Dr. J.E. Miceli
Dr. Ryan D. Blanc
Dr. Blanc was born and raised in West Virginia. He completed his undergraduate studies at West Virginia University in 2000, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Dr. Blanc decided to follow in his father's footsteps and become a dentist. In 2004 Dr. Blanc graduated from West Virginia University with a Doctor of Dental Science degree. While attending dental school in Morgantown, Dr. Blanc met his wife, Nicole, in the dental clinic as she was studying to become a Dental Hygienist.
After graduation Dr. Blanc worked in Washington, PA at Katsur Dental until he moved to Erie, PA in November 2004 to be with his fiancée, Nicole, an Erie native.
In 2008 Dr. Blanc and Dr. Miceli obtained ownership of West Ridge Family Dental. Dr. Blanc had the following to say about his dental philosophy, " It does not have to be pain and misery at the dentist. Fear is usually of the unknown. This is why sitting down and educating patients on their dental concerns is the first step in treating the patient. By treating someone comprehensively you are able to help them understand what is going on in their mouth and how it is effecting their oral and systemic health. Only then can you make an informed decision to attain, and maintain excellent overall health. Everyone is different and no two mouths are alike. Compassion and attention to detail is needed when helping someone achieve their dental goals, whether it be to chew more effectively or smile with confidence."
Ryan has been married to his wife Nicole for 11 years. They have three children, Ella, Joseph and Joshua.
In his free time Ryan enjoys the outdoors, fishing, Mountaineer football and basketball and spending time with his family.
Angela has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 24 years. She started working with Dr. Blanc in May 2014. Angela enjoys spending time with her family and camping.
Jessica has been in the dental field for 10 years. She graduated from Tri-State Business Institute's Dental Hygiene program and has been practicing Dental Hygiene for 5 years. She is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Jessica joined our office in October 2015 as a Part-Time Dental Hygienist and is very excited and eager to meet our wonderful patients! She enjoys all areas of Dentistry and loves making her patients feel comfortable with visiting the dentist.
In Jessica's spare time, she enjoys spending time with her 7-year old son and boyfriend. They spend most of their summer enjoying the outdoors, going camping, bike riding, visiting Waldameer and spending time with their extended families. Jessica is looking forward to a lengthy future with West Ridge Family Dental!
Megan attended Fortis Institute in 2013 and became a certified Dental Assistant. She completed her externship at West Ridge Family Dental in May 2014 and became a part of the team working Full-time upon graduation. Megan works both chair side and in the front office. She is experienced in all aspects of the front office, including insurance and scheduling. When Megan is not working she is enjoying her time with her family.
Nicole earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University in 2004. She fills in as a Dental Hygienist as needed in the office, but spends her career as a stay at home - working mother to her and Dr. Blanc's 3 children, handling the office billing, insurance and patient accounts.