Meet Our Team

Cosmetic Dentist Columbia

The Columbia Smiles dental team is made up of professional, knowledgeable individuals who are invested in producing remarkable results for patients. Dr. Nick Pournaras is a skilled cosmetic dentist who is proud to provide superior care to all of his patients. Contact our Columbia office today to learn more about our dental practice.


"Barbara" Barbara and her husband Russ are originally from New Jersey and have called South Carolina their home since 1989. She received a Bachelors Degree in business administration with a minor in accounting from William Paterson University. She has been a part of the Columbia Smiles team since January 1996. Barbara serves as the Treatment Coordinator assisting patients with their insurance claims and financial arrangements. The both enjoy spending time with their wonderful children Bri and Rachel and son in-law Dan. Barbara has been blessed with beautiful grand-daughters Bella and Sophie


"Angie"Angie was born in Asheville, North Carolina and has made Columbia her home. She is married to Joe and they enjoy spending time with their three sons, Whitney, Michael and Hunter. Angie has been a part of the Columbia Smiles team since September 1988. She is Dr. Nick’s chair-side assistant and together they provide expert dental care. 



ElaineElaine and her husband Kevin retired and returned to Columbia after he served twenty-three years in the Air Force. They are the parents of three adult children Brittany, Kevin Jr. and Alex along with their special pet dog Sonic. Elaine received a dental assistant certificate from the Academy of Dental Technology in Virginia Beach. She joined the Columbia Smiles team in August of 2004 as the hygiene coordinator, but currently works as a clinical assistant. She enjoys providing patients with exceptional courtesy to make their dental experience enjoyable.


KimKimberly was born and raised in West Columbia, South Carolina. She married her husband Tom in October 2013 and now lives in downtown Columbia with their sweet puppy named Indy. Kim graduated in 2014 from Midlands Technical College with an Associate of Health Science in Dental Hygiene. She joined the team at Columbia Smiles the summer after graduation. She also loves creating music  and photography outside of her time at the office. Kim strives to create a relaxed, welcoming, and comfortable experience for her patients. Her goal for each visit is to provide through education and oral hygiene demonstration in order to assist with the improvement of oral health in each individual. She is grateful to have the opportunity to work with such a great team that is committed to increasing their knowledge and skills in dentistry.Kim looks forward to building more relationships with the patients who come to visit Columbia Smiles!