Jeffrey Ryu, DMD
Dr. Jeffrey Ryu has been a part of the community for over five years. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree at Carleton College, where he majored in psychology. In 1999, he graduated from the Tufts University of Dental Medicine. He continues to augment his skills and his knowledge base through continuing education courses, which also allows him to keep current with the latest techniques in dentistry. Dr. Ryu is a member of the American Dental Association, the Tennessee Dental Association and the Memphis Dental Association. He also received implantology training from Alabama Implant Education.
As a dentist, Dr. Ryu strives to provide the most personal and complete dental care for his patients to promote their overall health and wellbeing.
Dr. Ryu has a son and daughter who are both in high school. His daughter enjoys horseback riding and playing the oboe, and his son enjoys fencing and playing the piano. Dr. Ryu is a big fan of the Memphis Grizzlies and works with players and the organization as the on-call dentist to handle emergencies during home games.
Meet Our Team
Meet our dental team! We are a lively and fun bunch who provide professional, compassionate treatment to everyone who visits our office. We will aim to make you laugh a lot, have a good time and walk away with a healthy, functioning smile that will serve you well. Our team also speaks Spanish to meet the needs of our growing community. You can learn more about our team members below, and of course, you can meet us in person by calling 901-767-3950 to schedule your dental appointment in Memphis, Tennessee, at Jeffrey Ryu, DMD.
Julia — Dental Hygienist
We were happy to welcome Julia to our office in June of 2018. She graduated as the valedictorian in her class with a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Julia appreciates that everyone at our office works as a unit and not as separate entities to achieve optimal dental health for our patients. She finds that one of the best parts of being a hygienist is that she gets to spend time one-on-one with our patients and meet people from all walks of life. For Julia, being a dental hygienist gives her the opportunity to change lives, and she respects that she is given the chance to treat every patient with empathy and care and to build a foundation of trust for all. Julia values the importance of patient education and is a positive presence in our office. She provides a ray of sunshine to our practice, taking care of our patients and giving them the very best!
Julia has been married to her wonderful husband for 13 years, and together, they have a beautiful son. In her spare time, she loves being with her friends and family, spending time outdoors, and volunteering in the heart of Memphis.
Jennifer — Registered Dental Assistant, Certified Dental Assistant.
Jennifer is one of the newer faces at our office although she has been in the dental field since 1993. She attended the Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis and the Indiana University School of Dentistry in her home state.
Jennifer enjoys being a part of the social interaction between the team and the patients at our office and is Dr. Ryu’s “right-hand girl.” Jennifer’s job is to anticipate the dentist’s next step during an appointment, and she believes that they complement one another quite nicely!
Jennifer married her high school sweetheart in 1995, and she and her husband have two boys that keep them busy with college baseball and high school football. When she is not taking care of our patients, Jennifer enjoys baking and traveling with her family.
Becky joined our practice in 2016 and brings a smile every day! She loves being part of a family where everyone truly cares about each other about our patients. Becky attended the University of Tennessee at Memphis in conjunction with MAVTS. Employed in the dental field for over 20 years, she has training in oral surgery, periodontics and fortune practice management. In her time working in dentistry, she has worked in several areas and her favorite is periodontics. However, she feels that her greatest accomplishment is being able to create and maintain so many friendships and long-lasting relationships with her patients.
Becky has three boys: two four-legged fur babies, Ghost and Bailey, and her son Alex who is a junior in college. When she is not working, Becky spends her time indulging in her true loves: sports (baseball and football season), fitness training and being outdoors — either in a kayak, fishing or riding four wheelers. She loves embracing her southern roots.
Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card. How you leave others feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark. — Jay Danzie
Kim – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kim has been in the dental field as a hygienist for over 23 years, and joined our team two and a half years ago. She graduated from the University of Tennessee-Memphis College of Allied Health with a degree in dental hygiene. Kim enjoys interacting with our patients, really getting to know them and educating them about their oral health. She goes above and beyond to make our patients as comfortable as possible, and has known many of them for years. Kim has a great love of animals, especially dogs. Adopt don’t shop!
Teresa – Front Desk
Teresa has been part of our dental family for 20 years, and has been in the dental field for more than 30 years, beginning as a dental assistant for a general dental office and a pediatric practice. She has total confidence in Dr. Ryu and knows that he has our patients’ best interests at heart in everything he does. She loves working with our team to care for our patients and help them feel comfortable, and greets each person who visits our office with a smile.
Teresa married her high school sweetheart, with whom she has three wonderful children and four beautiful granddaughters. Outside of the office she loves to paint with acrylics and watercolors.