Dr. Jennifer Ryan grew up in the Bay Area, where she graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in psychology. She received her DDS degree with highest honors from the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in 1997, where she was awarded the Charles Sweet Award for clinical excellence in the treatment of children. Dr. Ryan completed a three-year residency in pediatric dentistry at the University of California, San Francisco and received both her pediatric dentistry specialty certificate and a master's degree in Oral Biology in 2000. Dr. Ryan believes that all cavities are preventable, and strives to provide parents with the knowledge to prevent cavities in their own children. Her philosophy of care is to treat every child the way she would want her own children treated.
Dr. Ryan is excited to be practicing in her hometown of Meadow Vista after eight years of private practice in pediatric dentistry in Roseville, and another five in Folsom. She and her husband, Donal, have lived in Meadow Vista since 2003. Dr. Ryan’s husband is an anesthesiologist at Sutter Auburn Faith Hospital, and they both enjoy staying home part-time to care for their 3 children, Connor, Taryn, and Lachlan. Connor and Taryn attend Placer High School, while Lachlan attends Weimar Hills School. Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with her family, hiking, reading, photography, and running with her two dogs, Twyla (a yellow lab) and Archie (a border terrier).
Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the California Society of Pediatric Dentists, and the Sacramento District Dental Society.