Dr. Alexander Ritchey

Minooka | Morris
Dr. Alex Ritchey received his Bachelor of Science degree from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1995. He continued his education at Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, graduating with honors and earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in May of 2000. Dr. Ritchey completed his Orthodontic Residency at St. Louis University Center for Advanced Dental Education earning a Master of Science degree in Dentistry in December of 2002.

Alex and his wife, Sheri, were born and raised in Joliet. Their plan after completing school was to return home to Joliet to raise their children close to family. Dr. Ritchey had the opportunity to join Dr. Richard Renwick’s practice as an associate and started his orthodontic career in January 2003. In January 2004, Dr. Ritchey purchased Dr. Renwick’s Joliet and Morris practices allowing him to continue his career in the community he has always called home. Then in January 2017, Dr. Ritchey and Dr. Clarence Red III decided to collaborate and merged their practices to create Red & Ritchey Orthodontics.

Dr. Ritchey and his wife Sheri have three children, Rylee, Caden, and Piper. Their dedication to their children and their children’s activities helps keep the demands of practice ownership in perspective. Over the years, their kids have kept them busy traveling to gymnastics meets, volleyball matches, and cheer competitions. Now, that has shifted to going to visit Rylee and Caden in college and enjoying Piper’s last years of high school before Alex and Sheri become “empty nesters.” Whether it’s tailgating at an Alabama football game with Rylee, exploring the mountains and beaches of North Carolina with Caden, or going to watch Piper cheer at games and cheer competitions, Alex and Sheri are always on the move. And, they wouldn’t have it any other way! When the opportunity arrives, Alex and Sheri enjoy boating, golfing, dining out, and some downtime at home streaming shows.

Alex and Sheri have also been actively involved in community activities over the years. For example, Sheri served as President as well as many other offices for the Joliet Junior Woman’s Club (JJWC) and was a board member of CASA of Will & Grundy County. Dr. Ritchey has served on the board of the George Werden Buck Boy’s and Girl’s Club of Joliet and has served in several leadership roles on both the State and local levels of organized Dentistry and Orthodontics. He also supports the community as a provider and member of the Smiles Change Lives program and the Illinois Donated Orthodontic Services program. Additionally, Dr. Ritchey and Sheri, as part of R&R Orthodontics, are proud to support local school fundraisers, sports team and student activity sponsorships, and feel blessed to support other needs that may arise in the community.