Growing up in West Texas, Dr. Runyan graduated from Roosevelt High School. He then attended McMurry University where he played football for four years. He graduated with a bachelor's degree in biology as a member of the Alpha Chi national honor society. Dr. Runyan received his dental training at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio where he earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in May of 2006.
Dr. Runyan is a firm believer in the importance of lifelong learning and has a strong desire to stay current in the latest developments in dentistry for his patients. With a special interest in dental implants, he has completed a post-grad Preceptorship in dental implantology. Dr. Runyan has also completed prestigious courses at the Scottsdale Center for Dentistry from the Spear education continuum and advanced training in CEREC technology. He is also certified in enteral sedation. Dr. Runyan is a member of several accredited organizations such as the American Dental Association, Texas Dental Association, and the 17th District Dental Society.
In his spare time, Dr Runyan enjoys hunting, fishing, golf and spending time with friends and family. His wife Kelly is a native of Rising Star, Texas, and now serves the Abilene community as a nurse at Hendricks Medical Center. They both feel it is a great privilege to serve such a wonderful community. Dr. Runyan loves and values the relationship he has with his patients. He believes that one of the greatest clinical and diagnostic tools is listening, and his philosophy for treatment is based on just that.