Dr. Ritchey and her staff love to work with children. She was in the pediatric honors program during her years at the University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry.; Dr Ritchie is a general dentist who loves to work with children, although she is not a board-certified pediatric dentist. Dr. Ritchey worked in medicaid childrens' dental clinics for over two years serving the underprivileged all across northern New Mexico. In addition, she owned a children's only private practice in Los Alamos, The Smile Factory, from 2005-2010. The assistants, Natalia and Gabe, have had extensive experience in children's dental clinics, private practices, and hospital pediatric dental settings. Dr. Ritchey maintains her nitrous oxide gas and oral sedation licenses in New Mexico for the alleviation of anxiety in children and adults. She is also certified in pediatric advanced life support in addition to cardio pulmonary resuscitation in the event of a medical emergency.