Dr. Lints Bio

Dr Lints Bio

 About Dr. Lints

Dr. Lints is committed to his family, community, and practice in Orthodontics.  His wife, Mary, and four sons remain his focus in his life outside his STATE OF THE ART practice in Orthodontics.  He graduated from Northwestern Michigan College, Michigan State University and The University of Michigan.  Yes, it was 11 years of college!!  His practice is based on providing excellent orthodontic care through the concept of good HEALTH, FUNCTION, AND AESTHETICS.

Dr.Lints Bio

Dr. Lints discusses treatment options with the parent and patient in a modern office surrounded by the best technology available in the United States:  3D Dental CT imaging, self ligating  braces to decrease treatment time, and software educational programs to show techniques and treatment approaches.  The State of Michigan has 7 Dental CT machines licensed in the state and one of those is in Traverse City!  Dr. Lints has invested in your community and his investment has helped many other specialists in dentistry treat their patients with implants, Jaw joint pain or dysfunction, full mouth reconstruction, surgical approaches, and third molar removal.

Besides dentistry, he attends many of his sons sporting events, camps, is an assistant Boy Scout Master, fishes in Grand Traverse Bay with his father, grows blueberries, and enjoys the great outdoors.

Curriculum Vitae

Ronald Richard Lints DDS, MS

Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics

DATE OF BIRTH:  MAY 27, 1960

PLACE OF BIRTH:  Traverse City, Michigan, Munson Medical Center

EDUCATION

Saint Francis High School, Traverse City, Michigan: 1978

Northwestern Michigan College, 1978-80; Associate of Science, with Honors

Michigan State University, 1980-82; Bachelor of Science, with High Honors

University of Michigan Dental School, 1982-86; Doctor of Dental Surgery

University of Michigan Orthodontic Department, 1986-89; Master of Science, Specialist in Orthodontics

ROTH/WILLIAMS ADVANCED EDUCATION IN ORTHODONTICS; 2005

LICENSURE

N.E.R.B. Certified Dentist, June 1986

Michigan Dental License, June 1986

Michigan Orthodontic Specialty License in Orthodontics, July 1989

Completed Written portion of American Board of Orthodontics in 1989

Completed Phase III of the American Board of Orthodontics in 1999

Diplomat of the American Board of Orthodontics:  ABO Certified

RADIOGRAPHIC DENTAL CT (3D IMAGING) CERTIFICATION BY THE STATE OF MICHIGAN; 2007

RESEARCH PRESENTATIONS

1989    AADR, SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA
1988    IADR/AADR, MONTREAL, QUEBEC
1987    AADR, CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

MASTER’S THESIS

“THE EFFECT OF MAXILLARY SURGERY ON RESPIRATION”

UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN 1989

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

MICHIGAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN DENTAL ASSOCIATION

MICHIGAN ORTHODONTIC ASSOCIATION

AMERICAN ORTHODONTIC ASSOCIATION

GREAT LAKES SOCIETY OF ORTHODONTICS

MICHIGAN CLEFT PALATE ASSOCIATION

LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS

PARAMEDICAL STAFF, MUNSON MEDICAL CENTER 1993-PRESENT

CLEFT PALATE TEAM, MUNSON MEDICAL CENTER 1990-PRESENT

RESORT DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY 1989-PRESENT

RESORT DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT ELECT 1992-93

RESORT DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT 1994-95

RESORT DISTRICT DENTAL SOCIETY PRESIDENT 1993-94

SUTTONS BAY ROTARY CLUB 1990-2000

SUTTONS BAY ROTARY YOUTH LEADERSHIP 1990-2000

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS  1991-PRESENT

DENTAL HEALTH MONTH VOLUNTEER 1990-PRESENT

GTACS GLADHANDER VOLUNTEER 1990-PRESENT

VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS NATIONAL HOME DENTIST 1988-89

TCAPS SUPPORTING BUSINESS FOR YOUTH ACTIVITIES

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Testimony

We wanted to let you know that Lizzie was officially dismissed from U of M craniofacial clinic on Nov 29th. As you know, the last portion of her head they were scrutinizing was the lower third including her jaw. When she was quite young, we were told that her jaw would need to be broken when she was full grown—right about now at age 15. When we met with you for the first time, you were both adamant and confident that her case could be handled orthodontically and she would not need surgery. Well, you were right to our delight! Your expertise has resulted in not only a beautiful smile, but a functional one as well. For that we are truly grateful. We also wanted you to know how impressed the craniofacial team was with your work. They were highly complimentary and called it a “textbook case.” Dr. Buchman, head of the clinic, and a plastic surgeon who does not hand out compliments freely, commented that Lizzie’s chin was 3 mm off center and that only he as a plastic surgeon could see that. The orthodontic team heartily agreed. So, hats off to you, thank you from the bottom of our hearts and if you ever need to publish a successful, albeit difficult case, consider Lizzie! Thank you again,

Dave, Terri & Lizzie

Locations

Traverse City Office
4020 Copper View #240
Traverse City, MI 49684

Suttons Bay Office
408 N St Jospehs St
Suttons Bay, MI 49682

Elk Rapids Office
126 Ames St, Elk Rapids, MI 49629

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Dr.Lints Bio

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