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!
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.
Pam Goff, RDH, RDH
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.
Jen Gash, DA
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!
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
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.
Registered Dental Hygienist
Isla is a registered dental hygienist with an associates degree in Allied Health from Trident Technical College. She is a native to the Lowcountry and loves spending time with family and friends. Isla also enjoys bowling in a local league and just hanging out with her husband, Shayne and their dogs Rumble and Sven. The happy couple, along with the pups, are excited to welcome a baby girl in September! Isla's compassion and gentle touch will put the most anxious patient at ease.
Lauren is a graduate of Dental Assisting Training School of South Carolina. She began her career with Azalea Dental in April 2018. "Smiling is something everyone should be confident about, and I want to make that happen. I want patients to feel comfortable and leave satisfied when visiting our office." Born and raised in Ridgeville, SC she loves the Lowcountry and all it offers. In her free time, Lauren enjoys spending time on the water and hanging out with friends. She is also a "Fur Mom" to her fur baby Nelly.