Dental Team


Dental Team


Dr. Donald Ridgell

Dr. Donald Ridgell

Dentist

Upstate Prosthodontics' Dr. Don Ridgell is a clinical professor for the Medical University of South Carolina and runs a solo practice as a dentist in Greenville. Dr. Ridgell opened the practice in 1988. Upstate Prosthodontics is located at 321 Mills Avenue, Greenville, SC.

Shannon Kannarney

Shannon Kannarney

Certified Dental Assistant

Shannon Kannarney has been assisting Dr. Ridgell since 1997. She came to the practice with a certification in Dental Assistance from Tri-County Technical College. Shannon is a member of the National Dental Assistant Association. Shannon is married to Wayne Kannarney and they have 2 children and two grandchildren and one on the way.

Melina Trotter

Melina Trotter

Certified Dental Assistant

Melina Trotter is a Certified Dental Assistant. She received her degree from Tri-County Technical College. She is married to Jeff Trotter and they have a son and a daughter. Melina was born in Greenville and grew up in Six Mile, SC. Melina brings 10 years as a prosthodontic dental assistant and 14 years of pediatric dentistry.

Holly Ridgell

Holly Ridgell

Business Manager

Holly Ridgell is our Business Manager and Dr. Ridgell’s wife. She is also the COO of Ridge Media, LLC in Greenville. She holds an Administrative Assistant degree from Hardbarger Business College and a BA in Creative Arts/Media/Public Relations from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. She is a native of Durham, NC.

Terry Ballenger

Terry Ballenger

Hygienist

Terry Ballenger has worked with Dr. Ridgell since 1990. She received her degree in Hygiene Science from Greenville Technical College. Terry brings 30 years of hygiene experience. She is the mother of one daughter.

Erin Davis

Erin Davis

Office Manager

Erin Davis is the Office Manager and handles our patients’ records, appointments, and dental insurance questions. Erin was born in Greenville and grew up in Piedmont. She graduated from Wren High school. She Erin is married to Justin Davis and they have a daughter, Lilly. She has been with Upstate Prosthodontics since 2012.