Meet Our Team

Dr. Steven C. Ricci earned two Bachelor of Science degrees in just four years at Wake Forest University, then continued his education at the Medical College of Virginia School of Dentistry, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 1996. This degree was awarded with the distinction of magna cum laude due to his high level of academic achievement. He held many leadership positions, such as vice-president of the medical campus honor council for two years, and served as a student member of the dental school admissions committee. He also was one of a few select students invited to join the prestigious National Dental Honor Society. After graduation, Dr. Ricci decided to pursue advanced specialty training in orthodontics for an additional two years to earn a certificate of orthodontic specialty and a master’s degree from the University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry.

Dr. Ricci has practiced orthodontics in the Atlanta area since 1998 and is an active member of many leading dental and orthodontic organizations, including the:

  • Seattle Study Club of Atlanta (An elite inter-disciplinary study club)
  • Georgia Association of Orthodontists (President 2011-2012)
  • Georgia Dental Association
  • Northern District Dental Society
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Dental Association

Dr. Ricci recognizes the importance of staying up-to-date with the rapid advances in the orthodontic field and continues to spend in excess of 40 hours per year on continuing education, despite the Georgia State Board of Dentistry requirements of only 20 hours per year.

Dr. Ricci founded Ricci Orthodontics in June of 2001 in the Johns Creek area. He and his wife, Kelly, stay very busy with their two daughters, Julia and Amanda, and their son, Brennan. They enjoy living in Cumming, where they live an active life in the community and are members of Saint Brendan’s Church. Dr. Ricci is an ex-triathlete that still enjoys health and fitness activities when time permits, as well as watching college and professional football.

We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our team has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of orthodontic care in Johns Creek, Georgia. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars. Contact Ricci Orthodontics today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Steven Ricci and meet us!

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Patient Coordinator

Sandra joined Ricci Orthodontics as one of our patient coordinators in June of 2005. As our appointment coordinator, you can find Sandra’s smiling face as you arrive and depart. She enjoys being around people and excels at making them feel comfortable. Sandra was born and raised in the Atlanta area and graduated from North Fulton High School before attending Auburn University. She currently lives in Canton, and her children and grandchildren have been under Dr. Steven Ricci’s care in the past. Sandra enjoys being outside doing yard work, walking, or spending time doing lake-related activities with her family. She most enjoys flipping burgers and yelling “War Eagle!” at any given moment!

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New Patient Coordinator

Kelly joined our team at Ricci Orthodontics in 2016. She attended Georgia Southern University for a degree in Business and Marketing, and Ogelthorpe University for Interior Design. She has more than 25 years of experience in the dental field, which she uses to provide genuine care for each patient she meets. Kelly loves being part of a team that works together to help people gain a smile they can be proud to share with the world. Kelly has a son that is in college as well as a race car driver and instructor at Atlanta Motorsports Park. Exciting Stuff! Her hobbies include photography, biking and decorating. Kelly says, “I love helping people feel better about themselves with a healthy & beautiful smile.”

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Clinical Assistant

Ashlee is one of our certified clinical assistants and has been with Ricci Orthodontics since 2014. She is an Atlanta native but graduated from Loganville High School, then attended school to become certified in radiation and dental assisting. Outside of working full time, Ashlee keeps herself busy caring for her daughter and son, plus a bearded dragon! In her free time, she loves bike riding, hiking, long boarding, and catching up on sleep! If she could cover herself in queso and guac, she would.

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Patient Coordinator

Morgan joined the Ricci Orthodontics team in May of 2018 as one of our patient coordinators. You can find her behind the scenes of our social media outlets and office shenanigans, while simultaneously verifying insurance and greeting our awesome patients. She enjoys hiking, exploring new places and writing in her free time, and has been doing freelance photography since June of 2012! Morgan was born and raised in Atlanta, and would consider herself a mac ’n cheese enthusiast.

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Clinical Assistant

Elyse joined Ricci Ortho in March 2018 as a student intern from Gwinnett Technical College’s dental assisting program. After graduating in May, she was hired on as a full-time orthodontic assistant. Elyse was born in Maryland, and raised in Virginia and Suwanee, Georgia. She currently lives in Sugar Hill with her husband and awesome pup, Buddy. She enjoys getting active, cooking, spending time at the lake and all things girly! If Elyse could be an animal, she would be a mermaid-dog.