Kristen Fritz, DDS, MS
Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Kristen Fritz, was born in New Jersey but spent the majority of her childhood living in Northern Virginia. Her family was relocated to Paris, France, where she spent three years of her high school career and graduated from the American School of Paris. She moved back to the States in 1998 to attend the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, and graduated with High Honors in 2002 with a Bachelors of Arts in Economics.
She continued her education at Virginia Commonwealth University School of Dentistry in Richmond, Virginia where she graduated at the top of her class in 2007. Throughout her education Dr. Fritz received many academic honors including membership in Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and became a Hinman Scholar.
After dental school, Dr. Fritz received her specialty training in Orthodontics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry where she graduated with her Master’s of Science in Dentistry. While attending UNC, she received two National Research Awards from the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine for her research in sleep disorders affecting pediatric orthodontic patients. Dr. Fritz has obtained the highest level of recognition that an orthodontist can receive by achieving Board Certification from the American Board of Orthodontics.
Dr. Fritz is a lifelong student who enjoys regularly attending continuing education lectures to stay informed about the latest advances in Orthodontics. She is a member of many professional associations including the American Association of Orthodontics, Southern Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and Wake County Dental Society.
Dr. Fritz loves spending time with her two sons, Colin who was born in October 2012 and Ryan, who was born in September 2014, and her husband, Gabe. In her leisure time Dr. Fritz enjoys playing golf, working out, traveling, and coaching youth sports.
Dr. Fritz’s favorite part of her job is getting to know her patients and their families and forming lasting relationships.
10 fun facts about Dr Fritz:
1- She loves sports! She grew up playing softball, soccer and basketball.
2- Her favorite color is purple!
3- If she wasn’t an orthodontist she would be a high school math teacher and basketball coach!
4- She has played a sport in almost half of the European countries!
5- She loves country music!
6- Her favorite food is French food!
7- She has traveled to 6 out of the 7 continents!
8- She likes to shop with her sister, and they often come home with the same clothes!
9- You can often find her eating lunch at Fiesta Mexicana!
10- Her favorite movies are animated Disney movies! She loves singing along to the songs with her boys!