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Meet The Team

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   We are glad that you stopped by to meet our dental team led of course by Dr. Shannon M Pye.                        

Dr. Shannon M Pye

General Dentist

Dr. Pye was born and raised in Walterboro, SC.  It was his love of the lowcountry and small town life, that brought him back in 1999 when he purchased the practice of Dr. John Tennant.  Dr. Pye is a 1989 graduate of Presbyterian College and a 1994 graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina where he received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine.  Upon graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Martin Army Hospital in Columbus, GA.  He proudly served in the United States Army Dental Corps from 1994 until 1999.

Dr. Pye and his wife Robin have three children.  Dr. Pye is an avid bow hunter, sports enthusiast, and loves to cook. 


Mrs. Niki Jones

Front Office

Niki is your first point of contact for the dental practice.  She joined the dental team in July of 2012 and is ready to handle all your questions about scheduling, insurance, and financing your dental care.  Niki resides in Ashton with her husband Justin and two children.  Niki enjoys sports, hunting, and Carolina football. 

Mrs. Crystal Jones

Dental Hygienist

Crystal is our lead dental hygienist and has been with the practice since her graduation from Midlands Technical College in May of 2009.  Crystal has a passion for patient education and takes her role in improving her patient's oral health very seriously.  Her lighthearted spirit and smiling face are a reassuring comfort for her patients.  Crystal and her husband, JP, live in Ashton with their two children.  They both enjoy the outdoors and are very involved in their church. 

Mrs. Rachel Araneo

Dental Hygienist

Rachel is a 2015 graduate of Midlands Technical College.  She joined our practice in May of 2015.  Rachel and her husband reside in Walterboro with their son.  Rachel's sweet, calm, and confident demeanor help even the most anxious patient enjoy their time in the dental chair. 

Mrs. Kathy Fracasso-Bowen

Dental Assistant

Kathy is our veteran with over 18 years of chair side dental assisting experience.  Kathy is an EDDA who graduated from Trident Technical College in 1997 and joined our dental team in 2003.  She brings smiles, laughter, and compassion to our patients on a daily basis.  Kathy and her husband enjoy traveling and spending time with their families.   

Mrs. Ashley Thomas

Dental Assistant

We were thrilled to have Ashley join our team in August of 2016.  Ashley brings not only dental knowledge to our practice but has a long standing history in the community of providing great customer service.  She shares her compassion for love and life with our patients each day.  

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