Dr. Saleha Mahmud-Ritter of Monkton, MD is the owner of the Tongue Tie Center of Baltimore - a branch of Smile Solutions of Baltimore where her husband Dr. Jesse Ritter practices Rehabilitative and Airway Dentistry.
Dr. Ritter graduated from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in 2011 and completed her General Practice Residency at Sacred Heart Hospital in Allentown, PA the following year.
After having her first child Ryan in 2015, she was exposed to the world of breastfeeding and how TOTs can have a major impact on the success and challenges of nursing.
As a first time mom, she was thrust into a whirlwind of doubt and fear - unsure of how to navigate through all of the unknown affairs as it relates to motherhood and breastfeeding. It was during this time that she was first introduced to a lactation consultant. Who not only diagnosed her son’s tongue tie, but was also a beacon of support during Ryan’s first few months of infancy.
This experience is what motivated Dr. Ritter to shift her perspective on not only healthcare, but her career as a general dentist. She and her husband decided to learn more about TOTs and began treating infants shortly after the birth of their daughter in 2017.
Following the birth of her third child in June 2021, Dr. Saleha Ritter decided to “quit” general dentistry altogether and pursue her passion of educating families and colleagues about TOTs. Focusing all of her energy on treating TOTs only, she has been able to dedicate much of her time to enhancing her skills and knowledge in this unique field.
Financial: Dr. Saleha Mahmud-Ritter is the owner of the Tongue Tie Center of Baltimore. She receives a speaker fee for this conference.
Non-Financial: Nora has no relevant nonfinancial relationship to disclose.