About Ravenel Periodontics


The team at Ravenel Periodontics is committed to providing the best care in a comfortable environment. Every consultation starts with Dr. Ravenel listening to your goals for your dental health, making certain she has all the clinical information necessary to complete a thorough examination. Dr. Ravenel wants to understand your concerns and needs because she sees this as an equally important component of the consultation.

After the evaluation, Dr. Ravenel will share your treatment options, answer any questions you have, and discuss all the factors involved in determining your treatment plan. On the day of treatment, our team will ensure you’re comfortable and confident in your treatment. After treatment, we’ll follow up with you and provide you with all the information you need for a positive outcome.

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About Dr. Ravenel


Dr. Lisa Ravenel is a Greenville-area native who’s keen interest in physiology and pathology became evident to her in her early 20’s.   After earning a degree in Biology from USC Columbia, Dr. Ravenel continued to earn her doctorate in Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000.  She further pursued her specialty in periodontics at MUSC in Charleston and completed her Master’s in Health Sciences. Dr. Ravenel is a member of various organizations, including the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. What she loves most about the specialty is the science-based nature of every treatment or surgery.

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Why Periodontics?

Focus on Foundational Health

Periodontics focuses specifically on the foundation for dental health: gums and bones. When you build and maintain a strong foundation, you are less likely to develop problems later on. Periodontists specialize in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment modalities all aimed to preserve function and aesthetics. The importance of these can not be undermined when considering self-confidence and comfort in our day to day interactions.

As we age, our health declines to some extent inevitably. It has been accepted in recent years the periodontal health and systemic health connection. This is all based upon our immune response and inflammation. For this reason alone, a screening at some point in life could reveal subtle changes with an opportunity to halt the process of periodontal destruction.

Why Do I Need to See a Specialist?

While general dentists have training in detecting periodontal conditions, a referral is often made to a periodontist to seek further direction for your specific treatment needs. Periodontists undergo three additional years of training focused upon fundamentals and current technologies available for treatment of periodontal disease. In addition, emphasis is placed on placement, maintenance and repair of dental implants. Together with your dentist, we can create a treatment plan that’s ideal for you.