Dwayne Patritto, DDS, MS

Dr. Dwayne Patritto graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 1987 with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree followed by a Master of Science degree and a specialty certificate in Orthodontics in 1990. He then joined Dr. Delbert Donovan, who had practiced in Ottumwa since 1959. Dr. Patritto is a member of the American Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association, the Iowa Society of Orthodontists, and the Iowa Dental Society.

Dr. Patritto enjoys spending time with his wife, Ruth, and their children, Darby and Dillon. You may find him golfing, running, or spending time on his tree farm. He also appreciates relaxing with family and friends at the lake.


  • Orthodontists are specialists in moving teeth and aligning jaws
  • They are dentists first
  • They receive an additional 2-3 years of specialized education beyond dental school
  • They limit their scope of work to orthodontics only

If you are considering orthodontic treatment (braces or Invisalign) for you and/ or your children, please seek the opinion of an orthodontist.

First, second or any opinions are free of charge.

I encourage you to get more informed. The American Association of Orthodontists recommend children get a check-up with an orthodontist by age seven.