Meet Dr. Kelley
Our Board Certified Orthodontist
Originally from Atlanta, Dr. James E. Kelley II moved to Charleston after he married Anne Blakeney of Mt. Pleasant. He attended Wake Forest University, where he graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in biology.
Dr. Kelley isn’t the first dentist in his family. His father was a pediatric dentist in Atlanta, which played a large role in his desire to open his own practice. His sister is also a general dentist in the Athens area. So after college, Dr. Kelley went on to join his family of dentists. He went to dental school at the Medical College of Georgia. Then he went on to receive a post-graduate degree in orthodontics.
Also noteworthy, as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, Dr. Kelley is board certified. This voluntary certification required him to complete additional rigorous exams. Only a small percentage of practicing orthodontists have completed this certification.
In addition, Dr. Kelley is active in many dental organizations. He is currently the Vice President of the South Carolina Association of Orthodontists. He is a past orthodontic advisor to the Carolina Dental Forum. Additionally, he is the former President of the Georgia Orthodontists Foundation.
Lastly, when heʼs not at work, Dr. Kelley enjoys spending time with his wife, Anne, and their children, Elizabeth, Harriet, and James. They also have a springer spaniel. Dr. Kelley is an avid golfer, triathlete, and he is an active member of St. Michaelʼs Church.
Meet Our Team
We are fortunate to have a caring and knowledgeable staff. Our team remains dedicated to the personal needs of each patient. We know you will experience a level of service that will make you feel confident in your choice for orthodontic care and one you will happily recommend to your friends and family.
We are so proud of our team! Let us introduce you to our wonderful staff:
Angela Schrum – New Patient Coordinator
Erin Viohl – Front Desk Coordinator
Originally from Kingstree, Erin is a graduate of Francis Marion University with a B.S. in psychology. Erin enjoys cooking, going to the beach, online shopping, and spending time with her children.
Erika Kennedy – Marketing Coordinator
Erika is originally from Connecticut and is a graduate of Western Connecticut State University. Erika enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and her daughters, Molly and Ellie. She enjoys walks with Preston, her black lab, cooking and going to the beach.
Rachel Johnson – Clinical Assistant
Maureen Gyger – Clinical Assistant
Maureen recently relocated to Charleston from Raleigh and is a certified dental assistant. She has worked in orthodontics for over 30 years. In her spare time, she likes to cook and loves exploring our amazing city when her kids come back to the nest!
Ashleigh Richardson – Clinical Assistant
Ashleigh was born in Lexington, SC, but raised in Charleston. Ashleigh is a graduate from Wando High School and attended Trident Technical College. Ashleigh resides in Awendaw with her husband, James, and their two daughters. She enjoys spending time with family, baking, and of course, shopping!
Geeta Jagoonanan – Clinical Assistant
Originally from Virginia, Geeta has called Charleston home for quite some time. Geeta brings an enthusiasm to her work that communicates her care for our patients. She is dedicated to providing quality care to our patients and brings 20 years of experience in orthodontics to the Kelley Orthodontics team.
Taylor Ann Green – Clinical Assistant
Taylor Ann recently relocated to Charleston from Asheville, NC and is the newest member of our team. She is a certified dental assistant from Charlotte Dental Assisting School graduating in early 2019 after finishing her BSBA at Appalachian State University in 2015. In her spare time, she likes to go to the beach and eat wings!