Dr. Turrittin grew up in Fargo, ND. She received her Bachelor of Science in Biology at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Turrittin then attended the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree and went on to receive her specialty license in Pediatric Dentistry at Boston University.
Dr. Ashley enjoys cross-country skiing in Theodore Wirth Park and hopes to ski the Birkebeiner in Hayward, WI one day. She and her husband enjoy local bike rides on the Dakota Trail and Greenway and did their first international bike ride in the Pyrenees Mountains in Spain recently. They also enjoy live comedy shows, volunteering at Simpson Housing Services for the homeless, attending Gopher basketball games and walking their two dogs – a mini Yorkie named Bunsen and Giant Schnauzer named Martin. Despite a long wait and some challenges, they are excited to finally be expecting a baby girl!
Dr. Turrittin is board certified and a diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. While in dental school, Dr. Turrittin had the opportunity to do a three month externship in Bergen, Norway where she was immersed in a culture that strongly promotes dental decay prevention. Dr. Ashley is a member of the American Dental Association, the Minnesota Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. She is board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and CPR/PALS Certified.
Dr. Ashley displays a genuine love and concern for children, applying behavioral and educational techniques unique to each child. She believes parents can be very helpful in the dental setting and welcomes their presence and questions. Dr. Ashley enjoys capturing her patients’ attention through humor and storytelling, engaging them in their personal interests and giving them special TLC when they need it most. She very much enjoys developing a trusting relationship with her patients and their parents. She finds it rewarding to guide their growth from toddlers to teenagers, leaving the dental ‘nest’ of pediatrics with a solid understanding of oral care and comfortable and confident in the dental clinic.