NATALIE was born and raised in the great state of Indiana. Her love of the ocean, palm trees and all aquatic life has brought her south to Charleston. Natalie has been a Dental Assistant for over 33 years! She always enjoys entertaining her coworkers and patients alike with her upbeat and cheerful personality. She has been blessed with 4 children, or 5 if you include her fur baby MeowMeow, and 6 grandchildren ranging from age 3 to 11.
MEET THE TEAM
Dr. Denise Swasty
DR. DENISE SWASTY'S journey has taken her from New England to the West Coast and ultimately led her to South Carolina where she and her husband found a great location to settle down and raise a family. With the team at Swasty Orthodontics and the family-based community here, she found the perfect place to call home.
After earning her undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut, she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, graduating Summa Cum Laude. Dr. Swasty then headed out west to earn her Master of Science in Orthodontics degree from the University of California at San Francisco. Upon graduating from residency, she spent two years in Matthews, North Carolina practicing orthodontics until she started Swasty Orthodontics in 2008.
Dr. Swasty is trained in the latest techniques, including temporary implant placement, 3D facial imaging, laser technology and she is one of the top Invisalign providers in Charleston.
Denise, her husband Matt along with their son Tristen enjoy outdoor activities including kayaking, canoeing, biking, and camping.
DEE DEE is our Office Manager and jack of all traits. She has been in the dental field for over 20 years. Her main objective is to ensure that the billing and the financial department is in order, but she never hesitates to jump in wherever see is needed. Dee Dee has dental and orthodontic experience which makes her a valued asset to our practice. Several of our patients who are in ortho treatment with our associate team Swasty Orthodontics, may need some adjustment and she is always eager to make them comfortable.
Dee Dee has two children, Britnie and Brodie, and three if you include her 4 legged baby, Bourbon, who loves retrieving ducks and competing in field trials. She also loves spending time and spoiling her two grandsons Liam and Levi. Dee Dee loves hunting, fishing, boating and has picked up a new hobby... Archery.
LAURA considers working one-on-one with her patients the best part of her job. Her positive and upbeat attitude is very appealing to her patients as well as her teammates. Perhaps she learned that from growing up in a family of four. Her dental career started 4 years ago as a Pediatric Dental Assistant. She is a star assistant and our kids love being in her chair. She strives to see her patient's oral hygiene improve and teaches them about oral care in a fashion that little kids understand. Laura and her son call West Ashley home and enjoy going to the beach and hunting for shells.
LINDSEY is our Financial Administrator and Marketing Coordinator for Kidz Planet and Swasty Orthodontics. She is in charge of coordinating community events, contests, promotions and designs all of our advertising and marketing materials.
Lindsey is originally from Springfield, Illinois and made the big move to Charleston in 2012. While in Illinois she received her Bachelors Degree in Graphic Arts and has been working in Marketing & Design over over 10 years. In her spare time she enjoys being at the beach, biking, rock climbing and playing with her two pups.
BRANDI has been a Dental Assistant for 3 years and loves being able to interact with our little patients on a daily basis. Brandi has a very outgoing personality and is a great fit for our dental team. She was born and raised in North Carolina but now calls West Ashley home. During her free time Brandi loves spending time with friends and family. She likes to go out paddle boarding whenever she can and bring her big puppy, Bosco, along for the ride.
BRITNIE is a native here in Charleston. She grew up in Goose Creek, which makes her a Westview Warrior and Stratford Knight for life! Her spunky personality is inspired by her cheerleading history. She cheered for 13 years and was captain for 7 of them, indicating that she loves leadership roles and taking charge. Britnie has 2 beautiful little boys, Liam and Levi. Liam is 2 years old and Levi is 4 months old. She is also recently engaged to her fiance, Rob. She loves being outdoors, whether it is sitting around a fire, water sporting on Lake Moultrie, or just taking a walk in new and different places.
Dr. Sonam Patel
BIO COMING SOON
CLARE has been a Certified Dental Assistant for 6 years and grew up on James Island. She has a true passion for kids and loves that she can provide each child with a great experience at the dentist office. Clare likes to hike, ride bikes, kayak and go camping. She has two dogs that enjoy going on adventures with her.
Charleston / Summerville
Hilton Head / Beaufort
Dr. Thomas Morse
Dr. Morse is well-known as one of the most kid friendly dentists in the Lowcountry with over 32 years of experience in Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics. Dr. Morse graduated from Indiana University's School of Dentistry and completed his Pediatric Residency at Riley Children's Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana. He founded the first Pediatric Dental office between Charleston and Savannah many years ago and has recently partnered with Kidz Planet Pediatric Dentistry where he will continue to provide amazing dental care for our little ones into the future. Dr. Morse loves spending time with his family, boating, fishing and watching sunsets from the beach.
KATE was born and raised in the great state of Iowa. She has traveled to many locations through her husband's military career including Beaufort, SC. She recently moved back to the Lowcountry where she originally started her Dental Assisting career in Pediatrics. She has been a dental assistant for over 17 years, but Pediatric care is her true passion. Kate has two grown daughters and two grandchildren. She enjoys bike riding, hiking and going on mission trips to Honduras.
JESSICA was born and raised in Houston, TX. She recently moved to Ridgeland and loves the change. She has worked in adult dentist for many years and loves the transition to pediatric dentistry! Her passion is to make every child smile and have a great experience. On her down time she enjoys a good book, watching sports, singing karaoke and spending time with family and friends.
ALEXANDRA is the receptionist for the Hilton Head/Beaufort offices and always makes sure her patients and teammates are happy! Coordinating insurance claims and appointments for both offices is what she does best! She grew up in North Carolina but has made her way to the Hilton Head area to start a new life with her husband and fur baby Emmy Lou. In her free time she loves to paint, cook, and snuggle up with her hubby Shane to watch movies.
Charleston / Summerville (843) 571-7700
Beaufort / Hilton Head (843) 681-4900