Dental Associates of Summerville

209 West 5th North Street, Summerville, SC 29483

(843) 873-3706

Dental Associates of Summerville

Dr. Rhett Deaton

Our Staff

Dr. Deaton

Rhett Deaton, DMD

Dr. Deaton is an experienced and compassionate dentist who offers comprehensive, high quality gentle dental care in his state-of-the art practice.

Dr. Deaton was born in Gainesville, GA and graduated from the University of Georgia and the Medical University of South Carolina. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. Deaton practiced in Asheville, NC before moving back to the low country.

Dr. Deaton and his staff are proud of the warm patient-friendly environment they have created and of the lifelong relationships they have built with multi-generational families in the area. Dr. Deaton welcomes patients of all ages and looks forward to meeting you and offering you the professional, caring and pain free oral health care that you deserve.

When not in the office, Dr. Deaton enjoys listening to music, playing guitar, running and cooking. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Tiffany Deaton, and his son, Brooks, in his time off.


Dr. Randall

Dr. Robert S. Randall, DMD

Dr. Randall is originally from Columbia, SC and earned his undergraduate degree from Wofford College and his graduate degree from MUSC School of Dental Medicine in 1974. After teaching part-time at MUSC, he decided to devote full time to his practice in Summerville. He is an active member of the South Carolina Dental Association and has served on various committees for over 30 years. He also serves on the S.C.D.A. Den Pac Board and is a member of the International College of Dentists. He currently and previously served on various other boards including Charleston Southern Advisory Board, Wofford College Alumni Board, DREAM, Trident Tech Foundation Board, Leadership South Carolina Board and several local civic organizations.

Dr. Randall is proud to provide the latest state of the art dental procedures in a comfortable, relaxing environment. He stays current with the latest material and techniques by attending various continuing education courses.

He is married to Kathy Randall and they have a grown daughter Audie. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, fly fishing, walking and reading.




Melissa is an Administrative Assistant and Insurance Coordinator with our practice. She has been part of our practice since 2002. Her voice may be one of the first ones you hear when calling our office. Melissa has many different responsibilities here in the office. You may find her scheduling appointments, fixing a computer problem, and holding to speak to an insurance company all at once on any given day.

Melissa grew up in the Summerville area and attended both Stratford High School and Trident Technical College. When not working she enjoys reading, the wonderful Lowcountry weather, football and spending time with her family.





Donnie has been practicing dental hygiene and working in our office since she graduated from Midlands Technical College in 1977. She loves the relaxed, yet professional atmosphere in the office. Donnie enjoys using the latest technologies in dentistry like the intra-oral camera and frequently attends continuing education classes. She is a member of the South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association and the American Dental Hygiene Association. She is married and has 2 grown daughters and twin grandsons. Her favorite activities include boating, tailgating, reading and playing with her chocolate lab.




Debbie has been a dental hygienist since 2000. She is a graduate of Trident Tech and has been working at Dental Associates of Summerville since 2001. She is a member of the South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association and the American Dental Hygiene Association.

Originally from Downingtown, PA, Debbie moved here in 1993 when her husband transferred with his company. In her spare time Debbie enjoys watching football, hiking, gardening, reading, going to the beach, trying to play golf and most of all playing with her grandkids.




Taffy graduated from Trident Technical College as a Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant in 2003. She has been employed with Dental Associates of Summerville since 2007 and has enjoyed being a part of the team. She loves spending time with friends and family, especially her husband Del, daughter, Sophia and their 4 dogs Coco, Muffin, Bella and Diesel. Taffy has been a resident of Moncks Corner all of her life, and spends much of her time outdoors taking in the beautiful Lowcountry with every ray of sunshine.

Taffy learned at an early age good dental care is crucial, and makes you feel better about yourself. Once she entered the dental field she realized how many people have not been taught how important it really is. This has motivated Taffy to continue this career in hopes to touch lives with her training.




Karen graduated from Trident Technical College Dental Hygiene program in 1998. She joined the team at Dental Associates of Summerville in July 2011. Karen enjoys the friendly and welcoming atmosphere the office offers to its patients and staff. She attends continuing education classes, which keeps her up to date with the latest changes in dentistry.

Karen is married with two grown children. She was raised in Summerville and when not working she enjoys riding motorcycles with her husband and friends.




Kayla graduated from Trident Technical College as a Certified Expanded Duty Dental Assistant in 2016. She joined our team at Dental Associates of Summerville in September 2016. Kayla became interested in the dental field at a young age when she noticed how good dental care can boost a person’s self-esteem.

Kayla grew up in Bonneau and enjoys spending time with family, friends and dog Zoey out on the lake boating and fishing in her spare time.




Tracy is an administrative assistant with our office. She has been in the dental field for over 19 years and joined Dental Associates of Summerville in January 2016. Tracy enjoys getting to know our patients and the family atmosphere that our office provides.

Tracy is married to Schott and they have two sons, Josh and Chase. They enjoy boating, camping and going to Nascar races. She is a huge Green Bay Packers fan and also cheers on the Carolina Gamecocks. Tracy also enjoys being a mentor with the Cane Bay High School Robotics team.


Office Hours

Monday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 8:00am - 12:00pm

Office Info

209 West 5th North Street
Summerville, SC 29483
Phone: (843) 873-3706