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Our Florence Team Is Dedicated to Helping You Keep Your Smile for Life 

At Advanced Dental Center, our capable staff is committed to helping you keep your smile for life. Our Florence, SC team values ongoing education to keep their skills sharp and up-to-date. We often bring speakers to our office to educate us on the latest dental innovations and developments, and we study with other professionals for advanced training. To help our dentists offer a full spectrum of services to our patients, members of our team have trained in mini dental implants, CEREC, dental sedation, and more. All of our hygienists are certified in diode laser treatment. Collectively, our team loves improving patients’ lives through improving their smiles!

CFO/Financial ManagerArden

Originally from Princeton, West Virginia, Arden graduated from the College of Charleston, SC, and has his CPA license. He utilizes his skills in accounting and math to better our practice. In his spare time, he loves golfing, motorcycles, and spending time with his family.

Office ManagerAlex

Alex has been with us since 2004. In addition to his business skills, he has an artistic side, with a degree in English, philosophy, and art. He meets patients’ dental needs by first seeking to understand and then to be understood. He enjoys family time, especially with his grandson.

Admin/ Hygiene CoordinatorKelly

Involved in dentistry since 2010, Kelly joined our practice in 2016. She is certified in CPR and has completed training with the Scheduling Institute. A skilled insurance specialist, she has great customer service skills. A mother of two young boys, she enjoys hiking and being outdoors.

Team Leader & Dental HygienistDenise

A dental hygienist since 2005, Denise has worked at our office since 2006. Her training includes local filtration anesthesia, CPR, OSHA, mini dental implants, and infection control. She loves helping people overcome dental fear. Away from work, she likes just about anything to do with the sun and water.

Dental HygienistKasie

Kasie worked as a surgical technologist for an oral surgeon before becoming a dental hygienist. A member of our team since 2010, she is licensed in local filtration anesthesia and inhaled sedation administration. Her hobbies include spending time with her family, especially if it involves riding motorcycles.

Dental HygienistLuanne

A registered dental hygienist, Luanne has been licensed since 1978. She’s been on our team since 2007. She enjoys making her patients feel good by cleaning their teeth and educating them on dental home care. She treasures family time, especially at the lake or the beach.

Dental HygienistAshley

Ashley has an associate’s degree in dental hygiene from Florence-Darlington Technical College. A Colgate Oral Health Advisor, she appreciates how smiles are unique to every person, much like a fingerprint. She volunteers with Give Kids A Smile, America’s ToothFairy Smile Drive, Dental Access Days, and Colgate Bright Smiles, Bright Futures.

Dental HygienistJean

A registered dental hygienist for more than 40 years, Jean is a graduate of Florence-Darlington Technical College. Her favorite part of the job is meeting people and steering patients on their roads to dental health. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her three children and three grandchildren.

Dental HygienistRaven

A registered dental hygienist, Raven has worked with our team since 2012. Her training includes local filtration anesthesia, and nitrous oxide monitoring. Raven is our hygiene team leader and our OSHA officer. She enjoys helping our patients achieve a healthy smile. Her hobbies include spending time with her husband and two dogs.

Team Leader & Dental AssistantShelli

Shelli has been in dentistry and working with the Advanced Dental Center team since 2000. She finds it fulfilling to change a patient’s life for the better by fixing their smile. A mother of three, she loves spending time with her family, especially if it involves visiting the river.

Dental AssistantShannon

Shannon has been working in dentistry since the late 1980s, primarily as a dental assistant. She joined our team in 1998 and works mostly with Dr. Visel. She is married with two grown daughters and a precious granddaughter. Her hobbies include gardening, baking, and visiting the beach.

Dental AssistantLorie

A dental assistant since 2012, Lorie joined our team in 2018. A graduate of Florence-Darlington Technical College, she is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board and holds certifications in CPR, dental radiology, and OSHA. She enjoys shopping, outdoor activities, and watching TV, especially with family and friends.

Dental Assistant Danielle

A dental assistant since 2017, Danielle joined us in 2018. She has a certificate in expanded duty dental assisting from Florence-Darlington Technical College and is certified in CPR, dental radiology, and OSHA. She enjoys spending free time outdoors, especially with her family and her animals.

Dental AssistantJennifer B.

Jennifer is a Penn Foster graduate with certifications in CPR, BLS, nitrous oxide monitoring, oxygen sedation, dental radiology, OSHA, HIPAA, and infection control. She enjoys establishing a reputable and reliable relationship with patients while achieving the best desired outcomes. In her free time she loves homesteading and reading and watching anything about self-improvement.

Dental Assistant Serena

Serena began working with us in 2018, shortly after becoming involved in dentistry. She loves being part of the process that results in people regaining their confident smiles. Away from the office, she enjoys trail riding her horses, dancing, and hunting.

Dental AssistantDebbie

A certified dental assistant in South Carolina and Mississippi, Debbie has been working in dentistry for almost 30 years. She is also certified in phlebotomy, CPR, sedation monitoring, and dental radiology and has received training in mini dental implants. Her hobbies include camping and hiking, especially at state parks.

Dental AssistantElizabeth

Elizabeth has been working in our office since 2012. She is an expanded duties dental assistant, so she can perform duties such as applying dental sealants or monitoring inhaled sedation. She enjoys changing our patients’ insecurities into confidence with the help of her work family.

Dental AssistantRobin

A dental assistant since 1977, Robin has worked with our team since 1980. She is certified in CPR and dental radiology and has completed advanced training in mini dental implants. She enjoys spending time outdoors, especially if it involves the beach, the lake, or watching her son play baseball.

Dental AssistantFreda

A graduate of Florence-Darlington Technical College who is certified by the Dental Assisting National Board, Freda enjoys working with new technology and learning new dental techniques. She has trained in CEREC, Six Month Smiles orthodontics, and mini dental implants. Her hobbies include traveling and spending time with loved ones.

Dental AssistantJennifer M.

As a hands-on dental assistant and sterilization tech, Jennifer is certified in X-ray, BLS, CPR, HIPAA, and OSHA. She is also bilingual. She strives to be the best she can be for her patients. Her desire is to finish college with her bachelor’s degree in science and dental hygiene.

Massage TherapistPatsy

In addition to being a certified massage therapist, Patsy is a personal trainer, hair braiding stylist, and phlebotomist. She loves meeting people from all walks of life and making a difference in their lives through her work. She enjoys singing in her church choir and spending time with her family.


A graduate of Florence-Darlington Technical College, Destiny went into dentistry because of her own unpleasant experiences at the dentist. Helping patients overcome anxiety is especially important to her. She teaches local nursing home residents about oral hygiene. She also loves watching her sons play baseball and football.

Team Lead Admin,Leigh

Leigh has been involved in dentistry since 2014 and is certified in CPR. She deals with insurance claims, handles customer service, and takes care of accounts receivable matters. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family and going to the lake.

Team Lead & Front DeskCharli

Charli has been using her excellent customer service skills at our practice since 2017. She has certifications in OSHA and CPR and a 5-star training certification from the Scheduling Institute. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family, cooking, and any activities involving water.

Admin/Customer Service RepresentativeAustin

As our customer service representative, Austin loves giving customers top-notch service and has completed 5-star certification with the Scheduling Institute. He is fluent in American Sign Language and loves helping patients overcome their fears of the dentist. In his spare time, he loves cooking and organizing.

Front DeskLynn

Lynn has been in customer service since 1998 and enjoys helping people. She is certified in CPR and OSHA, and 5-star training certified from the Scheduling Institute. She loves spending time watching her daughter play softball, watching her granddaughter grow, and enjoying the sunshine with friends and family.


Amanda has worked in customer service for over 10 years and has been in dentistry since 2010. She has 5-star certification from the Scheduling Institute and will finish her bachelor’s degree in healthcare management in December of 2022. In her spare time, she loves reading, singing, and making people laugh.

Dental AssistantBrianna

A graduate of Penn Foster College, Brianna strives to be the best she can be for her patients and hopes one day to become a dental hygienist. She has her X-ray certification and CPR training. Away from work her favorite pastimes include fishing and going to the lake and river.

Dental AssistantNatalie

Natalie loves getting patients to feel comfortable and being personable and open with them. Professionally, she hopes to advance her skills and earn more responsibility. In her spare time, she loves fishing and hunting. She’s also engaged to be married to her high school sweetheart and expecting her first child.

Dental AssistantJenna

As a dental assistant, Jenna loves getting to know her patients and forming relationships with them. She is certified in CPR and nitrous oxide monitoring. Her personal and professional goal is to be better than she was yesterday. In her free time, she loves shopping, going to the river, and spending time with her friends and family.

Dental AssistantStephanie

Stephanie graduated from the University of Florida in 2009 and has been a dental assistant since 2007. She loves helping others in the community. She is certified in nitrous oxide monitoring, CPR, radiology, and OSHA. In her free time, she loves traveling, spending time with her family, and the beach.

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