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.

Didi Younginer

Surgical Assistant

Didi earned her CDA from Midlands Tech in Columbia, SC and has 30 years of dental experience. Her warm and confident demeanor helps to create a comfortable environment for patients. Didi is an excellent cook, a very talented seamstress, and enjoys spending time with her two daughters and three grandchildren.

When asked who most inspires her, Didi shares that she has learned much from her daughters — how to be more patient, kind, loving, and to live each day joyfully. Everyday Didi"s around the office, she brings a warm smile for everyone and words of kindness.

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.

Starla Devlin

Surgical Assistant

Amanda Rector

Patient Care Coordinator

Maleika Peden

Lead Surgical Assistant