I'm Dr. Ryan M. Tuinstra, and patient-centered care is the core value of my professional philosophy. I firmly believe the doctor-patient relationship is the foundation for quality care. I wake up everyday looking forward to getting to know my patients on a personal level. I believe in the use of technology to improve the patient experience in the dental office. The progressive use of education and technology will further allow us to provide higher quality care in a manner that creates continuity of care, with shorter and more comfortable appointments.
I graduated with a degree in Kinesiology from Arizona State University in 2012. Thereafter, I attended the University of California, San Francisco School of Dentistry where I received my Doctorate of Dental Surgery. Upon graduation, I was recognized with the Senior Award for Outstanding Achievement in General Dentistry. I believe in growing as a person and a clinician to better the lives of my patients. I continue to attend advanced education courses in a wide range of disciplines within dentistry.
I am an Arizona native and was raised in the Phoenix area. I attended Mountain Pointe High School where I played hockey and lacrosse. I grew to love Flagstaff as my family has been in northern Arizona for many years. My free time is spent golfing, boating, fishing, and I am an avid fan of the Arizona Coyotes. I am thankful for the opportunity to join the practice here in Flagstaff, and to plant my roots in this great community.
This is the best dental office I have ever been to...and believe me I have been to A LOT over the past 10 years!. Each staff member is super friendly and the Dr. Shanahan is an amazing dentist! I highly recommend!