Meet Our Team
Dr. Ryan R. Smith
Dr. Ryan is a native of Latta, South Carolina, and is extremely happy to be providing care to the Grand Strand.
Dr. Ryan received her Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics from Wofford College in Spartanburg, South Carolina in 2006 and she then obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Dr. Ryan realized very early on in her dental career that she had a passion to work with children. After graduating in 2010, she pursued advanced education in Pediatric Dentistry at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and the Children's Hospital of Alabama. She is trained in all aspects of pediatric dentistry including conscious sedation, pediatric dental trauma, hospital dentistry, and treating patients with special medical needs.
Dr. Ryan is dedicated to treating your child's oral health needs in a fun and comfortable setting while promoting proper habits and a positive attitude for your child now and in the future. Dr. Ryan is professionally affiliated with the following organizations.
Dr. Ryan lives in the Myrtle Beach area with her husband, Terry. She is a mother to two young boys, Hunter and Jeremiah. Her fur babies include Amos, a chocolate lab and Wednesday, a golden doodle. When she is not working as a pediatric dentist Dr. Ryan enjoys spending time with her family, going to the beach or boating, cooking, baking and developing her photography skills. She is an avid fan of the University of South Carolina - Go Gamecocks!
Expanded Duty Dental Assistant
Elizabeth was born and raised in Conway, South Carolina. She completed the Expanded-Duty Dental Assisting Program (EDDA) at Horry-Georgetown Technical College in 2008. She married in 2009 and has two children. She is a member of St. Paul's Church in Conway, SC. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends and shopping!
Registered Dental Hygienist
Raised in a military (Navy) family, Julie was born in California, raised in Kansas City, and has lived in Myrtle Beach for seven years. Julie has a bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from the University of Kansas, and an associate's degree in Dental Hygiene from Horry Georgetown Technical College. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her husband Timmy, daughter, Ellie, and two dachshunds. She enjoys traveling doing anything on the water and is an avid Jayhawk basketball and Kansas City Chiefs football fan.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Morgan was born and raised in Aynor, South Carolina. She graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College as a Registered Dental Hygienist with an Associate in Applied Science in 2013. She was married in 2013 and has one son, Tripp, and one fur baby, Todd. Morgan joined our team here at Sawgrass in February 2020. She enjoys spending time with her family on the boat, camping with friends, and swimming in the pool. Her favorite quote is “You are never fully dressed without a smile.”