Luke Ristow, DDS, says, “having the opportunity to get to know my patients and help them create or maintain a confident, healthy smile is the best part of my job.” Dr. Ristow joins Eastridge Family Dental as a general dentist and will provide patients with comprehensive dental care, creating treatment plans that are tailored to their individual wants and needs.
Originally from Columbia, MO, Dr. Ristow earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry and has spent the past three years practicing in the Kansas City area. His own dental experiences as a child inspired him to go into the profession. “When I was 12, I had a gap between my two front teeth that a crayon could fit through. It was affecting my speech, and my lisp only went away after orthodontic treatment helped me close it. I remember the feeling of getting my braces taken off quite well,” said Ristow. “My speech improved immediately and my confidence shot through the roof. It was truly a life changing event.” He hopes to be able to make a similar impact on his patients and the Lee’s Summit community.
When he’s not serving patients, Dr. Ristow enjoys balancing his time between staying active outdoors, relaxing with family and friends, or enjoying a good book or tv show – his current favorite being Ted Lasso. Dr. Ristow and his fiancé, Kaylee, currently reside in Kansas City, MO.