Donna Holt


Donna has been in the dental profession for over 30 years and has been a dental assistant with the practice for over 20 years. Donna is also on staff at Palmetto Surgery Center and Prisma Health Richland, where she assists with dental surgeries. She values spending time with her husband, Scott, her daughter, and especially with her grandbabies!

Brittany Bailey


Brittany is our Business Office Manager and handles all billing matters. She has been with us for 19 years, starting as a part-time student initially. Brittany graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2008. She loves shopping, spending time with her husband Steven and baby son Eason and cheering on the Gamecocks! She states, “I enjoy working at Carolina Children’s Dentistry, because I get to help brighten our community one healthy smile at a time!”

Anna Plyler


Anna is a dental assistant and anchors our Operative Department Team. 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 Prisma Health Richland, where she assists the doctors with outpatient dental surgeries. Anna loves spending time with her husband Wayne, baby son River, her beautiful English Springer Spaniel, Birdie, and enjoys boating on the lake.

Natasha Gherke


Natasha is a dental assistant in our Operative Department.  She finished her dental assisting training in June 2016 and started with Carolina Children’s Dentistry a year later.  She loves working with children and keeping them calm and happy during their visit.  Natasha enjoys doing anything outdoors, especially swimming and riding horses, and loves spending time with her fiancée, Justin, and children, Lexi, Dominick, and Beau. 


Mackenzie has been on our team for over four years and currently assists in the Operative Department.  With her reassuring smile and outgoing manner, she skillfully guides your child through getting all their required dental X-rays.  She enjoys being with friends and family and playing with her cat.  She also loves Clemson Football!



Alice is one of our Front Office coordinators. She moved from Tennessee to South Carolina four years ago with her husband David, two daughters–Emily 19 and Taylor 15. She enjoys watching Emily play basketball, skydiving with David, watching movies with Taylor, and playing with her dogs outside. Her favorite time of the year is Christmas. She loves working in pediatric dentistry because she loves all the smiling faces that the staff helps create!



Sylvia is a member of our Hygiene Team, having graduated from Fortis College in 2018. Prior to that, she spent ten years in the preschool field. Sylvia loves seeing our little patients grow and mature with beautiful smiles! She enjoys going out with family and friends and raising her beautiful, three year old daughter Ke’Mijae.



The latest member of our front office team, Miriam loves working with children. Miriam moved to Columbia in 2001 from Norfolk, VA where she served four years in the U.S. Navy. Miriam then attended Columbia College, where she studied Early Childhood and Family Studies. Miriam and her husband, Andre, have two great boys, Jaysen and Justen. When not at work, Miriam enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, and quiet time reading a good book or watching a good movie.


Kimberly came to us in August 2023 with two years of dental assisting experience. She assists our dentists with restorative treatment in our Operative Department. Her calm demeanor and reassuring attitude will comfort your child if they need attention beyond routine exams. Recently married, Kimberly, her husband Justin, and Abby, their German Short-haired Pointer, love to travel, spend the day on the river and do pretty much anything outdoors!


Zaria joined our Hygiene Team in August 2023 and thrives on teaching your little ones about proper dental care. Her smiling face and caring attitude will reassure your child as they receive their 6-month exams and cleanings, striving always to deliver the best possible experience. As the oldest child in her family, Zaria spends lots of time with her little brothers and sister while not at work. She also loves going out on the town and trying new, amazing food!


With 18 years as a hygienist, Brandy joined our team in July 2023. You can be sure that your child’s dental health and dental preventive education is in very good hands when Brandy treats your child. When not at Carolina Children’s Dentistry, Brandy and her family enjoy boating on Lake Murray, cheering on her daughter in competitive dance competitions, and regular visits to Disney World!


Tabitha joined our team in April 2023. She immediately made a positive impact on operations by excelling at providing x-rays and perfectly polished teeth at each child’s six-month exam. Her cheerful disposition and welcoming smile will calm your child during their appointment. Tabitha and her husband love to travel and enjoy hiking, camping, and fishing—anything outdoors!

Mr. Mark

Mark Mullen is the Practice Administrator for Carolina Children’s Dentistry.  After serving more than 20 years as a healthcare 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 in 2006.  A native of Fort Wayne, Indiana, Mark loves exploring the world with his wife and best friend, Toni, and spending time with his three, wonderful daughters and their families–including two very special granddaughters.