Dr.Peter C.Fritz

B.Sc., D.D.S., F.R.C.D. (C), Ph.D. (Perio), M.B.A.

Dr. Peter C. Fritz is an intrepid lifelong global learner.  He is a certified specialist in periodontics and is in full-time private practice in Fonthill, Ontario. The focus of his periodontal practice is dental implant therapy, bone and soft tissue reconstruction, and oral medicine.

He completed his B.Sc. degree at McMaster University and his D.D.S. degree at the University of Toronto. Dr. Fritz practiced General Dentistry for five years before obtaining a Fellowship in Periodontics from the Royal College of Dentists of Canada.

Dr. Fritz considers the most important part of his clinical training to be the completion of his second doctorate, a Ph.D. in the molecular biology of bone formation from the University of Toronto.   He also has a Master’s of Business Administration (M.B.A.)  from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and the Schulich School of Business at York University.

This extensive program of scientific study and academic achievement provides Dr. Fritz with the ability to approach clinical problems from a rigorous scientific perspective and deeply respects the patient’s experience through all aspects of treatment. 

Dr. Fritz has lectured extensively across North America, South America, Europe and Asia and has published many implant and periodontal related articles and three book chapters. Dr. Fritz has developed continuing education programs involving dentists, specialists and hygienists with the goal to provide a learning experience that facilitates the achievement of excellence for all dental and medical professionals.

Dr. Fritz founded the Niagara Peninsula Dental Hygienist Study Club, the Perio in the Peninsula Study Club, and the ITI Niagara Study Club, all international continuing education programs for health professionals. He is Staff Periodontist for the Niagara Health System, President of the Welland District Dental Society, and Past-President of the Ontario Society of Periodontists.

In 2010 Dr. Fritz was appointed as a Fellow of the International Team for Implantology (ITI). The ITI is a network that unites professionals around the world from every field of implant dentistry.

In 2011, Dr. Fritz was appointed as an Adjunct Professor in the Faculty of Applied Health Sciences at Brock University where he is engaged in Periodontal Research as well as teaching and graduate student supervision.

In 2016, Dr. Fritz designed and implemented the first Dental Hygiene Residency Program in Canada; high potential dental hygienists spend one year in his clinic to build on their skills to enable them to become future leaders of the hygiene profession.

Drawing upon the experience gained from visiting, consulting and benchmarking with over 40 specialty clinics in 17 countries since 2005, Dr. Fritz has recently launched a global consulting firm that assists other periodontists in improving the experience for their patients. 

Dr. Fritz lives by his academic mission which is “never stop learning because the world around you never stops teaching.”  

Assunta

Certified Dental Assistant

Assunta is a Certified Dental Assistant. She has worked with Dr. Fritz since 1997 and has assisted in over 10000 procedures. Formerly a Registered Practical Nurse, her experience with medically compromised patients and the elderly is of benefit for all of our patients. Assunta is an instructor in the "Perio in the Peninsula " lecture series where she demonstrates instrument management systems and strict infection control protocols used in dental offices today. Assunta is a board member for Womens Place of South Niagara

 

Donna

Registered Dental Hygienist

Donna has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1989. She has been working with Dr. Fritz since 2005. Her friendly and calm approach facilitates her treatment of periodontal patients with all levels of dental anxiety. Donna has received additional training as a hygienist in Washington, D.C. and has advanced her skills at the international Europerio 6 conference for periodontists and hygienists in Stockholm, Sweden.

Jesse

Communications Coordinator

Jesse is our Communications Coordinator. He is responsible for ensuring prompt, efficient and clear correspondence between Dr. Fritz and your general dentist. Jesse is a graduate of the Media Studies program at Niagara College, which also enables him to put his skills to use as the office photographer and videographer for our many continuing education programs.

Candice

Certified Dental Assistant

Candice is an experienced Certified Level Two Dental Assistant. Since 1996, she has assisted in private practices and at Niagara College as a Clinical Technician. As one of Dr. Fritz's surgical assistants, she will ensure that your experience is comfortable and efficient. She will also review your post-operative strategy to facilitate an optimal recovery.

Linda

Registered Dental Hygienist

Linda has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1987 and spent several years teaching dental hygiene at Niagara College. In addition to her strong commitment to lifelong learning and professional development as a hygienist, she also recently earned a Certificate in Adult Education at Niagara College.

Margie

Head Nurse

Margie is a Registered Nurse and has 18 years nursing experience, specifically with seniors and special needs patients. Margie also works part time at the Welland Hospital Emergency Department. Her chief objective is to ensure your periodontal experience is as pleasant and comfortable as possible. Margie has worked with Dr. Fritz since 2005.

Mike

Registered Nurse

Mike is a Registered Nurse with 16 years nursing experience, 12 of which are as an Emergency Room nurse at the Welland Hospital. Mike is a former police officer and is currently working as a professional firefighter. Mike will ensure your comfort and safety during your visit.

Patti

Dental Receptionist

Patti is a dental receptionist and the most recent addition to our periodontal team. She has worked in the health care field since 1986. Her friendly attitude and personal goal to always please will help to make your visit a positive experience.

Ruth

Dental Receptionist

Ruth is a dental receptionist who began her career with the Niagara dental community in 1996. Her experience and friendly manner will allow your transition at the front desk to be a pleasant one. Ruth has also resumed the responsibilities of being our event coordinator. Specifically, she organizes the seminars for both the 'Niagara Peninsula Dental Hygienist Study Club' and 'Perio in the Peninsula Study Club'.

Cathy

Registered Dental Hygienist

Cathy as been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1987 and has a strong commitment to lifelong learning and professional development. She was recently invited to present a scientific paper at Europerio7 in Vienna and she is collaborating in a research project studying supplement use and the onset of periodontal disease through Brock University.

Michele

Dental Receptionist

Michele is a dental receptionist who began her career as a dental assistant and a receptionist with the Niagara dental community in 2005 after graduating from the Level II Dental Assistant program at Niagara College. She has experience in both the health care and hospitality fields.

Teresa

Dental Assistant and a Registered Hygienist.

Teresa has worked with Dr. Fritz in various capacities since 1997. She is a Certified Level II Dental Assistant and a Registered Restorative Dental Hygienist.

Jeff

Registered Nurse

A former professional musician, Jeff returned to university as a mature student and fulfilled his ambition to be a Registered Nurse. Jeff is an ER nurse and also travels internationally as a flight nurse. Jeff's goal is to ensure that you have a wonderfully relaxing surgical experience.

Kelsey

Dental Receptionist

Kelsey is the newest member of our team. She recently graduated in spring 2013 with honors from the Niagara College, Dental Office Administration Program. Upon graduation, Kelsey was the recipient of the Dental Staff Award which is presented to the graduate of the Dental Office Administration program who demonstrates a superior combination of diligent academic studies and cooperative, outstanding community field placement performance.

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