Meet Our Team

“From there to here, from here to there, funny things are everywhere!” – Dr. Seuss

Stephanie
Patient Care Coordinator, CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I work with your insurance company to maximize your benefits, handle all claims, prepare financial plans, and coordinate the outpatient surgery scheduling.

What is one unique fact about you? I have traveled to London and Ireland!

What makes YOU smile? I love seeing children excited about coming to the dentist!


 

Cathy
Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Peditaric Dentistry? I assist in checking patients out, scheduling appointments, explaining your insurance benefits, and handling financial arrangements.  I get to hand each child a "gold token" to buy a prize at the end of their appointments!

What is one unique fact about you? I give platelets on a regular basis.

What makes you smile? I love when parents are surprised at how much their children love going to the dentist!


 

Nora
Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist in checking patients out, scheduling appointments, presenting treatment plans, and assist in the hygiene bay with the doctors.  I also visit preschools and elementary schools to teach kids about the importance of good oral hygiene.

What is a unique fact about you? I have traveled to nine different countries to volunteer at orphanages, schools and various other organizations.

What makes YOU smile? Watching kids learn how to be brave!


 

Heather
Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I greet patients as they check in, scheduling appointments, and answering phone calls.

What is one UNIQUE fact about you? I love horses but am also terrified of them.

What makes YOU smile? Seeing how brave children are when they come to the dentist and always leaving with a smile.


 

Kristy
Patient Care Coordinator

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist with checking patients in and out, scheduling appointments, and answering phone calls.

What is one UNIQUE fact about you? My favorite place is Charleston. I enjoy going to the market, visiting historical sites, and of course going to the beach!

What makes YOU smile? I love seeing children come in excited about seeing the dentist!


 

Melissa
RDH, Dental Hygienist

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a registered dental hygienist. I clean teeth, teach children how to brush and floss at home, and educate about healthy snacks for your teeth. I help children feel comfortable during their appointment.

What is one unique fact about you? I enjoy riding horses.

What makes YOU smile? I smile when I see a child leaving our office proud of themselves and happy!


 

Nicole
RDH, Dental Hygienist

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. I clean teeth, educate children and parents about healthy snacks, and make visits fun!

What is a unique fact about you? I lived in Spain to be an au pair for 5 months.

What makes YOU smile? Seeing children learn how to take care of their teeth every day!


 

Amanda
RDH, Dental Hygienist

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a Registered Dental Hygienist. In addition to cleaning teeth and taking x-rays, I make our patients’ visits fun! I also educate parents and children about proper diet and oral hygiene instructions.

What is a unique fact about you? I have one blue eye and one green eye.

What makes YOU smile? Having a timid and anxious child leave happy!


 

Amber
CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a Certified Dental Assistant. I assist Dr. Horton with restorative appointments, sedations, and operating room procedures. My goal is to make sure each child leaves smiling!

What do you like to do on weekends? I enjoy trying new Pinterest projects and recipes for my family and friends to come over and try.

What makes YOU smile? Making sure each patient has a positive experience is my number one goal.  I love when they come back for future visits more excited than the one before.


 

Kylie
CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a Certified Dental Assistant. I assist Dr. Horton with restorative appointments, sedations, and operating room procedures. I love giving children fun and positive experiences at our office.

What is a unique fact about you? I have lived in four different states! (California, Oregon, Florida, and South Carolina)

What makes YOU smile? I love giving children fun and positive experiences at our office!


 

Veronica
CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a Certified Dental Assistant. I assist Dr. Horton with restorative appointments. I also help the hygienist clean teeth. I enjoy helping Issaqueena Prosthodontics with their lab cases too.

What is a unique fact about you? I enjoy cleaning.

What makes YOU smile? It gives me joy to see a patient come in nervous and leave with a smile.


 

Kayla
CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a Certified Dental Assistant.  I assist Dr. Horton and Dr. Frye with restorative appointments, sedations, and operating room procedures.  I also help dental hygienists clean teeth.

What is one unique fact about you? I have a twin brother.

What makes you SMILE? Seeing every child leave with a smile on their face!  I love giving children fun and positive experiences at our office.


 

Rebecca
CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist the doctors in procedures, assist in sedation appointments, clean teeth, and make each child's appointment a positive one!

What is one unique fact about you? I have my own business helping prepare children for pageants.

What makes you SMILE? I love giving a child a prize at the end of their dental appointments!


 

Melissa
CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I am a certified dental assistant. I assist the dentists in procedures, sedation appointments, and perform dental cleanings for children.

What is one UNIQUE fact about you? I am left handed.

What makes YOU smile? I enjoy watching children leave happy from their dental appointments.


 

Marie
CDA, Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I assist the doctors in dental procedures for children as well as clean teeth and educate moms of young children how to properly care for their toddler's teeth which can be a challenge for parents!

What is one unique fact about YOU? My birthday is New Year's Eve!

What makes YOU smile? I love to make children smile.


 

Hannah
Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry? I clean teeth, teach children how to properly brush and floss their teeth, and discuss good healthy eating habits.

What is a unique fact about you? I play the organ.

What makes YOU smile? When patients become friends and anxiety becomes excitement here at the office - I smile!


 

Kaitlyn
Dental Assistant

What do you do at Issaqueena Pediatric Dentistry?  I clean teeth, assist in sealants, maintain the sterilization center, and take x-rays, while making it fun at the same time!

What is one unique fact about you? I love to be outdoors and spend time with my friends and family.

What makes you SMILE? I love talking to the children as they come in, watching them play, and seeing how they grow more comfortable being in the office from the beginning to the end of their visit.


 

Jim
CPA, MBA Executive
Business Manager

What is your job? I manage the business aspects of our practice and keep things running smoothly behind the scenes.

What is a unique fact about you? I have traveled the world, including South America, Canada and Europe. I’ve also been to every state in the United States.

What makes YOU smile? My family and grandchildren.


 

Dr. Hector Vila
Pediatric Anesthesiologist

We are pleased to be one of the few offices in the upstate to offer in-office IV sedation by our Board Certified Pediatric Anesthesiologist, Dr. Hector Vila. Dr. Vila received his medical degree from Louisiana State University School of Medicine and completed his residency in Anesthesia at the University of South Florida, where he received advanced training in Pediatric Anesthesia. At graduation he was the recipient of the Dripps Award for outstanding resident. He is certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology and is nationally renowned for his work to improve the quality of care in ambulatory and office-based anesthesia. Dr. Vila has been quoted in US News and World Report and on CNN and Good Morning America. He is considered an expert in the area of patient safety.