A Love for Orthodontics
Working with so many incredible people, especially my younger patients, keeps me young at heart. I watch each person mature and blossom through treatment and beyond. Whether I’m seeing a shy child develop self-esteem, or an adult receive the smile they’ve dreamed about for years, I’m making a difference in the lives of people I care about. Orthodontics is professionally and personally rewarding.
I love the challenge of creating the best smile and face I can for each of my patients. Each person is unique. While they come to me with the same desired result, I have to find the ideal treatment approach for each person’s specific needs. It’s a pleasure to be continually thinking and using my knowledge and experience to help others.
A Pursuit of Excellence
- Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry, Indiana University, 1982
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Indiana University, 1986
- Master’s degree in Orthodontics, University of Iowa, 1988
Dr. Ripley has always pursued excellence. He was Senior Class President and graduated first in his class at Bedford-North Lawrence High School. At Indiana University, he graduated with Phi Beta Kappa honors. In Dental School, he graduated first in his class. He recieved his Masters in Orthodontics from one of the top programs in the country. Dr. Ripley brings his enthusiasm for excellence every day to the office.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- Indiana Dental Association
- Indianapolis District Dental Society, Board of Directors
Outside the practice, you’ll most often find me spending quality time with my family. My wife, Ruanne and I met at Indiana University and we have been married for 29 years. We have two incredible adult human children, Christina and Daniel. Our third child, Phoebe, is a Golden Retriever and has the “most favored status” of everyone in the family.
I enjoy keeping active, whether I’m playing golf, snow skiing, wakeboarding, or wakesurfing. Of course I’m a fan of the Colts and Pacers, and follow Indiana University sports, too.