Meet Your Dental Office Team

Dr. Trinkner leads a team of trusted dental professionals in Columbia, SC. Visit us for comprehensive dental care.


Columbia SC Dental hygienist

Jessica is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She was born in Pittsburgh, PA but grew up in Irmo. She has 9 years of dental experience. She obtained her dental assistant certification from Midlands Technical College in 2004 & then worked as a dental assistant for 7 years. She decided to further her education & in 2011 received her associates degree in Applied Science in Dental Hygiene. She is also certified to administer infiltration anesthesia.

She is passionate about ensuring that her patients develop & maintain excellent oral health. She is a mentor of the American Dental Hygienists Association.


Columbia SC Dental staff front office

Tiffany is our front office manager. She comes to us from Oklahoma. She started her dental career in 2002 after earning her dental assistant certification from Colorado Dental Assistant Academy. Tiffany’s objective is to ensure that each patient has a smooth transition into our practice & throughout their treatment. Whether you are seeking quality routine dental care or cosmetic procedures to improve your smile, she is here to facilitate consultations, plan treatment & discuss insurance & payment options.

With over 11 years in the dental field, Tiffany’s experience & education help her exceed all our patient’s expectations. Tiffany has been married for 13 years & together, they have a son, Ian.


Sarah is our Registered Dental Hygienist

Sarah has been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2017. She was born and raised in  Seattle and earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from Eastern  Washington University. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association. Sarah enjoys building trusting relationships with her patients while she helps them achieve healthier smiles, educates them on oral health, and eases any dental anxiety.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing volleyball, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.


Hannah is our hygiene coordinator

Hannah is our hygiene coordinator. She was born in Colorado but spent her early childhood in the Middle East before moving to South Carolina.

Hannah graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina with a dual degree in fine art photography and art history. She joined the dental field in 2016 where she initially worked in oral surgery. She is your go-to person for any hygiene scheduling needs! You might even see her snapping photos around the office for our social media accounts.

Hannah lives in the Saint Andrews area with her husband and son. She enjoys reading, traveling, and a strong cup of coffee.


Kaci is a certified dental assistant with expanded functions. She began her career in dentistry in 2013. Kaci was born and raised in South Carolina. Her interest in dentistry began at an early age, and she continues to learn about the advancements taking place in the industry today.  Kaci enjoys spending her free time with her husband and their son, which is mostly spent on wrestling mat or outdoors!  


Alissa has been a certified dental assistant since 2022. She earned her certification through Carolina Career School. Before entering the dental field, Alissa worked as a nurse assistant in Long Island, NY.  This is where she gained her love for the healthcare field! In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her fiancé and three children. 


Emily has been a certified dental assistant since 2023. She earned her certification from Midlands Technical College. She is also a member of the American Dental Assistant Association. Emily was born and raised in Leesville, SC. In her free time, she enjoys cruising in her boat and side by side with friends and family.