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.

 

 

Danyel

Our Office Manager Danyel recently moved to Charleston and comes to us with an extensive dental background. With over 24 years of dental experience, she plays a major role in helping our practice run smoothly and efficiently. She prides herself in excellent customer service and brings a positive outlook on life, making for a fun and welcoming environment for our patients and team. She lives in the beautiful countryside of Awendaw, loves animals, cooking, and everything outdoors. If you ever have any concerns about your visit, you can contact her at [email protected]. Her goal is to make sure each patient enjoys their visit and is happy to return!

 

Jamie

Jamie is one of our friendly and patient care focused dental assistants who joined our team in September 2017. A South Carolina native, she moved to Charleston in July 2017. She enjoys listening to music, food, and laughing with friends and family. She received her dental assistant certification from Midlands Tech in 2005 and prides herself in brining smiles to her patients faces. Jamie has two beautiful daughters that she loves spending time with. Your comfort is her goal and she will make you feel at ease during your visit!

 

Erika

Erika recently moved back to her home state of South Carolina after living in Tennessee for over 15 years. She joined the Kari Ryan dental team in November 2017. She received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of Charleston in 2001 and pursued a career in dental assisting by completing her education at Midland Tech in 2002. She and her husband have three handsome boys that she enjoys watching on the soccer field. She loves reading, going to the beach, all that Charleston has to offer! Erika will make your visit as comfortable and pleasant as possible!

 

RosieRosie

Rosie has been in dentistry for over 40 years and brings her insurance expertise to the table. Dentistry and insurance is an ever-changing profession and she enjoys being an insurance advocate for our patients. She finds being able to help patients maximize their insurance benefits very rewarding and enjoys learning new things. She enjoys spending time with her family, to include her son who is a mechanical engineer in Florida. Ask for Rosie for all your dental insurance questions!

 

RosieKimber

Kimber comes to us from St Mary’s Georgia where she spent 20 years in the USAF as a dental assistant; retiring in 2016. While serving in the USAF, she earned her MBA in Healthcare Management through Columbia Southern University. In her free time, she likes to read, workout, and shop. Kimber and her husband Michael have three beautiful children; Allexus, Mykala, and Elijah. She will be greeting you with a smile when you come to see us!