Meet the Team
Linda Albers, Registered Dental Hygienist
Linda first joined Ryan Family Dental in 1987, but she's been working as dental hygienist for 29 years now, helping patients maintain healthy and happy smiles. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Baylor College of Dentistry with her Bachelor's of Science degree in 1984. She assists both Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan in the office by providing preventive care, cleanings, X-rays, and patient education.
Linda is very detail-oriented, and she loves helping patients learn how to correctly maintain a healthy smile, which are both qualities that make her great at her job! She enjoys working at Ryan Family Dental because of the excellent quality of the doctors' work and wide range of knowledge, as well as how they treat patients like they're members of their own family.
Linda has been happily married for 25 years and has both an 18 year old daughter and a 15 year old son. When she's not at work, you can find her attending all kinds of sporting events and school orchestra events for her children. In her free time, she also loves decorating and scrapbooking about her family's special times together.
Courtney Book, Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Durant, OK, Courtney now makes her home in McKinney, TX. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree, she enrolled in Collin College's dental hygiene program and began working as a dental hygienist. She later became registered in 2008 and joined Ryan Family Dental in 2008, which is where she's been ever since! She assists the doctors by providing preventive care, cleanings, X-rays, and patient education for smiles of all shapes and sizes.
More than anything, Courtney loves her patients! Their polite and down to earth attitudes help make her job fun, and she enjoys nothing more than educating them about proper oral health routines. In addition, Courtney makes sure to attend a variety of continuing education courses in an effort to keep up with all kinds of interesting and helpful advances in the world of dental hygiene.
When she's not at work, Courtney loves to spend time with her husband Nick and their son Braxton, who's one. She also enjoys traveling, shopping, and outdoor activities.
Lauren, Business Assistant
Originally from Chicago, Lauren moved to Allen, TX in 1999 and has been in the area ever since! She graduated from Allen High School in 2007, then earned her Bachelor's Degree in International Studies from Texas A&M. She first joined Ryan Family Dental in May 2008, but then left for year while she and her husband served as volunteers at a children's hospital in Honduras. She then resumed working at the office in April of 2012, where she schedules appointments, takes phone calls, and explains payment options to patients.
Lauren loves working alongside her coworkers, as well as seeing and interacting with the practice's patients, many of whom she sees outside of the practice and maintains relationships with. It's always fulfilling for her when she helps them fit dental care into their busy schedules.
When she's not working, Lauren loves to spend time with her husband and younger siblings. She also enjoys collecting goods to donate and going on mission trips.
Hollie Gambrei, Business Assistant
Originally from Dallas, Hollie now lives in Plano, TX, and she started working for Ryan Family Dental in 2011 as our insurance coordinator. She first met Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan when their oldest child Cooper was just a baby; she actually worked as the infant teacher in his classroom! After graduating from Southern Methodist University in 2008, she moved to Florida to work as a cast member at Walt Disney World. However, while there, she received a surprise proposal from her husband David, which prompted them to move back home so as to be closer to family.
Hollie loves working alongside the rest of the staff at Ryan Family Dental! Additionally, her good listening skills and her inviting personality make her a great choice for our front office, as she loves being able to interact and relate to patients from their point of view.
When she's not at work, Hollie loves spending time with her husband and their two "kids," a cat named Ming and a dog named Addy. She also enjoys babysitting and watching the History Channel.
Priscilla Garcia, Registered Dental Assistant
Although Priscilla first joined Ryan Family Dental in early 2012, she's actually been working as a dental assistant for over ten years! She's lived in her hometown of Richardson for her entire life and first earned her associate's degree from Richland College (part of Dallas County Community College). She assists the doctors with one-on-one patient care, supply ordering, equipment maintenance and sterilization, and infection control.
Priscilla loves working with the entire team at Ryan Family Dental, as well as treating their excellent patients. Her caring personality, patience, and detail-oriented mindset make her perfect for providing care to smiles of all shapes and sizes.
When not at work, Priscilla loves spending with family, friends, and her beloved Yorkie/Schnauzer mix Boey. She also enjoys reading, dancing, working out, trying new things, traveling, and watching movies.
Ashley, Registered Dental Assistant
Ashley has assisting in the field of dentistry for five years, and she started working at Ryan Family Dental in 2011. She graduated from high school in Farmersville, Texas before joining the army, where she served a year in Afghanistan. She's been in the Army Reserves for six years as well. Her goal is to become a registered dental hygienist within the next five years!
Ashley loves the doctors and the staff at Ryan Family Dental, all of who make work fun. Her outgoing personality, organization skills, and gentle demeanor make her a great addition to our team!
When she's not working, Ashley loves spending time with her son Kason, riding 4 wheelers, and scrapbooking.