Ashley is one of our dedicated dental assistants and primarily works with Dr. Cornellius. She attended York Technical College and graduated from the Expanded Duties Dental Assisting Program in 2007.
Ashley loves working with and getting to know her patients to provide them with excellent care. She also enjoys educating patients with their dental care and needs.
Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband and two beautiful kids.
Brittany Dental Hygienist
Brittany, a registered dental hygienist, joined our team in October 2015. She began her dental career at Horry Georgetown Technical College where she received her Associate Degree of Health Science in Dental Hygiene.
Understanding how oral health directly effects overall health is the reason Brittany enjoys educating patients and showing them the best way to take care of their mouth. One of her favorite things about working here is interacting with patients and helping them improve and maintain the health of their mouth, while developing a long-lasting relationship with each of them. Brittany works with Dr. Howell and Dr. Cornelius, as a team, to create a comfortable and knowledgeable patient experience.
Outside of work, Brittany enjoys her family and friends and spending time outdoors.
Casey Dental Hygienist
Casey, an experienced and compassionate registered dental hygienist, joined the Bela team in 2018. She has worked in several of our Bela locations, supporting and serving our wonderful patients. We are proud to say that she is now a permanent team member with us in Kershaw!
Casey obtained her associates of Health Science in Dental Hygiene from York technical college in 1997. She is passionate about educating her patients on how their oral health directly impacts their overall body health. She is committed to providing her patients with exceptional care and developing long lasting relationships with each of them.
Outside of work, Casey enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She has two sons that attend rivalry colleges, Clemson and USC.
Kelly Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Kelly, one of our enthusiastic dental assistants, began working with Dr. Howell in 2014. Native to Heath Springs, South Carolina, she obtained her dental knowledge from York Technical College, completing the expanded duties dental assisting program.
Being able to assist patients with their dental care and educating them about good oral health is very important to Kelly. She appreciates the small town atmosphere here, and the ability to get to know patients on a deeper level.
Kelly enjoys spending time with her husband and three children.
Kendra Practice Manager
Kendra is our team’s practice manager. She attended York Technical College and graduated as an expanded duties dental assistant in 2007. Since then, Kendra has been working with Dr. Howell and has enjoyed the partnership with Bela Family Dentistry since 2015.
Kendra worked clinically as a dental assistant until 2016 when she started the transition into management. She has enjoyed being able to serve patients in multiple areas of the dental practice. Kendra loves the vision we have to offer comprehensive care to every patient while providing excellent customer service, exceeding our patients’ expectations and making every appointment a wonderful experience.
She and her husband enjoy traveling together. They have a Labrador Retriever who is a huge part of their lives. In her spare time, she enjoys gardening and working in her yard.
Kiandra Patient Advocate
Kiandra, generally the first smile you see when you walk through the door of Dr. Howell’s office, joined the team in 2012. Native to Pageland, South Carolina, she graduated from Central High School in 2009. She obtained her knowledge of dentistry at York Technical College where she graduated from the Expanded Duties Dental Assisting program in 2012.
While passionate about delivering smiles, Kiandra efficiently manages our hygiene program from start to finish. She will assist you with scheduling an appointment with the hygienist, as well as any treatment needed after your visit. Kiandra has advanced her professional training by completing courses in CEREC technology. Her essential dental knowledge allows her to help with any questions you may have. Her objective is to make sure patients are always provided with the best service possible.
Kiandra enjoys traveling and spending time with family and her beautiful daughter Londyn.
Lexi Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Lexi was born and raised in Buford, SC where she attended Buford High School. She graduated from York Technical College in 2018 with her Associates in Applied Science as well as Expanded Duty Dental Assisting Diploma.
Lexi enjoys comforting patients and watching them leave with a smile. She loves being a team player and helping everyone in the office with anything they may need. Lexi and her boyfriend, Zach, have two dogs named Duke and Bandit. They love going to the lake, fishing and traveling to West Virginia to visit family.
Liz Expanded Functions Dental Assistant
Liz, our dedicated dental assistant, joined Dr. Howell in June of 2000. Native to Kershaw, South Carolina, she graduated from York Technical college from the Expanded Duties Dental Assisting program.
Liz has a combination of clinical and administrative skills, which is what allows her to effectively assist patients in understanding their options. Her primary role is to present treatment through education, understanding and compassion. It is her goal to help patients make the best decisions for their oral health based on facts and guidance.
Liz currently resides in Kershaw with her husband and four beautiful children.
Melissa Dental Hygienist
Melissa, a Hartsville, SC native, joined our team in 2017 in the Registered Dental Hygienist role. She brings 37 years of dental experience after graduating from Florence-Darlington Technical College in South Carolina in 1984. She also expanded her education by returning to gain her nitrous and anesthesia certifications in 2010. Melissa has a passion to help her patients stay healthy and enjoys educating each of her patients on the direct link between their mouth health and their overall body health. Melissa has two beautiful daughters and two granddaughters that are the light of her life. In her spare time, she enjoys her family, riding motorcycles and spending time with her furry sidekick, Dolly.
Micah Patient Advocate
Micah, our Treatment Coordinator, joined our team in October of 2017. She is a native of Kershaw, South Carolina and obtained her knowledge of dentistry at Florence-Darlington Technical College where she graduated from the Dental Hygiene program in 2016.
Micah is dedicated to maintaining optimal patient care for every patient. Her objective is to make sure our patients walks out of our office with a healthy and happy smile.
Micah enjoys living life to the fullest by spending time with her loved ones.
Morgan Patient Advocate
Morgan, a native to Heath Springs SC, joined our Bela Family in 2020. She is a Lancaster High School graduate who furthered her education as an Expanded Duties Dental Assistant at York Technical College. She has dedicated the last six years of her career to pediatric dentistry. While she is passionate about working with children, she wanted to continue to grow in other aspects of the dental profession, motivating her to branch into the multifaceted world of general dentistry. Morgan strives to help each patient maintain a healthy dental routine while being able to show off their beautiful smile. She loves having a hand in making dreams become a reality and restoring confidence in her patients. In her spare time, Morgan enjoys traveling anywhere tropic and spending time with her family and friends. She looks forward to the new relationships she will build with the wonderful patients here in Kershaw
Whitney Patient Advocate
Whitney is our committed sterilization technician. She works to prepare, sterilize, assemble, or clean all clinical areas and equipment required for procedures. She graduated from Francis Marion University, which she obtain her Bachelors of Science in Biology. Whitney loves working hands on with the clinical team to help provide tremendous care for our patients. She firmly believes that we should always provide quality service to our patients. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, spending time with family and friends, and living life to the fullest.