Meet our doctors
Dr. Ryan Haldeman, DDS, MS, PA
Dr. Ryan Haldeman was raised in a small farm community in central Iowa. He earned a degree in psychology at the University of Iowa. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Iowa Dental School. While in dental school Dr. Ryan developed a passion for both orthodontic and pediatric dentistry studies and completed his post-doctoral dual residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His combined specialties and understanding knowledge of child growth and development allow him to provide comprehensive orthodontic and dental care. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
In 2003, Dr.Ryan joined Great Beginnings Pediatric and Orthodontic Specialists. His partnership with Great Beginnings offers patients the opportunity for the multispecialty care that Dr. Ryan always dreamed of providing. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Stephanie are Western North Carolina's only dual trained specialists in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics. Dr. Ryan enjoys utilizing his unique training to provide comprehensive care in both of these areas.
When Dr. Ryan is not creating great smiles in one of his offices or spending valuable time with his family, he is active in many local organizations such as the United Way and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Ryan also invests in furthering his and his staff’s education staying up to date on the latest trends in orthodontia and insuring the best possible all around experience for his patients.
Dr. Stephanie S. Chambers, DDS, MS, MSD
Dr. Stephanie was born and raised in Asheville, NC. As the daughter of Dr. Bill Chambers, Dr. Stephanie worked for Great Beginnings throughout high school. She attended the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for college where she earned her degree in Biology and also attended University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry at Chapel Hill for dental school where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery. During dental school, Dr. Stephanie was recognized for her promise in pediatric dentistry when she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-doctoral Student Award for Outstanding Promise in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry.
After dental school, Dr. Stephanie completed a pediatric dental residency at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital. During her pediatric dental residency she received extensive training in hospital dentistry as well as complex craniofacial and special needs patients. She earned a Master’s of Science Degree by completing a thesis project that has contributed to the understanding of how oral bacteria evolves from birth to adolescence and how bacteria is transmitted from mother to child. In 2014, Dr. Stephanie became a Board Certified Diplomate of Pediatric Dentistry by completing her residency and both the written and oral exams.
Dr. Stephanie then chose to continue her education by attending the Medical University of South Carolina to receive additional specialized training in Orthodontics and seek an additional Masters of Science Degree in Dentistry. Dr. Stephanie joins Dr. Haldeman as one of the areas only dual trained specialists in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Stephanie sees patients in both the Pediatric and Orthodontic Offices.
Dr. Stephanie has a passion for basketball as a former athlete. She stays active playing in recreational basketball leagues as well as participating in other activities such as tennis, running, hiking, and swimming. She is an active participant in the community through the involvement with the Special Olympics, charity runs like the Asheville Turkey Trot, and kid’s events such as the Asheville Downtown Dribble.