Dr. Patrick J. Ryan
read more…Dr. Patrick J. RyanDr. Patrick Ryan is a native Texan and attended undergraduate school at Texas A&M University. He had interest in the dental field throughout college, but decided to take a year off after college and worked as a dental assistant. The office was a pediatric dental office and he loved working with the children. This started him down the path of becoming a pediatric dentist. Dr. Ryan attended Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas, Texas, for his 4 years of dental training. He also completed 2 years of pediatric dental training at Baylor where he was a Chief Resident at Children’s Hospital and Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. Dr. Ryan started practicing at Grin in Plano, Texas, in 1998.
Dr. Patrick Ryan is a board certified pediatric dentist by the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently an active member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Southwest Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Dallas County Dental Society, and the Greater Dallas Pediatric Dental Society.
Dr. Ryan and wife, Kristin, have 4 wonderful children: Whitney, Hannah, Grant, and Will. When not working he spends most of his time with his family, playing and coaching sports, and traveling. He also enjoys reading.×
Dr. Abhishek Bhaumik
read more…Dr. Abhishek BhaumikDr. Abhishek Bhaumik is our other doctor at Grin Pediatric Dentistry, and has been with us since the summer of 2015. He calls Texas his home now but is originally from India. He moved to Houston at the age of 9 with his family. He grew up in different parts of Houston until they settled in Katy, where he finished his high school years. Like Dr. Ryan, he did his undergraduate studies at Texas A&M University (College Station), and then moved to Dallas for dental school at Baylor College of Dentistry. He did his pediatric residency at Baylor, Children’s Medical Center, and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital.
Dr. Bhaumik’s passion for working with children began when he was in high school working as a Kumon math tutor and a karate instructor. His part time job as a karate instructor led him to meet a pediatric dentist, where he later got a job as a part time dental assistant. This is where he found his love for pediatric dentistry and his desire to pursue the educational path to attain the privilege to practice pediatric dentistry.
I see pediatric dentistry as a medium to develop a connection with a child or young teenager. I genuinely believe that teaching the importance of oral health can only be performed if there is a mutual respect between the patient and the dentist. Every day I strive to be present, listen, and earn trust from my young patients. It takes time, it results in improved brushing habits, diet, and most importantly overall health. Lastly, the friendship that I develop with my patients over time allows me to serve them as a mentor. I enjoy listening and guiding them to find their own passion.×
Kathi Office Manager
read more…KathiHi, my name is Kathi. I have been working with Dr. Ryan at Grin since 2004 as the Office Manager. I oversee the daily operations of our office as well as the human resources. My goal is to ensure that each visit to Grin is WONDERFUL! I am married, have 3 children, and 3 grandchildren. I enjoy spending time with my family, dancing, and a good laugh. Please feel free to contact me with any concerns about our office that you may have.×
read more…MychalHi, my name is Mychal and I have been with Grin since 2011. One of my most enjoyable experiences working here has been getting to know our patients and their families, and following their care from beginning to end. I was born and raised here in Texas. My husband Coby and I have four beautiful children. Outside of work I enjoy spending time with family, hunting, traveling, and listening to music.×
Luisa Scheduling Coordinator
read more…LuisaHi, my name is Luisa. I am the scheduling coordinator for Grin. I have been part of the Grin team since April of 2005. Although finding the perfect appointment time for all of our patients can be challenging, it allows me to deal with our patients and parents on a personal level-this is the most rewarding part of my job! When not at work, I love spending quality time with my family and friends.×
Margie Scheduling Coordinator
read more…MargieHi, my name is Margie, and I joined the Grin team in March 2015 as one of the scheduling coordinators. I truly enjoy my job and getting to know all our little patients. My favorite part is getting to see the young ones leave our office with a smile on their face. When not at work, I enjoy road trips with my family and spending time outdoors.×
Stephanie Financial Advisor
read more…StephanieHi my name is Stephanie. I have worked with Grin Pediatric Dentistry since 2002 and it is a great place to work. My primary responsibility is to track and collect the production for the practice, which includes billing, insurance claims and appeals. I set up financial arrangements and assist our family of patients whenever possible with their questions and concerns that naturally occur when accepting the financial responsibility for dental care. In my spare time I like to travel and spend time at the beach.×
Amanda Dental Hygienist
read more…AmandaI’m Amanda and I’ve been a dental hygienist at Grin since 2005. I’m originally from Wichita Falls, TX where I attended MSU and received my BS in Dental Hygiene in 2003. I love working at Grin! The patients are amazing and I love working with the awesome team we have here! Dr. Ryan is the best of the best! He treats every child as he would his own. I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 kids when I’m not working at Grin. We love being outdoors and watching movies. In my spare time, I am a portrait photographer for CharCole Photography. :)×
Whitney Dental Assistant
read more…WhitneyHi, I’m Whitney! I’m a dental assistant at Grin Pediatric. I joined the Grin team in March 2011, and I have loved every moment of it. I am so lucky to be a part of such an awesome team. It is great getting to work with children everyday, our patients are the best! In my free time I love to hang out with my family and friends, go to the movies, and be outside enjoying the sunshine.×
Kate Dental Hygienist
read more…KateHi, my name is Kate and I’ve been a dental hygienist at Grin since 2010. I attended Baylor University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from Baylor College of Dentistry. I have worked with Dr. Ryan since I was a senior in high school as a dental assistant until I got my hygiene license. I enjoy working at Grin because of our amazing patients and close-knit team! Grin really is my second home. In my free time I enjoy traveling, spending time with family/friends, and being outdoors with my two dogs: Maddie and Liberty.×
Kristin Dental Hygienist
read more…KristinHi, my name is Kristin. I have been a pediatric dental hygienist for 18 years. I grew up near Galveston and I attended UT at San Antonio where I graduated with honors in dental hygiene. I am married to a pilot and have 3 boys. I am known for treating all kids like my own. On my first day at Grin, I knew this was home. It was very family oriented with a fun staff who work well with children. In my spare time I love to hang out on our boat with friends or swim at the pool. I love the sun, sand, and sea. One of my favorite past times is searching for shark teeth on the beach.×
Brittney Dental Assistant
read more…BrittneyHi, my name is Brittney! I am the clinic coordinator and have been a part of the Grin team since 2009. I love getting to know all of our wonderful patients and helping make their office visit an enjoyable one. In my free time I like to hang out with my husband, go to the movies, and go shopping!×
Becca Dental Assistant
read more…BeccaHi, my name is Becca. I have been in the Grin family since 2013. I have had the joy of working in the pediatric dental field since 2006. In my spare time, I love spending time with my children outdoors and watching movies. It is such a joy to be able to work with children on a daily basis.×