Dental Staff

Dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC

All our professionals at Kari Ryan Dentistry maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Kari Ann Ryan

Dr. Kari Ryan grew up in Michigan and received her Bachelor's Degree from Michigan State University. She married her college sweetheart, JB Ryan, and together they moved south for careers and southern sunshine. Dr. Kari graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine. 

Dr. Kari completed a prosthodontic fellowship at the MUSC Oral and Maxillofacial Clinic, where she focused on implant restorations, crowns and bridges, dentures, and treating medically compromised patients. Dr. Kari strives to stay current with new technology and materials, and  regularly attends continuing education courses. She feels strongly about giving back to the community through dental clinics and mission trips. 

When not doing dentistry, Dr. Kari enjoys being active outdoors. She is a runner,
tennis, and beach volleyball player, and loves yoga and swimming. She also enjoys
photography and painting, and attends St. Andrews Church. Above all, Dr. Kari cherishes
her time with her children, Avery and Preston. 

Dr. Kari is a member of the Charleston Dental Society, South Carolina Dental Association, and American Dental Association.


Dr. Kristi Dillard

Dr. Kristi Dillard grew up in Murrells Inlet, South Carolina and received her Bachelor’s Degree from the College of Charleston. She graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, where she met and married her husband, Dr. Matt Dillard. She completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program at MUSC after graduating.

She and Matt moved from Charleston so Matt could attend The Ohio State University for an Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency. Dr. Kristi accepted a faculty position in the College of Dentistry at Ohio State. She served as an instructor in the comprehensive care clinics, taught several freshman dental courses and won three teaching awards during her four-year term. Dr. Kristi then moved with her husband to Okinawa, Japan where Matt served in the US Navy for three years. This time was devoted to growing their family-she and Matt have three children: Lucas, Cole and Ella Grace.

Dr. Kristi enjoys seeing patients of all ages. She is committed to delivering quality dentistry to patients and attends continuing education courses to stay abreast of the changes occurring in dentistry. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys running, hiking, reading and attends Point Hope United Methodist Church. She and her family live in Mt. Pleasant.


Our Staff


Lorie, RDH

Moved to Charleston in 2005 from Knoxville, TN. Go Vols! She has a passion for dentistry and has over 20 years of experience in the dental field. She began her career as a certified dental assistant and furthered her education to become a registered dental hygienist. Lorie has a special interest in providing treatment for periodontal disease. Lorie is married and has 3 amazing daughters and two beautiful twin granddaughters.