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All of the dental professionals at Carolina Dental Alliance maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

Dr. Jim Nasim

  • Westside and Eastside Spartanburg Practices

Dr. Jim Nasim was born in Greenville, SC and has lived in Spartanburg for the last 24 years. Dr. Nasim received his undergraduate degree from The Citadel in 1982 in Biology. He earned his doctorate degree at Medical University of SC. Dr. Nasim is a member of the American Dental Association and Spartanburg Dental Society. He has practiced in his two Spartanburg locations for twenty-four years. Dr. Nasim has completed continuing education in orthodontics, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Dr. Nasim and his wife, Susan, have three daughters. He enjoys the outdoors, golf, and travel in his free time.

Dr. Hamp Kennemore

  • Westside and Eastside Spartanburg Practices

Dr Hamp Kennemore was born and raised in Greenwood, SC. He completed his undergraduate studies at Wofford and Newberry College with a BS in Biology in 2000 where he also ran track and cross country. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2005. Dr. Kennemore is a member of the SC Dental Association, American Dental Association, and Spartanburg Dental Society. He practices at two office locations on the eastside and westside of Spartanburg, SC and has undergone extensive training in cosmetic and implant dentistry throughout the country. His hobbies include playing golf, cycling, and running in his spare time.

Dr. Chris Ayers

  • Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg Practice

Dr. Chris Ayers was born and raised in upstate South Carolina. He is a graduate of Clemson University, where he majored in Therapeutic Recreation and Psychology. He received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, during which time he was involved in numerous research endeavors and civic activities. Dr. Ayers is an active member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association, and enjoys Clemson football, outdoor activities, and volunteering with local charities. He lives in Greenville with Willie the dog, Fat Cat, and his beautiful wife, Marianne, who is also a dentist and works in Piedmont, SC.

Dr. Derek Tucker

  • Union Practice

Originally from Southeastern Kentucky, Dr. Derek Tucker is now practicing at Union Dental Group. Dr. Tucker received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky, followed by his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. Upon completion of his training he relocated to be closer to family and is pleased to call Upstate South Carolina his home.

Dr. Tucker is an accomplished clinician and enjoys using his experience to treat patients in all aspects of Dentistry, including Fillings, Extractions, Crowns, Bridges, Root Canal Therapy, and Pediatric dentistry.

Dr. Melanie Davis

  • Powell Mill Road, Spartanburg Practice

Dr. Davis has been proud to call Upstate home her entire lite.  A native of Gaffney, Dr. Davis has been practicing general and cosmetic dentistry in Spartanburg since 2001. Dr. Davis attended Wofford College where she earned a B.S. in Chemistry in 1996, graduating cum laude. She went on to receive her DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC in 2001, and was inducted in the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society for her scholastic achievements. She joined K and N Dental Group in 2009, and currently practices at 125 Powell Mill Road on the westside of Spartanburg. She takes pride in providing quality dental care for the entire family, providing comprehensive oral care with preventive, restorative, and cosmetic procedures. Dr. Davis also volunteers her time providing dental care for patients of the St Luke's Free Medical Clinic.

Dr Davis is married and has 3 children, Tyler, Savannah, and Cooper. She enjoys tennis, Gamecock football, and spending time with her family.

Dr. Laura Schmidt

  • Inman Practice

Dr. Laura Schmidt was born and raised in Michigan until her relocation to Georgia in 2000. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biology from University of West Georgia, where she also played volleyball. Dr. Schmidt earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at the Medical College of Georgia, and she completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, GA. Her training includes cosmetic dentistry, dental implants, and oral surgery with certification in IV sedation. She is a member of the American and South Carolina Dental Associations. In her spare time, she enjoys playing volleyball, soccer, cooking, and reading.

Dr. William Swinderman

  • Greenville Practice

A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Dr. Bill Swinderman attended Case Western Reserve University and majored in biology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery from The Ohio State University.  After practicing in Ohio for one year, he decided to leave the cold winters behind and migrate south. He soon settled in Greenville, where he met his wife, Elizabeth one year later. They have one son, Will and a dog, named Moses. Dr. Swinderman is a member or the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association and the Piedmont District Dental Society.  He also participates in community outreach programs like South Carolina's Dental Access Days, and spends time volunteering at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic multiple times a year.

Dr. Swinderman enjoys to spend time outside with his family and friends, playing basketball and watching all sports, especially Ohio State football.

Dr. Seung Kye (Peter) Choi

  • Saluda Practice

Dr. Marianne Ayers

  • Piedmont Practice

Dr. Nathen Head

  • Charleston, James Island Practice

Born in Massachusetts and raised in Columbia, SC, Dr. Nathan Head is received his BS in biology from Presbyterian College. Dr. Head and his wife, Juliana, were the first married couple to be accepted into and graduate from the Medial University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Head is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

Dr. Head’s wife, Juliana also practices dentistry in the Charleston area. They live on John’s Island with their son, Reiland and their two Jack Russell terriers. Dr Head is very active in his church and enjoys spending his free time outdoors with his family and going to the gym.

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