East Cooper Smiles
Meet Our Team
Jason Annan, DDS
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.
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
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.
Becky, RDH - Hygienist
Becky is originally from near Philadelphia. She has lived in Charleston for a number of years.
Jennifer - Receptionist/Insurance Coordinator
Jennifer grew up in Mount Pleasant and graduated from Bishop England High School. She is a graduate of Presbyterian College, and worked for years as a flight attendant with American Airlines. Jennifer has a daughter and loves living near the water and playing volleyball.
Denise - Dental Assistant
Denise is a native Charlestonian and has been in the dental field for six years. She has two dogs, Nova Caine and Karma Jane. She loves cooking and spending time with her family. She never wears plain white socks!
Stephanie, RDH - Hygienist
Stephanie has been a hygienist in Mount Pleasant for 20 years and brings experience and compassion to her job. She lives in Mount Pleasant.