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.
Dr. Anthony Paul Blackman, DMD, MSD
Dr. Paul was born and raised in Cheraw, SC. Dr. Paul has spent his entire life involved in the profession of Dentistry, as six members of his family are dentist. He attended Campbell University, Buies Creek, for college where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology. He attended The Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine for dental school where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, DMD. During his time in dental school, Dr. Paul served as the American Student Dental Association President and served as a student liaison to the South Carolina Dental Board. Dr. Paul was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership as well as the American Association of Orthodontics Award for the Demonstration of Outstanding Qualities in the Study of the Oro-Facial Complex.
After dental school, Dr. Paul completed an additional three-year orthodontic residency at The Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.
For the past two years, Dr. Paul has been mastering his esthetic development of smiles through the use of Invisalign, clear aligner orthodontics, which is highly sought after in the esthetic community of downtown Charleston, SC. Dr. Paul not only emphasizes how beautiful a smile can be but also how the teeth can improve facial contours and esthetics. During his time in Charleston, Dr. Paul has had patients travel from Philadelphia, California, New Mexico, and even Saudi Arabia to seek his expertise in clear aligner orthodontics and facial esthetics.
Dr. Paul will now practice orthodontics alongside one of the most amazing doctors he knows, his wife, Dr. Stephanie Chambers. Dr. Paul feels fortunate that he will have the opportunity to practice orthodontics in one of the greatest cities in the world and could not be more thankful than to be somewhere as beautiful as Asheville. Dr. Paul's passion for life and creating beautiful smiles is evident when you meet him. He is excited to bring his energy to the Asheville community.