Dr. Gritty is a graduate of Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge where he received a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences. Upon graduation he decided to pursue a career in Dentistry and received his DDS from Louisiana State University Dental School in New Orleans, followed by the completion of a general practice residency at the Children’s Hospital of Oklahoma where he received comprehensive training in Pediatric Dentistry. Moreover, he returned home to LSU to complete his post-doctoral pediatric dentistry residency, where Dr. Garitty received extensive training in conscious sedation, hospital dentistry, and the treatment of children with special healthcare needs. Furthermore, he is an active member of the America Dental Association, Louisiana Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the Special Care Dentistry Association. Dr. Garitty received the Special Care Dentistry Association Award, and in addition, was extremely involved in many Philanthropic endeavors throughout his education.