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Dr. Ryan Jenkins DMDDr. Ryan M. Jenkins is a board-certified periodontist and dental implant surgeon, as well as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology.  Dr. Jenkins is from San Antonio, Texas and attended Texas A&M University, where he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from the May's Business School in 2004. Afterward, Dr. Jenkins furthered his education at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, where he obtained a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2010. Following dental school, he completed a one-year General Practice Residency at Lutheran Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center in Brooklyn, New York, where he received the Resident of the Year Award and the Dr. DiMango Award for Excellence in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After his GPR residency, Dr. Jenkins moved to Texas and worked as a general dentist for one year. Realizing his passion for periodontics and dental implants, he returned to New York City to pursue his specialty education in periodontics and implant dentistry, a 3-year program, at NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine. During his residency, Dr. Jenkins conducted a research study utilizing amniotic biologic growth factors in bone regeneration and was awarded the Best Project in Periodontics: Resident’s Research Award Competition. Additionally, Dr. Jenkins has given multiple lectures and presentations in the field of periodontics and dental implants.

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After a rigorous written and oral board certification process, Dr. Jenkins became board-certified in the specialty of Periodontics, a recognized specialty of the American Dental Association. To maintain Diplomate status with the board, Dr. Jenkins stays up to date with the current literature, research, publications, and surgical techniques in his field, as well as participates in many hours of continuing education to provide the most advanced care to his patients. In order to ensure optimal surgical success and decrease the risk of complications and implant failure, Dr. Jenkins only uses the top of the line dental implants and biomaterials, as well as 3D cone beam, computed tomography (CBCT) in his practice. These attributes and credentials are what separate Dr. Jenkins and his practice regarding periodontal surgical procedures and the surgical placement of dental implants.

Dr. Jenkins’ wife, Christi, is a Colorado native and a registered nurse in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.  After moving back to Colorado, Christi has worked in the NICU unit at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Denver.  They enjoy skiing, spending time in the mountains, and experiencing the outdoor activities in Colorado with their son, James, and their Yorkie, Charlie. Dr. Jenkins has a passion for BBQ and enjoys visiting his family ranch back in Texas. Dr. Jenkins has also participated in five medical and dental mission trips to Guatemala to provide dental care for the underserved population.

Memberships:

  • American Board of Periodontology
  • American Academy of Periodontology
  • International Team for Implantology
  • Rocky Mountain Society of Periodontists
  • American Dental Association
  • Colorado Dental Association
  • Metropolitan Denver Dental Society
  • Spear Study Club

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