Dr. Ralstrom received his D.D.S. degree from the University of Detroit School of Dentistry. He went on to complete a residency in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Michigan where he served as Chief Resident. He returned to the University of Detroit where he earned his Master of Science degree in Oral Biology while doing research on the effects of oral electrical burns on craniofacial growth and development.
Dr. Ralstrom has been an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Detroit. He also served on the Board of Directors for the Alumni Association of the School of Dentistry. In addition, Dr. Ralstrom has served as Associate Chief of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry and Co-Director of the Pediatric Dentistry Residency Program at Children’s Hospital of Michigan. In 2006, Dr. Ralstrom was honored by his physician colleagues to be chosen Children’s Hospital of Michigan’s Alumni of the Year.
Currently, he is a member of the teaching and attending staff at Children’s Hospital of Michigan as well as an attending staff member at Beaumont, Grosse Pointe and St. John Providence. Over the years, Dr. Ralstrom has published articles on a wide variety of topics related to pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Ralstrom is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists and the International College of Dentists. He is also a member of the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Ralstrom has been chosen by his peers to be recognized in the field of pediatric dentistry by Hour Magazine’s Top Dentists.
Dr. Ralstrom has been an active participant in organized dentistry on the local, state and national levels of the American Dental Association and American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He has been President of the Macomb Dental Society, Michigan Council of Dental Specialists and the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.