Ravenel Periodontics Team


Dr. Lisa 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 completion of her degree in Biology from the University of South Carolina – Columbia, Dr. Ravenel continued to earn her doctorate in Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina and afterwards was accepted into her specialty program in periodontics at MUSC in Charleston while also completing 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. Each surgery is different and the challenge is to determine what components are needed for success with each procedure.

Dr. Ravenel met her loving husband of more than 20 years in dental school. She is the proud mother of three boys, and she spends most free time with her family, visiting nearby Lake Keowee, and planning last minute mini-vacations.  The Ravenels  enjoy church, movies, sporting activities outdoors, and being with family and friends. Dr. Ravenel adores animals – all of them!  If she could only choose one thing to see later in life, it is to see her children grown living happy and intentional lives, never taking the small things for granted and remembering happiness comes from being true to God’s plan for you.

Dr. Ravenel’s parents are her source of inspiration in life.  She holds close to her advice given such as “failure is not trying”,  ” if you do something, you may as well do it right”, and just seeing the abundant joy and laughter they brought to those around. Core values instilled from early on have filled my heart with desire to help others, try to give more than you take, and to count your blessings by paying it forward.

Dani Boland

Office Manager

Dani has worked in dentistry for five years and her favorite part of the job is meeting new patients and helping to provide them excellent care. She strives to make each patient's dental visit a pleasant experience.

She lives in Simpsonville with her husband Ronald and twin boys Oliver and Jacob, and her stepdaughter named Madison. She loves dogs and has a poodle mix named Nora. In her free time, she loves to travel, go to concerts, read, and go shopping. She also enjoys going to her children's football and basketball games and spending time with family and friends.

Amanda Rector

Patient Care Coordinator

Amanda has been a resident of South Carolina for almost ten years now. She moved up from the panhandle of Florida, where she obtained a B.S. in Business Management from Palm Beach Atlantic University.

She has been in dentistry for over two years and was actually a patient of Dr. Ravenel before working in her current position. In her off time she enjoys spending time with her immediate and extended family cooking, playing board games, shooting pool, and attempting to master cornhole. However, most importantly raising her three children with their busy schedules. She and her children are active members in her local church. For personal hobbies she loves shooting basketball with her sons, swimming, and riding motorcycles.

Maleika Peden

Lead Surgical Assistant

Maleika Peden is our lead dental assistant. She has worked in dentistry for over 6 years. She is amazing with patients and helping ease any dental fears they may have. Her favorite part of the job is helping people transform their smiles.

She lives in Simpsonville with her husband Tyler, daughter Paisely, and her senior dog Rafiki.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, working out, going to the lake, and spending time with family. She is a foodie and loves to try new restaurants. She also loves to hike and spend time outdoors. Her daughter stays busy with cheer and their weekends are filled with competitions and travel.

Cristina Perez

Surgical Assistant

Christina is originally from Charlotte, moved to Greenville 6 years ago and is now living in Simpsonville. She has been an assistant for 7 years and enjoys interacting with her patients and seeing their smile and life change after a procedure.

On her free time she likes to cycle and run with her dog Benji and when there is extra time trying new recipes! Cristina and her husband enjoy trying new restaurants and traveling any chance they get.