105 Professional Court
Anderson, South Carolina 29621
864-226-1752
guffeedent@gmail.com

 

Staff

MEET OUR WONDERFUL STAFF

DR. BYRON GUFFEE

Dr. Byron Guffee is a Pendleton native.  He lives by the philosophy that “you should treat others as you want to be treated.” He is compassionate when it comes to his patients’ needs and is dedicated to providing his patients with the highest quality of care without discomfort. While being a dedicated doctor and devoted friend to his patients, Dr. Guffee is also a loving husband to his wife Kayla Thrasher Guffee. They have 3 sons named Rollins, Asher, and Hewitt.  Kayla is also a Pendleton native, and a first grade teacher at Calhoun Academy of the Arts. They are both active at Concord Baptist  and in their community.

 

Dr. Guffee enjoys fishing, golf, visiting with family and friends, and volunteering at local free dental clinics. He is a member of the Christian Dental Community Fellowship Mission Team, and has been on four dental mission trips to Ecuador, South America and Burundi, Africa to help those less fortunate.

 

Dr. Guffee is a 2005 graduate of Clemson University and a 2011 graduate of The Medical University of South Carolina, where he excelled and was the recipient of several academic and clinical awards, including the prestigious Academy of General Dentistry Award and the MUSC Pediatric Dentistry Award for his excellence in clinical skills, as voted on by his professors. His academic awards include multiple scholarships and the MUSC President’s List and Dean’s List all four years. Dr. Guffee is currently a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, South Carolina Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the local Piedmont District Dental Society.

DR. JORDAN HOOD

Dr. Jordan Hood grew up in Pendleton, SC. He is a proud alumnus of Clemson University. After graduating from Clemson in 2010, Dr. Hood attended the Medical University of South Carolina for dental school. Following dental school he is excited to have the opportunity to return to the upstate to practice dentistry. Dr. Hood has been an active member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, Tri County Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry.

 

While attending Clemson Dr. Hood met his wife Claire. They have been blessed with three children. In his free time, Dr. Hood enjoys spending time with family, cheering for Clemson athletics, fishing, wood working, and spending time outdoors. He and his family are active members of Crosspoint Church in Clemson.

DR. ALAN BLANCHARD, DDS

After completing his undergraduate education at Florida State University and Clemson University, Dr. Blanchard graduated from Emory University Dental School. Dr. Blanchard served as a dentist in the U.S. Army, earning the rank of captain, before opening his own family practice. He has been practicing at this location since 1985.

 

Married for 43 years to Julie Kirbo Blanchard, Dr. and Mrs. Blanchard have two sons and four grandchildren.

 

When not working, Dr. Blanchard enjoys woodworking, running, and spending time with family. He is an elder in the Presbyterian Church and also serves on several boards including the YMCA and Hopewell Volunteer Fire Department. He is a member of the American Dental Association, Piedmont Dental Society, Anderson Dental Society, and South Carolina Dental Association.

Tracy Kinard

Tracie is a Dental Assistant and has been with our office since 2003. Tracie has one son and has been married since 1992. She enjoys camping, horseback riding, serving at her church, and spending time with family and friends.

Kathy Long

Kathy is married to Bryan and has 5 children and 7 grandchildren. She has worked in the dental field for ten years. She enjoys cooking for her family, keeping her grandchildren, crocheting and working in the yard. 

Ashley Long

Ashley has been a Dental Hygienist since 2008. She was born and raised in Iva SC, and is now living in Anderson with her husband Jamie and step son Bryson. Ashley enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending NewSpring Church, and shopping.  

Terry Foster

Terry has been a Dental Hygienist for over 35 years and has been a member of our office since 1998. Married since 1983, Terry has three daughters and nine grandchildren. She enjoys hunting, fishing, reading, and spending time with family.

Sandy Eiland

Sandy is our receptionist and has over 14 years of experience. She has been married since 1979, and has two sons and six grandchildren. Her hobbies include sewing, reading, and playing with her grandchildren.

Kristal Welborn

Kristal is a Dental Assistant with over 17 years of experience. She has been at our office since 2010. Kristal has been married for 24 years and has one son and one daughter. In her free time, she enjoys shopping and watching her children play tennis.