Columbia Office Staff
Jennifer and Olivia, Dental Hygienists in Columbia
Candice is a dental assistant in our Operative Department and is our OR Coordinator. She has been with us ten years. She has been a certified dental assistant since 2001 and loves working with kids. Candice lives with her husband, Pedro, son, Joel, daughters, Mayra and Izabel, and loves spending time with her family.
Brittany is our Business Office Supervisor and handles all billing matters. She has been with us for over ten years, starting as a part-time student initially. Brittany graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2008. She loves shopping, spending time with family and cheering on the Gamecocks with her husband Steven! She states, "I enjoy working at Carolina Children's Dentistry, because I get to help brighten our community one healthy smile at a time!"
Olivia joined our team over seven years ago! She has been a practicing Dental Hygienist over ten years and has been with Carolina Children's Dentistry since early 2009. Olivia loves to cook, scrapbook, travel, and enjoys spending time with her friends, family, husband, Daniel and son, Tyler.
Jennifer is one of our newest Columbia location Hygiene team members, coming to us from our Sumter location. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Sante Fe College, Gainesville, Florida, in 2008. Moving to the Midlands in 2013, Jennifer quickly became an integral member of our team. Jennifer loves being part of Carolina Children’s Dentistry, loves dentistry, and loves working with our children above all else! Jennifer enjoys spending time with her daughter when she is not at work.
Erica has been a dental assistant and front office coordinator at Carolina Children's Dentistry for over nine years. She formerly worked in the Hygiene department, but recently moved to the Business Office to fill a critical need there. She loves working with the children and helping them understand the importance of taking care of their teeth. She looks forward to meeting you and your child!
Donna has been in the dental profession for over 27 years and has been a dental assistant with the practice for over twelve years. Donna is also on staff at Palmetto Surgery Center and Palmetto Health Richland, where she assists with dental surgeries. She values spending time with her husband, Scott, and daughter, Savannah, as well as travel.
Anna is a dental assistant in our Operative Department. She loves working with the children and making sure their visit is fun and is as comfortable as possible. Anna is also on staff at Palmetto Surgery Center and Palmetto Health Richland, where she assists Dr. Goins with outpatient dental surgeries. Anna loves spending time with her husband, family, and her beautiful English Springer Spaniel, Birdie.
Jessica is a member of our business office team. She will be happy to help you with any insurance, copay or scheduling questions you may have at check-out. Jessica enjoys singing at her church and assisting with the young adults ministry. She loves spending time with her husband, Shane, and her playful kitty, Winston.
Digene's calm and quiet presence is comforting and she assures our young patients that they are in caring hands. She is enthusiastic and passionate about her job and finds true joy in caring for our patients. When not working, Digene enjoys traveling, watching movies and spending quality time with her friends and family. If she could travel anywhere, she would like to go to Italy to see the beautiful monuments, masterpieces, and to eat all the wonderful food there!
Ariana is our newest front office team member and will surely greet you with a bright smile every time you arrive! She loves her role as a worship leader at her church and enjoys spending time with her family and fiance, Geoff. Ariana also loves traveling and it is her passion to someday visit New Zealand.
Ashley is a certified dental assistant, having recently graduated from Midlands Technical College. She finds joy in learning each child's unique personality, while making them feel safe. Ashley loves meeting new people at school and at her church. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, reading, shopping and yoga.
Mark Mullen is the Practice Administrator for Carolina Children's Dentistry. A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mark earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Indiana University and later a Master of Health Services Administration Degree from the University of Michigan. After serving more than 20 years as a health care administrator in the US Air Force, Mark retired from the armed forces and moved to the Midlands to join the Carolina Children's Dentistry team. He is married and has three wonderful, adult daughters and one very special granddaughter.