Dr. Ryan Gilreath was born and raised in Greer, South Carolina. He attended undergraduate at Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. In 2004, Dr. Gilreath was awarded the highest academic honor award, Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Gilreath graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina.Dr. Gilreath has been in Charleston since 2003 and resides in Goose Creek, South Carolina. He is a member of the Goose Creek Rotary Club, American Dental Association, and SC Dental Association.His interests include boating, softball, exercising, and spending time with family. Dr. Gilreath speaks fluent Spanish. He resides as a dentist in Goose Creek, servicing Goose Creek, Summerville, North Charleston, and surrounding areas.
Dr. Andrew Ponton
Dr. Ponton joined Goose Creek Family Dentistry in July 2016. His undergraduate degree is from the College of Charleston, where he earned a BS in biology and graduated cum laude. His Doctor of Dental Medicine degree is from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Ponton has an Advanced Education in General Dentistry from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. He resides in Charleston with his wife and son. He enjoys spending time with his family. Dr. Ponton is a dentist in Goose Creek, servicing Goose Creek, North Charleston, Summerville, and surrounding areas.
Dr. Kate Schneider
Dr. Schneider grew up in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, and attended undergraduate studies at Clemson University where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in biological sciences with a minor in microbiology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree at the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Schneider furthered her education by completing a general practice residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital (Prisma Health). She is a member of the American Dental Association® and the South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. Schneider joined Goose Creek Family Dentistry in 2019.
Her interests include spending time with her fiancé and her Labrador Retriever. Together, they enjoy going to the beach, boating, cheering on the Tigers, and outdoor activities.
Dr. Kate Schneider is a general dentist in Goose Creek, SC, serving Goose Creek, North Charleston, Summerville, and surrounding areas.
Dr. Elizabeth Burgess
Dr. Burgess grew up on James Island, SC. She is an honor graduate of Ashley Hall School. She went on to obtain her undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston, graduating cum laude. Dr. Burgess graduated with a Doctor of Dental Medicine in 2013 from the Medical University of South Carolina.
While in dental school, Dr. Burgess received the Harold Z. Hirsch award for achievement and advancements in dentistry and the award for Excellence in Prosthodontics.
Dr. Burgess resides in Charleston with her husband and three children. They enjoy spending time
with their families, outdoor activities, and exploring this great city that they love.
Dr. Elizabeth Burgess is a general dentist in Goose Creek, SC, serving Goose Creek, North Charleston, Summerville, and surrounding areas.
Dr. Waleed Al-Kakhan
Dr. Al-Kakhan grew up around the Washington, D.C., area. He attended Virginia Tech where he earned his bachelor’s degree in biological sciences and went on to earn a master’s degree in biomedicine. Dr. Al-Kakhan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University. He then completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Alabama at Birmingham University Hospital.
Dr. Al-Kakhan enjoys spending time with his wife and family. He enjoys working out, playing tennis, soccer and basketball, and he is an avid Manchester United and Virginia Tech fan!
Dr. Braxton is from Greenville, North Carolina, where she attended East Carolina University. She received a Bachelor of Science in biology and a Bachelor of Arts in chemistry, and she was president of the East Carolina University Pre-Dental Honor society, graduating magna cum laude. She then moved to Chapel Hill, where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry. Dr. Braxton continued her dental studies at the Medical University of South Carolina, where she completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. Here she became proficient in multidisciplinary treatment planning, implant restorations, removable prostheses, CAD/CAM dentistry and treating patients with special health care needs. Dr. Braxton and her husband, Dewey, live on Sullivan’s Island, where they enjoy island life with their Yellow Lab, Sampson.