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.
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 has several roles working here. She is a real team player and enjoys developing relationships with the patients and seeing the joy on their faces by enhancing their smiles.
In her free time, she enjoys watching Auburn football, being on the lake 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.
Savanna Sloan – Dental Assistant
Savanna joined our team in March of 2020. She finished her Dental Assisting Program in August 2019. Prior to joining our team, she worked in pediatric and general dentistry. She loves helping out wherever she can and views teamwork as a number one priority. The highlight of her job is seeing patients walk out more confident than when they came in.
In her free time, she enjoys shopping, watching Alabama football and spending time with her fiancé Dylan and their fur babies.
Emily Allen – Dental Assistant
Emily joined our team in February of 2020. Prior to joining our team, she worked in general dentistry. She has been in the dental field for five years. She looks forward to starting the dental hygiene program in the near future. She enjoys all aspects of the dental field and looks forward to caring for each individual patient. She loves to educate our patients to help keep them at ease while in our care.
In her free time, she enjoys doing makeup on clients, crafts, shopping and spending time with her fiancé Eric and their fur babies, Bonnie and Barb.