About Your Dentist

Ronald p. Ronco, DMD

"A genuine smile comes from the heart, but a healthy smile needs good dental care."― Wayne Chirisa

 My Mission

“My goal is to provide my patients with the highest quality of lifetime dental care and help them enjoy the improved function and esthetics of healthy, correctly positioned teeth.”


Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Louisville School of Dentistry – Louisville, KY

Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering
Brigham Young University – Provo, UT

Continuing Education & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Ronco has completed advanced training in clear aligner orthodontics and the treatment of sleep apnea. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Colorado Dental Association, and the Colorado Springs Dental Association.

Personal Life & Hobbies

Dr. Ronco is a Colorado native who grew up in Canon City. He received his Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Brigham Young University and went on to work as a Systems Engineer on space launch vehicles in Utah, California, and Florida. After five years in the aerospace industry, Dr. Ronco returned to school to earn his DMD from the University of Louisville (KY). He then traveled to Belize for a dental mission trip where hundreds of residents of rural villages received much needed dental care at no cost. After completing his dental education, Dr. Ronco returned to his home state and worked as an associate for two Colorado Springs practices before becoming the owner of Meridian Dental. Dr. Ronco enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, taking them fishing, hiking, camping, and four-wheeling. He loves photography, astronomy, basketball, fossil digging, and anything outdoors.