Meet Our Team

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.


Amy S

Columbia, SC Dentist - Amy

Amy started in the dental field as a dental assistant in 2002 and has been loving dentistry ever since!  She has done everything from assisting to office management, and even some practice management consulting throughout her past 20 years in the field but has spent the last 12 years primarily focused on all things front desk and insurance.  You may recognize Amy since she worked here from 2011 to 2015 before she moved, but she is back and is very happy to be part of the team here at Diamond Dental Studio once again. She loves to help patients understand their treatment needs and insurance questions so feel free to ask her anything!

Amy and her husband Chris have 2 teenage daughters, Hannah and Ivy. Outside of the office, Amy and her husband own a restaurant (Chubby’s Burgers & Brewhouse in Blythewood) so that takes up most of her free time!  Her favorite things to do when she isn’t working are spending time with her family and friends, traveling (especially to anywhere in the mountains), doing yoga, and advocating for animal rescue.


Amy P

Columbia, SC Dentist - Amy P

Amy joined our team in June of 2023 and brings 22 years of dental knowledge and experience with her. During her dental career Amy has been employed as a dental assistant, office manager, and regional manager. She has always returned to do dental assisting as that is her passion. She enjoys helping our patients overcome their dental anxiety and fears- she feels this is the best and most rewarding part of her job.

Amy and her husband, Marty, enjoy spending time with their two daughters who are active in softball and lacrosse and her fur-baby, Midnight. She also enjoys Gamecock football, travelling to the beach and mountains, and spending weekends on her boat.

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

See What Our Patients are Saying About Us

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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“Diamond Dental is a good place for your dental care . The staff there is great and friendly. I have recommended my friends there because I trust them with my dental care.”

Caesar A.

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“I really appreciate the staff at Diamond Dental, they're awesome! Dr. Mikell, DDS and Ms. Deborah know me and my kids by name and I feel like where going to visit family and not a dental appointment. We talk and catch up like ole buddies!”

Tabitha M.

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“Dr. Mikell and her staff are the best! I moved ten years ago, but still drive in to town to have her team take care of my smile. They are the nicest people you will ever find!”

Kurt S.

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“Julia and her entire amazing staff are top notch. From routine cleanings to more specific emergency situations, I truly trust this team to take care of me. I am so thankful specifically for their help with a fitted night guard. I sleep better and my teeth are protected! Highly recommend Diamond Dental Studios!”

Sarah S.

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