Get to Know
Dr. Ryan Walker
For Dr. Walker, the most straightforward aspect of dentistry is also the most fulfilling—he gets to help people have healthy, confident smiles. He’s seen firsthand how this can be life-changing for his patients, which is why he always takes a methodical and comprehensive approach to his care. He looks forward to welcoming you into his practice, and below, you can start getting to know him.
Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?
Dr. Walker says that growing up, he didn’t really know what he wanted to do for a job. Because of his love of the outdoors and nature, he majored in microbiology in college, but dentistry wasn’t really on his radar until his older brother was accepted into dental school. His older brother encouraged him to consider a dental career because Dr. Walker always liked working with his hands and building things, and while visiting his brother, Dr. Walker realized that he was right. He considers himself to be very lucky because he doesn’t know how he would have found his way to dentistry otherwise!
Where Did You Study Dentistry?
Dr. Walker attended Nicholls State University before earning his DDS degree from the LSU School of Dentistry. Since then, he has gone on to complete Levels I, II, and III of the Foundation for Advanced Continuing Education (FACE) program. He has also received extensive training through a comprehensive dental implant residency. Dr. Walker is certified to provide nitrous oxide and oral sedation through DOCS (Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation).
Dr. Walker continues to stay on top of the latest advancements in dentistry through his memberships in the American Dental Association and Louisiana Dental Association.
Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?
Dr. Walker and his wife, Michelle, have three sons, and his parents and four siblings all live within a mile of each other here in Houma. There are 15 grandchildren in total, and everyone usually gets together at someone’s house for dinner at least once a week. When Dr. Walker isn’t enjoying family time, he likes to go hunting and fishing, and he has also been a beekeeper for the last five years.