Meet Ryan M. Wieseler, D.D.S.
Compassionate. Caring. Confident.
Dr. Ryan Wieseler was born and raised in Columbia Basin on a farm. He spent several summers working on a farm just outside of Hermiston, so it’s safe to say he’s familiar with the neighborhood and all of the fine folks who call it home.
After graduation from high school, Dr. Wieseler went on to attend Washington State University in Pullman, where he pursued a major in zoology, while also running track and field for the Cougs. He went on to complete his undergraduate education with honors. He decided he wanted to choose a profession that allowed him to help people in ways they could not be helped before. He wanted to get to know people, learn about what’s going on in their lives, understand their oral and overall health needs, and stick with them as a trusted healthcare partner. Dr. Wieseler soon graduated from the University of Washington School of Dentistry. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Wieseler and his family moved to Hermiston, where he purchased Desert Dental in 2008.
Dr. Wieseler has a love for dentistry and learning about advancements in the field. He’s completed continuing education through the prestigious Spear Education and the KOIS Center. He’s also accumulated hundreds of continuing education hours as Co-Director of the Seattle Study Club (SSC) and Great Blue Heron East Study Club — which operates under the umbrella of the SSC and is dedicated to providing comprehensive continuing education for dental professionals locally.
Dr. Wieseler says if he wasn’t a dentist he might just have stayed on the farm. Because he grew up farming, he says it’s always been a “plan B” and we believe it! You might see him outside our office tending to his beehives while you’re having a hygiene cleaning. Besides bees, he’s also passionate about his family, their farm animals, hunting, fishing, gardening, and sports.
In 2004, Dr. Wieseler married his high school sweetheart, Amy, who is a teacher. They have three beautiful children: Delaney, Colton, and Brenna. Alongside Amy, Dr. Wieseler worked to create a science program at their children’s elementary school. The family donates extra supplies to the local schools every spring.
Dr. Wieseler is also an active Rotary member and volunteers in the community with the 4-H and Future Farmers of America clubs. He also participates in dental mission trips to Honduras with Desert Dental’s previous owner Dr. Spomer. Dr. Wieseler also provides some charity work within our office, practicing case by case on a limited basis.