Meet Our Team

Joy Ferris

Office Manager

I’ve had the pleasure of being part of team since 2015! I love working in historic downtown Charleston and I am passionate about my job as Office Manager. There’s nothing like the satisfied look on a patient’s face when they’ve navigated the sometimes confusing world of insurance/financing and the unknown of treatment to come out the other end with an even bigger brighter smile. To calm fears, answer questions and help make treatment possible, especially in a soothing environment is rewarding to me.

Another passion of mine is my family I cannot spend enough time with my husband Jason, and our 5 amazing children and foster daughter. Whether traveling or playing around the house they make my heart smile!

  • Education: MBA from College of Charleston
  • Have been in Management for 20 years

Dotty Dzurenda

Dental Hygienist

I graduated with my Associates Degree in Dental Hygiene in 2004 from Montgomery County Community College in Blue Belle, PA. I received my Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health in 2012 from the College of Southern California.

I recently moved to Mount Pleasant from the Philadelphia area. I am married and have two boys, Nathan and Ian. I enjoy spending time outdoors and gardening.


Kate Lawhon

Certified Dental Assistant

I have been assisting in the Charleston area for almost 4 years. I graduated from DATS of Mt. Pleasant in 2013. I love my job and my patients.

I moved to Summerville from Wichita, Kansas in 2012. I have one son named Grayson. When not working we love to kayak, visit farmers markets, and explore Charleston

Kate - CDA

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