Faculty Practice Welcomes First Full-Time General Dentist
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Faculty Practice Welcomes First Full-Time General Dentist

Faculty Practice Welcomes First Full-Time General Dentist

Published: Thursday, August 24, 2023

Faculty Practice Welcomes First Full-Time General Dentist

OKLAHOMA CITY – The University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry is pleased to announce the hiring of its first full-time general dentist in the OU Dentistry Faculty Practice. Alisa Ratzlaff, D.D.S., has joined a group of established part-time faculty dentists in the clinic and currently booking appointments.

Dr. Ratzlaff earned her bachelor’s degree in zoology from the University of Oklahoma in 2002. She then went on to the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2006. Throughout her career, Dr. Ratzlaff has performed complex procedures such as restorative dentistry, crowns and bridges, cosmetic veneers, TMJ, implants, orthodontics and more.

“It is an honor to be the first full-time dentist at OU Dentistry, said Dr. Ratzlaff. “I have always loved treating families and setting people up for success in the dental chair. Having 17 years of experience in private practice, I am able to treat children and adults with all types of treatments based on their own individual needs. From simple fillings to restoring complex full mouth rehabilitation, I love taking patients to the finish line in their dental journey and ultimately helping them maintain their teeth.”

After 17 years in private practice, Dr. Ratzlaff has joined the faculty at the OU College of Dentistry.  Dr. Ratzlaff will treat a wide array of patients ranging from pediatrics to adults and is committed to providing quality care for all patients.

She is trained and certified in multiple areas of dentistry including comprehensive orthodontics, comprehensive interceptive orthodontics, full mouth restorative rehabilitation, gum grafting, implant dentistry and bone grafting. Dr. Ratzlaff works diligently to design the perfect smile for the patients’ needs and is with the patient throughout the whole procedure process.

“The OU College of Dentistry is pleased to welcome Dr. Alisa Ratzlaff,” said Paul M. Mullasseril, D.D.S., M.S., dean of the college. “Dr. Ratzlaff is an excellent clinician and patient advocate. She brings a wealth of knowledge, experience and leadership to the OU Dentistry Faculty Practice. Having her on faculty full-time will allow the clinic provide treatment to even more patients in a timely and efficient manner, and furthers the college’s mission to increase access to oral healthcare to the people of Oklahoma.”

She has received multiple awards during her career in dentistry ranging from the clinical excellence award at UT San Antonio Health Science Center, Myron Sigler Cosmetic award at UT San Antonio Health Science Center.

Dr. Ratzlaff is a member of several professional organizations such as the American Dental Association, American Orthodontics Society, Academy of General Dentists and the Oklahoma Dental Association.

OU Dentistry Faculty Practice

The OU Dentistry Faculty Practice is a comprehensive dental care clinic located in the OU College of Dentistry on the Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City. The clinic provides a private practice feel all while receiving dental care in one facility.

The providers are licensed dental faculty, dental hygienists, and support staff take time to listen to the patients concerns, answer questions and provide the information needed to make informed decisions about caring for the patients’ teeth and overall oral health.

Adding this key role in the OU Dentistry Faculty Practice will allow the clinic to see and treat more patients.

The OU College of Dentistry is the source for dental needs and education in the state of Oklahoma, specializing in innovation and new technology in dentistry to train the next generation of dentists. Become a patient in OU Dentistry Faculty Practice today.

For more information or to learn how to become a patient, visit: https://dentistry.ouhsc.edu/Patients/Faculty-Practice



The OU College of Dentistry is home to the state’s only doctor of dental surgery program and baccalaureate degree program in dental hygiene. More than 70 percent of the state of Oklahoma’s dentists are graduates of the OU College of Dentistry. The college provides general dental care and specialty care to Oklahomans through student, resident and faculty practice clinics. The OU College of Dentistry has established a reputation of training its students to provide the highest quality of clinical care available.