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Ryan R. Falke, DDS

About

Ryan Falke, DDS has a unique background, equipping him to provide outstanding oral and facial surgery within an atmosphere of Compassion, Comfort, and Expertise. He earned a computer engineering degree from Brigham Young University, publishing in the field of autonomous robotics.

After working as a network engineer, he moved his family to Southern California to pursue his love for dentistry at Loma Linda University, earning a doctorate in dental surgery. He then practiced as a general dentist in the greater Sacramento area for a year. Desiring to specialize, he returned to Loma Linda to complete an Oral and Maxillofacial surgery residency. He enjoyed an extensive and robust training experience there, qualifying him to provide excellent and comprehensive face, mouth, and jaw surgery.

On a personal note, Dr. Falke is happily married with four children ranging in ages from two to seven years old. They love hiking in the nearby mountains, visiting beautiful parks in Reno, and riding bikes together.

Training

Falke received his training in oral and maxillofacial surgery (OMFS) at Loma Linda University in Loma Linda, California. Working at the only level-one trauma center in the entire Inland Empire and under the tutelage of the renowned Dr. Alan Herford, Dr. Falke received extensive training experience.

This includes being proficient in the most technologically-advanced methods not only for wisdom tooth removal and dental implants but for corrective jaw surgery, facial trauma, facial reconstruction, and facial cosmetics.

During his time at Loma Linda, Dr. Falke conducted research in the field of bone regeneration and bone grafting, which enhances his success in placing dental implants. Dr. Falke is well-equipped to practice comprehensive oral and facial surgery.

Giving Back

Currently, I am excited to be involved with the Reno Adopt-A-Vet program, Where I can give needed dental care to our local veterans. Since my youth, I have been actively involved in helping others.

I was raised in a family where service was a number one priority. For instance, my family helped build a neighborhood park that has become a place of relaxation and fun for families for over 25 years. Also, as an Eagle Scout, I had many opportunities to serve my community. I led a book drive for troops stationed in Iraq, collecting hundreds of books.

My love for service was further ignited when I spent two years in the impoverished city of Tijuana, Mexico. There, I learned to love the people, became fluent in Spanish, but most importantly, relearned the importance of people over things.

Through this experience, I committed to giving back whenever I can. I have realized part of this desire through my active involvement in Flying Doctors and Share a Smile – two organizations that give back through the field of dentistry.

Life Outside the Office

I am happy to be settled in Reno with my wife and four children. It has been my dream to operate my own practice, centered around treating people with Compassion, Comfort, and Expertise in a place I am proud to call home.

After visiting numerous locations, my wife and I fell in love with the mountains, nearby skiing, local hiking, and the good people of Reno. We enjoy most things outdoors, but in particular, I love golfing, hiking, snow-skiing, playing racquetball, and geocaching.

On most weekends, I can be found exploring the area with my kids or enjoying date night with my wife, Stephanie.

Kimberly Bentjen, DDS, MD

About

Kimberly Bentjen, DDS, MD is a board-certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon who completed her training in 2015. She moved to Reno in 2019 where she has been in practice for several years before joining Dr. Falke at Sierra Oral and Facial Surgery. Prior to this, she spent several years working as an oral surgeon in the Midwest and East Coast while her husband finished his education. She worked in both private practice and academic hospital-based settings where she learned to care for a broad range of patients with different medical, emotional, and surgical needs.

She thrives on synergies created by teamwork and searches to build these everywhere she goes because she believes this creates the best environment for healthcare to be delivered. This drive started early on with dedication to team sports in high school and college, to tutoring other students throughout her educational pathway, to helping train oral surgery residents and surgical assistants, and mentoring those interested in pursuing a career in oral surgery.

Dr. Bentjen is a member of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the American Dental Association, the Nevada Dental Association, and the Northern Nevada Dental Society. She also participates in various professional organizations that provide continuing education locally with other dentists in the community.

Training

Dr. Bentjen grew up in Northern California. She attended Pacific Union College located in the beautiful Napa Valley, graduating summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration in 2005, while also completing pre-dental courses.

She then attended Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in Southern California, obtaining her DDS and graduating in the top 10 of her class in 2009. She was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society which functions to recognize those who distinguish themselves with a high grade of scholarship. Dr. Bentjen also obtained her MD at Mayo Medical School (now known as Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine) in 2012 which offered further fundamental medical knowledge to apply in management of oral surgical conditions.

Dr. Bentjen received her specialty training at a six-year residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, in 2015, which emphasizes providing the highest level of patient-centered care to meet their particular needs. This included 2 years of post-graduate general surgery training, learning the foundations of surgery from incredibly talented surgeons in other fields. She became board certified by the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (ABOMS) in 2017.

Philosophy

Dr. Bentjen strives to make patients feel comfortable during what can be a stressful situation when coming in to discuss surgery. Patients note her personable approach and that they appreciate her level of attentiveness. You will experience her personal involvement in all stages of your treatment and be assured that all your questions will be addressed before and after surgery. That will include an anesthetic option tailored to your particular situation for optimal safety and comfort.

Beyond maintaining a calming and caring environment, Dr. Bentjen is committed to professional excellence to meet your oral surgery needs in several ways. Many types of oral surgery, such as placement of dental implants, require close collaboration with your dentist and other specialists, to execute appropriately. Clear communication and planning are key and particular strengths of hers. She is also committed to technical excellence and use of advanced techniques in your treatment. This includes keeping current with technological advances through continuing education and appropriate use of 3-D imaging for virtual planning to fabricate 3-D printed surgical guides that aid with various aspects of your surgery.

Life Outside the Office

I am incredibly happy to call Northern Nevada home for myself, my husband Niko, and our son Sandro. The natural beauty of this area drew us here along with the incredible community of people we’ve been grateful to have around us. I love spending time sharing delicious meals with close friends and family at home, shopping local, exploring trails and parks, snapping photos and writing captions, and relaxing with a book and some good music.