Dr. Katie Ryan Eddens graduated from Washington & Jefferson College with a BA in cell/molecular biology. She then earned her DMD from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine and continued her training at the Pittsburgh VA Medical Center, where she completed a general practice residency. After her residency, she worked in private practice and the VA in Butler, Pa. Dr. Ryan Eddens joined the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2016, where she started as a part-time clinical instructor in the emergency clinic/diagnostic science department. Later in 2016, she joined the faculty full-time as an assistant professor in the Restorative and Comprehensive Care Department.
At Pitt Dental MEDICINE, Dr. Ryan Eddens is the co-course director for the predoctoral didactic Diagnosis and Treatment planning courses and the clinical Diagnosis and Treatment planning courses. She is passionate in working with students in the clinic. Dr. Ryan also practices in UDHS. In addition to her teaching responsibilities, she serves as chair of the Pitt Dental Medicine predoctoral admissions committee, the transfer committee, and is a member of the advanced standing admissions committee.
Dr. Ryan Eddens earned her fellowship from the Academy of General Dentistry in 2019. Only 6% of dentists have earned their AGD Fellowship. This award demonstrates a commitment to learning, growing, and staying current in the field so they can provide the best oral care to patients. She also has held leadership positions and is an active member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon.