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Qualifications and Experience
Dr. Ritter graduated from NYU College of Dentistry in 2002. Prior to studying at NYU College of Dentistry, he graduated from Queens College and worked towards a Masters at Hofstra. He completed his GP Residency at Long Island College Hospital. Since he began practicing dentistry, Dr. Ritter has kept up to date on many continuing educational classes, ensuring that his patients receive the most comprehensive and advanced dental care. Dr. Ritter believes in quality and professional care in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Ritter Family Dental recently relocated to a brand new state of the art office to accommodate his growing and expanding practice. We invite you to join our family.
Verified Patient Reviews
Amazing. The doctor and staff were very polite and helpful. I wish I found them sooner.
I had a great experience in Dr. Jay Ritters office. Such a great cleaning.
It was great as usual. No fuss; no muss. Kept me informed regarding delays. Is always genuinely concerned for my well-being for the whole time I am in his offices.
This is a great dental office, staff is very professional and courteous. They show concern for your comfort and you do not have to wait long for your appointment. They take you in right away.
It went so well. First time I ever had a root canal done where I wasn't apprehensive and a bundle of nerves. Dr. Ritter explained it all to me and even set up a way I could signal him to stop should I became anxious or overwhelmed or just plain needed a break. He was cognizant of my fears and addressed each one by explaining exactly what he'd be doing. He even stopped several times during the procedure to ask how I was doing. He was kind, patient and caring. I need to go back to finish up and I can't wait.
He was honest & upfront with me. Not driven by just the money. Takes my dental plan. Spent time with me to discuss what needs to be done. Staff is just super and very helpful and accommodating. Can't ask for better.
Dr. Ritter was more than patient with me, anxiety and all. He was professional, gave me options, understood my hesitation about my financial obligations and gave me extra Novocaine to make sure it didn't hurt. Highly recommend.
Great staff and dentist. Very clean and professional office.
Beautiful new office. Everyone us very nice.
Very pleasant. Thorough. Explains in detail.
Dr Jay Ritter is the best dentist I have ever encountered.I feel blessed to have found him.
He was so caring, patient and wonderful! I would highly recommend him!!
It was my first visit to his new office and I'm very pleased
Dr.Ritter makes you very comfortable, easy going and personable. New x-ray machine helps gaggers like myself feel at ease Definitely recommend this office. Office staff could step up a little, not as personable but not in any way rude
I have been seeing Dr.Ritter for a few years and I have many dental issues. Dr.Ritter always takes his time and makes me feel at ease while he is doing the dental work. Great Dentist
Dr. Ritter is a compassinate and profesional dentist he truely cares about you dental health and takes the time to explain you options and needs to you. If your a person who is very fearful of the dentist, this is the place to come.
Wonderful as usual.
Dr. Ritter is a compassinate and profesional dentist he truely cares about you dental health and takes the time to explain you options and needs to you.
Doctor and staff are very personable. Made me feel at ease right away and explained everything quite thoroughly.
Very personable and very thorough. The Dental hygienist was also patient and very good.
Quick and easy. He was very efficient and right to the point. He was able to identify the problem I was having within minutes of being there.
Very nice office, clean, state of the art equipment. Dentist and staff were all very friendly.
He was fantastic!! I had a comprehensive checkup with X-rays and a cleaning done. The cleaning was a bit painful (I'm pretty sensitive), but when I said something, he put numbing gel on my gums and it went smoothly after that. The doc did not try to get me to get any more work done. He actually suggested it were best not to do added stuff, such as refill a crown that did not need refilling, due to the possibility of it potentially cracking. Dr Ritter is fantastic! I'll definitely be back in six months for my next checkup and cleaning.
Dr. Ritter is really chill. Made sure everything was comfortable and checked multiple times on my comfort level and at the end if I had any questions. Cool young guy
Great doctor, mase me feel very comfortable, the ony thing I didnt like was the rooms were nit private, you can see the other patients in the next room, where they can hear your conversations and see the doctor working ob you... Other then that he's great...
We definitely will be returning! Staff is friendly and polite and Dr. Ritter was great.
Staff is professional and friendly. I travel over half an hour to see Dr Ritter because of a recommendation and he's worth the trip!!!
Very clean, professional and modern office. All staff very nice. Very good first experience for me and my wife.
Great dentist, very friendly staff
Pleasant staff. Clean office
The Doctor and Dental hygeniest were very friendly and capable. The whole staff was very professional.
Dr. Ritter is knowledgeable and his professionalism is top notch! His hygienist Illiana was wonderful too!
Very friendly and professional staff. Making an appointment was very easy and I was seen immediately.
Very professional, courteous staff. Office is very clean & neat. No waiting time was biggest surprise.
Jay Ritter always makes you feel appreciated as his client. He is very informative the entire time and the wait is always so little. I love that he is open Sundays because weekends are truly the only time I have available.
Today, I had my first appointment with Dr. Ritter. He and his staff were very personable and professional. His hygienist is excellent. I was immediately called in upon arrival. I highly recommend Dr. Ritter.
The office is new and very clean and comfortable. I like that they have TV's in each room too. I met with Dr. Ritter and he was very professional and nice. The cleaning was very quick and painless. Happy with my experience and will be going back for sure! I usually hate the dentist and have had a bad experience is the past and I was pleasantly surprised with this office.
He's the best and the new office is so clean and beautiful!!!
Dr. Ritter and his staff are always great. I always get seen in a timely manner and he's always very helpful.
My experience with Dr. J.... His office waiting area was clean bright and comfortable. I was taken within 15min of my scheduled appointment. I found the staff to be courteous, caring and highly professional. I was smiling on the way out he made me feel happy to be his patient.
Best dentist I have ever used! No joke. He's really personable and he personally gave the best cleaning I've ever gotten.
He is a very good and respectful dentist. He is open on a weekend which allows me to go with the family. He has just moved to his new office at 4160 Merrick rd -and I highly recommend him.
He did the cleaning himself and it was an excellent cleaning.
He is great denthis,he did fix my tooth and gum problem 15 minutes Never had a dentist so fast and secure Thanks a lot him and his staff
Dr. Ritter, as always, comes through. Had a decayed molar pulled in his office yesterday. His skilled hands took care of the whole mess in ten minutes with minimal pain and bleeding during and after. Thank you Dr. Jay!
Very pleasant, efficient friendly staff.
Great as always.
He is such a nice man....and a Great dentist....!
Dr. Ritter is the best Dentist there is hands down. He takes care and time to explain everything to you and then takes the care to make sure you are at ease. He does everything no handing you off to other person. Dr. Ritter makes it easy to go to the dentist not that anyone likes going but he makes it easier. He truly is a great Dentist and over all awesome person he really cares.
visit was fast, dr jay was very professional. Have X-ray and routin cleaning; didn't hurt a bit
I read great reviews about him so I decided to go and get established. He's a very nice guy but I don't think it was the right fit for me. I felt like he wasn't caring about my overall health and was caring more about the unnecessary procedures that would cpst me thousands out of pocket.
Great visit! Taken right on time. Friendly, kind staff.
Awesome experience at my new dentist I highly recommend DR Ritter
He's great! Makes you feel really comfortable. Didn't feels thing??
Makes you want to go back
Highly recommended dr and staff were awesome
Wonderful experience. Efficient , fast and almost no wait. Dr. Ritter did a great job with prophylactic treatment ! Will definitely recommend to others.
Highly recommend! Best dentist there is!!! Was there today for the first time, felt as I have been there many times before. Extremely professional, honest and know exactly what he is doing. Got my cleaning taking care of and also repaired 2 cavities. Felt no pain at all, Dr was fully patient and made sure I was ok and didn't felt any sort of pain. I have a very sensitive mouth and I have never expected to have such an amazing experience! Will definitely continue going there to get my perfect smile :)) Thank You Dr Jay Ritter!!!
I went during the week, but I was still seen immediately for my appointment. Dr. Ritter was very friendly and gave me some good information about my wisdom teeth surgery and some suggestions as to where to get the procedure done. The cleaning was very fast and pain-free!
Everyone is very friendly and attentive. Dr. Ritter takes the time to explain things and answer any questions you may have. Cleanings are very, very thorough and the hygienist takes the extra steps to make sure you aren't covered in water once done. Scheduling could be better as I had my appointment changed twice (vacation and moving the office) before finally seeing him but the services provided are great so I overlooked that. I have referred my family to him and they are happy as well.
I absolutely LOVE DR. Ritter!! He has an incredible bedside manner and is always so thorough in explaining any procedures or things he notices!!! I am such a white knuckle patient but he definitely puts me at ease! I've never had to wait for an appt and he is definitely accommodating to emergency appts! So glad I found him, I hope he stays put forever!!!
Very happy and pleased Would recommend
Dr. Ritter is simply the best dentist. I am terrified of going to the dentist and he has always been extremely patient and gentle with my care. He has compassion for his patients. The staff is always full of smiles and polite. His office is very clean and I would recommend him to anyone.
Our family is new to Dr Ritter... He's been excellent. We're all very pleased with his work and his approach. Highly recommend.
First time visit with Dr. Ritter and staff. My daughter and cousin recommended them. Dr. Ritter was very professional and polite. Judy, the hygienist was as well. Made me feel very comfortable and I highly recommend them.
Dr Ritter is kind compassionate and SWIFT . We did a treatment plan and he took via time even though he had been running late throughout the day. Totally worth the wait .
He is fantastic
Dr Ritter knows his patients so well. You never feel like a number. His bedside manner is great and he's always courteous and concerned about your well being during your visit. I'd recommend him to everyone!
BY FAR THE BEST DENTIST I'VE EVER SEEN........... AND OVER THE YEARS I'VE HAD AT LEAST 20 DIFFERENT DENTISTS!!!!
This was my first visit to the office. Everyone very friendly - didn't wait too long. Dr Ritter and staff are great.
Dr. Jay is very professional and extremely efficient. In and out fast with outstanding results.
Going to the dentist is never a place anyone looks forward to going but I must say Dr. Ritter makes you feel very comfortable. He seems to be very knowledgeable and explains everything to you in a manner in which you can understand. I had a root canal on my last visit and I am very pleased with the service I received.
He was very knowledgeable and I felt very comfortable with him. I cant remember the last time the dentist actually did my cleaning himself.
Wonderful. Always happy with my visit and the care given.
He was great with my 4 year old. The hygenist was awesome and made my nervous son feel super comfortable!
Very professional, very quick. I will go there again in the future.
He is always very good.
Great Dentist. Felt really welcomed!!
Very nice Dentist, If my insurance did not change I would have gone back.
I arrived a little early and Dr. Ritter wasn't there yet but the assistants took me into the room right away and started getting my X-rays so when he arrived there was no additional waiting. A very efficient office and Dr. Ritter has great bedside manner. He kept me at ease the entire time and addressed all my concerns.
I had my first appointment with Dr. Ritter on July 28, 2015. He is very cordial and his bedside manner is incredibly professional. His assistant is also very kind and professional as well. I had a front top veneer that turned black and need it replaced before my wedding next Saturday, August 8th. He immediately got to work and gave me a temp veneer and guaranteed I would have my actual veneer replaced by next Tuesday, August 4th, just in time for my wedding! He is seriously amazing and even with a temp veneer, I can see he does really great work. My temp looks really good and blends in well. The entire procedure was pain free after he numbed me up. He is truly a lifesaver and will help me smile from ear to ear with confidence for my wedding coming up! Thanks Dr. Ritter!
Very happy with Dr. Ritter. Would definitely recommend.
Very accommodating and helpful!
Amazing bedside manner and very thorough. Very professional and very gentle.
I took both of my grandchildren to see Dr. Ritter, neither one had ever had a filling before. They were very nervous going into the procedure but when they both came out, they said "he was so nice, he kept asking me does it hurt and if it does raise your hand". They felt like he really cared about them and it never really hurt. The appointment was very efficient and the kids are not at all worried about going back. Thank you Dr.Ritter!
Dr Ritter is very nice and does a great job.
I have actually been a patient for years. It's pain free dentistry for sure.
Great visit! Everything was quick and easy!! Everyone was so nice and friendly!! Answered all my questions
Dr. Ritter is very professional and kind. He didn't do any work for me yet so I will supplement this later on.
Very good Dentist with an exceptional bedside manner and was communicative about the entire process and concerned with comfort level all throughout.
Love him!!! Amazing dentist. I always visit his Massapequa office and have visited his Brooklyn office. I can simply say he's GREAT!! Very pleasant as well as his staff great sense of humor puts me at ease no pain and always makes sure im comfortable and in as least pain as possible. Definitely recommend Dr Ritter
Fantastic. Dr. Ritter is great.
He is great. Very straight forward and knowledgeable!
The visit was overall very nice, the workers were courteous and pleasant. The biggest issue was the result of the work, which is what I mainly came for. I had a chipped front tooth, Dr Ritter repaired. Upon coming home both my wife and I noticed that the difference in color between my tooth and the fixed part is quite noticeable, it doesn't feel as smooth and the fixed part is very white in comparison to the tooth color. Although I expected the fixed part to be a shade whiter, it actually is quite bright. I will try to whiten my teeth as much as I can to match it, but if it doesn't, then I would need to get it re-done.
Professional, courteous, personable Dentist. He displayed a constant concern with my comfort level and any discomfort during the procedure. Explains everything as he goes along in concise language. Very easy to relate to and as down to earth as he is proficient in his field.
My first root canal with Dr. Ritter was great! Not one bit of pain. He is very quick and organized. Had other root canals with Root Canal Specialists and was pleasantly surprised that I was actually happier with Dr. Ritter.
I for one am terrified of dentists, I went into the office for a root canal and Doctor Ritter was amazing. If I needed a few minutes to get my head back in the game, I was given the time. The doc was patient and literally explained everything that I was going to feel and what he was doing. First time in a good 2 months I can sleep with no pain.
Dr Ritter seems truly interested in good dental care. He is truthful, answers all questions and does his best to make a patient feel comfortable.
Doctor Ritter is an excellent dentist in every aspect I have been a patient for many years, I recommend him highly.
Seems very nice and was straightforward
Awesome! Always a pleasure every visit
Very friendly dentist. thoroughly cleaning and helpful preventive advise.
Very nice Doctor took his to with me,explained what had to be done..thank you for your time..A++++
Very helpful and informative. Takes the time to thoroughly explain anything you have a question about.
i went for a check up and cleaning xrays showed i had a cavity and the dr took care of it asap didnt feel a thing!
If you go on a weekend be prepared to wait.
Dr. Ritter is a wonder dentist and listens to his patient's. He makes the dental experience easier for those like me that have a phobia of dental work.
Dr. Ritter and his staff run an excellent and efficient office. I appreciate the thorough check up. See you in 6 months!
I was very please. I saw him over a month ago. My temp crown broke and he made a new one. I told him I had my nephews wedding and wanted to smile. Well he took care of that and at today's visit 1st thing he asked me was about the wedding. I was pleased that he remembered my nephews wedding
Jay and his staff do everything they can to make you as comfortable as you can be. I've managed to avoid going to the dentist for a very long time but I will definitely be keeping my 6-month appointment this time. Quick and painless! -Can't ask for anything more from your dentist.
Very informative, helpful and courteous :)
Every doctor should operate like Dr. Ritter. An amazing bedside manner, professional and prompt.
My appt was at 10am but I got there little early because I scheduled my bf for 9:30am. We were both out by 10am. We had a check up and a cleaning all done by Dr. Ritter. Thank you ZocDoc I've found my dentist!
This was my initial visit with Dr. Ritter. I had x-rays taken as well as a cleaning. Everything went great. I left some personal belongings behind by accident and Dr. Ritter stayed late so that I could turn around to retrieve them. He is truly a nice man.
Loved him! I have tremendous anxiety going to dentists. He put my nerves at ease and did a great job on my root canal. No pain or discomfort during and after procedure. I will definitely be going back and bring my children as well!
Could not have been any better.
Very fast and very professional. A+
The office is awkwardly small but the staff is excellent. I felt at home here right away.
He work on more than one patients same time
felt comfortable and in good hands.
I enjoyed the visit the feedback and his ability to hear my conerns. He explained my options and allowed me make my choice.
Courteous, professional & friendly doctor I will bring my kids back to see him again & plan to go there for my dental needs
I was so happy with Dr. Ritter!! I hate going to the dentist but Dr. Ritter made me feel so comfortable. And his front office staff were very helpful
Great Dentist! Very personable and very welcoming. He explained everything that he was going to do and just made me feel very comfortable. His staff was very friendly and also welcoming. Definitely recommend this dentist.
I've been a patient of Dr. Ritter since 2010 when my family moved here to Long Island. He and is office staff are the best. Love using this new on-line booking system. Works great.
I usually dread going to the dentist but not anymore! Amazing dentist!! I was seen right away!! He was gentle and pleasant!! His staff was so supportive!! I wouldn't go anywhere else!! Thanks guys!!!
He was very kind, sweet, and patient. Definitely will be going back for my next cleaning and I will be dragging the hubby with me as well.
Dr. Ritter is very professional and has a great staff. I had a root canal and he made sure I was not in any unnecessary pain or discomfort. He is an excellent dentist. I still need to go back for a crown on the root canal and an extraction of a wisdom tooth; and I am not the least bit worried. I know Dr. Ritter will do an amazing job.i highly recommend dr. Jay Ritter .
He is very friendly and great with kids...
Dr. Ritter and staff were very friendly. I'll definitely go back again!!!!!
awesome dentist!!! thank you so much dr jay!
Dr. Ritter was the most gentle and caring Dentist I ever used. I referred my whole family and friends to him.
I had a complicated procedure done and although i was nervous dr. jay was very reassuring and calm and he helped me and explained to me everything that he was going to do and made me feel so comfortable with him! hes the best dentist ive ever gone to!
he stopped my tooth pain :)
I got great care and he had gentle hands Thanks dr. Jay!!
Jay Ritter was a bit rough for my liking. My mouth was sore for days.