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" 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 Financial/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







Trish

Trish moved here from Delaware Ohio along with her husband Ray,and her 2 boys, Kyle and Clay and two dogs, Allie and Harley in May of 2016.. They have always loved vacationing in South Carolina loving the nice people, great weather, bbq and sweet tea, so they decided to make  South Carolina their home. Her family loves  that they are able to take their motorhome  to the mountains or the ocean in just a few hours to go camping. Trish started her dental career in 1998 and is truly blessed to have joined the Columbia Smiles team in August of 2016 as the Office Manager.





 

Elaine

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, They also have two special pet dogs named Muffie and Sonic. Alex and his wife Makaso reside in Japan. 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.


KimS

ElaineKim is originally from Morehead City, North Carolina. She and her husband Billy moved to Columbia September 2009. They are the happy parents of twin boys Liam and Logan born August 19, 2016. Additional members to their family are their first children, two cats, Cinderella and Boots with a yellow lab named Thor. Kim received a degree in dental hygiene May 2009 from Coastal Carolina Community College. She joined the Columbia Smiles team in April 2011. She loves seeing her patients. She believes the best medicine is through patient education. 



 

Kim W

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!