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



Originally from Hickory, NC, Jan spent her summers growing up on Sullivan's Island. Jan has lived here for 36 years and has a daughter who is a graduate of Clemson who will be attending nursing school in the fall of 2012. Jan has many years of experience working in dentistry in orthodontic, pediatric and general dentistry practices. Her great interests lie in the arts, having studied silver smithing and she loves interior design, gardening, and meeting people. 


Angie, Dental Assistant

Angie moved to Charleston in 1982 and graduated from Charleston Southern University in 1986. Angie joined the practice 2010. Angie loves the welcoming feeling our office provides. Her many years of experience and outgoing personality keeps patient returning for their dental care. Angie and her husband, Eddie, have been married for 26 years and have a son and daughter. Angie plays league tennis, loves the beach, hanging with friends, and coming to work.



Shari, our Patient Coordinator, is originally from Charlotte, NC. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College and has worked in our practice since February 2004. She and her husband Frank are the proud parents of two grown sons, Michael and Brandon. Shari enjoys reading, gardening, serving in her church, and spoiling her granddaughter Kinley and grandson Chandler.


Stephanie, RDH

Stephanie was born and raised in Columbia, SC. She attended Midland Technical College and graduated from Assisting program in 2003 and the Dental Hygiene Program in 2005. She moved to Mount Pleasant and joined the practice in 2005. In 2009, Stephanie married her best friend Duncan Bunch on the Island of St. Lucia. Stephanie and Duncan have a beautiful 3 year old daughter named Shepherd and are expecting a son this June. Stephanie enjoys cooking, crafting, boating, and being with family.


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 my career as a certified dental assistant and further 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.



Elizabeth, Dental Assistant

Born and raised in the low country, Elizabeth is a true southern girl. There’s nothing she loves more than spending time with her family, and enjoying all that Charleston has to offer. She began her career in dental assisting after attending high school at Pinewood Prep in Summerville, and she knew immediately she loved it! When Elizabeth ‘s not working hard at the office you’ll find her soaking up the sun, brunching with friends, or taking a boat ride with her brother’s at the lake.