Dr. Ralstrom was raised in Grosse Pointe, Michigan. In 2005, she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Kalamazoo College and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. During her time at Kalamazoo College, Dr. Ralstrom studied abroad in Spain for 6 months to pursue her interest in the Spanish language.
Following her undergraduate training, Dr. Ralstrom attended University of Detroit Mercy School of Dentistry, where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2008. She graduated first in her class, was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society and was awarded the Oral Diagnosis Award, the Biomedical Sciences Award and the Pediatric Dentistry Award.
Dr. Ralstrom continued her training in a Pediatric Dentistry Residency at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where she served as Chief Resident. During her residency, she completed her master’s thesis on the Impact of Oral Health in Adolescents with Sickle Cell Disease. Her research has been published in Pediatric Dentistry, the journal of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She completed her training in 2010, earning her specialty certification in Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Ralstrom is Board Certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. She is also a member of the American Dental Association, Michigan Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Pierre Fauchard Academy. She has served on the executive board of the Michigan Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and enjoys being active in organized dentistry and other volunteer activities. She maintains hospital privileges at Children’s Hospital of Michigan and St. John Providence.
In her free time, Dr. Ralstrom enjoys traveling, spending time outdoors, backpacking, camping, and playing piano. She lives with her husband and two sons in Grosse Pointe, Michigan.