What to expect


During your initial visit, we’ll review your medical and dental history to be informed of any circumstances which may affect treatment. In the exam, we’ll measure your "pocket depth", determine your risk for further loss of support, check for any loose teeth, and examine any contributing factors. Your referring doctor will typically forward x-rays or other information relevant. The exam fee will cover any additional diagnostic items like new x-rays, photos, or impressions to allow for a thorough review of current needs (if cone beam computerized tomography imaging is needed- your quote should include this cost). This visit is about 45 minutes to one hour. We strive to be on time to value your time! Insurance claims will be filed complimentary for you. Being "fee-for-service", we ask your insurance company to reimburse you directly. If you prefer to complete new patient paperwork at the office, please arrive 15 minutes before your reserved appointment. Our goal is for you to leave the consultation with an understanding of your needs, cost, time-line, and your questions answered to your satisfaction.

Comprehensive & Individualized Periodontal Evaluation

Our philosophy is to provide excellence! Aristotle stated, "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit". Dr. Ravenel is a natural teacher and wants to share the "why and how" of your treatment needs. In asking and answering questions, we can arrive at a treatment goal which includes you into the decision-making process. She will be talking with you as compared to talking to you.

What to Expect at Our Office

Expertise, Experience & Balanced Perspective

In 2003, Dr. Ravenel returned home to Greenville, providing periodontal care in Greenville and surrounding areas. She has started two businesses successfully and worked for a few well-respected dental specialists in between starting businesses. The benefit over the past two decades comes from reflection on what is working well for her and drawing insight from her valued colleagues. Diversity of ways to practice have enabled her perspective - seeing more than one way to accomplish a goal. She’s a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Academy of Periodontology, and the Southern Academy of Periodontology. Continuing education is a priority to Dr. Ravenel, ensuring new technologies and procedures are available to her patients.

Customized Treatment Options

Patients of Ravenel Periodontics have confidence that their treatment plan is customized to their specific needs. Dr. Ravenel will educate you on the issues affecting your dental health, share viable options available to you, and work with you to create a treatment plan. By speaking candidly about concerns, fears, or areas which need further explanation, our team can assist you in any decisions regarding how best to approach your treatment goals.

Individual Attention

Dr. Ravenels favorite part of her day is getting to know or catch up with her patients. Dr. Ravenel believes that everyone deserves to have questions answered to their satisfaction. Understanding the problem is the first part of finding the solution. Because her focus will be with you while she's in the room, many patients feel at ease and leave with an understanding of their current periodontal status. For this reason, patients who have been seeing Dr. Ravenel for years continue to recommend her. We love our patients!