Dr. Julie A. Obenchain, DDS is honored to provide the very best mercury-free and eco-friendly cosmetic and family dental services to the community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Prior to Pleasant Smiles, Dr. Julie spent 11 years with the award-winning practice, Glenns Bay Dental Associates in Surfside Beach, SC.
A native of Piqua, OH, Dr. Obenchain knew dentistry was her calling as young as 6th grade. After completing her coursework a year ahead of schedule at Bowling Green State University, she transferred directly into her doctorate program in 1993. Dr. Julie received her Doctorate in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry in Cleveland OH in 1997. After graduation, she completed a one year residency at the Dayton VA Medical Center before going into practice.
In 2004, Dr. Julie sold her practice in Ohio and relocated her family to South Carolina. A mother of three wonderful children and breast cancer survivor, Dr. Julie is passionate about practicing dentistry in the safest and most biologically-responsible way by eliminating mercury, BPA, and other toxic materials from her practice. She is also devoted to helping patients undergoing cancer treatment preserve and protect their oral health.
Dr. Julie A. Obenchain, DDS is a proud member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Give Kids A Smile program.
Dr. Laura Jean Varadi is a South Carolina native who grew up on the Isle of Palms. After attending Wando High School, Dr. Varadi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Carolina where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she knew she wanted to pursue a career serving people directly through dentistry.
Dr. Varadi completed her dental education at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was very active during her time in dental school where she was the President of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), a volunteer at the North Charleston Outreach dental clinic, and a member of Dental Community Fellowship. She served on several dental mission trips during her time in dental school including weeks in Ecuador, Jamaica, and Peru. Dr. Varadi also received AAWD’s Outstanding Female Dentist Award.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Varadi attended one of the nation’s top Advanced Education in General Dentistry residencies at the University of Florida. Dr. Varadi received additional training in placement of dental implants, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. She completed advanced training with the prestigious Dawson Academy. Through her achievements with her residency program, Dr. Varadi received her Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Varadi enjoys spending time with her Boykin Spaniel, Ellie, going fishing, running, and going to the beach. Dr. Varadi is excited to be providing quality and comprehensive care that every patient deserves. Having grown up in the area, she looks forward to giving back to the community that she has called home.
Vyonne has warmly cared for and nurtured patients at our office for the past 25 years. With over 40 years total dental hygiene experience, one would be hard pressed to find a more gentle and thorough dental hygienist than Vyonne. Born and raised in Mount Pleasant, SC, Vyonne has seen the town grow and change over the years. Vyonne loves visiting with all of her patients, old and new friends alike!
Jordan’s positive energy and upbeat demeanor are sure to make you feel at ease. Rest assured, you are in great hands when Jordan is assisting Dr. Obenchain. She loves getting to know her patients and finding the latest and greatest restaurant to visit! A true Southern Girl at heart, Jordan loves to get out on the water in her free time.
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