Our Staff

Dentist in Gaffney, SC

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience. With over 100 collective years of dental experience, we have the knowledge to keep or make your smile healthy and beautiful.

  • Dr.
    Craig S. Karriker

    Dr. Karriker was born in Columbia, South Carolina and was raised in Spartanburg County. He attended the University of South Carolina where he received a B.S. in Biology with a minor in chemistry. He received his degree of Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine in 1998. He has practiced General Dentistry in Gaffney since 1998 with an emphasis on cosmetic and family dentistry. Dr. Karriker enjoys spending time with his wife and four children, reading, working in his yard, and getting away to the beach whenever possible.

  • Kristi
    Operations Manager

    Kristi brings a wealth of accounting knowledge to Craig S. Karriker, DMD, P.A.. As a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor with a master of Taxation, her knowledge in this field is an asset to our daily practice operations.

  • Melissa
    Certified Dental Assistant

    Melissa has worked in the field of dentistry since graduating from Spartanburg Technical College in 1992. She effectively wears many “hats” as a certified dental assistant and Patient Care/Financial Coordinator. Her knowledge of all things “front desk” is invaluable to our practice.

  • Debbie
    Certified Dental Assistant

    Debbie has dedicated her professional life to dentistry since graduating from Spartanburg Technical College in 1976. As a certified dental assistant she brings years of wisdom, experience and knowledge to the chairside in everything she endeavors. There is nothing “dentistry” that she does not know.

  • Betsy
    Certified Dental Assistant

    Betsy graduated from Spartanburg Technical College and has been a dental assistant since 1994. Her zest and compassion for dentistry are evident in her care and communication with patients. There is not a patient she doesn’t know, and if she doesn’t, they will know her well and feel completely comfortable with her before their appointment is done!

  • Amanda
    Registered Radiologic Technologist

    Amanda is a registered radiologic technologist and graduated from Spartanburg Technical College in 1995. Amanda has many roles in our office and is always willing to help out in any capacity; whether it be as an assistant, working the front desk or making sure everything runs smoothly with patient care and sterilization. She helps keep the entire office on task.

  • Linda
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Linda graduated from Midlands Technical College in 1972 as a Registered Dental Hygienist. Linda is always willing to step in at a moments notice from fill-in to full-time hygienist. Her skill and expertise as a hygienist place her in a league of her own among her colleagues. Hygiene is her passion!

  • Brittani
    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Brittani graduated from Greenville Technical College and has practiced dental hygiene since 2013. Her skill as a registered dental hygienist and the lifelong connections and rapport she builds with her patients is an integral part of our practice.

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