Meet our Team. Who is Dr. Colosi?

Dr. Ryan P. Colosi is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, ABPD College of Diplomates, Southeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the American Dental Association. He has followed in the footsteps of his father, Dr. Russell Colosi, who has owned a general dentistry practice outside of Buffalo, NY for over 35 years.

Dr. Colosi has served in the US Navy Dental Corps and worked in private practices in Buffalo, NY, Lexington, SC & Charlotte, NC. 

Dr. Colosi and his wife Melissa are active members in their church and enjoy missions work, traveling, trying new foods, hiking, camping, diving and they especially love boating and fishing on Lake Wylie!

  Dr. Ryan P. Colosi, DDS

Qualifications

  • Diplomate, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Hillsdale College, BS Biology 2003

  • University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine, DDS 2007

  • Cohen Children's Medical Center, Pediatric Dentistry Certificate 2009

  • US Navy Dental Corps 2009-2012

    • 3rd Dental Battalion, Okinawa, JP 2009-2011

    • USNS Mercy TA-H 19 / Pacific Partnership deployment 2010

    • Walter Reed National Military Medical Center Bethesda, MD 2012

  • Private Practice Experience in Buffalo, NY, Lexington, SC & Charlotte, NC

Professional Memberships 

  • American Dental Association

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • American Board of Pediatric Dentistry

Missions Work

  • Puerta Plata, Dominican Republic 2006

  • Pacific Partnership: Vietnam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Timor-Leste 2010

  • Hospital Loma de Luz, Balfate, Colon Honduras 2012, 2013, and 2015


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April Campbell

Office Manager

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    After graduating from Clemson University, I started working in a pediatric dental office in 2008!

  • What are your hobbies?
    I love creating things, making furniture and signs with my husband, spending time with my kids, and of course watching Clemson football!

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    Christmas!! Decorating Christmas trees, wearing pajamas on Christmas morning, sitting by the fire, so many family traditions, Christmas lights, Santa and presents, hot chocolate, seeing pure joy on my kids’ faces…there’s so much to love!

  • What do you like most about your position at Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    I love getting to work with kids; they are so fun! I love all our cute patients, working and living in the same great community, and being a part of such a great team that cares so greatly for their patients!


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Cana Tennant

Patient Care / Surgical Coordinator

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    I graduated from Horry-Georgetown Technical College with a degree in Expanded Duties Dental Assisting in 2004.

  • What are your hobbies?
    I love all things Disney, glitter, dessert and Clemson. GO TIGERS!

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    Christmas! If it’s sparkly & festive, count me in! I’m the office’s Clark W. Griswold…Tis the season to be Merry!

  • What do you like most about your position at Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    I love helping children achieve and maintain a healthy, happy smile!


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Jennifer Jonas

Insurance Coordinator

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    I graduated from York Technical College in 1998 and have been in the dental field almost 17 years. I was a chair-side assistant for about 15 years.

  • What are your hobbies?
    I love spending time with my husband and our two children. I love to plan trips for my family and traveling to the beach, the mountains and new places! I also enjoy being my son’s Cub Scout Leader. We LOVE Clemson football! GO TIGERS!

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    Halloween and Christmas are my favorite holidays because I love to decorate!

  • What do you like most about your position at Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    The people I work with! I enjoy interactions with the children and parents, and try to make them feel they are in a good and safe place for their dental needs.


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Mackenzie Tennant

Registered Dental Hygienist

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    I graduated from York Technical College with an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene in May 2018. 

  • What are your hobbies?
    I'm a kid at heart. I love Disney, lots of glitter, and all things Clemson. Go Tigers!  

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    I love a good, fun, old fashioned family Christmas just like the Griswolds and I'm a strong believer yummy treats always taste better in holiday shapes! 

  • What do you like most about your position at Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    I've always had a passion for children and am excited to be working with a doctor and team who share this! My favorite part of my position is getting to know each of my patients while watching them grow.


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Meka Robbins

Certified Dental Assistant

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    I graduated from York Technical College in 2011 as a Certified Dental Assistant.

  • What are your hobbies?
    I love being outdoors, as well as vacationing and spending time with family and friends.

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    Christmas!

  • What do you like most about your position at Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    I enjoy being able to help children have a good dental experience and feel comfortable while here.


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Morgen Helsel

Certified Dental Assistant

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    I have been a dental assistant for 20 years. A good part of my career has been working with children in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.

  • What are your hobbies?
    Cooking, gardening, kayaking, and involvement in almost any "nerdy" activity.

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    My favorite holiday is definitely Christmas.

  • What do you like most about your position at Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    I love the sense of community in the Lake Wylie area. We really get to know our patients and families, and look forward to their visits and the time we get to spend with them. Also, I get to work with and gain the trust of kids, how cool is that?


Roxanne Baker

Expanded Duty Dental Assistant

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    I have been in the dental field since August 2015.

  • What are your hobbies?
    I love being outside and enjoying nature. I love to camp and hike!

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    Christmas and Valentine’s Day are my favorite holidays!

  • What do you like most about your position with Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    I enjoy being able to make children happy and comfortable while helping them have a healthy smile.


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Saris Chinchilla

Dental Assistant

  • How long have you been in the dental field?
    I graduated from D.A. Academy of NC in July 2017 as a Dental Assistant.

  • What are your hobbies?
    I enjoy spending time with my family, watching movies, cooking, and traveling. I also love going to church and being involved with the youth group and the church’s gospel choir.

  • What is your favorite holiday?
    My favorite holidays are Thanksgiving and Christmas. Thanksgiving and Christmas are simply about enjoying great food and being with the people you love.

  • What do you like most about your position at Lake Wylie Pediatric Dentistry?
    It would be seeing these small children who come in afraid but leave smiling and happy. I enjoy being able to make a difference in their lives.