We all chose to spend our lives working on smiles and learning new treatments to improve your orthodontic experience. We enjoy helping our patients achieve their best smile; so we spend most of our day trying to get you smiling. Jokes are the fastest way to see our patients smile, so we let them fly all the time around the office.
Dr. Ryan Rudd
Dr. Ryan Rudd was born in Tokyo, Japan. He spent the first ten years of his life living on the island of Okinawa until his family moved to Spokane. It was there that he fell in love with the Pacific Northwest. After spending several years in Southern California, for school and work, Dr. Rudd was thrilled to have the opportunity to return to Washington and work with Dr. Dana Shaltry in Port Angeles.
Dr. Rudd attended La Sierra University for college and Loma Linda University for dental school and his orthodontic residency.
He spends as much of his free time as possible with his family, enjoying the amazing outdoor activities around the peninsula. On special days, you can find him looking foolish playing basketball, tennis, golf, softball, or just about any other competitive venture.
Favorite Movie: I love old movies from the 1940’s
Outdoor Activity: Gardening, clam digging and oyster picking for sure
Favorite Dessert: I really like vanilla ice cream with chocolate sauce
Family: My two favorite people are my daughter, Helena, who has a well-developed book obsession and Mr. Pohl, who enjoys bird watching and beekeeping
Favorite Restaurant: My favorite restaurant would have to be the “Pohl family kitchen of wonder and delight”
Favorite Places On The Peninsula: Anywhere on the peninsula is highly preferred
Guilty Pleasure: Chocolate is my secret love
Outdoor Activity: I really enjoy going on walks on the beach
Favorite Places On The Peninsula: The Westport beaches for sure
Family: My husband Casey and I are raising two beautiful daughters, Peyton and Abby
Favorite Restaurant: Little Devils Lunchbox and Chestnut Cottage, mmm yum
Guilty Pleasure: My guilty pleasures include camping, Disney and all sweets
Favorite Restaurant: Two of my favorite are Oak Table and Jose’s, their food is really good
Guilty Pleasure: I love chocolate and shopping at Rei
Favorite Places On The Peninsula: My favorite place on the peninsula is Klahhane Ridge
Family: I moved back to Port Angeles from Michigan to live near my family. My cat Simon was a great co-pilot on the trip
Favorite Movie/TV Show: I really enjoy trilogies and crime shows
Outdoor Activity: Running, hiking and walks with my baby niece
Favorite Movie/TV Show: “Is it secret!? Is it safe?!” If you know what I’m referencing, then you understand how much I love The Lord Of The Rings
Guilty Pleasure: I really enjoy doing nothing
Outdoor Activity: Kayaking, gardening and making bio dynamic compost
Family: I always love spending time with my granddaughter
Favorite Dessert: Chocolate dipped macaroons are always good
Favorite Places On The Peninsula: Lake Crescent is one of the most beautiful places you can find
Favorite Restaurant: My favorite restaurant is Fiesta Jalisco
Guilty Pleasure: This would probably have to be reality TV
Outdoor Activity: Kicking a soccer ball around & blowing bubbles