Shannon M. Pye, DMD
Dr. Pye was born and raised in Walterboro, South Carolina. It was his love of the low country 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, Georgia. He proudly served in the United States Army Dental Corps from 1994 until 1999.
Dr. Pye values quality dentistry and honesty in his work, and he never settles for anything less than what he feels is best for his patients.
Dr. Pye has three children: Haley, Conner, and Charlie. He is an avid bow hunter and sports enthusiast, and he especially likes softball. He also loves to cook!
Crystal – Dental Hygienist
Crystal joined our team in 2009 after graduating from Edisto High School and Midlands Tech, where she received her associate degree in science. She loves being part of a practice that feels like a family, and she appreciates that all of her team members strive to do what is best for our patients. She acts as a comforter for our patients and keeps them at ease during even the most difficult procedures. She is especially skilled at providing comfort for patients with dental anxiety! She also works to educate our patients on their oral health.
She feels she has built strong personal relationships with our patients after being here for over ten years, and she enjoys getting to know them and their families.
Crystal lives with her husband (JP), daughter (Carlynn) and son (Jaxson). She enjoys spending time with her family, attending church and watching her son play sports.
Kathy – Dental Assistant, CDA
Kathy has been a part of our team for over 15 years and is invaluable in helping our patients overcome their dental fears. She does all she can to help them attain bigger and brighter smiles! She stays current with continuing education and new products and procedures so that she can give her patients the best care possible. Kathy’s qualifications include graduation from Trident Technical College as a CDA in 1997, where she received the Trident College Merit Award. She has also received the Mary Clary Award for Dental Assistant of the Year
in 1997 and the Press and Standard Readers’ Choice Award in 2009 and 2010.
Kathy is married to her wonderful husband, Mike, and she enjoy spending time with her family, church, traveling, going to the library and reliving her youth with her five nephews
Rachel – Dental Hygienist
Rachel joined our team in 2015 and cherishes the relationships she has built with her patients and fellow team members. She is from Eutawville, South Carolina, and she attended Holly Hill Academy and Midlands Technical College, where she earned her associate degree in science.
Rachel lives with her husband, Matt, her children, Pax and Gracie, and her dog, Fitz. She enjoys traveling, trips to the beach and spending quality times with her family and friends.
Taylor – Dental Assistant
Taylor is from Walterboro, South Carolina, and joined our team in 2018. She graduated from Colleton County High School, USC Salkehatchie and LaTrice D. Ferguson School of Nursing Assistants. She loves being part of our dental family!
Taylor married her husband, Kaleb, in 2019, and she enjoys volleyball, the beach, traveling, the lake and church.
Niki – Receptionist
Niki joined our dental team in 2012. She enjoys that being part of this team is like being part of a family and that we all work together to make sure we do what is best for our patients.
Niki attended Walterboro High and Orangeburg Tech. She is from Lodge, South Carolina, but has lived in Ashton for over 15 years. When she’s not working with our team, she enjoys shopping, going to the river with her family, hunting with her family and the beach. She has a husband, Justin, a son, Austin, and a daughter, Kearsen.