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  • Columbia, SC 29229
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Meet Our Team

We have a warm, friendly and energetic staff. We pride ourselves on completing numerous continuing education hours each year to stay on the cutting edge of new techniques in the field of orthodontics.

"Our team members are awesome. I have been blessed with the best group of people anyone could work with." - Dr. Jernigan

Scheduling Coordinator

My career in orthodontics began in 1985. I joined Dr. Jernigan’s team in 2012. I am very fortunate to be cross-trained in many areas of the office. I love welcoming patients to our office and building relationships with them. I enjoy watching the beautiful smiles transform.

In my spare time, I have fun spending time with my family, reading books, and going to the North Myrtle Beach.

Receptionist/Scheduling Coordinator

I am a retired dental hygienist of 22 years. I love all genres of music, dancing, the beach and anything 80’s. When not at work, I enjoy spending time with my husband and three children. I am a member of the “Cocky Catholics” at St. Thomas More USC Chapel.

Treatment Coordinator/Office Manager

I have been in the orthodontic field over 22 years. I joined Dr. Jernigan’s team after experiencing the exceptional care that Dr. J provided my son. The value of this on simple change can have a long range impact.

My husband, Sam and I were high school sweethearts and have been happily married 32 years. We have been blessed with 3 wonderful children: Jessica, Heather and Alex. Recently, we have been additionally blessed with two precious grandchildren: Levi and Amelia.

Clinical Coordinator

I have been involved in orthodontics for the past 25 years. I began my career shortly after attending college in North Carolina, where I grew up. I have been with Dr. Jernigan’s team for the past 5 years after relocating with my husband, Gerry, and two children, Emma and Jack, from Chicago. Outside the office I enjoy golf and tennis. I love watching the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks play!

Financial Coordinator

I have been with Dr. J’s staff for four years. I am originally from Georgia but I have lived in Blythewood for 12 years. I am a full time college student studying finance. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog, Sandy. I am a Georgia Bulldog fan, not Carolina! I love orthodontics because of the beautiful smiles that are created here!

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been a part of our team for two years. I am a former patient of Dr. J and he has treated my 2 daughters. In my time away from the office, I enjoy being outdoors, going to the beach, and being active at Village Church in Blythewood. My favorite activity is spending time with my husband, three children, and two dogs.

Orthodontic Assistant

After completing dental assisting school, I joined the Jernigan team five months ago. I am very excited to be getting married in February. I attend Village Church in Blythewood and love hearing the band play every Sunday. In my time off, I love going to Lake Marion with my family and fishing.

Orthodontic Assistant

My name is LaShaun. After completing dental assisting school, I joined Dr. Jernigan and his wonderful staff this year. I enjoy working with patients of all ages and seeing their beautiful smile when the braces come off. I feel lucky to work with a great team of people who are friendly and willing to help. Outside of the office, I enjoy traveling, shopping, and spending time with my family and friends.

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been a dental/orthodontic assistant for more than 25 years. I was born and raised in Columbia, SC. I have two wonderful children and a not so friendly cat, named Cali. I am a member of Northeast Presbyterian Church. I follow sports and love watching the Gamecocks play. In my time off, I enjoy spending time with my family and close friends, volunteering, and relaxing on the beach.

Orthodontic Assistant

I have been a part of Dr. J’s team for two years. I was originally a patient of Dr. J’s and became interested in the orthodontic field. I was born and raised in SC. I am a full time student studying dental hygiene. When I am not attending school or working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family.

Treatment Coordinator

I was born in Pennsylvania and moved to SC when I was in high school. I graduated from Columbia College with a major in special education. I have been married for 25 years; we have two daughters and three Frenchies. I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with my family. I also like to spend my time volunteering for dog rescues.

Orthodontic Assistant

I was born and raised in the South. I graduated from Dental Assisting in 2015. I am a certified orthodontic assistant and I have been employed with Dr. J since May 2016. The thing I enjoy most about working here is meeting new people. Outside of work, I enjoy riding at different ATV mud parks and spending time with my family.

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