At Azalea Dental, we strive to provide high quality dental care in a family atmosphere to residents of Summerville and the surrounding areas. We truly care about our patients' wellbeing and provide the pinnacle of customer service in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Please take a moment to meet the team of professionals who make our superior service possible!
Meet Our Team
Thomas P. Riley, DMD
Dr. Thomas Riley, a prominent Summerville dentist, considers himself a homegrown ‘Summervillian’ through and through. His exposure to the community extends far back, as he attended Summerville High School, played soccer for the Summerville Soccer Club, and went to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church while growing up. He then went on to attend Auburn University and the College of Charleston, where he finished with a degree in Chemistry.
Prior to becoming an active member of the Summerville dentistry community, Dr. Riley graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina.
In 2007, Dr. Riley and his wife Natalie opened Azalea Dental in an effort to serve the growing dental needs of the community. It is also through this practice that Dr. Riley aims to establish himself as a compassionate and caring practitioner. His vision is not just to be another dentist, but also someone who is part of the area’s traditions and community. Dr. Riley is a true Summerville native and understands the community’s needs.
Dr. Riley believes in delivering the highest level of dental care with a personal touch to every patient who seeks his help. The team at Azalea Dental understands that dentistry can be overwhelming. Led by Dr. Riley, everyone on the Azalea Dental team takes the time to understand each patient’s point of view and unique dental situation to ensure a comfortable and pleasurable experience.
Jody Still, RDH, RDH - Hygienist
Jody is a dental hygienist with an Associate’s degrees in both Science and Allied Health Science from Trident Technical College. Jody is the past President of the South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association and a remarkable leader and teacher. Jody is a Mid West native who loves living in the Lowcountry!. She enjoys the outdoors, football, friends, family, and her profession.
Pam Goff, RDH, RDH - hygienist
Pam is a dental hygienist and a native South Carolinian. She is a graduate of Trident Technical College with an associate’s degree in Allied Health Science. When she’s not working, she enjoys reading and spending time with family and friends. Her cheerful personality and gentle touch will make your dental cleaning an enjoyable experience.
Jenna Walradt, DA - Patient Care Coordinator
Jenna is one of the friendly faces you will see upon entering our office. She is originally from outside of Chicago but has lived in the low country for over 10 years. Jenna works at the front desk answering phones and scheduling appointments. Her soft-spoken nature and beautiful smile make your time completing forms enjoyable. She is also a chairside assistant, so you may see her assisting Dr. Riley on your next visit!
In her free time, she enjoys live music, our beautiful beaches, traveling, and spending time with friends.
Jen Gash, DA - Dental Assistant
Jen is originally from New England and moved to South Carolina in 2005. She LOVES dental assisting and it shows in her radiant smile. Don't like going to the dentist? Jen will change your experience into a fun and relaxing one that you will want to repeat! When she's not working, Jen enjoys spending time with her baby boy, Brody and husband Shawn. They like to take advantage of the beautiful South Carolina weather by fishing, boating, going to the beach and taking their "fur baby" Bella for walks!
Debbie Redd - Treatment and Financial Coordinator
Debbie is a West Virginia native and a Mountaineer through and through. She moved to Summerville in 1995 and has enjoyed not having to deal with cold snowy winters! With over 35 years in the dental field, she can help you with any questions you may have while you’re here. You never know where you may see her working in the office as her many years of experience have afforded her training in all staff positions. Debbie and her husband Eric enjoy camping, rock crawling, and relaxing at their country cabin.
Megan Thompson, DA - Dental Assistant
Megan is a dental assistant with an Associates degree from Trident Technical College. She is also a graduate of Palmetto School of Career Development where she was number one in her class when graduating from the Chairside Dental Assistant program. Megan is also certified in CPR, OSHA, and X-Ray. She joined Azalea Dental in the fall of 2015. As part of her job, Megan enjoys getting to know our patients and helping them improve their smiles. She also appreciates the fact that she works with such a great team of dental professionals!
Megan was born in Moncks Corner and now resides in Summerville. When Megan isn't helping our patients, she loves going out on the boat and spending time with her husband, Brad, her daughter, Kinley, and her two labs, Jackie and Rainy.