Meet The Doctors
Dr. Dorothy Baker is a native of the Low Country and is very excited to have a pediatric dental practice in her home town!
She received a Bachelor of Science in Biology from The College of Charleston, and then obtained a degree of dentistry at MUSC College of Dental Medicine in 2002. After practicing general dentistry for three years, she received her Pediatric Dental Specialty license from The Children’s Hospital in Denver, Colorado in 2007. She is trained in conscious sedation, pediatric oral and maxillofacial trauma, general anesthesia and patients with special medical conditions. She is a member of the Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Academy of Pediatrics, American Cleft-Palate Craniofacial Association, Charleston Dental Society and the Greater Summerville Dorchester Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Baker was the past Dental Director at the Coastal Center, Department of Disabilities and Special Needs and continues to provide dental care to special needs individuals. She serves on faculty at the MUSC College of Dental Medicine, and supervised dental student rotation through the facility. She feels strongly in promoting training awareness for student dentists in both pediatric dentistry and individuals with special health care needs.
Dr. Baker lives in Summerville with her son Josh and daughter Emma, who are the light of her life. She enjoys playing at the beach, hiking, and spending time with friends and family. She feels very thankful that God has blessed her with the ability to practice in the Lowcountry, and seeks to glorify Him through the care she provides all of her patient families.
Dr. Kathryn Stroud Bullwinkel
Dr. Kathryn Stroud Bullwinkel, “Dr. Katie” as the office affectionately calls her, grew up in Chapin, SC and is married to Matt Bullwinkel of Mount Pleasant, SC. The Bullwinkels are excited to be home amongst their family and friends and feel blessed to be a part of the Summerville community.
Dr. Katie graduated from Wofford College with a degree in Biology before getting her doctorate in dental medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. After graduating top in her class, she traveled to Chicago to complete an Orthodontic Specialty residency and Master’s degree in Oral Science. While in Chicago, her thesis focused on aspects of positive psychology and its link to orthodontic treatment in adolescents.
In her free time, Dr. Katie enjoys tennis, spending time with her new baby “Molly,” and relaxing in the Lowcountry with family and friends. A busy mom herself, she understands the need to fit quality healthcare and esthetics into a jam-packed schedule. She strives to provide you with the highest quality treatment with your busy life in mind.
We are a friendly, caring staff who is especially interested in making all our pediatric and orthodontic patients feel right at home! We aim to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each child, and we put their needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. We all love what we do and have many years of specialized training.Our staff is trained and skilled, and each member of our team is certified in X-rays and nitrous sedation. We strive to stay up to date with the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.
Meet The Staff
Debbie is our office manager and a native of the Low Country. She has a degree in Accounting. She has worked in the dental field for over 19 years and is very excited to be a part of Summerville Pediatric Dentistry's team. Debbie enjoys cake baking and decorating and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren, when she is not at work.
Carrison has been a Pediatric Dental assistant for 5 years and loves every second of it. On her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter, Chloe.
Nicole is a front desk receptionist. She loves working with children and seeing them smile after every check up! She has 2 children of her own that keep her very busy when she's not at work.
Deidre was born and raised in the upstate of SC and has been living in the lowcountry for 12 years. She is a graduate from Trident Tech and has 3 children and loves to surf.
Jill is originally from NJ and has been living in SC for 11 years. She is a front desk receptionist and enjoys greeting everyone who comes to see us. She is a mother of 2 and a Mimi to 3 wild and crazy kids who keep her very busy.
Born and raised in Summerville, SC. Brittani is a Summerville High School graduate. She is a mother/step mother to 3 children, Gage, Colton and Brielle. She loves spending her free time at the lake with her husband, Corey and their children. She enjoys working with children because they are full of surprises! She loves making their trip to the dentist fun!
Carolyn has been in the dental field for 30 + years and is very excited to be part of the Summerville Pediatric Dentistry team!