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Ashley, Practice Administrator

Powdersville

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

Simpsonville

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

Simpsonville

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

Simpsonville

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  Philips ZOOM Whitening System 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

Powdersville

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 Philips ZOOM Whitening System. 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.

Tasha, Public Relations Specialist & Treatment Coordinator

Greenwood

With 17 years of experience in dentistry, Tasha has been with our practice for a while -- and she says the best thing about her job is that she gets paid to talk! Tasha is originally from Williamston, SC and attended the Greenville Technical College Dental Assisting Program. She is married with two children; a daughter and a son, and a chocolate lab. Outside of dentistry, Tasha enjoys sewing, painting, crafting, and being a help to others. She is also passionate about bass fishing!

Kala, Registered Dental Hygienist

Simpsonville

Kala joined our staff in 2016, 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 and advanced training in Philips ZOOM Whitening System. 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 three year old daughter and a baby boy due in April 2019 . 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

Simpsonville

Karen has been working in dentistry for over 40 years now, and joined our team in March of 2016. She attended Indiana University—Purdue University and Central Piedmont Community College. Over Karen’s 40 years, she has gained new knowledge in many areas, but she has always held her CPR/AED certification and recently had advanced training in Philips ZOOM Whitening System. 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/Social Media Manager

Simpsonville & Powdersville

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 Philips ZOOM Whitening System. 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, and lucky for her, she has never had a cavity!

Lauren, Dental Assistant

Powdersville

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 married in October 2017 and her and her husband have a beautiful golden retriever, Charlie. Lauren has an energetic, crazy, and very loud family. Her hobbies include baking, doing outdoor activities, and traveling.

Meagan, Certified Dental Assistant/Department Head/Inventory Coordinator

Simpsonville

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, nitrous oxide monitoring, 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 and a chocolate lab. 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, Certified Dental Assistant/Lab Coordinator

Simpsonville

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/AED and nitrous oxide monitoring. In her spare time, Sarah enjoys cooking, sewing, and painting. She can also play the piano!

Madison, Registered Dental Hygienist

Simpsonville

Madison joined our team in June 2018 and is relatively new to the dental field. She says one of the best things about her job is the amazing people she works with every day. Originally from Aiken, SC, Madison has her Bachelor’s degree in public health from the University of South Carolina and earned her dental hygiene certification from Midlands Technical College. Madison enjoys being with her friends and family, spending time outdoors (whether in the mountains or by water), and live concerts!

Jessica, Certified Dental Assistant

Simpsonville

Jess has 7 years of experience in dentistry and enjoys helping patients calm down and seeing how happy they are when they achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Jess grew up in Powdersville and Seneca and attended Tri-County Technical College. As a dental assistant, Jess is certified in nitrous oxide, as well as, CPR/AED. In her free time, Jess enjoys hanging out with her 3 dogs, being by the water, and trying new foods. Next time you see her, ask Jess whether or not she can carry a tune!

Kareen, Certified Dental Assistant

Simpsonville

Kareen started at our office in 2018 and says she loves working on a great team and educating patients about their oral health. Kareen hails from Simpsonville, SC and has attended the University of South Carolina, where she earned her certification as a dental assistant. She is currently in their dental hygiene program. Kareen is certified in CPR/AED and nitrous oxide monitoring. In her free time, Kareen enjoys being outdoors, spending time with her dog, and cheering on the Gamecocks. Take your oral hygiene advice from Kareen -- she’s never had a cavity!

Kayla, Registered Dental Hygienist

Simpsonville & Powdersville

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, holds additional training in CPR/AED 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.

Lesley, Dental Hygienist

Greenwood

While Lesley may be a relatively new addition to our team, her career in oral healthcare spans nearly 30 years overall. She studied at West Virginia University and has her Master’s in Community Health Education. What she enjoys most about her position is being able to make people feel comfortable and relaxed in the treatment chair. Sometimes, she even gets them to laugh! Originally from Weston, WV, Lesley is very close with her three children and three grandkids. She spends her free time keeping up with WVU sports, cooking, gardening, doing all sorts of outdoor activities, and (of course) spending time with loved ones. She also really loves driving her big Dooley truck all over the place (because everyone gets out of her way so quickly) and can shoot targets even better than her husband.

Amanda, Certified Dental Assistant

Simpsonville

Amanda has been working in dentistry since 2015 and she joined our practice in January of 2018. She says the best thing about her job is the wonderful staff and our patients. Originally from Greenville, Amanda attended Greenville Tech and has since completed continuing education courses and a certification in CPR/AED. Amanda is married with three sons (including twins) and in her spare time she enjoys hanging out with her family -- especially if they’re hunting or fishing.

Alyssa, Certified Dental Assistant

Greenwood

Alyssa first joined the Tylan Creek team in October of 2018, and she loves being able to serve the community that she grew up in so directly, as well as working alongside an amazing group of people every day! She attended Greenville Technical College for her education; she is also certified in both CPR and nitrous oxide.A true Greenwood native, Alyssa is married to Lee and has a dog and multiple cats. Outside of work, she spends plenty of quality time with her husband and family. In fact, when she was growing up, her parents actually had a small family business where they sold ice cream by boat (!) on Lake Greenwood during the summers. Other personal hobbies include cooking, baking, and reading a good book.

Veronica, Registered Dental Hygienist

Simpsonville

Veronica just joined our practice in 2019, but she brings 14 years of prior experience with her. She attended the dental hygiene program at Greenville Technical College, is CPR and AED certified, and is licensed to administer local anesthesia. Every day, she looks forward to helping patients understand the importance of their oral health.

When she’s not helping patients in our office, you can find Veronica hanging out with her amazing husband, two sweet daughters, and their dog Nala. She also enjoys running, kayaking, and cheering for the Clemson Tigers football team.

 

Tiffany, Registered Dental Hygienist

Simpsonville

Tiffany’s career in the dental field spans two full decades so far, and she’s proud to now be a member of the Tylan Creek family. She studied hygiene at Springfield Technical Community College and also has her certification in CPR/AED. What she enjoys most about her job is getting to know patients so well over time while helping them too. Originally from Westfield, she has a teenager daughter named Torri at home. In her free time, she enjoys writing and traveling. She also has a talent for playing the violin, first starting when she was just six years old!

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