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 2 sons: Justin and Garret. In his spare time, he enjoys spending quality time with his family (which usually involves wrestling with Justin and Garret), 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!
Tawnya has over ten years’ experience managing offices in the orthodontic and dental field. She has a strong understanding about the financial aspects of patient’s accounts and is happy to help you with any questions that you may have about insurance or payment options. She loves working with patients and watching their lives change for the better as they obtain a beautiful smile. She is a very happy and energetic lady who loves building relationships with the patients. In her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her husband and six kids. Some of her favorite hobbies are hiking, traveling, and gardening.
Becca is our newest staff member at Plewe Orthodontics! She 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!
Daesha has recently graduated from The Northern Utah Orthodontist Assisting Program and has been with Plewe Orthodontics since January 2016. She enjoys building relationships with her patient’s and seeing them grow into the smiles they have always dreamed of. She is newly-wed and on cloud 9. Daesha has a teacup yorkie named jojo, and is a big animal lover. Some of her favorite things to do are making people laugh, being outdoors, and spending time with family.