Meet Our Team

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Calvin – Office Staff

Mr. Calvin Daise was born in Beaufort, SC and he is also a native of Philadelphia, PA. A Beaufort High School Graduate (Class of 2003), Calvin has also certified as a Pharmacy Technician by the South Carolina Board of Pharmacy. Calvin joined Sea Island Dentistry in 2018 as an Administrative Specialist. When not working, Calvin takes time and pleasure in his outdoor landscaping production as well as enjoying his 3 sons and brothers.

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Ciera – Office Staff

My name is Ciera Byas. I was born and raised in Beaufort, SC. I graduated from TCL with my Associate’s degree in Administrative Office Technology and I am currently enrolled at Walden University. I enjoy spending time with my family and embroidering in my spare time.

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Jill – Dental Hygienist

Jill has been with Dr. Kyle and the staff since June of 2016. She has been in the Beaufort area since 2014 and loves life here in SC. This is Jill’s second career; she was a nurse for 5 years. She loves to read and travel in her spare time.

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Linda – Dental Hygienist

Linda has been with Sea Island Dentistry since 2013. She moved here from Atlanta and loves her low country lifestyle. She has been a dental hygienist for over thirty years and enjoys helping her patients overcome anxieties and achieve their best dental health. In her spare time, Linda enjoys beach days and spending time with friends and family…especially her three grandsons.

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Sandy – Dental Hygienist

Sandy Prater is a Walterboro, S.C. native and a registered South Carolina Dental Hygienist since 1993. Sandy’s deep admiration and respecting respect for Dr. Farnsworth and Dr. Dyers dental chair side skills has resulted in committed and successful working relationship lasting 17 and 13 years respectively. Sandy agrees with their philosophy of good dental health having a positive effect on overall health.

Sandy is a single mother with two adult daughters, Jade and Ally. She resides in a happy and chaotic household of three dogs and a bossy cat.

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Carmen – Dental Hygienist

Carmen Rodriguez has been working in Dentistry for over 10 years. First as a dental assistant and now as a dental hygienist. Carmen graduated from Darton State College with an A.S Science degree in Dental hygiene.  Aside from treating patients, Carmen loves spending time with her family, run and volunteer at her children’s schools.

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Shalanda – Dental Assistant

My name is Shalanda Priester. I am a native of Beaufort, SC born and raised. I have four children. I started volunteering as an assistant in 2009, and I have now worked as an assistant for 2 years.

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Elizabeth – Dental Assistant

My name is Elizabeth and I am a Dental Assistant at Sea Island Dentistry. I am originally from New York. In my spare time I enjoy trying out new restaurants, exploring sites, and enjoying the outdoors with my dog Barry.

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Shana – Dental Assistant

Originally from Maine, I moved south in December of 2018 for a chance at low country living! In my free time I enjoy cooking, going to the beach, and sightseeing. I soon found Sea Island Dentistry and expanded my variety of skills and love for patients. I plan to continue educating myself about the ways of dentistry over the coming years.

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