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DentalWorks Louisville has proudly stood behind many of Louisville’s healthiest smiles since 1998. Our dentists are seasoned pros, eager to meet you. Call us today to ask about our affordable services or schedule an appointment online. 

Dr. Ryan & Associates, P.S.C.

Susan Wofford
DMD - Dentist

R. Joseph Ryan
DMD - Dentist

Bryan J. Veal
DMD - Dentist

Jacquelyn Nickele
DMD - Orthodontist

$79 Exam, X-Rays, and Oral Cancer Screening

Learn more about this limited-time, new patient offer.

Valid for new patients only. May not be combined with Dental HMO, PPO, government reimbursements,other discounts or promotions.  The single largest discount will be applied. $237 value. See practice for details. Valid for appointments completed on or before 12/31/2016.

Services We Offer

A full-service experience for the entire family.
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General Dentistry

By coming in for regularly scheduled dental care checkups and cleanings now, you can help prevent serious problems ranging from cavities to gum disease from occurring later. To help combat such issues, we offer:

  • Comprehensive dental care exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • Nitrous
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Root canals
  • Sedation dentistry

More Info: General Dental Services.pdf


Emergency Care

A chipped tooth, a lost filling: some of the most pressing dental problems have a habit of happening when you least expect them. Fortunately, we offer emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment, our dentists do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.

More Info: Emergency Dental Care.pdf



Self-conscious about wearing dentures? Don’t be.

Custom dentures look and feel natural, so the only thing people will see is a winning smile. Custom-designed to match your appearance as well as your bite, they’re protected by exceptionally long warranties. With so many sensibly priced styles, shades, and materials from which to choose, you’re sure to find a solution that fits your budget as comfortably as your dentures will fit you.

More Info: Custom Dentures.pdf


Don’t let a few missing teeth ruin your day – or your smile.

Custom-crafted dental partials can easily fill in any gaps and get your smile back to looking its best.

  • Acrylic Partials
  • Cast Metal Partials
  • Flexible Partials

More Info: Custom Partials.pdf


Cosmetic Dentistry

Not satisfied with your smile? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to brighten, whiten, repair, and restore your teeth.

  • In-office and at-home tooth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Lumineers®
  • Veneers
  • Zoom!®

More Info: Cosmetic Dentistry.pdf



Orthodontic braces and dental services are available.

If your teeth are out of line, our orthodontists can help straighten them out. They can correct misalignments to give children and adults alike the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

  • Traditional orthodontics

More Info: Orthodontics.pdf



During the course of their lives, three out of four people will suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease.

In fact, it’s so common that it’s the leading cause of 70% of adult tooth loss. Periodontists can perform a comprehensive examination of your gums and provide treatment to help prevent, reverse, or offset the damaging effects of this disease.

More Info: Periodontics.pdf

  • Endodontic therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
  • If you are suffering from a severe toothache, please schedule an appointment today and see how we can help restore your tooth.
    • Root Canals
    • Endodontic Therapy

Insurance & Payment Options

How do I pay? Do you take my insurance?

With more major insurance plans accepted and a variety of financing options, we strive to get each patient the care they need. Click below to look for your provider or learn about our payment options.

Dentists in the DentalWorks network accept most major insurance plans – significantly more than most area dentists. Below are just some of the plans that are accepted. Each affiliated practice is a little different, so contact the practice nearest you for a complete list.

  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Careington
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Care Plus
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • GEHA Lincoln Dental Connect
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • Maverest
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Superior Dental
  • Traditional Insurance
  • UniCare
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint

Pay your way.
At DentalWorks, we accept about any form of payment you can think of (and probably a few you can't).

Cash, Credit, or Check:

Affiliated practices accept most major cards, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.


The CareCredit credit card is an alternative to consumer credit cards, cash, or checks. With a CareCredit card you can make convenient monthly payments  instead of a lump sum prior to treatment. CareCredit helps makes it easier for cardholders to pay for the care they need. For more information visit


Genesis is a financing solution that provides a second chance to customers with less-than-perfect credit histories, enabling more patients to receive the treatment they deserve.

DentalWorks Advantage Discount Dental Plan:

With the DentalWorks Advantage Discount Dental Plan, you will have access to discounts on a wide variety of dental care needs.

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US Bank® Payment Portal:

DentalWorks affiliated practices offer a convenient online bill pay portal, powered by US Bank®.

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Meet Our Dentists

Susan Wofford, DMD

> Biography

Dr. Susan Earnestine Wofford attended the University of Kentucky, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition in 2010. She followed this up with a D.M.D. from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry in 2015. She is Invisalign certified, and a member of the American Dental Association and the Kentucky Dental Association. When she isn’t practicing dentistry, Dr. Wofford seeks out the nearest concert to soak in some live music. She also is an avid runner, and enjoys spending time with family and friends.

R. Joseph Ryan, DMD

> Biography

Dr. R. Joseph Ryan earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Louisville in 1988. He went on to complete his general practice residency in 1989. Dr. Ryan has demonstrated commitment with his church to sponsor and relocate new U.S. citizens. His ongoing efforts help families become acclimated to their new culture. Dr. Ryan stays active in his community by enjoying college sports. He bleeds blue and blue all the way through. GO CATS!

Bryan J. Veal, DMD

> Biography

Dr. Bryan Veal received his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Louisville in 1988. He went on to achieve his general practice residency in 1989. Dr. Veal demonstrated commitment to continuing education by earning his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Veal enjoys his grandchildren, marathon running, and volunteering at church.

Jacquelyn Nickele, DMD

> Biography

Dr. Nickele's bio coming soon.