Peter J. Ross, Founder of LPDA - Retired

Almost 40 years ago, Dr. Peter Ross opened Lancaster Pediatric Dental Associates with one mission in mind, to provide a complete, quality dental home for the children of Lancaster County. As our team carries on Dr. Ross’ vision and continues to evolve, it is with gratitude that we can continue to serve the families of Lancaster long after Dr. Ross’ retirement.

After a rewarding career in dentistry, Dr. Ross is now enjoying the next chapter of his life with his wife and family. Dr. Moriarty and the team at LPDA look forward to carrying on Dr. Ross’ legacy of excellence both inside our office walls as well as out in our community. While Dr. Ross will be greatly missed by staff and patients alike, we are so happy that Lancaster's first board-certified pediatric dentist is now enjoying his well-deserved retirement. Thank you for sharing your smiles with us for the last 38 years, Dr. Ross!

Meet Dr. Ross

Dr. Peter Ross is an exceptionally trained pediatric dental specialist and was the first in Lancaster County, PA to become board-certified by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He attended Washington and Jefferson College for his undergraduate studies and then went on to complete graduate coursework in the field of microbiology at St. Bonaventure University. Discovering a passion for helping others, Dr. Ross attended the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he earned his doctor of dental medicine degree with the highest of honors. Dr. Ross was also inducted into the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor society as a result of his dedication to the highest standard of care in dentistry. After earning his dental degree, he attended a pediatric dental residency program at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, exhibiting his leadership and commitment to patient care by serving as chief resident during the final year. Today, Dr. Ross and his wife, Louise Kirkpatrick Ross, are proud residents of Manheim Township, Lancaster County.

Professional Associations

To continually deliver outstanding care to patients and their parents and remain abreast of the latest in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Ross actively participates in a number of esteemed professional organizations:

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, diplomate and member
  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, fellow and member
  • American Dental Association
  • Pennsylvania Dental Association
  • Lancaster County Dental Society

Committed to leadership, Dr. Ross currently serves as the president of the Pennsylvania Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and as a consultant to the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a past president of the Pennsylvania Dental Society Fifth District along with the Lancaster County Dental Society and served as a Delegate for the Annual Session of the Pennsylvania Dental Society. In addition to being on staff at Hershey Medical Center and Lancaster General Hospital, Dr. Ross is an assistant clinical professor of surgery at Penn State Hershey Medical School. He is also a noted assistant clinical professor of pediatric dentistry at Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry.

Honors and Achievements

Dr. Ross is renowned for his dedication and distinguished service to both Lancaster County and the dental community. In 2008, he was honored with the H.K. Cooper Award, an acknowledgment regarded as Lancaster County Dental Society's most prestigious award for service and achievement in the dental profession. Along with his impeccable career in pediatric dentistry, Dr. Ross is an Army retired Colonel, having served as a past IMA Army Reserve Commander with the Pacific and Southeast Regional Dental Commands for 37 years. In addition, he was a liaison officer (MALO) for the Admissions Department of the preeminent United States Military Academy in West Point, NY.

Reviews

"Everyone is very kind, organized, knowledgable, skilled and patient. We love Dr. Ross and his staff!"

M.D.

Google

"My son is 6 and has autism, so he can get nervous in these kinds of situations or struggle to cooperate sometimes. The hygienist who worked on him, Tabitha, was patient and kind, explained everything to him so he knew what to expect, and made it a great experience for him! The dentist, Dr. Ross, is great and did a wonderful job on my son’s in-hospital dental procedure last year. The no cavity club is so exciting for the kids too, he loved getting a token to get a prize, and couldn’t wait to show his teacher his certificate! We use that at home as an incentive to brush good (“remember, you want to stay in the no cavity club right?”) When we left my son said he wishes he could go to the dentist everyday haha."

L.G.

Google

"After having a couple of bad experiences with a general dentist that dentist recommended taking my daughter to Dr. Ross's office and they have been wonderful. They are friendly, caring and gentle on her teeth and gums. The office is bright, cheerful and child friendly. The movies playing over the dental chairs are an added bonus. ,"

T.A.

Google

"Dr Ross is really great. We came in for my sons filling and after he took a look at my sons tooth he saw that it just needed a sealant. Im so glad that he checked it and didn't need a repair. Im also glad that he saw that my sons wisdom teeth are coming out. This gives me hope that I can hold off surgical procedures until the teeth are completely out (these were formerly impacted and I was told by our dental insurance that its not covered by them and that its medical)."

E.E.

Google

"After having a couple of bad experiences with a general dentist that dentist recommended taking my daughter to Dr. Ross's office and they have been wonderful. They are friendly, caring and gentle on her teeth and gums. The office is bright, cheerful and child friendly. The movies playing over the dental chairs are an added bonus. ,"

T.A.

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