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 spends many hours promoting organized dentistry with SCDA and is chairman of the public relations task force. He became a Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) in 2008. The award requires completion of 500 hours of approved continuing education credits. A maximum of 150 credit hours can be earned in each of the 16 dental subjects. This award ceremony took place in Orlando, Florida. He, along with 6 other dentists in South Carolina received this award. Only 7% 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, playing the drums and boating, though he sold his boat in May 2007. Visit Dr. Gardner at Smiling Oak Dentistry today!
Having been interested in health careers in high school, Dr. Jessica Peele’s love for dentistry blossomed with an international volunteer trip to the Dominican Republic where she was able to gain her first experience in the field. After completing her Biology undergraduate degree from UNC- Chapel Hill, she was lucky enough to travel to Europe, for what ended up being 5 months of exploring and working in new and exciting cultures. The main force that drove her back to the states was Dental School!
Heading back to her home town of Chapel Hill for dental school, Dr. Peele was able to expand the reach of her education by organizing a dental service trip to Nepal. She was also involved in local community service throughout her career at UNC and was an active member of her class, serving as Social Chair and Class Secretary.
Dr. Peele completed an extra year of training through a General Practice Residency at MAHEC Clinic in Asheville, North Carolina. At this clinic, she was able to treat a variety of patients with many complex dental needs, ranging from difficult Oral Surgery, Denture and Partial, Endodontic, and Crown and Bridge cases. She is very excited to join the team at Smiling Oak Dentistry and explore the “other” Carolina. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. Peele can be found enjoying the outdoors, exploring Charleston’s waterways in her canoe, and experimenting with new and interesting recipes.
Elizabeth Barron Morrison 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.
Anna Inabinet was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. She is a triplet and shares her birthday with her two brothers. She recently graduated from Dental Assisting School and is attending Trident Tech in hopes of becoming a Dental Hygienist. She enjoys the beach and spending her time outdoors.
Rebecca Runion grew up in Massachusetts. She spent time in Virginia as well before moving to Charleston in 2010 with her fiancé Andrew. She graduated with her Dental Hygiene degree in 2014 from Trident Technical College. Rebecca loves spending time with her dog Gentleman and exploring all the fun Charleston has to offer with her family and friends.