Ryan C. Courtin, D.D.S.
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 bachelor's degree in Biology with a minor in 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 pre-clinical instructor.
In his spare time, Dr. Courtin enjoys singing, snowboarding, and scubadiving. 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 have a daughter who they hope will go into dentistry one day too!
During dental school Dr. Courtin led mission trips to Jamaica. There his team provided much needed dental care to rural areas with no access to dentists. He is very passionate about giving back both locally and abroad. He has volunteered for many community events, including CDA Cares. Every year he and his wife travel to Mexico with Flying Doctors of Mercy to provide dental aid to those in need.