A Good-bye Note from Dr. Jan...
Words can never express how grateful I am for your trust and support over the past 35 years. It has been an amazing journey for my wife, Francette, and me. I established Kids Teeth pediatric dental practice in Mount Pleasant in September 1979. It was a very humble beginning when the population of Mount Pleasant was 18,000 people. All of the dental practice literature said that you needed a population of 50,000 people to draw enough children into the practice to make it successful. Francette and I fell in love with the small town Mount Pleasant and I was able to get a job at the Medical University of South Carolina pediatric dental department as a part-time faculty. I also worked at the Coastal Center in Ladson for mentally challenged individuals one day a week. Francette and I were the only staff and there were many days we had no patients at all. That actually turned out to be a blessing because we were able to personalize the care of every patient that came into the office. We learned how we could make it more fun and efficient. We even attended a few seminars to find out how a husband-and-wife could work together and go home and be husband-and-wife. It wasn't easy but we managed to do it. We recently celebrated 38 years of marriage!
God really works in mysterious ways. When treating children in dental school I had a terrible experience because we were understaffed. I never thought I would want to work with children. When I finished dental school, I taught for a while. When I went into private practice in West Virginia, they actually had dental clinics in the schools. I worked there a few days a week. I found so much joy seeing the kids in that I knew treating children was my calling.
Up until now I have based my whole life on treating children and have enjoyed it immensely. Now, it is time to toss the baton to my well-qualified partners Will MacDonald and Mike Myers. They both were my students at the Medical University of South Carolina and share many of my same dental philosophies. The practice is considerably larger now with two locations, many more employees but I think you'll find the same personalized attention that we established in the beginning. I feel very blessed to live in such a beautiful place, but I (actually, Francette) would really like to do some traveling. I might even spend some more time on the golf course!
Thanks again for all the care and trust you have placed in me by giving me the honor of your children’s dental care.
Will MacDonald, DMD
Dr. Will is board-certified by the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He received his undergraduate degree from Wofford College in 1998. He then attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where he earned his DMD in 2002 and completed a Pediatric Residency in 2004.
He stays current on the latest developments in pediatric dentistry through continuing education and is a member of several dental organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Board of Pediatric Dentistry, and South Carolina Dental Association.
Dr. Will is active in the community, participating in the ADA Give Kids A Smile® program, Hootie’s Homegrown Roundup Back 2 School Basics, and making presentations to local PTA, Mt. Pleasant Moms and Medical University of South Carolina Dental School. He has also written numerous articles on oral health for the Moultrie News.
Dr. Will enjoys boating, fishing, building Christmas floats, spending time with his three daughters, and treating his wife, Mary, like the Queen she is!
Mike Myers, DMD
Dr. Mike Myers is a board-certified pediatric dentist. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of South Carolina in 1997 and a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2002.
He completed a general dentistry residency at the University of Florida and a pediatric dentistry residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2006. He has been in private practice since 2003.
Dr. Mike is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, American Dental Association, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the Christian Medical and Dental Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society.
Away from the office, has also served on dental mission trips to Haiti, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. He was a volunteer faculty member at the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dental Medicine.
Dr. Mike enjoys reading and the outdooors and coaches various sports teams in the Mount Pleasant area. He has been married to his wife, Meredith, since 2003 and they have three children, Margaret, Robert and William.