Meet Dr. Joseph Ryan

I was born in Monterrey, Mexico and grew up in South Carolina. I moved to McAllen prior to my freshman year at McAllen High School. After graduation, I left McAllen to attend Dental School and then my Orthodontic Residency. I returned to McAllen in early 2017.


  • University of Texas Pan-American, Bachelor of Science in Biology
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Dental School, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree
  • Nova Southeastern University, Fort Lauderdale, Master of Science in Dentistry & Certificate in Orthodontics

About Me

My father is Irish and my mother is Mexican. Yo hablo (poquito) Español. My beautiful wife, Arianna, and I have been married for over 2 years. We don’t have any kids yet, but we plan to expand our family in the future. In my free time, I enjoy lifting weights, playing tennis, going to the driving range, reading/listening to audiobooks, and I enjoy trading card games. During my undergraduate studies, I was a WEFNA certified personal trainer. I enjoy traveling to new places, trying new foods, and learning about other cultures.

Volunteer Experience

The McAllen community is a great place to live and work. I enjoy finding ways to give back and help others in the community. The various McAllen projects that I have been involved with in the past include: Keep McAllen Beautiful, Make A Difference Day and the Palm Valley Animal Center 3rd Annual Fall Festival.

During Dental School, I was an active member of the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA). I participated in CMDA mission trips to Eagle Pass and Laredo, Texas that provided dental work to those in need. In dental school, I also assisted in the San Fernando Health and Safety Fair. One of my favorite podcasts titled, Stuff You Should Know, introduced me to an online micro-lending organization called Kiva. This non-profit organization allows people to lend money to low-income entrepreneurs and students in over 80 countries. I have been actively involved since 2011.

I feel very fortunate to have helped others in the past and am grateful to know that I can continue to make a difference every day in our office.