I appreciate having the time to form relationships with my patients and their families, all while seeing my patients transform during treatment. Not only do my patients’ smiles change, but they gain a greater self-esteem and much stronger confidence as a result of their treatment!
A Fresno native, Dr. Ryann Christensen is pleased to create beautifully healthy, confidence-filled smiles for her friends and neighbors.
When she was eight, Dr. Christensen decided to become an orthodontist: because of the awesome experience she had with her orthodontist! She loved the fun and friendly environment, and was excited to see how her Phase 1 (as a child) and Phase 2 (as a teen) treatment changed her smile.
Now, many years later and after dental school and her orthodontic residency, she is ecstatic to serve her community by improving people’s smiles and confidence. Dr. Christensen’s hope is to have the same positive impact on the lives of her patients that her orthodontist had on hers!
Education and Professional Affiliations
I enjoy putting my skills and experience to practice each and every day. It’s fulfilling to give each patient an individualized treatment plan that suits their needs and preferences, and follow that plan to a beautiful finished smile.
Before practicing orthodontics, Dr. Christensen completed years of rigorous education, receiving her:
- Bachelor of Arts, Fresno State
- Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of California Los Angeles
- Master of Science, University of California Los Angeles
- Certificate in Orthodontics and Orthodontic Residency, University of California Los Angeles
In addition to her schooling, Dr. Christensen regularly participates in continuing education. This ensures she: remains up-to-date on the latest technology; gives patients the best treatment possible in the most comfortable manner and least amount of time; and offers a variety of orthodontic options that cater to her patients’ preferences.
In addition to attending numerous meetings, lectures, and seminars, Dr. Christensen has completed Invisalign® Advanced Education Courses. She has also completed an Aligner Intensive Fellowship.
Dr. Christensen is an active member of the:
- American Association of Orthodontists
- American Dental Association
- California Dental Association
- Fresno-Madera Dental Society
Beyond the Office
My husband Lance and I met in 7th Grade PE class. We developed a friendship at that time and eventually realized we were a perfect match for each other!
Dr. Christensen and Lance have a young daughter, Logan Grace, who is the apple of everyone’s eye. Their immediately family also includes a terrier mix, Indy Lou, who they adopted while Dr. Christensen was completing her orthodontic residency.
When she’s not seeing patients, you can find Dr. Christensen running with her family, shopping at Costco, or otherwise spending quality time with friends and loved ones. They love going to the lake, exploring the mountains, and relaxing at the beach.
Additionally, Dr. Christensen and her husband are active in NextGen Philanthropy. This organization brings together young professionals to learn about needs in the Central Valley and then pool their knowledge, skills, and resources to help nonprofits addressing those needs.