Ryan A. Draiss, DMD
Dr. Ryan A. Draiss has been providing quality care in Alabama since 2011. His education began at Samford University
, where he completed his Bachelor of Science in biology. The doctor then moved on to complete his Master of Science in environmental management at Samford University. After completing his studies at Samford University, Dr. Draiss attended the University of Alabama School of Dentistry
, graduating with his Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2010.
Dr. Draiss attends continuing education beyond the hours required by the state board in order to keep up with the ever-changing field of dentistry and provide the best care for our patients. He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. His goal as a dentist is to help patients keep or gain a confident, healthy smile for a lifetime.
He and his spouse, Dawn, have four children: Barrett, Addison, Layton and Parker. Most of his time is spent with the kids at softball, soccer, cross country and other activities, but when he can spare the time, he enjoys running and exercising.
Meet Our Team
At Chelsea Comprehensive Dental, we take an interest in the lives of our patients and aim to get to know each individual who comes through our door. When you meet with our dentist in Chelsea, Alabama, you are working with a team of dental professionals who will always put your needs first. Schedule your appointment with Dr. Ryan A. Draiss by calling (205) 618-8181 today. We are excited to be your partner in your oral health.
Kelly Bland — Registered Dental Hygienist
Kelly joined our team in July 2014. She has been in the dental field for 24 years and practicing hygiene for the last 22 years. After graduating from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program, she worked at the UAB Dental School, Department of Periodontology specializing in the treatment of periodontal disease and assisting in various oral and periodontal surgeries.
Kelly is married to Shane, and is the mother of 4 children, Collin, Kelsey, Lee and Rylee, and their two fur babies, Marmaduke and Peanut. In her free time, she enjoys kayaking and rock climbing.
Macy Couch — Dental Assistant
Macy joined our team in July of 2018. She graduated from the Brookwood Dental Assisting Program in December 2017 and plans to start the dental hygiene program in the near future. Her positive attitude towards the patients always helps each individual feel more comfortable in the office. She loves helping out wherever she can and views our teamwork as a hallmark of our care.
In her free time, she enjoys shopping, being outside and spending time with her fiancé Tyler, and their dog Mia Brooke.
Lisa Eddy — Front Office
Lisa joined our team in April of 2019. She started her career in endodontics in Knoxville, Tennessee, before moving to general dentistry. Lisa enjoys all aspects of working in a dental office but says that meeting the wonderful patients is the best part of her day. She strives to treat every patient with kindness.
She and her husband moved here from Washington, D.C., and they are thrilled to be in the south again. One of the things she loves about living in the south is that she can go anywhere and get a sweet tea any time of day, plus it’s always served with a smile. In her free time she loves to run and has enjoyed many 5Ks, 10Ks and half marathon races. Lisa wants to continue running as long as she can.
Taylor Smith — Registered Dental Hygienist
Taylor joined our team in May of 2017. Prior to joining our team, she worked in oral surgery and orthodontics. She graduated from the Alabama Dental Hygiene program and is trained to work in every position in the office. She is a real team player and enjoys working with patients and seeing the joy on their faces by enhancing their smiles.
In her free time, she enjoys making crafts, being outdoors and spending time with her husband, Coty, and their three dogs, Molly, Wesson and Bailey.
Christy White — Registered Dental Hygienist
Christy joined our team in December 2018. She has been in the dental field for 19 years and practicing hygiene for the last 12 years. After graduating from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program, she worked in correctional dentistry and then later practiced in general dentistry. Christy enjoys helping provide the best possible services to our patients. She educates patients about the needs of their oral health and works constantly to improve communication with her patients.
Christy has a son named Austin, a daughter named Julie-Anna, and a dog named Milo. In her free time, she enjoys being with family, watching Auburn football and doing anything that involves being outdoors.