Meet Dr Lemke
Ryan Lemke DDS and his staff strive to provide the best possible dentistry available while located in a warm, craftsman-style Wallingford neighborhood house, a relaxing, stress-free atmosphere. We clean, repair, and replace teeth using modern bridges and implants, and create natural esthetics through whitening, straightening, veneers and crowns for a smile you’ve only dreamed of!! Our patients have found that by improving their outer appearance, they were able to enjoy greater inner confidence and live a more fulfilled life. Please come and visit our “home”.
When you come to visit us, you’ll first meet Jess, our office manager. She provides our patients with an office they can count on for their every need. Carla is our hygienist, competently and gently maintaining our patients, and Bri assists Dr. Lemke with all aspects of clinical patient care.
We understand that life is very full and make every effort to accommodate your personal schedule, offering flexible days and hours. To learn more about our office, please visit us at our website at: www.wallingfordfamilydentistry.com. Thank you!!
The Puget Sound has been home for Dr Lemke since he first arrived in 2000 as an enlisted sailor in the Navy, serving two tours in the Persian Gulf.
Dr Lemke earned his BS in Biochemistry from UW Seattle, living in and near Wallingford for 10 years. He first found himself at Wallingford Family Dentistry while shadowing Dr Falcone -the previous owner- for years prior to dental school. Dr Lemke left for NYC to earn his DDS from Columbia University, among world-class staff and peers. He then completed a hospital residency in Denver, gaining experience in expanded surgical and prosthodontic techniques. Returning to Wallingford to take ownership of Wallingford Family Dentistry is the dream job of a lifetime for Dr Lemke.
Dr Lemke is happy to find in dentistry a career that fulfills his need to constantly serve people. He believes that it’s not enough to practice daily, but to continually challenge himself to new clinical and didactic excellence. Every day he is honing techniques and learning advanced procedures. He is happiest when comforting an anxious patient, or delivering a perfect restoration. Dr. Lemke will help you make a plan to achieve your best oral health, and he will be your partner and your friend through all phases of your treatment.
Besides staying busy with the practice, Dr Lemke frequently volunteers, recently vaccinating over 1000 people at the King County COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Dr Lemke is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), a delegate of the Washington State Dental Association (WSDA), and serves on the Executive Council of the Seattle King County Dental Society (SKCDS). He participates in multiple study clubs and travels frequently for hands-on workshops to broaden his skills.
Dr. Lemke brought his incredible partner, Clare, back to Seattle with him in 2016. They are avid cyclists and outdoorspeople, dance, music, and art fans. Ryan is overjoyed to show Clare around Seattle’s fantastic cultural scene and the wild and rugged beauty of the surrounding mountains. Recently Dr Lemke and Clare bought a home in Magnolia, where you are likely to find them walking their dog after work.