Dr. Ron was raised in the Morton area. He graduated from Morton High School in 1981. After graduation, he attended Bradley University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. He earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery from the University of Illinois in 1991. Dr. Ron is a member of the American Dental Association®, Illinois State Dental Society, Chicago Dental Society, Peoria District Dental Society and Morton Chamber of Commerce.
Dentistry is in my blood. I can honestly say I enjoy it more today than I did when I started practicing 28 years ago. There has been an explosion in technology that has made dentistry more rewarding, innovative, and exciting. These changes all translate into better quality care and a more pleasant dental experience for our patients. With that in mind, I have remained committed to remaining on top of these changes through continuing dental education courses and introducing new technology into the practice.
I grew up in Chicago; in 1985, I graduated from Loyola University with a bachelor’s degree in biology. In 1989, I received my dental degree from the University of Illinois College of Dentistry. I pursued a General Practice Residency from the then-West Side VA Hospital in Chicago and completed the residency in 1990. I am a member of the ADA, ISDS, PDDS, and CDS.
I met my husband, Ron, in dental school; we married in 1990. After practicing a few years in Chicago, we moved to Ron‘s hometown of Morton, Illinois. In 1992, we established Ranson and Ranson Family Dental, located in the heart of the Morton community. We have one daughter in college and two very sweet Goldendoodles. When not practicing dentistry, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and exploring my creative side in painting.
Dr. Pham is a native of Peoria. She went to Richwoods High School and Bradley University. She graduated from Southern Illinois University, School of Dental Medicine, in 2018 and completed her advanced training in general dentistry there in 2019. Her professional philosophy centers on delivering comfortable and conservative dentistry in a friendly environment while educating patients about their oral health.
When Dr. Pham is not in office, she enjoys spending time with her partnerAndrew and their cat Wendy. She also loves cooking, practicing yoga, and listening to podcasts.
At Ranson Family Dental, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality of dental care possible. Each member of our dental team is educated and knowledgeable about their field, and we strive to give our services in a compassionate, gentle, and professional environment. We welcome you to get to know our team, and to schedule your appointment for the dental care in Morton, Illinois, you deserve.
Alexa is currently our Office Manager here at Ranson Family Dental. She graduated in 2019 with her Bachelor's in Science, specializing in marketing. Alexa's favorite part about her role is helping our Veterans getthe right treatment they need and deserve. In her free time, you can find Alexa at Homegoods or Target.
Ryleigh is one of our dental assistants and joined our team February of 2021. Ryleigh underwent her training at the Accelerated Dental Assisting Academy. Ryleigh's favorite part of her job is taking great care of patients. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and shopping at Target.
Heather is a registered dental hygienist, and she has been in the dental field for over 16 years. She started out as a dental assistant for 3 years. She then realized that she wanted to further her education by becoming a registered dental hygienist, which she has been doing since 2004. Heather’s goal is to help her patients through patient education and to encourage others to maintain good periodontal health. Heather was born in Morton and still lives here with her family. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and three dogs.
Erinn R. is one of our registered dental hygienists and has been working in dentistry for over 20 years! Erinn graduated from the Illinois Central College dental hygiene program in 2004. She grew up in Morton and now lives here with her family. In her spare time, Erinn enjoys spending time with my family and friends. She also enjoys working out, running, and raising money for St. Jude.
Lorinda is a registered dental hygienist, and she has been with the Ranson dental team since 2003. She received her Dental Hygiene degree in 2001 and her Bachelor of Science in Health Arts degree in 2005. Lorinda takes pride in providing quality dental hygiene care to her patients. Outside of work, Lorinda enjoys spending time with her family and friends. Her children, husband, and dog keep her very busy with may activities.
Erinn S. is one of our dental assistants that joined our team in June of 2021. Erinn received her dental assisting certification through MTI in May of 2021 and still continues to further her education in dentistry. Erinn is currently showing her passion for dentistry by working towards her hygiene license at Illinois Central College and plans to graduate in May of 2024. Erinn enjoys making patients smile. In her free time she loves to spend time with her pup and being outdoors.
Peggi has been with Ranson Dental since October 2021. She has worked in the medical field for 20 plus years. Peggi is a mom of 3 grown children with one grandson. In her free time she loves to travel with my boyfriend.
Katie is a dental assistant who joined our team in the summer of 2022. She has dreamed about going into dentistry from a very young age and now wants to make her dream a reality. She graduated high school from Illinois Central Christian School and is now attending Bradley University as a biomedical science major. After college, she plans to enroll in dental school with hopes of becoming a dentist herself. In her free time, Katie loves to play piano and to be active outdoors.
Gizmo is our office dog!
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