About Your Dentist

Heather Kilpatrick, DMD

"Never underestimate the value of a smile!"

My Mission

"To encourage every patient's health and happiness by making the dental experience a positive one."

Education

  • Furman University – Greenville, SC
  • Indiana University – Bloomington, IN
  • Louisiana State University School of Psychology – Baton Rouge, LA
  • Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry – Augusta, GA

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Kilpatrick purposely chooses continuing education courses specifically geared toward learning anything that will make her a better practitioner while also fulfilling the requirements toward certification as a forensic dentist by the American Board of Forensic Odontology, of which she is also a formal member.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Kilpatrick has been happily married to her husband, David, for six years. Her adult step-son lives in Columbia, SC and they have two dogs who are spoiled rotten-as Dr. Kilpatrick believes every dog should be! She is a strong supporter of animal rescue and adoption and her favorite shelter is located in Okatie, SC. When she isn't practicing dentistry, Dr. Kilpatrick collects gemstones and continuously works toward becoming a credentialed gemologist. She is also an avid reader of thrillers and true crime.

Shawn Mitchell, DDS

“The fear you let build up in your mind is worse than the situation that actually exists.” – Who Moved My Cheese?

My Mission

“My mission in dentistry is to educate patients on the importance of oral health as it relates to the overall health of their bodies. I will accomplish this by utilizing the latest instrumentation, methods, and research available.”

Education

  • South Carolina State University, Bachelor of Biology – Orangeburg, SC
  • Meharry Medical College, Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Nashville, TN
  • Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center, General Practice Residency (Chief Resident) – Bronx, NY

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Mitchell is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. He is also the founder of the nonprofit organization, Project DReam, created to introduce middle to lower income young adults to careers in healthcare.

Life & Hobbies

When Dr. Mitchell isn’t practicing dentistry, he enjoys photography and videography.

Julie Bertolet, DDS

"Be true to your teeth, or they will be false to you."

My Mission

"To provide quality and individualized dental care for all of our patients; to offer a relaxed and trustworthy environment in which they may receive treatment. I want our patients to feel comfortable and motivated to take initiative in achieving and maintaining overall oral health."

Education

Indiana University, Bachelor of Science – Bloomington, IN

Indiana University School of Dentistry, Doctor of Dental Surgery – Indianapolis, IN

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Fullenkamp is an Indiana native, having grown up in the small town of Trafalgar, Indiana. At a young age, she told her parents that she was going to be a dentist, and she never changed her mind! At first, her interest in dentistry seemed random, but after undergoing orthodontic treatment in middle school, she became more and more interested in dentistry as a career.

She spent a wonderful four years making lifelong friends at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana. Dr. Fullenkamp studied abroad in the Dominican Republic between her sophomore and junior year of college, and this experience really sparked her interest in the Hispanic culture and Spanish language! Now fluent in Spanish, Dr. Fullenkamp likes to keep her skills fresh by traveling to different Spanish-speaking countries.

She also loves to spend time at home with her husband, Forrest, and her two Aussiedoodles, Murphy and Maui. In her free time, she loves to go hiking with the dogs, work out at the gym, and play soccer. She even likes to model when she gets the chance. Dr. Fullenkamp is new to the Columbia area and can't wait to make friends and explore her new home!