Retired Dr. Richard E. Scheetz
Dr. Richard E. Scheetz Jr, D.D.S., M.S., F.I.C.D.
(Fellowship International College of Dentists)
Dr. Richard E. Scheetz Jr. is originally from Boardman, Ohio, and received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame in Preprofessional Studies in 1977. He was a varsity wrestler for Notre Dame’s Division I NCAA team his freshman year. Dr. Scheetz completed his Dental degree from The Ohio State University in 1980 where he graduated with highest honors and first in his class. After dental school, Dr. Scheetz completed a one-year general practice residency at St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center in Youngstown, Ohio, followed by a four year Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at The Ohio State University where he had rotations in Medicine, Children’s Anesthesia, Anesthesia, Cardiology, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, Surgical Intensive Care and Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. During dental school and his residency training, he completed a Master’s degree in Anatomy in his spare time.
In 1984, Dr. Scheetz was the first Ohio State University oral and maxillofacial surgery resident to become a registrar in the United Kingdom, where he operated with maxillofacial surgeons at Queen Mary’s Hospital in Wimbledon, and Westminister Hospital in London, England.
Dr. Scheetz had the pleasure of practicing with well-respected oral and maxillofacial surgeons Bernard Snyder, T. William Evans and Douglas Anderson from 1985 until 1994 across from Grant Hospital. He was a member of the original maxillofacial trauma team at Grant Hospital, a level I trauma center with three helicopters, and authored the section on maxillofacial trauma in their handbook.
In 1994, Dr. Scheetz opened Oral and Facial Surgeons of Ohio. He was later joined by his his mentor and business partner, Dr. Larry Peterson, who unfortunately passed away in 2002. He is now joined by Dr. Gregory Rekos, a stellar surgeon. Since then, the practice has grown and thrived in Dublin, Ohio for more than 15 years. The practice is currently affiliated with the Columbus Blue Jackets, treating oral, facial and jaw injuries sustained by NHL players, and the Columbus Crew.
Dr. Scheetz is a member of the American Cleft Palate/Craniofacial Association and has provided treatment on multiple mission trips to Guatemala with staff and family members. Dr. Scheetz is a member of local, state, regional, national and international Oral and Maxillofacial associations, and is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery.
He is certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery with special emphasis on dental implants, facial and jaw reconstruction, complete dental implant reconstruction, sedation and general anesthesia, removal of wisdom teeth and other teeth in conjunction with treatment provided by other dental practitioners and specialists. He is affiliated with Dublin Methodist Hospital. In the latest WBNS Dentists Rate Dentists poll, Dr. Scheetz was selected as the top oral surgeon in central Ohio.
Dr. Scheetz has served as Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at The Ohio State University. He has lectured to a wide variety of groups including nurses, dentists, oral and maxillofacial surgeons, plastic and reconstructive surgeons and others nationally and internationally on a variety of topics, including oral and maxillofacial trauma, dental implants and facial reconstructive surgery.
He has taken well over 1,500 hours of continuing education since graduating from his training, has placed over 8,000 dental implants and provided over 1,000 jaw surgeries.
Dr. Scheetz currently resides in Dublin with his wife, Cindy. Together they have five children: Dr. Erika Scheetz, a family dentist in Columbus, Ohio, (her husband, Dr. Matt Kanetsky is also a dentist), Brita, Heidi and twin boys Ricky and Derek. Dr. Scheetz is also a proud grandfather to his three grandsons and one granddaughter.
Dr. Scheetz believes that the most rewarding part of his practice is changing people's lives.
Outside of his practice, Dr. Scheetz enjoys ocean fishing, cooking, gardening, photography, reading to and playing with his grandchildren and especially telling stories.