After nearly 10 years as one of PFD’s most beloved hygienist, Heather has 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 retired in early 2017 as an officer in the United States Air Force Reserve where she has served for more than 24 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 since 2004. She began her career as a Certified Dental Assistant and Treatment Coordinator here after graduating from Trident Technical College in 2002. She excels at being our treatment coordinator and taking great care of the patients treatment needs. She 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. 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.
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 15 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 our Financial Coordinator. The Huntington, W.Va., native came to Mt. Pleasant over 10 years ago and resides there with her daughter, Kaylee, son, Zach and Arabella. 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.
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.
Meet one of our dental hygienists, Diamond! Diamond graduated from Old Dominion University with a Bachelor’s Degree in dental hygiene. She is licensed to administer local anesthesia and nitrous oxide. She enjoys spending time with her son, husband and friends. Her hobbies include writing, watching movies and attending concerts.
Taylor joins the team as one of our scheduling coordinators. She is a Citadel graduate and Charleston local. She loves anything outdoors and has a passion for photography. Reading good books and painting are how she loves to spend her free time.
Kellie has been practicing dentistry for over 10 years. She began her career as a dental assistant while working to earn her AAS in dental hygiene from Indiana University. Kellie later went on to complete her BS in dental hygiene from the Ohio State University and teach as a clinical instructor. Kellie is originally from southwest Ohio but has come to Charleston in pursuit of sunshine and sailing! Kellie and her husband also enjoy traveling and taking their dog Moose to the beach..
Crystal is a native of Mount Pleasant. She attended Carolina Career School, held here in Mount Pleasant and earned a Dental Assistant certificate. She loves spending time with her son, Amare. In her down time, she loves hanging out with her family and friends, and traveling. She is a huge sports fan although LeBron James is her favorite! She coaches a great group of cheerleaders.
Sydny is one of our outstanding Scheduling Coordinators. Her attention to detail and drive to ensure patients receive the best care possible make her a great addition to our front desk. She was born and raised in Florida. She and her husband Cody made the move to Charleston with their dog. Sydny enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends.
Caitlin is a registered Dental Hygienist, originally from the state of New Jersey, with an A.S in Dental Hygiene from New York University. Prior, she attended Rider University and holds a B.A in Psychology. She moved down to the beautiful city of Charleston with her boyfriend Sam in August 2017, where he is attending Charleston School of Law. Caitlin has two adorable fur babies, a pup named Marley and a kitty named Bella. In her free time, Caitlin enjoys to bake, going to the beach and spending time with her friends and family.
Kelsey joins the PFD team as Dr. Johnson’s assistant. She is originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, but recently moved to Charleston 15 years ago and attended The Dental Assisting School of Mount Pleasant. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her horse Mac, pony Ace, dog Blu, and cat Cotton.
Victoria is a native of Greenville, SC and graduated cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Upon graduation, she worked as a dental assistant in Columbia before relocating to Charleston. In her free time, she loves spending time with friends and family, cheering on the Gamecocks, reading, and relaxing at the beach.
Haley is one of our scheduling coordinators. Haley is a Charlotte native and relocated to Charleston about 4 years ago. She enjoys spending her free time with her boyfriend, traveling, cooking and practicing her number one passion, photography! She has been taking pictures professionally for over 8 years. Haley loves Harry Potter and has read every book at least 3 times. Her birthday is on the Fourth of July and is very patriotic! She is currently attending Trident Tech and is majoring in communications. Haley has 3 adorable fur-babies, two dogs (Emmy and Scruffy) and a cat (Angus).
Katrynia joins PFD as a patient centric, scheduling coordinator. Originally from Sharon, Ohio, where her whole family lives and parents are relocating for retirement. Her fur baby is Duke who is a bullmastiff boxer mix. She is a coffee, food, sleep and movie enthusiast, but she also enjoys hunting and fishing and anything that involves the woods or bodies of water. She likes to paint and cook for relaxation. She is a huge Harry Potter and lord of the rings junkie.
Samantha is one of our 5 star certified scheduling coordinators. Sam has a proven passion for dentistry and the [patients here in our office. She enjoys spending her free time attending concerts with friends and spending days at the beach or in Beaufort. She has an adorable dog named Nacho.
A sweet home Alabama native, she moved to Charleston in 2010 and loves living on the coast. Ashley loves to laugh and explores her creative side in her free time. She is most in her element when she is outdoors and near the water. Charleston is so beautiful and she takes full advantage of all the fun places it offers. Being in the dental field is her passion and she strives to make her patients experience wonderful!
Casey is a South Carolina native who has found her passion in working in the Charleston community. As our marketing director, Casey enjoys the creativity and the opportunity to give back to the community. When not at work, you can find her enjoy a nice walk outdoors or lounging by the beach. She is engaged to her fiancé, Mark and they are looking forward to creating a beautiful life here together in the low country. Casey’s number one goal is for every patient to have a “pleasant” experience here at Pleasant Family Dentistry.
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