Meet Our Team Bluffton SC Dental Office

Dr. Morgen Gardner

Dr. Gardner graduated from Baylor University in 2001 and the University of Texas at Houston Dental School in 2009. She spent five years in the US Navy as a Dentist, and has worked in private practice both in the lowcountry and in Kansas.

Dr. Gardner is passionate about the art and science of Dentistry, and strives for perfection for all her patients. She is known for her warm chair side manner and gentle hand.

Michelle – Dental Assistant

Bluffton SC Dental Office Assistant MichelleMichelle has been assisting Dr. Snyder for eight years. She recently completed her E4D training in Dallas, Texas so she is well versed in the benefits of our new same-day crown system. Michelle strives to make your visit as painless and easy as possible. She can answer your treatment questions and explain the procedures to you so that you understand what Dr. Snyder is doing.

Michelle grew up in Saudi Arabia and has traveled quite a bit. She calls Bluffton home now along with her husband and daughter.




Stephanie – Registered Dental Hygienist

Bluffton SC Dental Hygienist StephanieStephanie is a graduate of Midlands Technical College and has been a practicing hygienist for over 20 years. Steph graduated as President of her hygiene class. Before her hygiene years, she was a dental assistant so she is well versed in all aspects of dental treatment. Stephanie believes strongly in maintaining a good oral hygiene regimen to avoid periodontal disease and bone loss and keep up overall good health. She is extremely proficient in using our oral camera system to detect problems within your mouth and catch them before they become bigger, more painful issues.

Stephanie is a native South Carolinian, although she roots for those Georgia ‘Dawgs during football season. She and her husband have two wonderful children and love living the low country life near the water.

Kathy – Registered Dental Hygienist

Bluffton SC Dental Hygienist KathyKathy is a multi-talented person. She has been a hygienist for more than thirty years, but she is also a trained nurse and massage therapist! Kathy is passionate about keeping up good oral healthcare and can discuss with you all aspects of dental hygiene and their ramifications on your overall health. Her knowledge of medications and their effect on your oral health is vast.

Kathy comes to the low country from Connecticut. She loves living in Sun City and enjoys time with her friends and her dogs in the dog park.




Dawn – Front Desk Administrator / Patient Coordinator

dawn-2Dawn is the front desk administrator and patient coordinator for Lowcountry Dental. She worked as dental assistant for Dr. Snyder five years ago and we are lucky to have her back helping our patients at our front desk.

Dawn has more than a decade of experience in nearly all facets of the dental industry including: patient services, chairside assistant and financial coordinator. Dawn is a wealth of knowledge, able to help our patients understand their treatment, financial options and insurance coverage.




Shelly – Practice Manager

Bluffton Dentist Office Manager ShellyShelly is the “behind the scenes” person handling administrative duties. She has worked at Lowcountry Dental since the beginning and has served in many capacities. She enjoys talking with our patients and getting to know them.

Shelly has lived here in Bluffton over 18 years, has two boys, and enjoys volunteering for our local high school’s athletic department. She is an avid baker in her spare time.


70 Pennington Dr.
Suite 7
Bluffton, SC 29910

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Office: (843) 706-3377


Monday - Thursday 9am - 5pm
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