Dr. Ryan Dowling MD, DMD, graduated from University of Connecticut School of Dentistry and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine. Following Graduation, Dr. Dowling was a practicing general dentist in Salt Lake City, UT for 6 years. Dr. Dowling returned to school at Louisiana State University, where he obtained his medical degree (MD) and entered into the residency program for Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. After completing 4 years of residency training in Shreveport, LA, Dr. Dowling and his family have continued migrating east, relocating to the beautiful Tri-Cities area.
Dr. Dowling is board eligible for the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. He is an active member of the American Dental Association, The American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons, Academy of Osseointegration, and Local dental societies.
Dr. Dowling is a full scope Oral and Maxillofacial surgeon with expertise ranging from dental implants to corrective jaw surgery, facial injuries, wisdom teeth removal, and pediatric and adolescent oral surgery. He also has a special interest in management of wisdom teeth and dental implants with general anesthesia.
As an active member of the hospital staff at Bristol Regional Medical Center, Holston Valley Medical Center and Johnson City Medical Center, Dr. Dowling provides emergency care to patients with complex maxillofacial trauma. He is regularly re-certified in Basic Life Support (CPR) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS).
His offices in Bristol, Kingsport and Johnson City are state-of-the-art surgical facilities equipped with the most current sterilization, anesthesia monitoring, and imaging equipment. He and his staff are committed to providing compassionate care of the highest quality in a timely and considerate manner.
Dr. Dowling enjoys spending time with his wife Karissa their three children Kellan, Westlyn, and Shane. He has spent his life as an avid cycler and enjoy spending time outdoors. He is also fluent in Spanish, having served as a translator for overseas missionary work.