A visit to the dentist is rarely the most enjoyable way to spend your time. In fact, the idea itself often evokes a sense of dread as we imagine the familiar smell of antiseptic, the unsettling whir of drills, and plain sterile walls. Let’s not even get started on the waiting area. In many practices, these are outfitted with a row of straight-backed chairs, a stack of outdated magazines, and a small TV replaying some boring talk show at a barely audible volume. Ryan Savage, DDS, is one of the dental specialists breaking the mold.
A dental wizard with over 15 years of experience, Dr. Ryan blends his skills with artistry, comfort, and innovation that dramatically transforms dentistry. Specializing in veneers and complete smile makeovers, he doesn’t just fix teeth; he partners with patients in their oral health journey.
“I come from a family of doctors and dentists,” Dr. Ryan explains. “I always wanted to combine my artistic passion with medical treatment, so dentistry was the perfect combination for me. I wanted to work for myself so I could pursue my own dreams and not compromise the quality of care and results that I provide. I have never really fit the status quo and envisioned a new way of providing comfortable and beautiful dental care.”
The vibe hits you immediately when you enter Dr. Ryan’s practice. Gone are the sterile, clinical walls that make you want to weep. In their place is natural light, vibrant energy, and welcoming warmth that instantly puts you at ease. Music hums in the air, infusing a rhythm that matches the precision of the dental procedures into the air. Waiting for your turn in the dental chair is a sensory delight too. Laughing gas dances with the gentle music, creating an almost euphoric atmosphere that lets you relax while your new smile is being crafted.
The treatment room itself is designed with the patient in mind. From the ergonomic dental chair to the soft music playing in the background, the ambiance allows you to chill as the doctor works his magic. Before doing any work on you, Dr. Ryan thoroughly explains what he’s going to do step by step. He patiently answers questions and helps you visualize the transformation, dispelling any lingering uncertainty.
“It took years of prioritizing the user experience and developing the culture in the practice to create an environment that allows my clients to feel completely at ease,” the smile doctor discloses. A rockstar surrounded by all-stars, Dr. Ryan’s expertise has extended far and wide. #SavageSmile has taken on a life of its own and grown into a phenomenon on the West Coast among those seeking to turn their smiles into statements. Celebrities and influencers seek out his touch, making him one of the most sought–after dentists in Orange County.
Other stakeholders have noticed this too. Currently, Dr. Ryan is in talks with Colgate to become a partnered dentist and brand ambassador. For him, this isn’t just recognition; it’s one of the biggest validations of his work and its impact. His ultimate goal is to partner with other brands he uses himself, including Invisalign, Listerine, and Figs(scrubs).
Beyond his personal success, Dr. Ryan Savage is eager to share his recipe for success and mentor a new crop of dental specialists. He also looks forward to more media engagements, allowing him to showcase the Savage difference to the world. The goal is to change the narrative, one smile at a time.