Meet The Woodruff Dental Team
Meet the team at ProGrin Dental of Woodruff, South Carolina. We’re a quirky, classy, and fun bunch (or at least we like to think we are… you can be the judge) made up of several dental professionals: dentists, hygienists, assistants, and a dog. Yes, a dog. The BEST and ONLY Certified Office Therapy Dog in Upstate Woodruff!
Hello, we’re the Woodruff dental team of ProGrin
Dr. Wallwork: Your Woodruff, SC dentist
Dr. Wallwork grew up in a small town outside of Erie, Pennsylvania. After graduating from high school, he received his Bachelor’s degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University. He remains a die-hard Nittany Lion fan to this day!
After leaving Penn State, Dr. Wallwork received his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Temple University in Philadelphia. Upon graduation from Dental School, Dr. Wallwork served as an Active Duty Dentist in the United States Army for 5 years. His Army Career Started at Ft. Jackson, South Carolina where he completed a 1-year AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency. It was during his residency year when Dr. Wallwork and his wife, Christina, decided that they wanted to put down roots and start a family in South Carolina after his Army career came to its end.
Upon leaving Ft. Jackson, Dr. Wallwork reported to Ft. Polk, Louisiana where he served for 3 years as the Brigade Dental Surgeon for the 3rd Infantry Brigade, 10th Mountain Division. In his 4th and final year at Ft. Polk, Dr. Wallwork worked as a General Dentist for the Ft. Polk DENTAC where he served as the Cerec (CAD/CAM) officer and Infection Control Officer for Shira Dental Clinic.
In his free time, Dr. Wallwork enjoys visiting family and friends, exercising, golfing, watching college football, spending time with his wife and their 4-year-old Goldendoodle (Frankie), and pretty much anything else that gets him outdoors or on the water. He is very excited to join the ProGrin team and cannot wait to help his patients achieve the smiles that they have always wanted!
Dr. Cook: Your Woodruff, SC dentist
Dr. Cook was born and raised in Birmingham, AL. He received his degree in Biomathematics from Rhodes College, where he participated on the cross country and track & field teams. He went on to attend The University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry where he found a passion for serving patients by providing an excellent dental experience. Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with his wife, Caroline, as well as being outdoors, running, working out, and visiting new places. He recently moved to Greenville and feels blessed to be part of ProGrin Dental and serve the upstate community.
Jerlonda, Office Manager
Gena, Dental Hygienist
Gena is originally from the Enoree, Woodruff area. She is proud to call Enoree her home and has many friends and family that come through the office… when we say many, we mean MANY. If Gena ever left and took her following away from ProGrin, we would be out of business! She is well-known and well-loved! She is a delightful, hilarious team member and a friend to all. Gena has two wonderful daughters with her husband Nick and loves spending time with her family when she is not working at ProGrin.
Amanda, Dental Hygienist
Amanda loves being a dental hygienist and has worked in dentistry for over 18 years. She grew up in Kings Mountain, NC, but has called Enoree her home for the last 3 years. Amanda is married and has 3 children. She loves our community and the perks that come with living in a small town. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family, but her heart and soul is serving in the ministry with her husband.
Bonnie, Dental Assistant
Bonnie is a Woodruff native. She makes some of the best food in town and is constantly eager to share her recipes with her ProGrin family. She is the second longest-standing member of the ProGrin team, and the Ayers’ family have loved every minute of working with her.
Taylor, Dental Hygienist
Taylor was born and raised in Woodruff. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Ryan. She enjoys spending time with her family and cutting up with her coworkers at ProGrin. Even though she’s a true southern belle, she hates sweet tea. A fun fact about Taylor is that she is also a certified teacher.
Mary Chase, Patient Coordinator
Mary Chase was born and raised in Clemson and moved to Woodruff in January 2021 when she got married to her husband, Clay. She graduated in 2020 with a degree in Surgical Technology. She loves working out and spending time with all 3 of her furbabies Robin, Dotti, and Remi.
Kassi, Dental Assistant
Kassi is a true hometown girl, born & raised here in Woodruff. She graduated from Woodruff High in 2015. When Kassi is not assistanting at ProGrin, you can find her taking photos for her small photography business or in the pharmacy working at Publix. She loves to spend her free time with her 4-legged daughter (sweet Sadie-Mae), visiting with her nieces & nephews, traveling to visit family, or spending time with her friends. Kassi’s favorite food is Japanese& she has a huge sweet tooth!
Viktor, Dental Assistant
Kambrea, Business Administrator
I was born and raised in Hickory Tavern, South Carolina. I have an associate degree in graphic design. I love camping trips with my boyfriend, Shannon, and my family, every holiday weekend. I also enjoy my days off spending time with my very chunky cat on the couch watching Netflix and some retail therapy every now and then. I enjoy coffee, hot or cold, any time of the day, as well as pasta. I am a sucker for anything sweet! A fun fact about me is I got my name from a radio station my mom would listen to when she was my age.
Brenda, Dental Assistant
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To your health,
The Woodruff ProGrin Dental team
P.S. Do you share the Woodruff team’s passion for making dentistry fun? Contact us to see if we have a position for you!