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.×
Beth Office Manager
read more…BethHi, my name is Beth and I was fortunate enough to join the close-knit family at Grin in October 2016. I truly enjoy welcoming our patients to our office and getting to know their families. I am married and the proud mother of two. My ideal day is spent at the beach! Also enjoy crafting, going to the movies, running, musicals and a really good laug×
Luisa Office Team Supervisor
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.×
Carla Financial Advisor
read more…CarlaHi, my name is Carla, I joined the Grin team February 2017 and couldn’t be happier to join such a magnificent team. I have 9 years of dental experience and continue to acquire new skills every day. My main responsibilities include billing, insurance claims, and appeals. On my free time I enjoy spending time with my husband and two beautiful children along with family and friend×
Lauren Dental Hygienist
read more…LaurenHi my name is Lauren Loeb and I have been at Grin since October 2016. I am a licensed dental hygienist, grew up her in Texas. Attended Hawaii Pacific University, where I graduated with my Bachelor’s of Business Management. I moved to the Dallas area in 2011, then completed the Dental Hygiene Program at the TCCC, earning my Associate of Science degree. On my free time I enjoy traveling, running, yoga, and spending time outdoors with friends and family. I love working with kids, educating them on proper oral hygiene and making dirty teeth clean!×
Whitney Clinical Manager
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.×
Taylor Dental Hygienist
read more…TaylorHi, my name is Taylor and I am a licensed dental hygienist at Grin. Graduated from Texas A&M Health Science Center with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. I enjoy laughing and joking around, in fact, my classmates voted me as Best Personality and Class Clown! I like staying involved in my profession and am a board member of the North Texas Dental Hygienists’ Association. On my free time, I enjoy watching live Texas Country music, hunting, and fishing with family/friends, and spending time with my two dogs: Diesel & Dixie. I am very happy to be part of the Grin Team because everyone shares a true passion for working with children.×
Julissa Dental Assistant
read more…JulissaHello, my name is Julissa, and have worked in the dentistry field for 10yrs. I am happily married with 3 children. Love spending my free time outdoors with my kids, shopping and watching Netflix. Working at Grin is such a privilege and pleasure. I enjoy getting to watch our kids grow into healthy happy and successful adolescents, knowing they will remember having a great experience at the dentist!×
Candace Dental Assistant
read more…Candace Hi, my name is Candice, have been with the Grin team since April 2017. I graduated in January 2017. While doing an internship at a family dentistry I realized that I wanted to work in the pediatric dentistry field. During my free time, I like to attempt to workout and also spend time with my little family. Especially enjoy eating with my family, which is why I like to workout! Working in the dental field is rewarding to me because a goal of mine is to give our patients a calming and comforting dental experience, so they will want to come back. I am truly blessed to a part of the Grin team, I love it! ×