coming to the dentist. I enjoy making them feel comfortable so they can have a happy, healthy smile.”