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Our Team Is Dedicated to Helping You Keep Your Smile for LifeDr. Griffin on the Advanced Dental Center team Read Transcript
The bigadvantage of Advanced Dental Center is we have a team of doctors. We're not just a one-doctor shop. We have five doctors with one specialist. This allows us to do a much more comprehensive level of care. 'Cause not only can you see one doctor, you might see two or three doctors. We do many consultations between each other to come up with the best solution for you.
At Advanced Dental Center, our capable team is committed to helping you keep your smile for life! Our Florence, SC dentists and our entire staff value ongoing education to keep our skills sharp and up-to-date. We often host speakers to educate us on the latest dental innovations and developments, and we study with other professionals for advanced training.
Samm’s background is in neurology. She started working in administration in 2017 and is excited about learning a different aspect of the medical profession. She likes spending time with her family, camping, going on road trips, and going to the beach.
Shelli has been in dentistry and working with the Advanced Dental Center team since 2000. She is certified in CPR and dental radiology and also certified to use an AED defibrillator. She has received training through the Scheduling Institute and also in mini dental implants. She finds it fulfilling to change a patient’s life for the better by fixing their smile. She also enjoys working with her talented team members. A mother of three, she loves spending time with her family when not at work, especially if it involves visiting the river. She’s also a Clemson football fan.
Freda graduated from Florence-Darlington Technical College and is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board. She has been involved in dentistry since 2008 and has been a part of our team since 2012. She especially enjoys working with new technology and learning new dental techniques. She has received training in CEREC, Six Month Smiles orthodontics, and mini dental implants. Her hobbies include shopping, traveling, and spending time with her husband, friends, and family.
A certified dental assistant in the states of South Carolina and Mississippi, Debbie has been working in dentistry for almost 30 years. She joined our team in 2015. She is also a certified phlebotomist and also holds certifications in CPR, sedation monitoring, and dental radiology. She has received training in mini dental implants. Her favorite part of her job is helping people smile again. In her free time, she enjoys camping and hiking, especially at state parks. She also likes running 5Ks, working out at the gym, and watching college football.
Lauren has been a dental assistant since 2012, working with our practice since 2014. She is certified in CPR, dental radiology, and OSHA. She enjoys being part of a talented team of co-workers while also helping our patients. Outdoor activities, friends, and family top her list of favorite things outside the office.
A dental assistant since 1977, Robin has worked with our team since 1980. She is certified in CPR and dental radiology and has completed advanced training in mini dental implants. She loves being part of our team and helping our patients. In her free time, she enjoys spending time outdoors, especially if it involves the beach, the lake, or watching her son play baseball. She treasures her time with her family.
Chastity has been a dental assistant, working at our Florence, SC practice, since 2015. She is a certified dental assistant and a registered medical assistant who is certified in CPR. Helping people is her favorite part of the job. Away from the office, she enjoys spending time with friends and family, especially if it involves riding motorcycles or watching football.
Elizabeth has been a dental assistant since 2010, working in our Florence, SC office since 2012. She is an expanded duties dental assistant, which means she can perform duties such as applying dental sealants or monitoring inhaled sedation. She has received training in mini dental implants and straight wire orthodontics. She enjoys changing our patients’ fears and insecurities into confidence, with the help of her work “family.” Her hobbies include traveling, trying new foods, watching football and baseball, and spending time outside with her family and friends.
Denise has been a dental hygienist since 2005, working since 2006 at our Florence, SC office. A registered hygienist, she’s licensed in local filtration anesthesia. She is certified in CPR and OSHA and has received training in mini dental implants and infection control in a dental setting. Her favorite part of the job is helping people overcome dental fear and enjoy coming to the dentist. She considers her patients more than just patients, thanks to the long relationships she has with many of them. Away from work, she likes just about anything to do with sun and water, such as days spent at the lake, beach, or pool. She also enjoys crafting.
Lauren has been with our team since 2012, starting out at the front desk before becoming our hygiene coordinator. Her favorite part of the job is helping patients get the smile they’ve always wanted. She loves spending time with her husband and three daughters, especially visiting the beach or Disney World.
A registered dental hygienist, Luanne has been licensed since 1978. She’s been part of our team since 2007. Certified in CPR and OSHA, she’s licensed in local infiltration anesthesia and inhaled sedation administration. She has received training in infection control and in diagnosing and managing periodontal (gum) disease. She enjoys making her patients feel good by cleaning their teeth and educating them on dental home care. She treasures time spent with her family, especially if it involves the lake or the beach. She also likes doing yardwork.
Kay has worked in dentistry since 1977 and at our Florence, SC office since 2002. She is certified in CPR and OSHA and has completed training in dental emergencies, infection control, and diagnosis and management of periodontal (gum) disease. She enjoys getting to know her patients, helping them overcome fears of dentistry, and seeing them take pride in their smiles. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, especially her 3-year-old granddaughter.
A registered dental hygienist, Raven has worked with our team since 2012. She holds certifications in CPR and OSHA. And she is licensed in local filtration anesthesia and inhaled sedation administration. She has also completed training in medical emergencies, infection control, and in diagnosing and managing periodontal (gum) disease. She enjoys helping our patients smile with confidence again. Her hobbies include spending time with her family and her dogs.
Kasie worked as a surgical technologist in an oral surgeon’s office before becoming a dental hygienist. She’s been part of our team since 2010. She holds certifications in CPR and OSHA. And she is licensed in local filtration anesthesia and inhaled sedation administration. She is also involved in the diagnosis and management of periodontal disease. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and two children, especially if it involves riding motorcycles. She also enjoys home improvement projects and organizing charitable events.
Patsy has been working for our practice since 2015. In addition to being a certified massage therapist, she’s also a personal trainer and a hair braiding stylist. She loves meeting people from all walks of life and making a difference in their lives through her work. Massage not only helps relax patients; it eases their tension and anxiety and changes their state of mind. She is also a phlebotomist who is experienced in CPR and medical coding. In her free time, she enjoys singing in her church choir, traveling, spending time with her family, shopping, and playing both online and board games. Most of all, though, she likes to relax and read her Bible, to reflect on how she can be a servant of God in all that she does. She always strives to be a better person than she was the day before.
Alex has been working at Advanced Dental Center since 2004. In addition to his great head for business, Alex has an artistic side too, with a bachelor’s degree in English, philosophy, and art. He enjoys helping meet our patients’ dental needs by first seeking to understand and then to be understood. He enjoys providing for his family, both physically and spiritually, and especially treasures helping his grandson grow up to become a fine young man.
Erica has been our accounts receivable billing coordinator since 2014. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Francis Marion University. She enjoys working with our awesome team and solving problems. In her free time, she enjoys quality time with family, especially if it involves going to the lake. She is a Gamecocks football fan.
Charles is a certified public accountant and certified valuation analyst. He is also certified to perform CPR. He has been a member of our team since 2015. He enjoys the fast pace of our office and helping people financially. He likes riding motorcycles and spending time outdoors in his free time, especially at the beach or in the mountains.
Lindsey has been working in dentistry since 2007 and at our Florence, SC practice since 2016. She is certified in CPR and radiology. She likes making our patients smile. She enjoys spending time with her family and treasures her new role as a mother.