Educated first at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute, where he obtained a bachelor degree in finance, Dr. William Rizzo then graduated from the University Of Pittsburgh School Of Dental Medicine, and chose to complete a one year general-practice residency at the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Pittsburgh.
“That was a very rewarding time for me”, Dr. William Rizzo said. “I was given the opportunity to help veterans from World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam, and even Desert Storm. My grandfather is a decorated veteran from World War II. He earned the Purple Heart and Silver Star, so I was able to talk with a lot of these men and relay stories about my grandfather as I listened to them. It was a great experience for me.” In addition to the gamut of conditions Dr. William Rizzo faced with such a diverse group of patients, he and the other practitioners conducted frequent health fairs, at which, in one day, they would screen between 300 to 600 people for oral cancer. As a result of early diagnoses, many lives were saved.
Dr. William Rizzo and his wife Tracey relocated to Orlando in 1998, and he began working as an associate dentist in established offices. After gaining practical experience in an office setting, Dr. William Rizzo knew the type of dental practice he wanted to open. He assembled an experienced staff of dental professionals; equipped his office with state-of-the-art technology; established relationships with many major insurance carriers; and transformed the office space into a warm, inviting place where people of all ages could go for high-quality, yet reasonably priced, dental care. Dr. Rizzo has been married to his lovely wife, Tracey, since 2000. They have 3 beautiful daughters, Callie, Reilley and Rymer Jean. Dr. Rizzo is an avid golfer and skier. He also enjoys spending time at the beach with his family.