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Our Team

East Cooper Smiles

Dr. Annan and his team are looking forward to meeting you and your family.  Here is a chance to learn a little more about us before your visit!


Meet Our Team

Jason Annan, DDS

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Dr. Jason Annan grew up in Mount Pleasant and attended Wando High School.  He received his degree in Civil Engineering from Duke University and a Masters degree in Environmental Engineering from Clemson University.

After working for four years in engineering, Dr. Annan went to the University of North Carolina for dental school. After dental school he completed an optional year of advanced, hospital dental training at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, N.C. He practiced for four years in Charlotte, N.C., before returning home to Mount Pleasant.

Dr. Annan, his parents, and his extended family have strong roots in Mount Pleasant. Dr. Annan is an avid runner and enjoys dental mission trips. Dr. Annan is a prestigious fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry and International Congress of Oral implantologists, something only 1% of all dentists achieve.

Dr. Annan is married to Lisa (Sappenfield) Annan of Charlotte. Lisa is a PhD psychologist. They have two sons, Cooper, who was born in 2007, and Finnegan, born in 2011.

Caroline - Office Manager

Caroline, our office manager, is originally from Charleston, S.C., and has been diligently working
in the dental profession for over 48 years. She loves to play with her grandchildren, go boating
and create flower arrangements for weddings.

Elizabeth - Hygienist

Elizabeth is from Walterboro, S.C., but now lives in Mt. Pleasant. She has been working as
a talented and devoted hygienist since 2007. She enjoys spending time on her boat as well as
travelling to new and interesting places.

Karen - Hygienist


Originally from upstate New York, Karen now resides in Moncks Corner, S.C., and has been
working as a skilled dental hygienist for over eight years. In her off time she likes to experience
the great outdoors by both camping and fishing, and rarely hesitates to show off her shopping

Ginny - Insurance Coordinator

Ginny is a Mount Pleasant native, working as a superlative insurance coordinator for the last two
years. She is an avid sports fan, enjoys digging around in her garden and loves to go the movies.

Peggy - Dental Assistant


Peggy has been providing devoted, high-quality dental care for the last 28 years. Originally from
Lake Placid, N.Y., Peggy works for East Cooper Smiles as a talented and friendly dental assistant.
Now living in Mount Pleasant, her hobbies include riding her bike, walking, and creating
delicious dishes in her kitchen.

Leslie - Dental Assistant


Leslie has been a valuable member of the dental profession for the last 14 years, and her talents
as a dental assistant for our office have not gone unnoticed! Formerly of Ruidoso, N.M.,
Leslie is now a full-time resident of Mt. Pleasant, and has been known to enjoy strumming on
her guitar and riding the waves on her surfboard.