Dr.Ronald K. Risinger, a native of Orange, Texas, graduated from Orangefield High School in 1981. He attended Lamar University and received his dental degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1988, graduating with honors. In 1989, Dr. Risinger was recognized as a distinguished graduate from an U.S. Air Force general practice residency program at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois. He practiced general dentistry in the Air Force for five years, serving at Edwards Air Force Base, California.
Dr. Risinger was selected by the Air Force to receive advanced training in the specialty of orthodontics. After three years of intensive study, he graduated with a master’s degree and an orthodontic specialty certificate from the University of North Carolina in 1996. Upon graduation, Dr. Risinger served a three-year tour as an orthodontist with the Air Force in Tokyo, Japan.
Dr. Risinger has received numerous professional awards and is a published author in several international dental journals. He has also been an invited lecturer at national and international orthodontic meetings. Dr. Risinger is board certified with the American Board of Orthodontics, and a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. Dr. Risinger is a past-president of the Southeast Texas Dental Society and a member of the Texas Dental Association.
Dr. Risinger opened his private practice in orthodontics in August 1999 in Beaumont, Texas. In 2002, he opened a satellite office in Port Arthur, Texas. He is honored to have treated over 9,000 patients in Southeast Texas over the last 17 years.
Dr. Risinger is married to Lynn Risinger, and has one daughter, Brittney, and two sons, Dane and Logan. Brittney graduated from Lamar University in 2012 and now works in the fashion industry. Dane is a Sophomore at Baylor University, where he’s studying to be an orthodontist. Lastly, Logan is a busy 9th grader, playing golf and basketball for Orangefield.
Dr. Risinger is committed to education and he serves as the School Board President of Orangefield Independent School District. He enjoys singing in his church choir and collecting muscle cars.