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.

Marilee Miller, DDS

"Happiness is your dentist telling you it won't hurt and then having him catch his hand in the drill." - Johnny Carson

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is based on the Golden Rule; I treat my patients the way I would want to be treated. You can expect gentle, thorough treatment utilizing state-of-the-art technology delivered with empathy, integrity, and honesty. I will listen to your needs and work with you to improve your oral health.”


Doctorate of Dental Surgery
Texas A&M Baylor College of Dentistry – Dallas, TX
Dr. Miller graduated at the top of her class and was inducted into the Odontological Honor Society.

Bachelor of Science in Biology
Trinity University – San Antonio, TX

Continuing Education 

  • Continuing Education completed in Guided Surgery of Dental Implants
  • Laser Dentistry Certified
  • Trained in iTero CAD/CAM digital dentistry
  • Conscious Sedation Certified

Life & Hobbies

“I am a fourth-generation dentist who loves carrying on the family tradition. In my spare time, I enjoy hiking, rock climbing, and camping in Colorado's beautiful outdoors. My fiancé, Jeremy and I enjoy spending time with our boxer, Winston and our five chickens.”