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Meet Dr. Courtin

 

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Dr. Ryan C. Courtin, DDS, Doctor of Dental Surgery

A bay area native, Dr. Courtin was raised in Foster City and attended San Mateo High School, where he was active in the theater program. He received his bachelors degree in biology and theater at UCLA. After graduating he returned to the bay area and worked in cancer research at UCSF before finding his calling in dentistry. He attended University of the Pacific dental school where he is now a member of the faculty as a preclinical instructor.

In his spare time, Dr. Courtin enjoys singing, snowboarding, and eating. His wife, Ashley, shares his passion for dentistry. She works as a dental hygienist in San Francisco. They first met while attending Bowditch Middle School in Foster City. They enjoy going to music festivals together.

During dental school Dr. Courtin lead mission trips to Jamaica, where his team provided much needed dental care to rural areas with no access to dentists. He is very passionate about giving back and is planning a dental mission trip to Mexico in May 2017.