After nearly 10 years as one of PFD’s most beloved hygienist, Heather has recently transitioned into an administrative role. Her years of valuable experience and ability to effectively multitask, enable Heather to keep the office running smoothly and efficiently! Her career began after graduating in 1997 from Trident Technical College with a dental hygiene degree. While working as a dental hygienist she continued her education at the Medical University of South Carolina and received a Bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences and a Master’s degree in Health Administration. She is also an officer in the United States Air Force Reserve where she has served for more than 20 years. Heather is married to, Perry, a Mount Pleasant native, and they have two active young sons, Gavin and Gage.
Judy is a registered dental hygienist who attends to her patients with compassion. All of her co-workers say her sunny disposition brings a bright spot to any kind of day! After graduating from Mt. Pleasant Area High School in Pennsylvania, Judy went on to get her license from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. In 1985, Judy moved to South Carolina. Her husband David is the pastor of St. John’s Lutheran Church in downtown Charleston and is a captain in the Navy Reserves. They have three children; Samantha and her husband Jeff in Pittsburgh, Douglas and his wife Olivia in Boston, and Amy in Richmond, VA.
Amber moved here from the state of Michigan in 2008 with a degree in dental hygiene and certification to monitor Nitrous Oxide and administer local anesthesia. She was anxious to get away from the cold up north and wanted to be as close to the beach as possible and now lives in Mt. Pleasant. Because of her expertise and gentle, laid-back approach, Amber is always in high demand at PFD. In her free time, Amber enjoys relaxing at the beach and running.
Lisa has been providing quality care to PFD patients for 10 years! She began her career as a Certified Dental Assistant and Treatment Coordinator here after graduating from Trident Technical College in 2002. She exemplifies dedication and excellence in her duties as an assistant and her patients know they can always count on her! She and and her husband, Colt, reside in Goose Creek with their son, Ryland, and daughter, Tatum. She loves spending time with her family and enjoys participating in boot camps for fun and exercise.
Laura has worked as dental assistant for more than a decade. She earned her Dental Assisting Certificate with the American Red Cross and the US Air Force in 2000 and has been employed with Pleasant Family Dentistry since 2006. The US Air Force relocated her father and the family to this area 15 years ago. Laura’s patients say she is kind and caring and makes a great team with Dr. Jackowski! In her off time, she has volunteered at local schools to educate children about the importance of dental health and she has worked at Belk for more than 15 years! Laura also enjoys hanging out with her friends and family – especially her niece and nephew, Natalie and Jacob – and her sweet dog, Cole.
Debbie graduated from Trident Technical College as a certified dental assistant. She comes to us with a background in orthodontics where she worked for 15 years. She is compassionate about the care of her patients and delights in seeing their expectations met. In her spare time Debbie volunteers at the Charleston Symphony designer show case. She has a natural talent for interior design. She enjoys making memories with her husband and three boys whether they are spending time down by the lake or tailgating at the USC games – Go Cocks!
Barbara graduated from the Dental Assisting Training School here in Mt. Pleasant and now utilizes her skills assisting our doctors. Patients say Barbara is the best at keeping them comfortable and ensuring they are well-informed about their treatment plans. Originally from Columbia, Barbara and her husband, Daniel, live in Ladson with their daughter, Izzie. When she’s not at PFD, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, running the occasional race and she loves football season and watching the Gamecocks win!
Melissa is a registered dental hygienist, originally from Annapolis, Md., who has worked in the dental profession for 12 years. She began her career as an expanded functions dental assistant and earned her B.S. from the University of Maryland School of Dentistry in May 2012. Melissa moved to Mount Pleasant to get away from the cold of the north and to be closer to the beach. Now our patients get to enjoy her dental expertise and her warm and friendly personality! Melissa has two amazing children with whom she loves spending her time. She also enjoys being outdoors, reading, dining out, exercising and watching movies.
Her go-with-the-flow personality and ability to simplify and maintain order makes Miriam an excellent addition to the front desk as Scheduling Coordinator. The Huntington, W.Va., native came to Mt. Pleasant 10 years ago and resides there with her daughter, Kaylee, son, Zach and Arabella – a beautiful baby girl who the staff goes gaga over when she visits the office! After work, Miriam starts her other job as “Mom,” which is her favorite thing to do. She loves spending time with her children and, of course, taking the family to the beach is always the best way to spend a day off.
Ksenia joined PFD after graduating from the Palmetto School of Career Development and is now one of Dr. Johnson’s fabulous assistants. She moved to Charleston from Russia 10 years ago, where she attended Ural State University and received her bachelor’s degree in Linguistics. She and her husband have one son, William. In her time off, Ksenia loves spending time with her friends and family enjoying the beautiful Charleston weather. She likes to do yoga, play beach volleyball, and travel around the world.
Courtney grew up in Charleston and has never wanted to live any where else. She has been married for over 10 years and they have a son, named Tyler, and a daughter, named Lilli. She loves being a dental hygienist so much that she is the president of the Charleston Dental Hygiene Association. She loves to spending time with her family doing fun outside activities and loves to read a good book.
Sam is one of our awesome Scheduling Coordinators. She moved to South Carolina from Michigan in 2009. She is currently enrolled at Trident Technical College for Health Sciences on the path to the Dental Hygiene program. In her free time, Sam likes spending time with her chihuahua named Nacho, cooking, traveling, enjoying outdoor activities, and cheering on Michigan State.
Lindsay joined the team at PFD after graduating from Greenville Technical College as a Certified Dental Assistant. She is now one of Dr. Christofakis’ assistants. She moved to Mount Pleasant from Greenville, South Carolina in August 2016. In her free time, she loves spending time with her husband, Christian, and their two dogs, Gus and Maya. Lindsay also enjoys exercising and relaxing on the beach.
Rachael is one of our fantastic New Patient Coordinators. She was born in Greenville, SC and came to Charleston to pursue a degree in Public Health at the College of Charleston. She loved the city so much she decided to stay after graduation. She started working in a dental office right out of school and loved everything about it. She’s very excited to join the PFD family. In her free time, Rachael enjoys going to the dog park with her 2 year old hound dog Wendy and doing anything outdoors.
Darlene is a great addition to our insurance department! She always works hard to meet patients’ needs. Darlene has experience with insurance in the medical field and brings a new light to PFD. She recently moved to Mount Pleasant from Maryland and loves the warm weather here! She has three daughters and a Boston Terrier.
Breanna graduated from Forest College and has been a Dental Assistant for three years. She moved from her hometown of Eutaville to the Low Country several years ago. She joins our PFD team as one of Dr. Christokfakis’s assistants. Breanna enjoys living in the Charleston with her family especially her son, Chase. She spends as much time with him as possible! Breanna is excited to continue her education to become a Dental Hygienist.
Tiffany is the newest addition to our office family~working as one of our outstanding scheduling coordinators. She recently moved here from Michigan with her husband, two daughters; Harper and Libby and their playful Airedale Terrier, Irish. Tiffany worked as an emergency room technician prior to her move to Mount Pleasant and has her AAS from Kalamazoo Valley Community College. She is currently attending Arizona State University Online for her Bachelors degree in Public Health.
When not working, Tiffany enjoys spending time with her family, reading, swimming and cheering on Notre Dame.
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