Meet Your Team
Charity has worked in the dental field for over 25 years, and jointed our team in December 2015. She takes care of all the financial aspects of the business, and manages the front desk and scheduling. She ensures the best possible experience for our patients, from the time they walk in to when they leave. Charity continually strives for excellence in all she does and works to build a trust with all our patients.
Charity lives in Blythewood and has 2 daughters, Tristany and Kensly. She has 2 dogs, Jayme and Coconut. In her spare time, she enjoys going to the beach and spending time with her family & friends.
Michelle Cantey is a compassionate professional dental hygienist who values her patient relationships. She received her Associates in Health Science from Florence-Darlington Technical College in 1999 and is a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). She has received advanced training and certifications in administering local anesthetic and nitrous oxide. She is a proud member of American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) and South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association (SCDHA). Michelle has been a dedicated team member at Dr. Meares’ since 2009. She has a gentle, but thorough approach to providing optimal preventive care. She attends multiple continuing education courses throughout the year. Michelle is passionate about educating her patients as well as gaining lasting relationships.
Michelle and her husband, Steve, have three children. Colby plays golf, Austin enjoys playing baseball and football, and Emily is an all-star cheerleader. They have a yorkipoo named Reese. Michelle enjoys golfing with her family, going to the beach, shopping and reading a good book.
Kim has been an active part of the dental field for the last 9 years. She started as a dental assistant where she quickly became passionate about dentistry. Her passion inspired her to further her education by becoming a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH). She received her Associates in Health Science from Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2012. She is also certified in administering nitrous oxide and local anesthetic. She also is a proud member of American Dental Hygiene Association (ADHA) and South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association (SCDHA). Her cross training has made her an excellent member of our team. Kim joined our team in August 2016. Kim is quick to make patients feel at ease by building confidence, trust and friendship with each patient. Her understanding nature makes it easy for patients to feel comfortable.
Kim and her wife, Ashley live in Elgin. They have a pitbull named Cameron. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family & friends, Gamecock sports and traveling.
Certified Dental Assistant
Deanna enjoys being on the forefront of technology in dentistry. She began her career assisting in oral and cosmetic surgery in 2003 and later made the transition to general dentistry. She joined Dr. Meares’ team in May of 2012 for the opportunity to work with the leading dental technology he provides. Deanna has the ability to make any patient calm and at ease during his or her appointment. She has received certifications in nitrous oxide sedation monitoring, x-rays, and CPR. Deanna’s cross training has proven to be valuable in the front office as well.
Deanna and her husband, Ronnie, have a 6 month old son, Brayden. In her spare time, Deanna enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and her 2 dogs, Drake and Dex.