About Us


Dental Simulation Specialists, Inc. was established to serve the growing need to increase awareness, patient safety and outcomes in the dental office.


Follow the leaders in your industry by putting yourself, your assistants, your staff, and office through the ultimate simulation experience. Utilize your own equipment, space, and personnel in the privacy of your own office when it is convenient for you.


This unique and challenging program provides a didactic and hands on clinical simulation experience that addresses the proper assessment and management of patient complications associated with minimal to moderate sedation.

  • explore simulations for the general dentist as a method to improve patient safety and outcomes. A variety of engage interactively to determine critical decisions and therapies for those patients
  • look at In- Situ Simulation, its importance, frequency and effects will be reviewed
  • participate and demonstrate the appropriate patient management with a variety hands-on simulations with Sim Man.




Rick Ritt of Dental Simulation Specialists has been a profound help in training not only the dentists, but the staff as well. It is so important that we function as a team and Rick allows us with his high fidelity human simulator to practice in real time emergency scenarios that may occur in a dental office. It is invaluable that this training take place in our office with our emergency equipment allowing every team member to be involved and learn in a safe environment. We have not be able to find the equivalent training in Canada. I hope that Rick will be able to teach us on a yearly basis, as Human Simulation training is a requirement in my profession by the BC Dental College of Surgeons.

Dr. Anita B Gartner, B.Sc., M.Sc., D.M.D., M.S., FRCDC, Dip ABPD, Certified Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry

Vancouver, Canada

Simply said, thank you!!! My staff and I had a wonderful learning experience with you this past Wednesday. We all agreed that your presentation was by far the best any of us has experienced. As you well know, many meetings and presentations have lots of filler and few pearls. Yours is just the opposite--all pearls. I cannot adequately convey to you how useful and practical your recommendations are to me as a practitioner. The simulations were really true-life and we are now in the process of fine tuning our system to best prepare for situations that may arise. Rick, thank you for the commitment you have made to our profession and to ensure the safety of our patients. You have made an enormous impact on me, my office and staff AND my staff implored me to convey their thanks to you.

Robert M. Hinkle, DDS FACD FICD

Dublin, Ohio



Continuing Education Credit from AGD

Dental Simulation Specialists, Inc., is designated as an Approved PACE Program Provider by the Academy of General Dentistry. The formal continuing education programs of this program provider are accepted by the AGD for Fellowship/Mastership and membership maintenance credit. Approval does not imply acceptance by a state of provincial board of dentistry or AGD endorsement. The current term of approval extends from 5/1/2020 to 4/30/2023. Provider ID#369459. Click here to email us and find out more.

Get AGD PACE credit hours for attending our valuable training courses! Dental Simulation Specialists is proud to have received approval from the AGD PACE Program as a provider for Continuing Education credits.


Contact us to find out how you can earn credit hours.



Dental Simulation Specialists / Rick Ritt
is a proud presenter at the following organizations:

  • American Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • American Dental Education Association
  • American Dental Society
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • American Society of Dental Anesthesiologists
  • California Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Florida Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Indiana Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Iowa Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • New Hampshire Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • New York Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons
  • Ohio Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Ontario Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • Western Society of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons



Dental Simulation Specialists is proud to partner with Sedation Resource.



  • California Component Celebrates 50th Anniversary
    American Dental Society of Anesthesiology (ADSA) - Pulse Newsletter
    Volume 51, No. 2, Spring 2019
    Click to Read Article

  • Dental Teams Can Train to Improve Medical Emergency Response
    California Dental Association (CDA)
    July 10, 2017
    Click to Read Article

  • Simulation Training for the Office-Based Anesthesia Team
    Richard M. Ritt, EMT-P, MA, Jeffrey D. Bennett, DMD, David W. Todd, DMD, MD, FAC
    Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
    Volume 29, Issue 2, May 2017
    Click to Read Article


Learn more about our Presenter, Founder and President.