Meet Our Team

Shanese – Expanded Duties Dental Assistant

Shanese has been a dental assistant since 2010. She graduated on the Dean’s List from Fortis College. She has worked with Dr. Mikell since 2016 and strives to give patients the highest quality of care. Shanese also enjoys her job because there is always something new to learn, and patient satisfaction is a great reward.

Outside of work, Shanese enjoys cooking and trying out new recipes. Shanese and her family also love taking spur-of-the-moment trips to “Nowhere”, just to see where the road leads them.


Stacey

Stacey joined our team in October of 2019 and brings a lot of knowledge with her. She has been in the dental field since she graduated top of her class from The SC School of Dental Assisting in 2011.  She enjoys helping our patients and is familiar with all aspects of dentistry- from the clinical side to insurance.

Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her son, Tanner. She also enjoys cooking, boating at the lake, the beach, Gamecock football, and vacations with family and friends.


Courtney Faircloth

Courtney joined our team in 2022 and has been a dental assistant since 2018. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science from USC Upstate in 2013 and later finished her hygiene degree from Florence-Darlington Technical College. Courtney loves dental hygiene and educating her patients on good home care.


Outside of work, she enjoys traveling with friends which sparked her interest in her first dental job as a traveling hygienist. Courtney is a Gamecock fan although she is in a house divided by siblings who are Clemson alumni.


Deborah Bode-Hinson – Registered Dental Hygienist

Deborah Bode-Hinson began her dental career in 1986 after graduating from dental assistant training in Berlin Germany. She then graduated with her Registered Dental Hygienist license from Midlands Technical College in 1995. She then followed that with her BHS degree from MUSC in 1998. She has also been employed as a Fraud Investigator/Provider Services Reviewer for Medicaid and then as School Dental Prevention Coordinator/Fluouridation Coordinator/CDC Grant Manager for South Carolina DHEC Division of Oral Health. She was then employed as a Patient Coordinator/Insurance Coordinator for an Oral Surgery Practice. My greatest joy is direct patient care…working together with my patients to attain an elevated level of dental health.

I’m originally from Missouri and have lived in Columbia SC since 1990. My husband Robert and I have two lovely adult daughters. I enjoy car shows, quilting, antiquing, cooking, and quiet country living.


Audrey Rambo – Dental Assistant

I graduated from A.W. Beattie Technical College in 1984. My first year I studied Medical Assisting and my second year I studied Dental Assisting which is my passion, I have been doing Dental Assisting ever since. I am happy to be working here with Dr. Mikell and her staff, they are so caring and helpful. I love to spend time with my husband Barry and my son Eric. I have 6 stepchildren and 13 grandchildren. I also love to visit my family up in Pittsburgh Pa. “GO STEELERS “ and travel to other places. I also enjoy grilling and playing cornhole.

We Are Here For You

Dr. Julia K. Mikell
Solo Practitioner

3261 Harrison Rd.
Columbia, SC 29204

(We are easy to find in Forest Acres at the corner of Harrison Rd. and Budon Ct., near the Zesto’s on Forest Drive.)

(803) 738-1114

Providing Dental Care
For Many Communities Including:

Forest Acres, Fort Jackson, Arcadia Lakes, Lake Katherine, Heathwood, Shandon, Rosewood, Downtown Columbia, Earlewood, Cottontown and the University of South Carolina

Hours:

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: Closed


  • South Carolina State Dental
  • America Dental Association
  • America Dental Association

Dentist in Columbia, SC

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Dentist in Columbia, SC

“My husband and I had our 1st appointment with Dr. Mikell today and we left there feeling like we absolutely made the right choice! She and her staff were professional, kind, competent, and very respectful to us. We feel like this was a fabulous start to a long and happy relationship!”

Erica R. Columbia, SC Dental Patient

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3261 Harrison Rd., Columbia, SC 29204
care@diamonddentalcolumbia.com
(803) 738-1114