Meet our Friendly, Dental Team

Ashley, Practice Administrator

Ashley has been a member of our staff since 2014. She attended Greenville Technical College and Southern Wesleyan University. What she enjoys most about her job is the people she works with, the great patients, and the community they all serve.

Originally from Southern Maryland, Ashley has a smart, loving, and handy husband, a sweet, creative daughter, and a funny, loving son. Her hobbies outside of the office include spending time with family, going to the beach, cooking new recipes, and horseback riding. She is a very quick-witted person and has even ridden a horse through the Grand Canyon!

Becky, Practice Administrator

Becky has been a member of our team since 2012. She comes from Huntington, WV and attended Marshall University. She loves her wonderful patients, and she thinks the Piedmont office is so pretty!

Becky has two grown sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, and two amazing grandchildren. Whenever she has free time outside of the office, she enjoys gardening, shopping, hanging out by her pool, and reading. She was actually born on Valentine’s Day.

Kyra, Financial Coordinator

Kyra has been a team member of Tylan Creek since 2005. She attended Greenville Technical College for medical coding. Kyra is from Augusta, GA and is a die-hard Georgia Bulldogs fan! Kyra loves and appreciates her patients and loves the bond she shares with them and her fellow co-workers.

Kyra has a wonderful husband, two children; a daughter and a son, and two dogs -- Tybee and Georgia. When not at work Kyra enjoys spending time with her family, crafting, working out and reading.

Amy, Registered Dental Hygienist/Department Head

Amy has over 25 years of experience in dentistry and has been here at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry since 2012. She is originally from Pittsburgh, PA and attended the University of Pittsburgh. Amy has additional training in ZOOM/EZ White whitening systems and is CPR/AED certified. She loves being around her coworkers, as well as helping patients achieve and maintain healthy mouths.

Amy has a loud, crazy family, including twins. When she isn’t busy at the office, she enjoys gardening, landscaping, and hiking. She has lived in five states and practiced dentistry in four of them!

Angela, Registered Dental Hygienist/Hygiene Coordinator/Team Leader

Originally from Lynchburg, VA, Angela has been a member of our team for since 2005 and has 16 years of overall dental experience under her belt. She attended Liberty University before pursuing her education in dental hygiene at Virginia Western Community College. Angela is licensed to administer local anesthesia and is CPR/AED certified. She also has additional training in ZOOM/EZ White. Her favorite part of her job is it gives her the opportunity to help people every day in many different ways!

Angela loves her family and often compares it to My Big Fat Greek Wedding! In her free time, she enjoys playing piano (both her mother and her father are classical musicians), listening to classical music, and traveling with her husband and daughter.

Emily, Registered Dental Hygienist

Emily is from Easley, SC and has been a member of our team since 2010. She attended Greenville Technical College and studied dental hygiene. Emily has her license to administer local anesthesia and is CPR/AED certified. Emily has additional training in ZOOM/EZ White, as well. She loves her patients and making a difference in people’s lives through oral hygiene education.

Outside of the office, Emily loves spending time with her husband and two children. She is also an active member of her church, she loves running and working out.

Heather, Registered Dental Hygienist

Heather is from Coleman, OK, and she’s been working in dentistry since 2005 (the first 5 years as an assistant). She attended both Oklahoma State University (where she earned a degree in photography) and Southeastern Oklahoma State University before pursuing her dental hygiene education at The University of Oklahoma. Heather is licensed to administer local anesthesia and she is CPR/AED certified, she also has additional training in ZOOM/EZ White. She loves educating people about their oral and overall health every day.

Heather and her husband have two children; a little girl and a little boy. Her hobbies include reading, doing crafts, sewing, playing softball, running, cooking, and photography. She was born and raised on a farm and it’s still her favorite place to be!

Kala, Registered Dental Hygienist

Kala is a relatively new member of our staff, though she has been in the dental field since 2009. She received an Associates in Applied Science (Dental Hygiene) from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, IL. Kala also has her certification for CPR/AED. What she enjoys most about her job is being able to help patients smile more.

Kala is originally from Farmington, IL and she is married with a one year old daughter. Her family is very fun and laid-back, and they all enjoy spending time together whenever possible. Her other hobbies include running, camping, hiking, and going to the beach. She actually placed 4th in State Finals for the half-mile run in junior high and held the record for many years.

Karen, Registered Dental Hygienist

Karen has been working in dentistry for over 40 years now, and joined our team recently. She attended Indiana University—Purdue University and Central Piedmont Community College. What she loves most about her job is meeting and working with such great and interesting people!

Karen is originally from Logansport, IN, and she has a daughter named Stephanie, and a son named Michael, and five wonderful grandkids. Her interests include watercolor painting, golf, and bowling.

Leigh, Registered Dental Hygienist/Media Manager

Leigh first joined our team 2013, she grew up in the dental world as her mom has worked in the field for over 40 years. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from West Virginia University (Let’s Go Mountaineers!) and has additional training in CPR/AED and ZOOM/EZ White. Her favorite part of her work is getting to meet new people, educate them about dental health, and give them new reasons to smile!

Originally from Erie, PA, Leigh actually met her husband, Jake, in preschool – it was love at first play date! Together, they have a rescue pup named Marley. Her hobbies outside of work include hiking, crafting, running, decorating her home, and spending time with family and friends. Her birthday is actually 8/8/88, but those numbers haven’t paid off in the lottery just yet!

Dayna, Certified Dental Assistant

Dayna has been a member of our staff for almost 30 years! She attended the dental assisting program at Greenville Technical College. Her favorite part of her work is getting to spend time with coworkers who are like family to her.

Originally from Greenville, SC, Dayna has two grown daughters. Her hobbies include remodeling homes, gardening, and anything to do with animals. Working at Tylan Creek Family Dentistry was actually her first job after college, and she considers it her home!

Lauren, Dental Assistant

Originally from Orlando, FL, Lauren first joined our team in 2015. She attended Greenville Technical College and loves both the people she works with and the ones she treats. Lauren is also CPR/AED certified.

Lauren is recently engaged and has plans to get married fall 2017! Lauren has an energetic, crazy, and very loud family. Her hobbies include baking, doing outdoor activities, and traveling.

Meagan, Certified Dental Assistant/Department Head/Lab Coordinator/Inventory Coordinator

Meagan is originally from Laurens, SC, and she has been in dentistry since 2010 and has been with Tylan Creek Family Dentistry since 2012. She attended both the University of South Carolina and Greenville Technical College. She is also certified in CPR/AED, CEREC, OmniCam scanning and proposing, and glazing. She loves being able to help patients and put smiles on their faces!

Meagan is married and has one son and one daughter. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, shopping, and painting. She actually first met her husband when they were 13 years old and they’ve been together ever since.

Sarah, Dental Assistant

Sarah is originally from North Augusta, SC and started at our practice in 2017. She says the best thing about her job is getting to meet so many interesting people and being able to help them care for their smiles. Sarah attended Greenville Technical College and is certified in CPR and nitrous oxide monitoring. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, sewing, and painting. She can also play the piano!

Kayla, Dental Hygienist

Kayla has 6 years of experience in dentistry and started at our practice in 2017. Originally from Cliffside, NC, Kayla attended Horry Georgetown Technical College and says she most enjoys helping people through her role as a dental hygienist. Kayla is married with two children and, in her spare time, she enjoys being with her family, Disney, and traveling. She also recalls fondly the 6 years she spent living at the beach.

Misty, Dental Assistant

Misty has an impressive 15 years of experience in dentistry and she joined our team in 2017. She says the best part of her job is getting to see the final result of a beautiful smile -- and making people happy in the process. Originally from Greenville, SC, Misty attended Greenville Technical College. She is recently married and enjoys working on the farm, music, and singing.

Rose, Dental Assistant

Rose has an impressive 30 years of experience in dentistry and began at our practice in 2017. Without hesitation, she says the best part of her job has always been the patients. Rose is originally from Poughkeepsie, NY. She attended Dutchess County Community College and has advanced training in CPR, nitrous oxide, radiation, crown and bridge, dentures, and all aspects of periodontal surgery. Rose is married with two sons and has already marked two items off her bucket list: running a marathon and skydiving!

Lisa, Administrative Assistant

Lisa has 12 years of experience in dentistry and joined our team in 2016. Her favorite aspect of her job, she says, is her wonderful coworkers and patients. Lisa is from Godfrey, IL and attended Lewis & Clark Community College. She is married and enjoys traveling, reading, scrapbooking, skeet shooting, and taking quick weekend adventures. Lisa also once lived in Brazil for 18 months!

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