Sumter Office Staff
Hygienists: Jenny, Donna, Alissa and Tonya
Jenny has been a hygienist with Carolina Children's Dentistry for over 14 years. She relates that she enjoys working here because she likes to have fun and enjoys interacting with the children. She doesn't just do cleanings--she also educates the children on proper dental care on a level they can understand. The most important and challenging part of her day is establishing a relationship and developing trust with each child. Jenny's goal is to eliminate the fear of dentistry and provide a pleasant and fun experience for each of her patients.
Tonya is one of our dental hygienists and has been with Carolina Children's Dentistry for over twelve years. She helps educate you and your child on proper dental hygiene as well as making your child's dental experience as pleasant and rewarding as possible. She looks forward to meeting you and your child!
Donna is one of our Hygienists and has been with the practice for five years. Optimal childhood dental health is a passion of hers and she treats each and every child as the most important patient of the day! Donna loves being with the children all day as well! She has two wonderful children, Maceyn and Scott, and enjoys reading, horseback riding, swimming and going to work every day!
Alissa graduated from Midlands Technical College with a Dental Hygiene Degree and joined our team over seven years ago, recently transferring from our Columiba location. She has a passion for childrens dentistry and treating patients in a fun and relaxing way. Her goal is for each child to have a positive experience while at Carolina Children's Dentistry. When Alissa is not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Jay, daughter, Ashleigh, and visiting Myrtle Beach.
Erin is a certified dental assistant and graduated from Midlands Technical College in 2004. She has been with Carolina Children's Dentistry for eleven years. She assists our dentists during operative procedures both in the office and at Tuomey Regional Hospital. She has a wonderful husband, Clint, and a beautiful little boy, Rhett, who was born in 2008. She is a family-oriented person and loves nothing more than spending time with them!
Mary Beth is a certified dental assistant and has worked at Carolina Children's Dentistry for nine years. She assists our dentists in the Operative Dept and with operating room cases at Tuomey Regional Hospital in Sumter. She likes to spend time with her family when she is not working. Her favorite treats are watermelon smoothies from Rita's Italian Ice!
This is Jomarie. Everyone calls her "Ms. Jo." After retiring as Sumter County Auditor a few years ago, she joined the Business Office team at Carolina Children's Dentistry. Her southern charm and joking manner make her a favorite with the staff and children! She enjoys spending time with her children, grandchildren and friends. Ms. Jo looks forward to seeing you and your children during your visit to Carolina Children's Dentistry!
Karen is part of our Hygiene team. She joined Carolina Children's Dentistry in 2007 in the business office, but recently transferred to hands-on patient care with the children. She loves working with children and their parents. When not at work, Karen enjoys spending time with her twin children and going shopping.
Leah joined our team over six years ago and is our Office Manager and Financial Coordiator. She also coordinates off-stie treatment at Tuomey Healthcare System. This gives her the opportunity to work hand-in-hand with both your child and you. She helps educate you on the recommended treatment, as well as assisting in all your financial and scheduling needs. Leah is a native of Nashville, TN, and graduated from Middle Tennessee State University. She enjoys spending time with her active duty Air Force husband, Alex, and wonderful children, Kinsley Jo and Nolan.
Rebecca is a vital member of our Business Office Team and ensures that your child's visit is complete at the check out counter. She also assists parents in planning for any treatment that their child may require. Rebecca is a life-long resident of Sumter and recently married her high school sweetheart, Kevin. Rebecca and Kevin recently welcomed a new addition to their family--their beautiful baby daughter, Ryanne.
Rosie is a vital member of our Front Office Team and her bright smile will greet you at check-in. Rosie is originally from Texas, but is now enjoying the Air Force lifestyle with her husband, Damian, and three wonderful children. She loves photograhphy and is currently working on an education degree.
Wesley is the newest member of our team and she contributes primarily in our Operative Department. Wesley hails from the beautiful island nation of Guam and found her way to Sumter as an Army spouse.
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.