Orthodontics Residents

Ryan Kearney

Ryan Kearney, Orthodontics Class of 2022, grew up near the emerald coast in Panama City, Florida. After an unsuccessful stint in athletics, he went on to attend Florida State University for a Bachelor of Science in entrepreneurship.

He moved to Colorado after college to be a snowboard/ski instructor helping kids graduate from “pizza” to “french fry.” After overcoming near-permanent frostbite in his left foot, he retired as a ski instructor and returned to school for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry. Kearney is elated to stay in Chapel Hill for orthodontics and loves helping each patient find their smile.

Away from work, you can find him all over the state, whether it be mountain biking, surfing, or kayaking. He loves laundry, quilts, traveling and spending time with his family and friends.