Ryan has led several successful fee-for-service, relationship-based dental practices in Midland, Texas. He is building a 30,000 sq. ft. medical office building to support their growing organization now at four full- time dentists and growing. His vision is to bring the small office relationship-based practice feeling to scale. He currently has plans for 26 dental chairs in the new building and aso a state-of-the-art teaching/CE venue.
Over the past seven years, he has spent the majority of his time in clinical practice cultivating a relationship-based fixed prosthodontic practice, which focuses on treating patients needing complex restorative or cosmetic dentistry, as well as patients suffering with TMD and oral facial pain. His practice, Coulon Watts, is built on the principles of the New Patient Experience and Bob Barkley’s 3-part exam as taught by the Frazer group. He uses this process to create a trusting doctor-patient relationship that highlights the patient’s autonomy and ability to choose the treatment most appropriate for themselves.
Ryan loves teaching Emotional Intelligence and Conscious Leadership to dentists and teams. I also enjoy teaching the foundational principles of excellent clinical dentistry, like comprehensive treatment planning, occlusion, sequencing of complex restorative interdisciplinary cases, cosmetic dentistry, airway prosthodontics, craniofacial development, and TMD and oral facial pain.
He wants to be remembered for helping highly-skilled clinical dentists do more of the dentistry they were trained to do. The biggest tragedy he hears while speaking and learning all over the globe is that so many well-trained dentists are struggling to implement the systems and structures necessary to execute the dentistry they are capable of providing. The inability to get this knowledge off the shelf is inextricably tied to a healthcare provider’s emotional intelligence and self-awareness.
It is almost impossible to help another person choose your best and finest care if you have not learned to defeat your own limiting beliefs and engage with another human being on a level that helps them transform fear into trust.
Ryan believes there is something powerful about living life on purpose, and I want to share generously the blueprint to a life well-lived. It brings him joy to help others discover THEIR path as well as their why. It is in this process of deep interpersonal work that many discover who and what they really are or want to be.
Dentistry can be hard, and we live in a world full of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. You CAN overcome these challenges; let us help you become a more conscious, mindful, and agile leader.
DDS - LSU School of Dentistry
Competed Curriculum at the Spear Center in Scottsdale, AZ
Further Post-doc Education - L.D. Pankey Institute
All of the courses of R.L. Frazer & Associates