Dr. Kenneth C. Dobson, DMD
Dr. Kenneth C. Dobson, DMD, practicing in a state-of -the-art facility, is one of the most advanced dentists in the upstate. He is committed to understanding the needs and desires of each patient and takes great pride in providing the best dentistry has to offer. Dr. Dobson always goes the extra mile to ensure the satisfaction of each patient and is quickly becoming one of the upstate's leading dentists for people who want to improve their lives through cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Dobson graduated from Walhalla High School in 1973. He obtained a BA degree in Mathematics with a minor in Microbiology and Biochemistry from Clemson University in 1977. In 1982, he graduated from the Medical University of SC, College of Dental Medicine with a DMD degree. Since then, he attends yearly continuing education classes and seminars to stay current in the latest technologies and advances. Dr. Dobson also trained with the nation's leading implant dentists to perfect his skills in implant dentistry. He is a member of the Piedmont Dental Society, South Carolina Dental Society and American Dental Association.
He served as a Dental Missionary in El Salvador, Central America for 3 years (1996-1999). Living in El Salvador with his family was a very rewarding experience and Dr. Dobson continues to be involved in mission work on a regular basis to provide dental care for underprivileged children and adults.
In his free time Dr. Dobson enjoys his horses, camping, and working outdoors along with his beautiful wife Karen. Dr. and Mrs. Dobson have 5 children. They are very involved in their church, Six Mile Baptist, where they teach classes for Sunday school and the Children's program. They also sing in the church's praise team and choir.
Dr. Brigette N. Zebro DDS
After completing her undergraduate degree at the University of Minnesota with a BA in biology, Dr. Brigette N. Zebro went on to earn her dental degree from the University of Minnesota School of Dentistry in 2010 with distinction. Dr. Zebro is from Mosinee, Wisconsin, but has practiced for almost two years in Greenville, SC at a primarily pediatric office. She is part of the Greenville County Dental Society, Piedmont Dental Society, South Carolina Dental Association, and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Zebro joined Keowee Smiles in May of 2012 and fast became one of the family. She is enthusiastic and has won over the hearts of all staff and patients alike. Dr. Zebro takes great care with her patients and is committed to giving excellent skill and quality of dentistry. She feels privileged to pursue a calling that provides enjoyment and an outlet for her enthusiastic service to others. Her commitment to excellence is evident in everything she does.
Dr. Zebro is married to her husband, Wade, and they have two cats, (Beepers and Izzy), and one dog, (Gucci), they reside in Simpsonville, SC.
Outside the office she enjoys boating, cooking, golfing, playing the piano, and working on projects to beautify her home. Come by and meet Dr. Brigette Zebro and see for yourself what a great dentist and great person she is.
Denise Duncan, Office Manager/CDA
Denise Duncan graduated from Tri-County Technical College in 1995 and has enjoyed being a dental assistant for many years. She is now in the office management position, while occasionally working chair side with patients. She is a native of Oconee County and loves working and caring for those whom she meets every day. She enjoys and appreciates being a member of a qualified and friendly office that operates with a high tech advantage, without diminishing the human touch quality. Her philosophy is to treat others with the greatest of care and understanding, because that is how she would prefer to be treated. Denise has continued to maintain excellent skills and patient care, while working side by side with Dr. Dobson and his team since the conception of Keowee Smiles in 2003. Denise is married and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children, Devan and Daniel, her daughter-in-law Melissa and two grandchildren, Megan and Ray. In her spare time she loves to spoil grandbabies, spend time with friends and family, and serves God in worship and song. Denise’s oldest son, Devan, is currently serving our country in the armed forces in Serbia. Please pray for him and the other men and women who are currently away from their families.
Amy Sosebee, RDH
Amy has been practicing dental hygiene since 2002 and has been part of the Keowee Smiles team since 2003. She graduated at the top of her class in the dental hygiene program at Greenville Technical College. During which time she received the award for Excellence in Clinical Dental Hygiene. In addition to her dental hygiene licensure she is licensed to administer local infiltration anesthesia. Amy loves working with people and assisting her patients in attaining and maintaining optimal oral health. Amy prides herself in being a perfectionist and gives all of her patients the best available care. Amy’s dedication and commitment to her patients make her an integral member of our team. As a native of Asheville, N.C., she has a love of the outdoors. She enjoys the lakes and mountains that abound in this area. She has a wonderful husband and has 3 boys. When not working, Amy spends most of her free time enjoying her family.
Maryann Roach, CDA
Maryann Roach has been a resident of Oconee County for 23 years. She graduated from Tri-County Technical College with a degree in Dental Assisting in 2002. Maryann eagerly joined Keowee Smiles in 2003 and continues to be a valuable member of the team. She enjoys meeting new people and making a difference in the smiles of her patients. In her spare time, Maryann enjoys watching movies and spending time with her family.
Maryann enjoys watching movies and spending time with her husband and baby boy, Gunner.
Jessica Foster, CDA
Jessica, aka Jessie, joined the Keowee Smiles team in 2009. Since that time, she has become a very important member of our team. Jessica graduated from Tri-County Technical College in 2002 and now enjoys working side-by-side with Dr. Dobson and his team to improve and maintain her patient’s optimal oral health. Jessie enjoys camping, swimming and spending time with her children, Destiny, Korbin, and Addie and serving the Lord.
Jessica Suttles, CDA
Jessica graduated from Tri-county Technical College in 2007 as an expanded duty dental assistant. She joined the Keowee Smiles Team in 2009. Her kind spirit and personality are great assets to our team. In Jessica's free time she enjoys her baby girl and spending time with family.
Vicki Prather, Office Coordinator
Vicki and her husband Roy and their three children moved to Seneca over 14 years ago from Sandusky, Ohio. Their son Shawn graduated from Clemson University, daughter Carrie attended Lee University in Tennessee and daughter Kassi graduated from Anderson University. Two cats and one dog are also an important part of their household.
Vicki joined our team in 2008. She has become a very important part of our team dealing with all insurance questions and claims. She has a wonderful spirit and wants all patients to benefit greatly from the investment they have made in their dental insurance.
Anna joined the Keowee Smiles team in February of 2010. Anna is a very fun loving and adventurous person. She loves to hike, paint and hang out with friends and her animals.
Dr. Ken Dobson adopted Anna from Brazil. She spent much of her childhood on the mission field in El Salvador watching her dad take care of patients in great need. Anna's interest in dentistry grew and her career goals are to work in the dental field in some capacity in the future. We welcome Anna and are so glad that she is with us.
Miranda joined our Keowee Smiles team in 2010. She loves meeting people and helps with all front desk duties. Showing hard work and enthusiasm and a true love of people has been a great asset to our team here at Keowee Smiles. Miranda is a wife and mother of three. She enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and children, Marshall, Mackenzie and Emma. Being involved in church activities, particularly with the youth program at Open Door Baptist Church and providing services on many mission trips, has been a great delight to Miranda. Welcome!
Ginger is a 1998 graduate of Southern Wesleyan University. She started working for Dr. Dobson in January, 2009 in a part-time capacity as Bookkeeper. She has recently joined our team full time in patient services. Ginger loves working with people and assisting them any way possible. Before joining the team she served as Executive Director of the Littlejohn Community Center, a Spokesperson for Habitat for Humanity, A counselor at a domestic violence shelter, and her favorite job, as a homemaker. She is married to Joel Seavey, the finance officer for the City of Seneca, and they have four wonderful children, Ariana, Tiana, Brady and Josie. In her spare time, Ginger enjoys baking, gardening, sewing and spending time with her husband and children. They are actively involved in their church, Trinity Wesleyan. Ginger has also welcomed a grand-daughter into the mix, little Miss Jade!!!
Julie graduated from Tri-County Technical College in August 2011 as an Expanded Duty Dental Assistant and immediately joined the Keowee Smiles team. She received the 2011 SC Mary Clary Dental Assisting Award for the most outstanding work in advancement of the dental assistant profession. She has lived in seneca for more than 30 years, enjoys spending time with her husband Larry, enjoys gardening and playing with her dog, Abe. She likes to go hiking, golfing, and playing tennis. Julie is proud to be part of the Keowee Smiles team and likes helping make a positive difference in changing people's lives.
After working for 31/2 years in Clemson, Sonya joined Keowee Smiles in August 2011. Sonya graduated from Greenville Technical College in December 2007 with an Associate Degree in health science with a license in dental hygiene and anesthesia. Sonya began working at a dental office her senior year of high school, and knew right away her future career would be in the dental field. She loves the patient interaction and the appreciation of the patients. Sonya is married to her high school sweetheart, Kyle Blackwell, who is a financial advisor with Edward Jones. The couple lives in their hometown of Westminster.
Sonya enjoys running, resistance training and taking part in her life group at church. Both Sonya and her husband are members of Foothills Community Church where they serve the children's ministry and are involved in various bible studies and life groups. Sonya keeps her faith the foundation of her life and lives by Philippians 4:13. She is so grateful for the opportunity to work at Keowee Smiles and be surrounded by Christ followers every day; it's truly a blessing.
Tonya graduated with highest honors from Tri-County Tech in 2005. She completed her expanded duty dental assisting and continued on in Dental Hygiene, where she graduated in 2007 with an associate in Health Science. In addition to her license in assisting and hygiene, she is licensed to administer local infiltration anesthesia. Tonya loves the patient interaction and making an impact on the community. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Thomas Hopkins, and they reside in Westminster. Tonya enjoys running, resistance training, playing basketball and other athletic activities. Most importantly, she loves her family and being involved in her local church, Foothills Community Church, where she keeps God and her faith the foundation of her life and decisions. Tonya joined Keowee Smiles in 2012 and loves being a part of this faith based practice, it is truly a blessing!!!
Ciara Byars graduated from Tri-County in 2011 with highest honors. She joined the Keowee Smiles team in 2012 and considers this a great time in her career to have found such a wonderful practice. Ciara was born and raised here in Seneca. She enjoys spending time with her family, being on the lake, camping and playing with her dog, Baxley. She is a member of Golden Corner Church and lives her life by 1 Chronicles 16:11, "Seek the Lord and His strength, seek his face continually".