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Meet the Team at 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!

East Cooper Smiles dental staff in Mount Pleasant SC


Dr. Annan East Cooper Smiles Mt Pleasant SC

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.

Karen | Hygienist East Cooper Smiles SC



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 East Cooper Smiles Mt Pleasant SC


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 East Cooper Smiles Mt Pleasant SC


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.

Jennifer | Receptionist & Insurance Coordinator East Cooper Smiles


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.

Stephanie | Registered Dental Hygienist East Cooper Smiles SC

Stephanie, RDH


Stephanie has been a hygienist in Mount Pleasant for 20 years and brings experience and compassion to her job. She lives in Mount Pleasant.

Nikki Dental Assistant


Dental Assistant

Nikki is from Mount Pleasant and a Wando High School graduate.  She spent time raising horses in North Carolina before returning home to pursue a career in the dental field.  She keeps her remaining horse locally and loves to ride.

Francesca Dental Hygienist


Dental Hygienist

Francesca is from Vermont and a graduate of the University of New England.  She loves sports and cooking.  She is enjoying the Lowcountry!



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 traveling to new and interesting places.

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