Meet Our Team
Dr. Kathryn Ryan is proud to have the support of an amazingly dedicated staff here in Jacksonville! From the front desk to the treatment operatory, we do everything in our power to help patients feel comfortable and well cared for so that they keep coming back again and again for the general and specialty care they need. To learn more about each unique team member, keep reading:
Mary has provided exceptional dental care for her patients for over eight years! Her favorite part of her job is the chance to help patients regain their confidence and smile! Mary is originally from Macclenny, Fl, and attended Baker County High School. She graduated from Florida Gateway College and is also dental assistant certified. Mary has been married to her husband, Kasey, for 10+ years and together they have two boys, Kase and Kolt. She grew up playing sports and enjoys being “that mom” in the stands cheering on her two boys. You can find them camping, gardening, or completing home DIY projects on their off time!
Nicole is originally from Oshkosh, WI, attended Lourdes Academy and continued onto Fox Valley Technical College. She has worked in dentistry for 27 years, has EDDA Certifications/Training, and says the favorite thing about her career is interacting with her patients. Nicole’s interests include; reading mysteries and biographies, knitting, cooking, British TV, and spending time at the beach. But, her favorite thing to do is shopping for different types of tea!
Ashleigh is originally from Lakewood, OH. She has worked in dentistry for 8 years and says her favorite thing about her career is being an advocate for patients. Her interests include; hiking, reading, kayaking/paddle-boarding, traveling, and being with her friends. Ashleigh was a competitive cheerleader/dancer for ten years and a national champion for three years in a row! Make sure to find Ashleigh so she can cheer you on at your next dental visit!
Taylynn has been a dental assistant for a little over two years. She is in love with helping her patients obtain a beautiful and healthy smile. As a native of Florida, Taylynn attended Bradford High School and continued on to Fortis College. In her spare time, as a family of four, they love gardening, crafting, and anything outside!
Jazmyn has been a dental assistant for over twelve years. As a native of Florida, Jazz attended Andrew Jackson High School and continued on to the United Education Institute and Florida State College of Jacksonville. She has extensive classes and certifications including but not limited to a Phlebotomy Certification, CEREC Training, and facial esthetic courses. Jazmyn has two daughters, is engaged, and loves to shop, travel, and all things interior design.
Karina has been an Expanded Functions Dental Assistant for over 11 years and says her favorite part of her career is helping people smile again. She is originally from Kiev, Ukraine, attended Cheyenne High School, and graduated from College of Southern NV and Florida State College of Jacksonville. She also has her X-Ray and Phlebotomy certification. Karina is married and together they have three children. Her favorite part of the day is spending time with her kids, it’s a bonus day if it is family time spent on the beach. A fun fact about Karina's family is their journey to America! Her father was in the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus and they lived on the circus train for two years traveling the US.
Jana grew up in rural Maine and she completed her Associate of Science in Dental Hygiene in 1987 from the University of Maine. She spent several years in Hawaii on the Big Island enjoying the sun and sand and came to call Jacksonville her home in 2008. Jana loves traveling and restoring the home she still owns in her small hometown. Jana takes great pride in helping patients achieve their best oral health and a beautiful smile. Her gentle yet thorough touch makes everyone feel at ease.
Rebecca grew up in Glenn St. Mary, FL and has been working in the dental field for over 15 years. She obtained her Associate in Science (A.S.) in Dental Hygiene degree from Florida State College of Jacksonville and is ITERO, CPR, and Local Anesthesia certified. Rebecca loves building relationships with her patients and helping them understand the importance of a healthy smile. She has three beautiful daughters herself, along with three bonus children with her longtime boyfriend. Rebecca spends most of her off time in the ballfields watching her daughter's softball team. You might just be lucky enough to hear stories of her bluegrass youth when she played the banjo and traveled the United States with her family to bluegrass festivals!