Sleep through your next dental appointment.

Our Patients have the option of intravenous sedation.

Chico Creek Dental

Dental Services


We think that teeth should look like teeth. We have been providing tooth-colored, non-metal dental restorations for many years...


A dental extraction is the removal of a tooth from the mouth...


Did you know that dental implants are frequently the best treatment option for replacing missing teeth?

Night Grinding (Bruxism)

Are your teeth getting shorter?

Preventing Gum Disease

There are now new and exciting methods of treatment for gum diseases....

Root Canals

"Root canal" is the term used to describe the area within the center of the tooth where the pulp or pulp chamber and the tooth’s nerve is located...

Sleep Apnea, Snoring, & Inadequate Sleep

Does your family tease you because you snore? Their teasing could actually be beneficial to your health!...

Tooth Whitening

Everything from your morning cup of coffee to your glass of wine with dinner contributes to discoloring of the teeth...


Just like on Extreme Makeover, we can completely revamp a person’s smile with the use of porcelain veneers and crowns!...

Are you fearful of dentistry? We can help...

Our Patients have the option of intravenous sedation.

Meet The Staff

Chico Creek Dental Team

Dr Ryan


Dr. Robert N. Ryan

Dr. Ryan is a graduate of the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry in San Francisco. He completed a residency program in Hospital Dentistry at the University of California at San Francisco and was a member of the faculty in the School of Medicine and School of Dentistry for nine years. As an Assistant Clinical Professor of Oral Medicine and Oral Biology, he was the Director of the General Practice Residency Program at UCSF. Dr. Ryan is a former instructor in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and has been certified in Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

Dr. Ryan has completed training programs in Advanced Cosmetic Dentistry at the Baylor College of Dentistry in Dallas and the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies in Las Vegas. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the California Dental Association, and is the chairman of the Hospital and Geriatrics Committee and is on the Board of Directors of the Northern California Dental Society. His outside interests include motor sports (particularly drag racing), skiing and scuba diving. Also, he is an instrument rated private pilot.



Susie is the Clinical Care Coordinator. She has more than 20 years of experience in the dental field in both dental administration and clinical assisting. She is responsible for addressing our patient’s concerns about their treatment from their initial visit through completion. If you have any questions regarding your treatment or financial concerns, please do not hesitate to contact her.

“I am proud to call Chico my hometown. Both my husband (Jim) and I had the privilege to grow up in this wonderful community and are fortunate enough to pass it on to our daughter, Macy. Our lives outside of work are spent supporting our daughter’s passion for horses. We spend much of our time at the stable or watching her participate in shows”.



Christine has been in dentistry for 26 years. She began her career in a practice in Redding and also worked at an orthodontic office there, as well.

“My husband (Preston) and I moved to Chico in 1988. It was then that I went to work at Chico Creek Dental. I have two boys (Wyatt and Hayden). There are many height marks on Dr. Ryan’s office door (through the years he has measured our kids growth on his office door).”

“I feel very fortunate to have had Dr. Ryan for a boss, teacher and friend. He has taught me everything that I know about dentistry. I enjoy helping Dr. Ryan and other dentists in the Chico area while they perform treatment on patients in the hospital operating room.”

“I keep very busy trying to balance a husband, two boys, a small business (Lipsense), working at Chico Creek Dental and hospital dentistry.”

I enjoy spending time with my family at our cabin at Mill Creek-fishing, hiking and exploring. I enjoy doing many things in life but have a strong passion for cooking.”


What our patients say!

All my life I have had a great fear of dentists, to the point that I wouldn’t go no matter how bad my teeth were. A dear friend one day said she wasn’t leaving my house until she got an appointment for me with a dentist, to which I replied “Well then you better find one that will put me to sleep!”, thinking that no such thing existed. But guess what? She contacted Dr. Ryan’s office, and right from the start Dr. Ryan and his staff understood my fears and cared for me in such a way that I could actually relax and walk in the door! I sleep through every appointment and am on my way to better health for my teeth and gums! Thank you Dr. Ryan and staff!
Jacklyn M.
I have always had a severe gag reflex and ever since I found out about Chico Creek Dental and IV Sedation Dentistry I love it! I recommend them, the relief from the gagging and the additional benefit of no pain is wonderful!
Rudy T.
In September of 2007 my wife Linda and I decided on your dental office for my dental care. The primary decision making factor for us was the option of intravenous sedation for me that my dentist at that time did not offer and your office did. I had gotten to the point that I was reluctant to maintain my dental needs due to my discomfort and anxiety of shots in my mouth. I absolutely dreaded the shots. When I had my first visit at your dental office I was immediately comfortable with your staff, and with you Dr. Ryan. When you administered my first sedation I was nervous. When my dental work was completed I was pain free with no memory of the dental work of the shots administered. I had found what I had always wanted from a dentist but didn't think existed; dental work with little or no resulting discomfort before, during or after procedures performed on me. Although all of your staff have been terrific, sarah has been with me during the majority of my dental procedures and has been absolutely wonderful. She has always made me feel relaxed and that I was in good hands. After three and one half years at your dental office I am absolutely and totally pleased in the care and treatment I have received from you Dr. Ryan and your staff.
Nicholas L.

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