For over a decade now, Dr. Weldon has provided comprehensive dental care that helps his patients feel welcomed, informed, and confident. One of the most enjoyable aspects of his job, and a driving force in beginning his dental office here in Rome, is getting to know people from the local community. Throughout the treatment process, Dr. Weldon loves to build relationships while also exceeding his patients expectations for a healthier smile.
Why Did You Want to Become
Dr. Weldon was led to the dental field by an innate desire to help others, as well as a love of problem solving and being able to use his hands directly on projects. An artist at heart, once he started looking into oral healthcare as a possible career, he realized just what a perfect fit it was for his strengths and passions – and he still feels that way all these years later.
Where Did You
After earning his dental doctorate at the Medical College of Georgia, where he finished in the top 25% of his class, Dr. Weldon was accepted into the MCG General Practice Residency program, one of the most competitive and premier programs in the country. During this time, he learned advanced techniques and skills beyond the scope of the traditional four year dental program. He was taught by some of the best dentists in the field to place dental implants, utilize bone grafting, provide IV sedation, and perform a variety of advanced oral surgeries and restorative techniques. Years later, he still pursues continuing education on both a local and national level in order to keep expanding his skills. He especially enjoys focusing on the transformative power of restorative dentistry and dental implants.
Tell Us More About Yourself.
Dr. Ryan Weldon is originally from Ringgold, Georgia and is the third of four boys. Between his father (a retired physician), his younger brother (a dentist in Ocala, Florida), his wife (a pediatric dentist here in Rome), and a few uncles and cousins, he is one of seven “Dr. Weldons” in his family!
He graduated from Georgia Tech with a degree in chemical engineering and worked in Atlanta as an engineer before applying to dental school (and also determining that big city living was not for him).
He moved home to Rome in 2011 with his wife Leigh (a native Roman) and has been practicing dentistry for ten years.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
You’ll find Dr. Weldon spending most of his free time with his family. He and his wife Leigh have two young sons who currently love LEGOS, fort building, bike rides at Berry, getting mud on their shoes, and collecting “good sticks”.
On the weekends, you can find Dr. Weldon on the golf course (one of his favorite pastimes), working out with friends at CrossFit Rome, grabbing a great cup of coffee at Swift and Finch, or teaching Sunday School at First Baptist Church of Rome.
Dr. Weldon is passionately committed to both spiritual and personal growth, a healthy/sober lifestyle, and authentic connections with those he loves most.