Meet the Doctors at Bright Start Dental

General Dentists for Children in Florence

Dr. Katherine Rood, DMD

More information about Dr. Rood coming soon.

Dr. Vanessa White

A consummate student of the dental arts, Dr. White takes over 100 hours of continuing education credits each year. Her interests include pathology, prosthodontics, and various facets of general and cosmetic dentistry. Dr. White is passionate about expanding her clinical skills and is currently working towards her Fellowship within the Academy of General Dentistry. This level of commitment gives Dr. White six times the required amount of continued education and as a result, she and her team, are able to provide her patients with the latest dental techniques at the highest standard of care. In addition to being an expert dentist, Dr. White places the highest priority on building relationships with her patients. This philosophy is put into practice so that every patient feels like they are part of a family, starting from their very first appointment. Dr. White enjoys working with patients of all ages from children to older adults. When Dr. White is not practicing Dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her husband and two children. She also loves exploring, traveling, and movies.

Dr. Marina Hagens

More information about Dr. Hagens coming soon.

Dr. Tameko Alford

Dr. Alford is a proud graduate of Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC. She has over twenty years of dental practice experience in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. Dr. Alford has always enjoyed working with pediatric patients and realizes the impact that a positive dental experience can have on children.

Dr. Alford enjoys reading, yoga, and spending time with friends and family.

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