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Meet the experienced and friendly dentist and team who make Chelsea Comprehensive Dental the leading provider of oral hygiene and personalized dental services in Chelsea and surrounding areas.

Ryan A. Draiss, DMD

Dr. Draiss is happily married to his wife Dawn and is the proud father of four children, Barrett, Addison, and Layton and Parker.  He is a graduate of the UAB School of Dentistry and is experienced in providing dental care to ages ranging from small children to adults.

Dr. Draiss has devoted time and expertise to treating under-insured adults and under privileged children throughout the state of Alabama.  He has volunteered his time providing free dental care to those in need through mission projects both locally and abroad.  He is now focused on serving the Chelsea community and surrounding areas.

Dr. Draiss is a member of the American Dental Association, Alabama Dental Association, Fifth District Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.  He continuously strives to stay up to date on the latest techniques in dental care by regular participation in continuing education.

Kelly Bland, RDH

Kelly joined our team in July 2014. She has been in the dental field for 22 years and practicing hygiene for the last 20 years. After graduating from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program, she worked at the UAB Dental School, Department of Periodontology specializing in the treatment of periodontal disease and assisting in various oral and periodontal surgeries.

Kelly is married to Shane and is the mother of 4 children, Collin, Kelsey, Lee and Rylee and their 2 fur babies, Marmaduke and Peanut. In her spare time, she enjoys kayaking and rock climbing.

Taylor Gunter, Dental Assistant

Taylor joined our team in May 2017. She graduated from the Dental Assisting School at Auburn Dental Spa in Opelika, AL. After completing school, she assisted in the fields of oral surgery and orthodontics. She enjoys working with patients and seeing the joy on their faces by enhancing their smiles.

Taylor’s family includes her fiancé, Coty and their two dogs, Molly and Wesson. She enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her family.


Mimi joined our team in July 2018. She has been in the Dental field for 36 years and she practiced dental hygiene for 30 years. She graduated from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. Mimi has 2 sons Andrew and Matthew and one granddaughter Emile Ray. In her spare time, she enjoys Auburn Football and spending time with family.

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Kiki joined our team in September 2018. She has been in the Dental field for 16 years and practicing dental hygiene for 5 years. She graduated from the Alabama Dental Hygiene Program. Kiki is married to Shane and she has 3 children Landon, Karlee, Haigen. In her spare time, she likes to travel and spend time with Family.

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Macy joined our team in July 2018. She is a graduate of the Brookwood Dental Assisting Program in Birmingham, Al. She enjoys making patients feel welcomed and is passionate about dental assisting. Macy likes to spend her time painting, camping, listening to music and being with her family.