Dr. Ryan Sterk was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. He played collegiate baseball at Trinity University and then returned to the University of New Mexico where he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry. He then went on to complete his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Colorado. During his dental training, he received multiple awards including the Dr. Kenneth Grove/Memorial of Dental Foundation of Colorado Award, Miles Markley Delta Sigma Delta Award, UCSODM Student Honors and the Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons Award. After the completion of his doctorate, Dr. Sterk completed a one-year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the University of Pennsylvania. He is continuing his training at Montefiore Medical Center/Albert Einstein School of Medicine in New York where he is currently serving in his 3rd year of residency. Dr. Sterk’s areas of interest include cosmetic surgery, trauma, orthognathic surgery, reconstruction, and intricate implant treatments with hard/soft tissue augmentation. His most recent presentation was “Incorporating Custom TMJ Prosthesis” at the Greater New York Dental Meeting. In his free time, he enjoys traveling, fitness, sports and spending as much time as he can with family and friends.