Ronald R. Lints DDS MS

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 About Dr. Lints

Dr. Lints received his Master of Science in Orthodontics, as well as his Doctor of Dental Surgery, from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry. In practice, his goal is to provide excellent orthodontic care through the concepts of excellent health, function, and aesthetics. As a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Lints discusses treatment options with the parent and patient by using the most up-to-date technology. His practice utilizes 3D Dental CT imaging, self-ligating braces, Invisalign treatment, and educational software programs. Dr. Lints enjoys collaborating with other oral health specialists, general dentists, and other medical professionals when treating patients with dental implants, jaw joint pain or dysfunction, full mouth reconstruction, surgical approaches, and third molar removal. Dr. Lints believes continuing education is crucial to improving treatment outcomes and working relationships with dentists and healthcare professionals.

Ronald R. Lints DDS MS

His wife, Mary, and four sons remain the focus in his life outside of his orthodontic practice. In his spare time, Dr. Lints enjoys spending time with family, traveling, farming, hunting in Northern Michigan, fishing local inland lakes and Lake Michigan, and watching Big Ten sports. As a northern Michigan native, Dr. Lints regularly supports public and private education, and extracurricular activities.


Master of Science in Orthodontics, Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1986-89.

Doctor of Dental Surgery, University of Michigan School of Dentistry, 1982-86.

Bachelor of Science, Zoology, Michigan State University, 1980-82.

Associate of Applied Science, Northwestern Michigan College, 1978-80.

Traverse City St. Francis High School Class of 1978.

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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


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

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

Elk Rapids Office
126 Ames St
Elk Rapids, MI 49629

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