Meet Ryan Nygard


Associate Dentist
Dr. Ryan Nygard

Dr. Ryan Nygard’s Biography:

We are pleased to announce Dr. Ryan Nygard has joined our Smile Care team as an Associate Dentist to work alongside Dr. Paul and our extraordinary team. Dr. Ryan was born and raised here in Fargo. He graduated from Park Christian High School in 2007, and then attended the University of Jamestown where he graduated Summa Cum Laude in 2011. In 2015, he graduated with top honors from Creighton University School of Dentistry. At Creighton University, he became a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon (OKU). Membership is limited to those dental students who have distinguished themselves by excellence in scholarship while demonstrating exemplary traits of character and potential qualities for future professional growth and attainments. He was also a Alpha Sigma Nu member, which distinguishes the member in scholarship, loyalty and service to others. He enjoys spending time with family, hunting, water sports, woodworking and snowmobiling. He believes that “laughter is the best medicine.”

1. What do you love about the FM area? After growing up in Fargo and leaving for higher education, I have found an even greater appreciation for the quality of life, integrity of the people, and the variety of seasonal activities that I enjoy. Away is good, but home is best!

2. Why are you eager to serve the patients of Smile Care and work alongside Dr. Paul and the team? It is a privilege to work alongside Dr. Paul and the team. Sharing professional skills and ideas with Dr. Paul and providing the best available care to our patients is something I’m eager to do.

3. What is the “mission statement” for your work and the dental treatment you provide? Col. 3:23 has been my life verse. “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters.”  Building strong patient relationships and providing excellence in the dental experience is what means the most to me.