Our team at Meyer Dentistry is dedicated to bringing our patients the most welcoming atmosphere at our office. Take some time to get to know them! If you have any questions or would like to schedule your next appointment with Dr. James Meyer, our friendly dentist in Greenville, South Carolina, please feel free to contact us today.

James J. Meyer, DDS


"I love making my patients comfortable, making them laugh, and seeing them smile when they leave our office."
I have been practicing dentistry for over 25 years, with 20 of that in Greenville. I was born and raised in Chicago. One of ten children, in a family with dentistry in its blood, my father, uncle, brother, and two cousins are all dentists! I take pride in my practice, staff, and most of all, our wonderful patients. Through the years I have constantly looked for ways to improve my patients’ experience each and every time they step into our office. I believe my passion for evolving and progressive dental methods and technology gives me an edge in the dental industry. Staying current and making sure we offer only the best options to meet our patients’ varying needs is a priority. I enjoy the opportunity to meet new patients and take time to get to know them, as well as keeping up with our existing patients and their families. lt is truly a blessing to be able to be in a profession I really love. Being a people person, I get a lot of satisfaction working with a great staff and spending my days with our awesome patients. Outside of the office, travel, woodworking, building projects, and landscaping are just some of my hobbies. Most important in this whole picture is spending time with my wife and three children. We thoroughly enjoy the Greenville area and all it has to offer!
Credentials:
  • St. Mary’s University – Bachelor of Arts Natural Science, Bachelor of Arts Political Science
  • Loyola University – Doctor of Dental Surgery (D.D.S.)
  • Fellow in the American Academy of General Dentistry and The International College of Craniomandibular Orthopedics
  • Diplomat in the American Academy of Pain Management
  • Active member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and Greenville Dental Association

Choose a photo to see more about our staff:

  • Office Administrator
    Cheryl Caron
  • Patient Coordinator
    Stephanie Scruton
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
    Tina Makkas
  • Registered Dental Hygienist
    Brittany Lanford
  • Dental Assistant
    Tammie Shelton
  • Dental Assistant
    Kathy Torbett
  • Dental Assistant
    Teresa Peters

Cheryl Caron


"Being a member of the Meyer Dentistry team makes going to work each day enjoyable; I love working with everyone here and having the opportunity to meet and get to know our patients!"
I come from the financial world, having spent most of my working years in the insurance and financial planning arenas. Making the change to Meyer Dentistry as the Office Administrator was a leap, and I have never looked back on my decision. The team here is wonderful to work with, and so patient and helpful in “teaching me the ropes." I was a patient of Dr. Meyer's for 10 years prior to working here; with my teeth and the work needed, I know how caring and skilled of a dentist he is! He is willing to educate and discuss options to help patients fully understand the importance of their dental health and and treatment that may be needed.
Credentials:
  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration - University of Wisconsin - Stout

Stephanie Scruton


"l am thankful for the opportunity that I have with Meyer Dentistry to be the first and the last impression that our patients have during their visit with us."
I am a Greenville native and love everything our area has to offer. My main focus is our patients’ satisfaction in all aspects of our practice. I make sure you have all of your appointments scheduled, verify your insurance, and even give relaxing hand massages if you are feeling anxious during your visit. I have years of experience in patient coordinating and working with dental insurance companies. When I’m away from the office, I enjoy working out, shopping, decorating, and volunteering at my local church. I love spending time with my family.
Credentials:
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid

Tina Makkas


"I love working at Meyer Dentistry. We really work as a team and we treat every patient as an individual, putting their needs first."
My favorite part about being a hygienist is having the opportunity to meet many new faces, as well as aiding and educating them. My primary motivation is to care for my patients and help them meet their dental needs. It is a rewarding experience making sure my patients have a comfortable dental visit and seeing them leave Meyer Dentistry with a SMILE! In my spare time away from the office, I enjoy working out, traveling, shopping, and spending time with my family.
Credentials:
  • Dental Hygiene from Greenville Technical College
  • BA in Communication Studies from UNC - Charlotte
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogens, and Nitrous Monitoring
  • State of South Carolina Local Anesthesia Certification

Brittany Lanford


"Dentistry has always been an interest of mine... I feel I have truly found my calling! The opportunity to help others is so rewarding."
I am from Greenville and am happy to have settled here with my husband, close to our family. It is truly a blessing to be working with Dr. James Meyer. He is adamant about preventative dentistry and the well-being of each patient. Dr. James Meyer’s work is aesthetically pleasing and very nicely done. I love how the office works so close and as a team. As a hygienist, I do my best to educate patients about their dental health and how to maintain it. If there is a concern, I try to help them to understand what may be going on and the treatment that may be required to get their dental health to its best. I am thankful for my Daddy, who always made our oral hygiene and dental visits very important as we were growing up, and I am so thankful to my husband, who motivated me while I was going through hygiene school.
Credentials:
  • Associates of Applied Science - Dental Hygiene - Greenville Technical College
  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Studio Art / Minor in Psychology - College of Charleston
  • Certified in Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, CPR Trained and Certified
  • State of South Carolina Local Anesthesia Certification

Tammie Shelton


"I love working with Dr. James Meyer and being part of the team. He truly cares about each of his patients and provides the best care."
I am a native of the Upstate and have been Dr.James Meyer’s dental assistant since 2001. Prior to my dental career, I spent over 15 years as a veterinarian assistant. My goal as a dental assistant is to make you and your family feel welcome and comfortable while having your dental work done. I enjoy making crafts, cooking, and spending time with my family, which includes my husband, my daughter, and her beautiful family.
Credentials:
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogens, Nitrous Oxide Monitoring, Conscious Sedation, CEREC one day crown processing

Kathy Torbett


"I love that I have made a difference in our patients’ lives. Whether it’s getting them out of pain or improving their smile, it’s always rewarding."
I grew up here in the Upstate and love it. Working with Dr. James Meyer since 1996 has been a joy, being able to see thousands of happy patients come into our office over the years. I assist with planning and facilitating orthodontic plans and work with Dr.James Meyer on testing and treatment for patients suffering from TMJ/neuromuscular issues. I enjoy working outside in my yard, and most importantly, I love to spend time with my family.
Credentials:
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogens, Nitrous Monitoring, Conscious Sedation and CEREC

Teresa Peters


"I look forward to coming to work each day because I enjoy knowing that I am a part of the Meyer team that provides a caring and professional service to everyone that walks through our doors."
I was born and raised in the city of Tarapoto, Peru. You might say that I'm more Southern than most folks in this area. I met my husband while he was working in Peru, and I came to the U.S. in 2002. Dr. James Meyer has been my family dentist since 2002, and I have always loved how he treated me as a patient. His staff has always made me feel at home as well. I was inspired by the Meyer team to attend dental assistant school and have been extremely fortunate and grateful to have been asked to be a part of the very team that has taken care of me for so many years. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and daughter, exercising, hiking, cooking, crafting and of course... shopping!!!
Credentials:
  • Chairside Dental Assisting
  • Certified in CPR, First Aid, Blood-borne Pathogens qualified