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Dr. Rebeca Zechmann

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The Johns Hopkins University
University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore


Qualified Dentist Designation from the AADSM
GPD Prosthodontic Honor Society
Gorgas Odontological Honor Society
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society

After moving to Daniel Island, I wanted to practice close to my home. I opened River Landing Dentistry with the goal in mind to build a team committed to each other and our patients.  Through that commitment we can provide our highest quality dentistry to the community.

I offer comprehensive dental services, including family, cosmetic, and advanced services.  Furthermore, I have special interests in temporomandibular joint disorder (commonly known as TMJ or TMD), occlusion – based dentistry, dental sleep medicine, and implantology.  This means that I have a special passion for the way our teeth come together and how that affects our muscles, joints and teeth as a system.  I also focus on treating sleep breathing disorders with dental appliances, and I hold the Qualified Dentist Designation from the AADSM.  I feel that dental sleep medicine and treating TMD go hand-in-hand, and knowledge of one allows for better treatment of the other.  I also have a passion for implantology and surgery.  I place and restore implants using the latest technology including, 3D-imaging, oral scanners, 3-D printing and PRP/PRF.  If you see me either as general dentistry patient or a referral, it is my goal to make you feel like you have been heard and to feel that we are a team moving towards a common goal of a healthy dentition.

I was raised in North Carolina, and I graduated high school from the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics.  I received my B.A. in Biology and Spanish and my M.S. in Molecular and Cellular Biology from The Johns Hopkins University. I received my D.D.S. from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Baltimore. After attending Maryland, I completed a General Practice Residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital. While at the University of Maryland, I spent many volunteer hours with the Hispanic Dental Association and other organizations, receiving the Dean’s Award for Community Service.  I also volunteered with Somos Amigos Medical Missions in the Dominican Republic. I am the recipient of the ADA Foundation’s minority dental student scholarship and the dental school’s prestigious Katherine Toomey Award given to one student for dedication to the school and the profession. While in dental school, I was a member of the GPD Prosthodontic Honor Society, the Gorgas Odontological Honor Society, and graduated with membership in the prestigious national dental honor society OKU. Following residency, I worked in Maryland in private practice until moving to Daniel Island.

I met my husband, Mike, while at Johns Hopkins University, playing tennis. We have three children: Kate, Madeline, and Michael. When I do get free time, I enjoy Latin dancing, tennis, cooking, gardening, playing 4-person card games and practicing up on my Spanish.  Most importantly, I love spending time with my family.

Dr. Ravi Patel

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My passion goes beyond just serving patients with the highest quality of care, but also in utilizing the latest digital technology to help achieve each patient’s unique goals. As a South Carolina native I went to USC followed by MUSC dental school. Additionally, I enjoy training other dentists across the country in chairside crown fabrication and digital dentistry. When I am not chairside, I can be found on the water, the golf course, or in Columbia cheering on my Gamecocks. I look forward to giving back to the Charleston community and enjoy the collaborative environment at River Landing Dentistry.

Dr. Jennifer Stokes

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Dr. Stokes is from Florence and graduated from the University of South Carolina followed by Dental School at MUSC. She has a passion for treating and caring for children of all ages.

Her hobbies include anything on the water, international dental mission trips, leading bible study through the Dental Community Fellowship for women dental students, and actively participating in her church. Dr. Stokes works in our Daniel Island and Nexton offices.

Dr. Shayla Stear

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West Virginia University.
Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Shayla Stear was born and raised in Summersville, West Virginia and received not only her Bachelors of Science in Exercise Physiology from West Virginia University but attended dental school there as well. After completing her time in West Virginia, she found herself in Charleston pursuing Advanced Education in General Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Stear finds her passion in aesthetic dentistry and thoroughly enjoys treating patients with special health care needs. Her long-term dental career goal is to be recognized by the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Stear loves the dynamic of working with a team and is so excited to start her next chapter at River Landing Dentistry.

Outside the office you can find Dr. Stear doing anything outside! She loves to hike, kayak, go to the beach, travel, and just explore! Dr. Stear is very outgoing and loves to chat about anything and everything, come visit us to meet her!

Meet the Team

Office Manager

Courtney relocated from Charleston to Houston, TX recently and now works remotely for River Landing Dentistry (we miss her!). Courtney lives in Houston with her fiancé Jon and their four dogs. Courtney has worked in the dental field for 10+years with both clinical and front office experience. She loves to see the changes dentistry makes in people’s lives! In her free time, she loves to work with her horses and spend time outside!

Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Indiana, Christie exchanged the cold winters for warm, sunny days. In her free time, you can find Christie, her husband, two young children and chocolate lab exploring all that Charleston has to offer; from the downtown life to time at the beach. Christie takes passion in educating our patients on the importance of oral hygiene while making them feel at home. Her favorite part about working for River Landing Dentistry is getting to know her patients, hearing their stories and seeing them back appointment after appointment.

Dental Hygienist

Kasey is from Chicago and moved to Charleston in 2018 to enjoy longer summers and frequent trips to the beach! She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Southern Illinois University. Her favorite thing about working at River Landing Dentistry is the family-like atmosphere. On the weekends you can catch Kasey exploring new restaurants or at the beach!

Dental Hygienist

Kellen is originally from Mississippi but spent several years living in Idaho. Kellen got into the dental field first working as a veterinary technician who specialized in veterinary dentistry. She loves working with River Landing Dentistry because everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to helping all our patients. Outside of work she loves traveling, going to the beach, hanging out with friends, and spending time with her pets.

Dental Hygienist

Abigail was born and raised in Colorado but moved to South Carolina in 2019 to start hygiene school. Her favorite part about working at River Landing Dentistry is connecting with her patients and being able to educate them about oral health. Outside of the office, Abigail enjoys spending time outdoors fishing and kayaking with her husband.

Dental Assistant (Soon to be Hygienist)

Morgan has been interested in dentistry since childhood, as she grew up watching her dad practice at his dental office in Missouri. Morgan joined our team after moving from Chicago in 2019. She has a Bachelor of Science in Biology and is excited to further her education as she begins the dental hygiene program at Trident Tech this fall. Her favorite part of her job is witnessing the happiness that radiates from patients as we help them perfect their smile. When she’s not caring for patients, Morgan enjoys spending time outdoors, running, hiking, traveling, and relaxing at the beach.

Front Office Admin

Andrea was born and raised here in the low country. She started her journey in the dental field in 1992, and although she took a break in between she found her way back. She started her career as a dental assistant and twenty years later still finds herself in the office as a front office administrator. Andrea joined River Landing Dentistry in January of 2022 and said she knew this would be her home the second she walked in the door. The overwhelming love and family dynamic River Landing has to offer is her favorite part of our office. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with her family and grandchildren.

Marketing Director

Lucie is originally from Charlotte, NC but moved down to Charleston after graduating from the University of South Carolina last year. Having grown up visiting the area she knew when the opportunity arose to join River Landing Dentistry, she couldn’t turn it down. This is Lucie’s first job in the dental field, but she loves the ability to educate herself within her role. Outside of the office Lucie loves going to the beach and experiencing all the wonderful things Charleston has to offer.

Dental Assistant / Front Office Admin

Gina grew up watching her dad practice dentistry in a small town near Kansas City, MO. She joined River Landing Dentistry a few years ago after relocating to Charleston with her sister, Morgan. Although this is her first job in a dental office, she has always admired dentistry. Gina enjoys establishing relationships with patients and getting to see their happy, healthy smiles. In her free time, she enjoys going to the beach with Katrynia, and spending time exploring Charleston.

Dental Assistant

Heather grew up in New York but moved to New Jersey to pursue her education and has now found herself in sunny South Carolina. She began her dental career in high school doing front desk administration but transitioned into clinical work when she moved to New Jersey. Her favorite part about working at River Landing Dentistry is the advanced technology we offer, allowing us to go above and beyond to ensure excellent patient experiences. When Heather is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, Jackson.

Dental Assistant

Lindsay is originally from Florida but recently moved to Charleston. Her dental career started by working at the front desk for a few years, but she quickly realized she would love to interact and do more for patients. Upon joining River Landing Dentistry, she found herself working chairside as an assistant and hasn’t looked back since. Lindsay loves the practice because of the people she gets to work with, patients and staff, and the friendships she has already begun to form. In her free time, she enjoys anything outdoors and hanging out with friends.

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Jordan is from Kansas City and recently moved to Charleston to join River Landing Dentistry. She has always been interested in dentistry as she grew up watching her dad practice. Jordan knew she wanted to join the team after seeing how much her sisters, Morgan and Gina, loved it. She loves River Landing Dentistry because of the family-like atmosphere, getting to meet so many new people, and the amazing learning opportunities that our wide variety of services offer her. Outside of work you can find Jordan exploring the outdoors, crafting, or cuddling with her cat, Yam.

Dental Assistant

Lauren has been in the dental field one way or another since 2006 but graduated from York Tech’s Expanded Duty Dental Assistant program in 2008. She has been in South Carolina most of her life but moved to the Charleston area 10 years ago with her husband. They now have two beautiful children, 10 years old and 7 years old, and 3 (yes 3) dogs. Lauren’s favorite part about being in dentistry is the patients. She loves seeing someone who is anxious about their smile transform into someone who has all the confidence in the world. She enjoys being a part of River Landing Dentistry because of all we offer to the community and the family-like staff. Outside of work you can catch Lauren on the boat with her family and friends.

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