dr. Jernigan
  • 306 Channel Drive
  • Columbia, SC 29229
  • Ph. 803.736.0065
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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

our team


Tammy

Tammy
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 their beautiful smiles transform.

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


Myra

Myra
Treatment Coordinator/Office Manager

I have worked in the orthodontic field since 1990. I joined Dr. Jernigan’s team after experiencing the exceptional care that Dr. J provided my son. The best part of my job is seeing beautiful smiles created and knowing the value of this one simple change and the positive impact it can have for a lifetime.

My husband, Sam, and I were high school sweethearts. We are blessed with 3 children and 3 grandchildren. I enjoy traveling and spending time with family and friends.


Michelle

Michelle
Laboratory Coordinator/3-D Imaging

I have been involved in orthodontics for over 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 since 2010 after relocating with my family from Chicago. Outside the office I enjoy golf and spending time with my family. I love watching the Chicago Bears and Blackhawks play!


Alex

Alex
Financial Coordinator

I have been with Dr. J’s staff since June of 2012. I graduated from Columbia College with a major in Accounting. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my husband, Brandon, and our family and friends. I love Jernigan Orthodontics because of the genuine compassion and joy our whole staff has for creating beautiful smiles!


Mandy

Mandy
Orthodontic Assistant

I am a Certified Orthodontic Assistant and have been with the J team since April 2014. I love working with our great patients and helping to create beautiful smiles. In my time away from the office, I enjoy going to the beach, decorating, and being active at Village Church in Blythewood. My favorite activity is spending time with my husband Greg, my three children – Shelby, Kailey, and Evan, and our two dogs.


LaShaun

LaShaun
Orthodontic Assistant

I am a Certified Orthodontic Assistant. After completing dental assisting school, I joined Dr. Jernigan and his wonderful staff in June 2015. I enjoy working with patients of all ages and seeing their beautiful smiles when their 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.


Danette

Danette
Marketing Coordinator

I’m originally from Pawley’s Island, SC. I graduated from the College of Charleston with a degree in Business Administration. I worked in marketing before taking time off to stay home with my children, Eliza and Jackson, while they were young. I enjoy getting back to the beach with them and my husband, John, painting, decorating and equestrian sports.


Mallory

Mallory C.
Orthodontic Assistant

I was raised in Elgin, SC. I am currently in college studying dental hygiene. I was a patient of Dr. J’s and have been employed with him since 2014. When I am not attending school or working, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and my rescue dog, Mya.


Dawn

Dawn
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.


Kayla

Kayla
Orthodontic Assistant

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


Heather

Heather
Orthodontic Assistant

My career in orthodontics began in February of 2017. I have been so blessed to be welcomed into this work family. I love working for Dr. Jernigan and being part of the “J-Team.” In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my husband, Toby, family and friends, riding horses and being active at Village Church in Blythewood.


Courtney

Courtney
Orthodontic Assistant

After completing dental assisting school, I joined the Jernigan team in July of 2017. I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog, Banks. I love orthodontics and being part of creating beautiful smiles.


Courtney

Amanda R.
Orthodontic Assistant

I have been a dental assistant since 2003. I joined Dr. Jernigan and his team in 2019. I really enjoy working with our patients, building relationships and being a part of creating confident smiles. In my free time there is nothing I love more than spending time with my family.


Courtney

Kelsey
Scheduling Team

I joined the “J-Team” in April of 2018. I love welcoming all of our patients and watching their confidence grow throughout treatment. I have two children, Bayleigh and Banks who are the light of my life! In my free time, I enjoy being outdoors with family and friends, preferably somewhere that is sunny and 75 degrees!


Courtney

Mallory W.
Orthodontic Assistant

Shortly after finishing dental assisting school in August 2019, I began my journey here at Jernigan Orthodontics. I am so thankful to be a part of such a special team where I get to work with our awesome patients helping them achieve their best smiles! I enjoy spending my free time with family, friends and two fur babies, a Schnauzer and a Golden Doodle. You will most likely find me on our boat in Lake Wateree.


Courtney

Amanda P.
Orthodontic Assistant

I have worked in health care since 2003 in pediatrics and women's health. In 2019 I joined Jernigan Orthodontics. The best part about working here is seeing the amazing transformations in our patient's smiles! I love spending time at the beach or the lake with my husband, Robby, and our four children, Bailey, Hunter, Bryson, and Avery.


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