Meet the Doctor
Dr. Ryan Plewe
Dr Plewe, or Dr Ryan as many patients refer to him, grew up in the Sugar House area of Salt Lake City. He attended the University of Utah where he graduated with honors. His desire to be in a medical profession led him to Los Angeles where he attended the UCLA school of dentistry. It was in Los Angeles that he met, and married his wife, Laurel. While in dental school, he realized that his greatest passion in dentistry was for orthodontics. The excitement and confidence people gained as their smile improved really appealed to him. While at UCLA, he graduated in the top of his class and was awarded the Shapiro scholarship for academic excellence and leadership. After dental school, Dr Plewe completed a 3-year residency program, also at UCLA, where he specialized in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. As part of his residency, he earned his Masters of Science degree.
Dr Plewe is currently a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Rocky Mountain Society of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the Utah Association of Orthodontists. In giving back to the community, he volunteers at his church and sponsors multiple events at local schools.
He and his wife have 3 children: Justin, Garret and Heidi. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family, playing sports and being outdoors.
Meet the Staff
Dawn has 27 years orthodontic experience and loves watching personalities blossom as their teeth become straight. She has two daughters, one son, one son-in-law, 32 fish, a turtle, the best dog ever, and is married to a handsome prince. Dawn loves spending time outdoors and has a beautiful garden. She also loves to tell and hear corny jokes!
Becca loves spending time with her family, especially her nieces and nephews. She is currently studying Exercise & Sport Science at the University of Utah and plans on being a mother in the future. She got married to her husband, Sean, in December 2014, and they currently live here in Sandy, Utah. Becca loves travelling, food, and being up in the mountains. She also has a love for baking and floral design. She is excited to get to know our patients and their families!
Orthodontics changed Brenda’s life as an older teen and she knew she wanted to make it her career. She loves seeing patient smiles change and the confidence it brings. With over 20 years in orthodontics, she has seen lots of smiles! In her free time she loves to travel, read, run and spend time with her husband, 2 married daughters and their husbands. The empty nest is filled with her faithful lab and often her 2 “grand-pups”.
Janica has newly entered the workforce again now that her youngest is in 1st grade. Having worked for a general dentist previously, she is loving all the new aspects of orthodontics. Her favorite part is getting to work with patients, who she adores, and such an amazing staff. She loves watching the patients’ confidence grow as they get the smiles they have always dreamed of. She is a mother to 5 amazing kids and married to the man of her dreams. She loves the outdoors, working out, and her very favorite is spending time with her family.
Rachel has been working at Plewe Orthodontics since May of 2017. She enjoys getting to know the patients and their families. Currently, she is working toward a degree in Nursing at UVU. In her free time, she enjoys being outside and spending time with her family.
Melinda is loving being with Plewe Orthodontics and is so glad to get to know each and every patient! Her favorite thing to do is spend time with her husband and 4 kids (plus daughter-in-law). She has been married to her husband, Kurt, for 23 years, and they have spent the majority of their lives here in Sandy. Melinda loves traveling anywhere Disney related, but feels most relaxed on an island in Hawaii.