Meet the Staff

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Tammie Foster

Office Manager
Tammie - Staff at Pediatric Dentist in Duncan, SC and Spartanburg County

Spartanburg native Tammie Foster has been in the dental field for twenty years and LOVES IT!!!! Tammie is the go to person for help in understanding your dental insurance as it pertains to child/children’s dental needs.

Tammie recently moved to Lake Greenwood, but still commutes daily because River Falls Pediatric Dentistry and our kids are family to her. Outside the office she enjoys spending time with husband Paul, their four children, and seven grandchildren. Tammie loves boating, kayaking, and riding her grandchildren on the jet ski. The best part of working at River Falls Pediatric Dentistry for her is how much enjoyment she gets from working with the parents to make beautiful smiles possible for their children.

Vanessa Sosa

Administrative Assistant
Vanessa - Staff at Pediatric Dentist in Duncan, SC and Spartanburg County

In the front office, Vanessa Sosa is probably the first person you’ll see when you come in. Vanessa is originally from Miami, FL and is bilingual, fluent in both English and Spanish. She always greets our patients and their families with an encouraging smile and does everything she can to make everyone feel welcomed. She is patient’s first point of contact, managing the phones and scheduling future appointments.

When off the clock, Vanessa is always on the go. She and her husband, Luis, have two daughters that keep them on the move. Vanessa enjoys reading, watching movies, keeping active with family and cooking (Our staff enjoys her cooking too).


Holly Lanford

Registered Dental Hygienist
Holly - Staff at Pediatric Dentist in Duncan, SC and Spartanburg County

Holly Lanford is a Spartanburg native and is a graduate of Boiling Springs High school. She attended York Technical College where she received her Associates Degree in Health Science with a minor in Dental Hygiene in 2002. She worked in general dentistry for four years, then made the transition to pediatric dentistry - Which has been her passion ever since. She realized that many adults have dental fears that started in childhood, so she works tirelessly to make sure every child has the best dental experience possible.

Outside the office Holly enjoys spending time with her children and their dog. She loves to read, travel, and experience different types of interesting dishes. Holly and her children are huge Harry Potter Fans, so much so, that their dog is named Dobby.

Emily Seppala

Registered Dental Hygienist
Emily - Staff at Pediatric Dentist in Duncan, SC and Spartanburg County

Born and raised in the small town of New Ipswich, New Hampshire Emily's always had a love of going to the dentist. She remembers the first time she went that her older brother got a longer turn than her, deciding that just was not fair! With that being said, embarking on her dental hygiene career was one of the easiest decisions she ever made, and she hasn't looked back since. She attended New Hampshire Technical Institute where she received her associates degree in the science of dental hygiene. While in school she was a member of the Student American Dental Hygiene Association and was her class Historian, capturing pictures at events organized by her program.

One month after completing school her and her husband Mathias headed south, trading in their snow shoes for flip flops and have been enjoying South Caroling ever since.

Last November Emily became a mom when her and her husband welcomed their baby boy Chandler to their family! Now as a family of three, they enjoy spending as much time together as possible. Emily also enjoys being outdoors playing games like bocce with her family and swimming with all 14 of her nieces and nephews! On weekends she loves venturing to find new restaurant favorites and go shopping.


Rebecca Henderson

Registered Dental Hygienist
Rebecca - Staff at Pediatric Dentist in Duncan, SC and Spartanburg County

A native of the Greenville area, Rebecca has sixteen years’ experience in Dentistry, ten of which have been in the field of pediatrics. She received her Associate of Science degree in Dental Hygiene in 2000 from Greenville Technical College, and has worked with adults and children alike; children, however, have her heart. She is committed to educating her patients and parents about proper dental care during the most formative years of growth, and adores the smiles and experiences that children share during their dental visits.

On the homefront, Rebecca and her husband Scott share a love for God’s creatures, and have filled their home with 3 cats and 3 dogs, and even a baby squirrel at one point. Her two sons are grown, so in her spare time, she enjoys reading, kickboxing, shopping, and eating (her husband is an amazing cook). She would love to write a children’s book or two in the future, and share her passion for reading with stories of love and friendship.

Einike Gist

Lead Dental Assistant
Einike - Staff at Pediatric Dentist in Duncan, SC and Spartanburg County

A Spartanburg native, Einike Gist has worked with Dr. Chana for +2 years. She is a graduate of Spartanburg Community College, where she obtained her expanded duty dental assistant certification in 2006. She has 10 years of hands-on experience in pediatric dentistry.

When she isn’t working, Einike enjoys spending time with her family and being a foster mom to the little ones that are need of love. Einike has 2 beautiful kids of her own and recently became a mom to 2 adorable adopted little girls.

Einike fully enjoys working with the children at River Falls Pediatric Dentistry, “They are just full of joy and surprises and their laugh is just contagious. When I know I am able to make a little one who is nervous, smile and happy by the end of their visit, it just fills my heart. Every child is special in their own way, which brings joy to my heart. I love smiling and laughing with the parents as well.”


Brittany Lowe

Dental Assistant
Brittany - Staff at Pediatric Dentist in Duncan, SC and Spartanburg County

Brittany Lowe is Spartanburg native who graduated from Dorman High School. After graduation she attended USC Upstate where she played college golf and graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Biology. While at Upstate she received her certification as a Dental Assistant. When she is not working, she loves watching the Tennessee Vols play football. She also loves spending time with her family and her “fur-baby” Piper.

Brittany passion is working with young children and making them feel comfortable in the dental chair. She loves working with Dr. Chana and helping children stay “sugarbug” free.


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