We are very proud of our team here at Palmetto Family Dentistry. Our entire team is filled with dental health professionals who are here to help you! They will do anything they can to give you a smile of which you can be proud.

Our staff is dedicated to giving our patients the very best care dentistry has to offer. We do this by continuing our education and keeping up with the latest developments.

We believe in giving our patients a comfortable office. We want you to be comfortable talking to anyone on our staff. We are there to answer your questions. It is our goal to give you a friendly and professional atmosphere so you are comfortable coming to your dentist.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact us today at (803) 783-1198.


Kristi has been a dental assistant and treatment coordinator with PFD since 2008. She is a native of Chester, West Virginia but has lived in Elgin for nearly 20 years. She graduated with an Associate Degree in dental assisting from Ohio Valley business college in 1994. From there she went on to earn her expanded duties certification and continues to improve her skills with yearly continuing education classes. Kristi and Dr. Vu Heaton have been affectionately called the dynamic duo of dentistry due to the efficient and timely manner they are able to complete treatment on even the most apprehensive patient. Away from the office, Kristi enjoys attending SonRise Baptist Church where she is a Sunday school teacher. She loves spending family time outdoors with her husband Jeremy and children Zackary, Kyrstin. and Tanner.


Ali joined Palmetto Family Dentistry in 2014. She greets you with a warm smile at your appointments. She is our Scheduling and Insurance coordinator. Ali graduated from Camden High School in 2011. She is married to her husband, Cody, for 6 years. They have a beautiful 3 year old daughter named Faith Marie. Outside of work, Ali enjoys spending time with her family, attending church, helping with the youth choir, going to the spa, and shopping. Ali’s favorite places to visit are the beach and mountains.


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As a native of Lexington, SC, Jennifer found her passion for dentistry at age 19. She has completed numerous practice management courses over the last decade to help practices and team members become extraordinary. Jennifer has brought a wealth of knowledge to our team over the last 2 years as she creates and implement systems to help our office run more efficiently. She is not always in the office as she is working her magic behind the scenes. In addition to her helping our office, she also owns a Dental Assisting School and a Personnel/Consulting agency here in Columbia, SC.

Jennifer is married and has an 18 year old daughter named Kaitlyn. She is currently attending Newberry College where she will complete the first steps on her journey to become a veterinarian.

Outside of work, she enjoys shopping and spending time with her family as they cruise the Caribbean islands together.