Your Danville Endodontic Team
Dr. Steven Ryan
Dr. Steve Ryan was born and raised in Northern California and is proud to call Contra Costa County home. Dr. Ryan attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he received his degree in biochemistry. Dr. Ryan then attended the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco, where he met his wife who was attending pharmacy school at UCSF.
During the practice of general dentistry for 6 years, Dr. Ryan developed an interest and passion for endodontic care. To provide the highest level of service for his patients, Dr. Ryan attended the University of Florida where he obtained his specialty training and Masters Degree in endodontics. Dr. Ryan is a Board Certified endodontist and a Diplomate of the Americal Board of Endodontics. Currently, only about twenty percent of endodontists have this distinction.
When not providing endodontic care, Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with his family exploring and enjoying all that Contra Costa County and the surrounding areas have to offer. Dr. Ryan also enjoys writing children’s poetry, and is working with his sister on producing a book.
Freida Valledor-Borja, Front Office Manager
Freida has over 30 years in the dental and medical field. She worked at Delta Dental for 11 years and is very familiar with working with dental insurance. She loves cats and, in her spare time, enjoys designing earrings.
Rita McCrystle, Dental Assistant
Rita has been in the dental field for over 30 years (since she was born). In her spare time she loves long walks on the beach, pina coladas, and watching the Giants and 49ers play. She also enjoys spending time with her boyfriend and cat Handsome.
Julie Ballard, Registered Dental Assistant
She is a registered dental assistant. She would like the following description: Julie is our awesome RDA and has been in the dental field since 1997; she has worked exclusively in endodontics since 2000. In her spare time she enjoys cooking, running a shaved ice business, traveling to Europe and spending time with friends and her 5 very active children.