Dr. Jeff Gardner graduated from The Medical University of South Carolina in 1992. He is involved in many professional organizations including The South Carolina Dental Association, The Seattle Study Club, The Academy of General Dentistry and is a past president of The Coastal District Dental Society.
Dr. Gardner is a member of the leadership council of The South Carolina Donated Dental Services. He received his Mastership in The Academy of General Dentistry (MAGD) in 2015. This award requires completion of 1100 hours of approved continuing education courses. At least 400 of the hours require “hands-on” coursework. Only 2% of dentists in the United States have achieved this high honor.
Dr. Gardner is married to Roberta Gardner with whom he has two daughters, Sophie and Lydia. His hobbies include running, soccer, metal detecting, fishing, and flying his drone. Visit Dr. Gardner at Smiling Oak Dentistry today!
Dr. Bethany A. Harbin was born and raised in Annapolis, Maryland. Dr. Harbin attended the College of Charleston where she received the Presidential Scholarship and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology. Upon graduating from the College of Charleston, Dr. Harbin attended the Medical University of South Carolina, earning her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).
While attending dental school, she was rewarded a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health for her research, which focused on the science of gum disease. During dental school, in conjunction with her studies, she also tutored fellow students. Additionally, Dr. Bethany Harbin greatly appreciated volunteering to help patients locally and on international mission trips, including to Jamaica where she treated many dental emergencies.
Dr. Harbin’s background in education makes her extremely interested in furthering her dental training by attending continuing education meetings and participating in local study clubs. Dr. Harbin is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
During her free time, Dr. Harbin can be found on the water sailing, doing yoga, or painting. She also enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and friends.
Elizabeth is from Columbia, S.C. She has lived in Charleston since 1991. Liz graduated from the College of Charleston in 1995. She received an Associate Health degree from Trident Technical College in 2001. Liz has been a hygienist with the practice since 2010. She enjoys exercising, boating, and spending time with her husband and son.
Rebecca was born and raised in Massachusetts. She moved to VA in her 20’s where she met her husband, Andrew. They have lived in Charleston since 2010. Rebecca graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at Trident Technical College in 2014. She loves spending time with her Golden Doodle, “Gentleman”, and exploring all the yummy food and beverage spots that Charleston has to offer.
Anna was born as a triplet and raised in Charleston, SC. She joined the team at Smiling Oak Dentistry in 2014 as a dental assistant and then went on to obtain her dental hygiene license at Trident Technical College.
When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time outdoors with her boyfriend Ryan and their two dogs, Bodie and Levi.
Bridgette was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She graduated from Trident Technical College as a Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant. As a dental assistant for Dr. Gardner and Dr. Peele, Bridgette ensures optimal comfort and communication with all patients. Bridgette is the middle sister of three girls. During her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, going out with family & friends, and most of all spending time with her niece – Kelanie.
Selena was born and raised in Beckley, West Virginia. She has four children; a 17-year-old daughter, a 12-year-old son, and 10-year-old twin boys. She is the middle child and has two sisters who live in North Carolina and a brother who is in West Virginia.
She attended Ross Medical Education Center in Charleston, West Virginia, where she received her degree as a Certified Dental Assistant in 2013. She joined the team at Smiling Oak Dentistry in July 2018.
When she is not at the office, she enjoys spending time kayaking with her boyfriend Jason and going to the beach with her children.
Natali was born and raised in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She has lived in the Charleston area for more than 20 years. She is married to Chad and they have 8-year-old twin boys – Harrison and Hudson. They enjoy traveling, boating and Clemson sports. Natali went to Trident Technical School for Dental Assisting and worked as a Certified Dental Assistant for 15 years. Now you can find her at the front desk helping patients with scheduling appointments, accounts receivable, treatment plans, and filing insurance.
Lisette grew up on Long Island, New York. She moved to Charleston, South Carolina in the Summer of 2004 with her husband Mike. They have two sons and a daughter. During the week you can find her at the front desk answering calls, scheduling appointments, treatment plans, working on your insurance needs, and accounts receivable. She enjoys playing with her USTA tennis teams, biking, walking and just spending time with the family.