Meet the Team

 

The Tyger River Dentistry team is truly exceptional. Every staff member is well-skilled, professional, and accommodating. They support one another and work as a team to provide each patient with a high-quality, personalized dental experience.

Beyond their professionalism, the team is warm, friendly, and caring. They thrive on the relationships built with our patients, considering each to be a friend and treating them as family.


Hygiene Team 

Robin - Registered Dental Hygienist

Robin

I enjoy seeing my patients with healthy mouths and smiling faces!

Robin holds a Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene, has worked in the field since 1998, and joined us in 2018. She provides thorough, gentle cleanings, preventive and maintenance care, and patient education.

Robin has a daughter and several pets. Outside the office, she enjoys kayaking, boating, hiking, and fishing, along with traveling and exploring new places.


Chandra - Registered Dental Hygienist

Chandra

I like talking with and helping my patients!

Chandra holds an associate’s degree, is certified for anesthesia, and can monitor nitrous. She started in the field in 2002 and joined our team in 2007. In addition to regular dental cleanings for children and adults, she offers periodontal maintenance treatment, takes X-rays, and places sealants. Chandra also sterilizes instruments and handles OSHA compliance.

Chandra and her wonderful husband have three young children. She enjoys couponing, which allows her to provide for her family and to donate to our community through her church ministry.


Carina - Registered Dental Hygienist

Carina

I like meeting new people and getting to know patients while helping them achieve dental health!

Carina holds associate’s degrees in dental hygiene and health and science. She started her dental career in 2013 and joined our practice in 2019. She provides routine cleanings, scaling and root planing, and takes X-rays.

Carina is married and has two wonderful young kids. Her family is dedicated to the missionary field. They are very involved in their church and bringing the gospel to other countries.


Karyn - Registered Dental Hygienist

Karyn

I love spending my days with our team because everyone works well together and is dedicated to helping our patients keep their smiles healthy.

Karyn graduated from hygiene school in 2019 with an Associate’s degree in science/dental hygiene. She joined our team shortly thereafter, and is responsible for cleaning our patients’ teeth and teaching patients appropriate oral hygiene strategies to maintain oral health.

Karyn is married and has four children. She loves to read, bake, and work outside, as well as traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Front Office Team

Rhonda - Operations Manager

Rhonda

I really enjoy patient interaction and keeping our team energized, organized, and excited to provide the best care to our patients!

Rhonda started in the dental field in 1992 and joined Tyger River Family Dentistry in 1998. In addition to skillfully managing our schedule, she is our new patient concierge, chief culture officer, and general office manager.

Rhonda grew up in the area and graduated from Byrnes High School. She and her husband Rob have been married for more than 35 years and have two sons, Rustin and Rylan. Outside the office, Rhonda loves time with friends and family, her dog Marlee and cat Donnie, and enjoys motor sports and going to car shows.


Lisa - Patient Concierge

Lisa

I enjoy building relationships with our patients and my coworkers!

Lisa joined Tyger River Family Dentistry in 2021. She greets patients, checks them in and updates their patient information, and helps keep us on schedule.

Lisa and her husband Kevin have an amazing son, Bryce. They are very involved with church activities and love spending time with friends and family.


Jennifer - Front Office, Financial and Insurance Coordinator

Jennifer

I like interacting with patients and making sure they are happy with our service.

Jennifer began working in the dental field in 2017 and joined Tyger River Family Dentistry in 2020. She helps patients understand insurance details and financial obligations, along with patient concierge tasks.

Jennifer and her husband Joey have four children and 11 grandchildren. She loves spending time with her family and snuggling up with a good book.


Shawna - Hygiene and Treatment Coordinator, New Patient Concierge

Shawna

I enjoy helping patients understand and be able to achieve their goals for better oral and overall health!

Shawna started working in the dental field in 1996 and joined our team in 2018. She welcomes our new patients and works to get them started with the practice, in addition to being our chief schedule manager.

Shawna grew up in Indiana and moved to South Carolina in 2006. She and her husband Mark live in Duncan with their four fur babies: Marley, Kiera, Penny, and Lucy. Shawna enjoys spending time with friends and family, gardening, and traveling.


Assistant Team

Kara - Certified Dental Assistant

Kara

I like helping people get their smile back!

Kara attended Greenville Tech, started working in the dental field in 2000, and joined our Tyger River Family Dentistry team in 2003. She works chairside, assisting the doctors with various procedures while supporting their patient.

Kara is the mother of two boys and has two Labs, as well. She loves Clemson football and the beach.


Charity - Certified Dental Assistant

Charity

I enjoy getting to know and establishing relationships with our patients!

Charity obtained her certification in dental assisting from Greenville Technical College and is also certified in nitrous oxide. She started in the dental field in 1997 and joined our practice in 1998. In addition to working chairside and assisting the doctors with procedures, she follows up with patients who need to schedule treatment.

Charity resides in Lyman with her husband Johnny. She has two sons and is an active member of Wellford Baptist Church, where she enjoys teaching 2-to-5-year-olds, helping with college and singles ministry, and serving the community. In her spare time, she loves entertaining and being with family and friends.