Ryan Gross, Orthodontics Class of 2022, grew up in Wayne, New Jersey with his brother and parents. Throughout high school, he worked for a successful orthodontist in town where he developed a passion for the field.
He attended Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania where he majored in both biology and music. Gross played the marimba and composed music for the percussion ensemble and played the cajón for the worship team. He also has a passion for teaching and was head tutor at the college.
Gross received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with distinction at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. He applies his passion for teaching via “Mental Dental,” an online learning platform that helps students gain a deeper understanding of topics in the field of dentistry. Gross is excited and grateful for the opportunity to continue his studies at UNC and pursue a master’s degree in orthodontics.
In his spare time, Gross loves playing the piano, beat boxing, playing board games, exercising, bowling, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.