Meet The Staff
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 Jeffrey Ryu, DMD Phone Number (901) 767-3950 to schedule your dental appointment in Memphis, TN.
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!
Gaby — Registered Dental Assistant
Gaby is a graduate of White Station High School and Tennessee College of Applied Sciences Memphis. She joined our practice in 2020. She is also a current student at Gould’s Academy. Gaby loves being part of an office that strives to truly reinvent people’s perspective on coming to the dentist. She loves working alongside a dentist who treats every patient like family. She is always happy to assist Dr Ryu with patients or help her coworkers whenever they need her. Gaby enjoys guiding patients throughout the process of their appointments to ensure they are comfortable and confident in their treatment.
Gaby has two brothers and two sisters, and she was born and raised here in Memphis, though both of her parents are from Mexico. Gaby loves to take her dogs for walks in the park and is always looking for new restaurants and foods to try with her friends.
Juanita — Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Juanita is the newest addition to the Ryu Crew: she joined the practice in November 2021. Juanita attended dental assisting school in 2016 and graduated with honors. In 2019, Juanita attended courses at University of Tennessee Memphis to become an expanded functions dental assistant. Juanita is always excited to learn and grow in her professional career, and she likes being impactful to a successful team and maintaining personable relationships. Being an expanded functions assistant, she can help Dr. Ryu with more in-depth restorative procedures (fillings etc.) She also helps her teammates with the plethora of dental assisting duties each day.
Juanita is the mother of two perfectly imperfect beautiful monsters. Her daughter plays softball and is a Daisy Girl Scout. Her son will soon start T-ball and soccer. Juanita indulges in many hobbies, but reading and crafting are at the top. She also collects stationary and has a slight addiction to TV and good board games.