Meet the Team
Our mission as a team is to provide exemplary care for our patients in a compassionate and friendly atmosphere, with the goal of preserving their oral structures in health and function for a lifetime We promise to treat everyone with honesty and respect and provide for each person's needs in a caring and supportive manner. We will strive for uncompromising excellence in preventive, restorative, and cosmetic care in a setting of cleanliness and sterility.
Registered Dental Hygienists
Mrs. Darlene Blume - Darlene is an honors graduate of Spring Valley High School and Midlands Technical College with a degree in Health Science. She was voted outstanding Dental Hygiene student and is a past president of the Greater Columbia Dental Hygiene Society. Her hobbies include antique autos, church activities, fishing, and travel. She is married to John Blume who works for Arclin in Blythewood, and they have one child, L. J., a graduate of Lander University. Darlene has worked with Dr. Carson Since September 1979.
Mrs. Patricia Allen - Patricia is a graduate of Shelby North Carolina High School and Central Piedmont Community College, Charlotte, North Carolina with a degree in Health Science. Her hobbies include church activities, crafts, children, and Lugoff-Elgin school sports. She is married to Danny Allen, the Golf Course Superintendent at Camden Country Club and they have two children Kelli and Hunter. Kelli is a teacher in North Carolina and Hunter is a graduate of Brevard College. Patricia has worked with Dr. Carson since March 1985.
Mrs. Sherri Dean - Sherri is a graduate of Camden High School and Midlands Technical College with a degree in Health Science. She is married to Reggie Dean, director of secondary education at Lexington/Richland District 5. They have one child, Josey, a 2014 graduate of Presbyterian College now living in Greenville. Sherri is a member of Lyttleton United Methodist Church. Her hobbies include lake activities, painting, exercising, and USC sporting activities. She has worked with Dr. Carson since July 1991.
Mrs. Kim Young - Kim is an honor graduate of Camden High School Class of 1993. She was a child patient of Dr. Carson's and has worked for him since 1994. She is married to Greg Young who works for Invista and they live in Lugoff. Kim enjoys traveling and quilting.
Mrs. Jamie Owens - Jamie is from Westville and graduated from North Central High School in 2002. She is married to Jamie Owens, co-owner of Outdoor Equipment Plus in Dusty Bend. She has worked for Dr. Carson since 2004. Jamie enjoys reading and spending time with her two boys.
Lorie Stover - Lorie is from Westville and graduated from North Central High School in 2009. She graduated from Florence-Darlington Technical College in 2012 with a degree in dental assisting. Lorie enjoys time with her son Thomas, days at the beach and outdoor activities. She has worked with Dr. Carson since 2014.
Front Office Staff
Mrs. Nancy Reeves - Financial Secretary, Office Manager - Nancy is a graduate of Camden High School and Massey Jr. College, Atlanta, Georgia. She is a Master Gardner and she enjoys golf and Camden High Sports. She is a member of Camden First Baptist Church. Her husband Tony is a retired DuPonter. Nancy has worked with Dr. Carson since March 1985.
Mrs. Linda Knight - Front Office Coordinator - A graduate of Carolina High School, she attended Greenville Technical College. Linda has former careers in travel services and banking. She enjoys travel, gardening, reading, yoga, catering, and her "adopted children" She is married to Steve Knight who works with International Paper. Linda has worked with Dr. Carson since March 1997.
Mrs. Kristen Therrell - Kristen is a 2008 graduate of the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in English and a paralegal certificate. She previously worked at the State Newspaper before taking time off to start a family. In February 2015, she started working for Dr. Carson. She stays busy raising three young boys and enjoys traveling, writing, and home decorating.