Meet Dr. Ritzau

Dr. Ritzau

Dr Kristen Ritzau is the Founder, Lead Dentist, and Chief Executive Officer of Shoreline Dental Studio. In 2011, Shoreline Dental Studio began in a single dental operatory with only Dr Ritzau and her husband, and has quickly grown into a 15 employee multi-million dollar practice that services dental patients from over 100 cities and 6 states across the nation. Over the past five years it has grown to help over 3,500 people achieve their dental goals.

Dr. Kristen Ritzau was named to the prestigious 40 Under 40 list of the country’s top dental providers by Incisal Edge Magazine in 2015. Shoreline Dental Studio was voted the top dental office in San Clemente by the San Clemente Times and SC Lifestyle Magazine in 2017. It was also named to the Orange County Best Places to Work list in 2018.

Dr. Ritzau is also the author of Distinctive Dentistry: Obtaining an Unparalleled Dental Experience and a Healthy Smile for Life. She was also named to the Board of the American Academy of Clear Aligners in 2018 and achieved Gold+ Level Provider status by Invisalign for her clinical excellence with Invisalign. She graduated at the top of her class from University of California, Los Angeles earning the prestigious Alpha Omega International Award.

In addition, Kristen has a passion for giving back to her community. The granddaughter of a Marine, she’s chosen to partner with Smiles for FREEdom to provide an annual day of free dental work to U.S. veterans. During the inaugural event in 2017, Shoreline Dental Studio provided over $40,000 worth of free dental services to veterans on a single day! Dr. Ritzau has also participated in numerous dental missions trips in countries including Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Dominican Republic and has been recognized by the Wyatt R. Hume Scholarship Foundation and the International Dental Implant Association for her contributions.

Dr. Ritzau was the captain of her collegiate soccer team at Point Loma Nazarene University and also earned awards as a two time All-Conference player. She also enjoys running and has completed two marathons to date. She enjoys spending time with her two young children, Hayley and Hunter. She is involved with her local MOPS group and can be found at the beach with her family in her free time.