Meet Your Allen Family Dentist
Laura Ryan, DDS
Dr. Laura Ryan is from the small East Texas town of Kilgore, and the small town feel of Allen reminds her of home. After graduating high school in Kilgore, Dr. Ryan went on to receive her Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology from Texas A&M University, and her Master of Arts degree in Teaching from the University of Texas at Tyler. She taught 7th grade science for 4 years while her husband was in dental school, and during that time she decided that she too would like to become a dentist. She received her dental degree from Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas. During dental school, Dr. Laura participated in many organizations and volunteer activities including providing free exams and sealants at the Dallas Mayor's Back to School Fair, extracting teeth at the Dallas Life Homeless Shelter, and spending part of her summer breaks extracting teeth at the Baylor Emergency Clinic. She was also selected by faculty members to be a peer tutor to underclassmen and spent two summers doing dental research, which was presented at the American Academy of Dental Research Symposium in New Orleans. Finally, Dr. Laura was elected to the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Honor Society and the Odontological Honor Society, and she graduated as Salutatorian of her dental school class. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, the Texas Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the North Texas Dental Society. Dr. Laura is working diligently to further her dental knowledge by obtaining her fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry.
Dr. Laura is dedicated to providing high quality, compassionate, and comprehensive dental care to each patient. She enjoys getting to know her patients and strives to make each one of them comfortable in the dental chair. She is also a firm believer in patient education and preventive dentistry, and thus she enjoys teaching patients how to maintain good oral hygiene and prevent problems before they arise.
Dr. Laura and her husband Michael have been married a little over 10 years, and they have 3 children. During her free time, Dr. Laura enjoys trying new healthy recipes, reading medical mysteries, doing projects and crafts with her kids, and spending time outdoors.