Meet our team

Dr. Vu-Heaton, DMD Read Bio

Dr. Tina Vu-Heaton grew up in Columbia, SC and graduated from Spring Valley High School. She completed her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina then went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2000. After dental school, she returned home and practiced dentistry with a large dental practice as an associate. In 2004, she ventured out on her own by purchasing a dental practice from a retiring dentist. Dr. V...Read More

Kristi, Dental Assistant Read Bio

Kristi has been a dental assistant for the last 16 years with experiences in several avenues of dentistry, including general, cosmetic and pediatric. She has enjoyed being a part of Dr. Vu-Heaton's office since 2008. Her main goal is to ensure the patients comfort and understanding of treatment. Kristi is a native of Chester, WVa but moved to Elgin in 1998. She loves spending time with her husband Jeremy and three children Zackary, Kyrstin and Tanner. On her off time she enjoys going to chu...Read More

Tonya, Dental Hygienist Read Bio

Tonya joined the practice in 2007, and loves being able provide a comfortable, relaxing and positive experience for our patients. She is a native of Camden, SC and currently lives in Lugoff, SC. She is married to Jason and they have three kids, Hailey and twins Jaxon and Zachary. She enjoys spending time outdoors, at her children’s sporting activities, cheering for the Clemson Tigers and being involved in her church.

Melissa, Insurance coordinator Read Bio

Melissa has worked at Palmetto Family Dentistry since 2007 and enjoys greeting patients and making them feel comfortable in our office. She is a native of Columbia, SC where she lives with her husband, Jamey and beautiful children, Taylor and Nolan. She enjoys the outdoors, Gamecock sports and spending time at her children’s activities.

Kelly, Treatment coordinator Read Bio

Kelley joined the Palmetto Family Dentistry family in 2011. She graduated from The University of South Carolina in 2007 and then decided to pursue her certification in dental assisting. She is a native of Sumter, SC and currently lives in Lexington with her husband Jonathan. In her free time she enjoys dancing, traveling and cheering on the gamecocks.

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Services we provide

At DR VU-HEATON we strive to provide our patients with the best and most complete dental care. Our doctors and staff frequently attend continuing education seminars to learn the latest dental techniques. Here are some of the services we provide, please click here.

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We offer a number of convenient payment options for our patients which make it easy to afford any care you may need.

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