General Dentistry |8 min read

Meet the Greenville Dental Team

ProGrin Dental of Greenville 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).

 


Dr. Abellana, Greenville Dentist

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!


Colainnai, Greenville Dentist

Dr. Colaianni is originally from Orlando, Florida. He graduated with honors from SIU SDM. He enjoys spending time with his wife and the recent addition to their family, their baby girl. They have two very large fur babies, Julius, a mastiff, and a 200lbs St Bernard, Woodford. When he’s not practicing dentistry, you can find him on the golf course, traveling, or hiking and skiing in the mountains. His favorite time of the year is fall when college football is in full swing. He takes great pride in helping his patients achieve excellent oral health and looks forward to getting to know each and every one of you!

 


Meet the Greenville dental team

Dayana at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

Dayana, Office Manager

Dayana grew up in the Midwest in Chicago, Illinois. She moved to South Carolina in 2013. She loves living in the South and plans on growing old here. She just got engaged in March 2021 at the Grand Canyon to the love of her life, Coby! Her weaknesses are queso dip, ice cream, and puppies. She is a doting dog mom to two Boxers, Lola and Waylon. Outside of the office, she loves working out at the gym, hiking, and photography.


 

Stephanie Cooper a member of the Greenville dental team at ProGrin Dental

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 her son Eli, running, and going to the beach.


 

Tonya Smith at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

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 Ellis at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

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 Grant at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

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 Fetterly a member of the Greenville dental team at ProGrin Dental

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 Business Administrator

Alyssa, Patient Coordinator

Alyssa was raised in Bethel, Connecticut, and moved to Greenville in the summer of 2020. Alyssa graduated from WCSU with a degree in Marketing but later found her passion in the dental field. She got married to her husband, Ben, in June 2020. In her spare time, you can catch her hanging out by the pool or going for walks with her husband. And you better make sure she has had her coffee in the morning!


 

Becca at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

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 at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

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 at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

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 at ProGrin Dental of Greenville

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 enjoys things such as working out, kayaking, going to the lake, and reading. She is a Starbucks lover, and she would willingly admit it!

 

 

Kaylon, Patient Coordinator

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 at ProGrin Dental of WoodruffCatherine, 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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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