Meet The Staff


Office Manager

Welcome to Richland NE Dental!

My name is Jessica and I am from Columbia, SC. I graduated from Spring Valley High School and Columbia College. Go Koala Bears!
I have been in dentistry since 2010 and I am passionate about it. As office manager my priority is ensuring the practice runs smoothly for both our team and our patients. At Richland NE Dental our goal is to provide our patients with exceptional experience, and my role here is to help patients in any way so they can truly discover their personal oral health goals and reach them. 

When not at the office, I enjoy fitness, reading, traveling, discovering new restaurants and spending time with my family. Thank you for trusting us with your dental needs.




Dental Hygienist

I grew up in Atlanta, Georgia.  I graduated from The Medical College of Georgia, now called Georgia Regents University, in Augusta, Georgia in 1988.  I have been a dental hygienist for more than 25 years.  I have worked in several progressive dental practices being licensed in Georgia, North Carolina, Ohio  and South Carolina.  I have been at this location for more than 10 years.  I am married and have two adult daughters.  I look forward to helping you learn about your dental health.



Dental Assistant
Hi, my name is Chiquita! I’m so excited to be apart of the dental family here! I have been a dental assistant for over 15 years. I am also a mother of two awesome kids, Amaru and Asia. They are my motivation for everything I do. On most days I’m working or helping others, but every now and then you can find me catching up on a good book, kayaking or taking landscape photographs.




Front Desk/Patient Coordinator

My name is Maria. I was born and raised in Bronx New York City. Since I was young I always had a passion for helping others and always had an interest in medical science. I acquired my CNA license and gradually moved on to becoming a nurse tech.
When I got older I decided that I wanted to become a foster parent and give back to the community. I was a product of foster care and felt that I could offer my guidance and experience to help our youth to strive.
I have been in dental field for the last 5 years as a financial and treatment Coordinator. I am grateful to be a part of such a great team here at Richland NE Dental. I will take care of all your insurance needs as well as coordinating your treatments. Your smile is important to us and I look forward to helping our patients to perfect their smiles without any frowns!
In my spare time I love cooking, writing poetry, spending time with family and friends, traveling, gardening as well as crafting. I am also working on a non-profit organization geared towards domestic abuse and teen moms.


Dental Assistant

My name is Keri. I grew up in Lexington, South Carolina and graduated from Midlands Technical College in 2006 with expanded Duty Dental Assisting. I have spent the last 14 years working as a dental Assistant in South Carolina, Washington state and Georgia. I have recently relocated back to SC and very much enjoy working for Richland Northeast Dental. When not at work I enjoy reading books and spend time with my three children.