Dr. David Ditch was raised in Pelican Rapids and graduated from Pelican Rapids High School. After high school he spent four years serving in the U.S. Air Force. He then went on to complete his undergraduate studies at both Moorhead State University and the University of Minnesota.
Dr. Ditch continued his education at the University of Minnesota where he received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) degree. Following dental school Dr. Ditch completed an additional year of training in a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Offutt Air Force Base in Nebraska. The following three years he was stationed at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado where he served as a general dentist to Air Force cadets, active duty members and their families.
Dr. Ditch is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), and the Minnesota Dental Association (MDA). While in dental school, he was awarded the J. Raymond Gill award for excellence in Clinical Prosthodontics and also the Minnesota Association of Periodontists award for excellence in Periodontics.
Dr. Ditch and his wife, Sharon, reside in the Pelican Rapids area. They have two sons, Dr. Dustin an orthodontic Resident at the University of Minnesota, and Dr. Daniel who followed in his father’s footsteps and graduated from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry and joined the practice in the summer of 2018.
In his spare time Dr. Ditch enjoys spending time at the lake boating and skiing. He also enjoys working with his sons restoring and driving classic cars, snowmobiling, traveling, and watching the Pelican Rapids Vikings sports teams.
Dr. Ditch has served Pelican Rapids and the surrounding lakes area since 1995. He is currently enjoying retirement and fills in from time to time as Dr. Dan has taken over ownership of the practice with his wife Dr. Emily.