Meet the Greenville Dental Team
At ProGrin Dental of Greenville, we love our patients. We strive to deliver the perfect patient experience for everyone who walks through our doors. We love to make every patient feel comfortable and welcomed when they come to our office.
We treat each of our patients like they are family and love to learn about you, but first, here is some information about us.
Meet your Greenville dentists
Dr. Greg Ayers is one of the co-founders of ProGrin Dental.
He was born in Indiana and married his sweet southern belle. He’s been a true southerner ever since. He has four grown boys and one granddaughter. They enjoy spending time fishing, playing golf, chilling with the family on the lake.
Dr. Ayers began his practice in 1983 in Greenville. He was a graduate and teaching mentor at the NASH institute for cosmetic and restorative dentistry. Additionally, he co-authored the book called Links to Amazon where you can buy Dr.Ayers book. Opens in a new windowThe Service Prescription, and he enjoys sharing his passion for delivering service excellence.
He has lectured on the magic of service excellence across the country. He loves getting his team involved in community events around the upstate and giving back to the community. For example, Dr. Ayers hosts a Leadership forum every year called Live 2 Lead with the John Maxwell company.
His passion is to be more than just a dentist. His passion is to develop tomorrow’s leaders in the community, and his employees — one smile at a time. (One of Dr. Ayers’ favorite sayings because he loves to smile himself).
Austin Abellana, DMD received his Bachelor of Science degree from Clemson University in 2012 and completed his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2016.
Dr. Abellana currently belongs to the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, South Carolina Dental Association, and is a member of the Delta Sigma Delta Dental Society.
He loves working out at the gym, trying as many new restaurants as possible, and of course his wonderful wife. Sushi and pizza top his list of favorite foods. When the weather is beautiful, you can find him at the beach, lake, or pool.
Meet the Greenville dental team
Dayana, Office Manager
Dayana grew up in the Midwest near Chicago, Illinois. She moved to South Carolina in 2013. She loves living in the south! She got married in April 2022 in Oahu, Hawaii. She is a doting dog mama to her boxers, Waylon and Salsa. She will happily show you pictures of them if you ask! Outside of the office, she loves working out at the gym, hiking, reading, and photography.
Stephanie, Dental Hygienist
Stephanie is originally from Miami, Florida but has lived in South Carolina since she was 16. Stephanie joined our team in May of 2017 after graduating from Greenville Technical College and receiving her dental hygiene degree. Stephanie has worked in the dental field as a pediatric dental assistant for seven years. She enjoys spending time with husband Austin and kids Eli and Jett, running, and going to the beach.
Tonya, Dental Hygienist
Tonya is a proud native of Chester, SC. She is a wife and mother of two children. In her spare time, Tonya enjoys taking long walks, watching Lifetime movies, and playing with her misunderstood dog. Tonya attended Greenville Tech and received an associate degree in dental hygiene. Since starting to work for Dr. Ayers in 1997, her prayer life has increased exponentially, and she feels blessed to be alive! She jokes, but she loves that man, and we all think she will probably be buried next to him.
Shawon, Dental Assistant
Shawon is a South Carolina native, born in Anderson and raised in Honea Path. She likes to joke with her patients about the pronunciation of her name by telling them it’s “won,” like they’ve won something – which makes them smile every time. This country girl enjoys spending time with family, attending church, southern cooking, and her two beautiful girls, who are the love of her life. Shawon is very passionate about her career, which is more than she can say about most things (except food). So, if you have the pleasure of being in her presence, then you’ve “won” Shawon’s heart.
Chan, Dental Assistant
Chan is Dr. Ayer’s right-hand woman when it comes to dental work. She has been working with Dr. Ayers for more than a year now and loves to make all of her patients smile. Chan loves to spend time with her family, including her beautiful daughter, Hazel, and her handsome son, Mias.
Maria, Dental Hygienist
Maria was born and raised in South Florida. She relocated to Greenville to be with her husband, Kyle 2 years ago. Maria graduated from Indian River State College in 2015 in Fort Pierce, FL. She has a little dachshund named Bear, who is the center of her world! Maria enjoys relaxing in the sunshine, whether it’s the pool, lake, or ocean side, visiting her family back at home, running, and spending time with family and friends. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and providing her patients with the perfect experience daily!
Alyssa, Patient Coordinator
Alyssa grew up in the Northeast in Bethel, Connecticut. She graduated from WCSU with a degree in Marketing but for the past five years has found her passion in the dental field. She relocated to Greenville with her husband, Ben, in June of 2020. In August of 2022, they welcomed their sweet daughter Pippa. Some of Alyssa’s favorite things include spending time with her family, watching movies, and coffee. If you have any movie recommendations, let her know!
Becca, Dental Assistant
Becca is from Western North Carolina where she obtained her certification in Dental assisting at AB-Tech in 2017. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Sean. She has a fur baby named Gizmo who is a Shih Tzu. She’s a Disney Vacationeer who loves spending time with friends and family.
Kennedy, Dental Hygienist
Kennedy was born and raised in a small town in Northwestern Illinois. She just recently moved down to South Carolina in August 2021. She attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene in May 2021. She loves getting to know patients and learning all about them. She is excited to grow in her career as a hygienist! In her free time, you can find her hanging with friends, out shopping, or soaking up the sun at the pool. She also enjoys finding new places around town and exploring the south, whether that’s going to the mountains or the beach.
Kelly, Dental Hygienist
Kelly is almost a lifelong resident of South Carolina however originally from Michigan. She graduated from Dental Hygiene in 1999 however it was a long road to discover her passion as she attended Montreat College and Winthrop University early on in her journey. She is extremely passionate about dentistry and enjoys sharing her knowledge and love for not only oral health but overall full body wellness. She holds her faith and family closest to her. She married the love of her life in 2019 and is enjoying her new blended family of 5 children. When you don’t see her in the office, she is likely running, hiking, riding her road bike, or wrangling her four very large, very active dogs.
Katrina, Patient Coordinator
Katrina was born and raised on the island of Guam and came to the States to pursue college. She graduated from Bob Jones University in 2021 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration. She is a follower of Christ and loves her family. She married the love of her life in April of 2023! She loves using her Nespresso at home to make the best iced coffee. She is a revived book lover and will gladly take any recommendations!
Kaylon, Patient Coordinator
Kaylon was born and raised in Simpsonville, SC, and graduated from The College of Charleston in 2019 with a degree in Business Administration. She realized she wanted to go a different route and found herself in the dental world. She enjoys watching movies/shows, traveling, and photography, and is a big reader. So if you have any book recommendations, please send them her way!
Catherine, Patient Coordinator
Catherine graduated from Clemson University in 2017 where she majored in Recreational Therapy. Outside of the office, she enjoys working out, spending time with her nephews, and doing anything outside. Chick-Fil-A diet lemonade and Starbucks are her favorite. She is a sucker for anything sweet and got married in December 2019.
Alexa, Dental Assistant
Alexa has always had a passion for dentistry! She attended five years at Greenville Technical College for Health Science, along with hands-on training and education at Capstone Career Development Center for Chairside Dental Assisting. She enjoys doing crafts at home or working out at the gym in her spare time. She’s a sucker for Starbucks and Chick-Fil-A! But loves nothing more than spending time with her husband and daughter.
Megan, Dental Assistant
Megan was born and raised in the small town of Woodruff, South Carolina. She graduated Capstone’s Dental Assisting program in 2019. Megan is engaged to her Best Friend, Travis. They have two baby girls, Rilynn & Charlotte that keep Megan’s hands and heart Full! She is a girl mom through and through. She enjoys road trips, shopping, and binge watching her shows in her free time. Her favorite Bible Verse is Psalm 118:24. “This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad in it”.
LaShaun, Dental Assistant
Let’s meet face-to-face!
If you’re looking for a new dentist in Greenville, SC, then now is the time to try us out! Our dentist is accepting new patients and would love to see if we are the right fit for you.