Meet The Staff of Summerville Pediatric Dentristry

Meet The Doctors

Dorothy Baker


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


Background & Education
I LOVE my job. I love helping patients and families achieve their dream smile. People come to me with tooth puzzles to unravel and design with their specific needs in mind. The transformation of my patients as they gain confidence and a new outlook on life brings me so much joy. Seeing a person’s inner self change to match the change on the outside is the best reward for a job well done.

I grew up in Chapin, SC and attended Chapin High School. After graduating in 2003, I attended Wofford College where I graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Biology, earning membership in Phi Beta Kappa honor society. I received my doctorate in dental medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. There I was recognized with first graduate honors and selection to Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a dental honor society. Following dental school, I traveled to Chicago where I completed my orthodontic specialty residency and Master’s degree in Oral Science. My thesis focused on aspects of positive psychology and its link to orthodontic treatment in adolescents.

I am the oldest of four kids and the daughter of an elementary school teacher. Kids, big and small, have always been a part of my life. I am proud to be a part of an office that puts our children’s oral health as the utmost priority. Everyday, Dr. Baker and I work together to give your children a seamless approach to the health and function of their developing mouths. Let us treat your children as we do our own.

My husband, Matt Bullwinkel, and I are blessed with our daughter, Molly and a crazy dog, Hudson. As a mother and a wife, I can’t help but care for my patients. I look at each of my patients, young and old, as if they were my own family. I can’t wait to meet you and see how Summerville Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics can serve you and your family.

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


Office Manager

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.


Dental Assistant

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.


Front Desk Receptionist

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.


Dental Assistant

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.


Front Desk Receptionist

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.


Dental Assistant

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!


Dental Assistant

Carolyn has been in the dental field for 30 + years and is very excited to be part of the Summerville Pediatric Dentistry team!

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