Matthew Sperber, DDS
Dr. Matt first became interested in dentistry at a young age. His mother, despite having excellent oral health, has had about every dental procedure in the book, many of them more than once. Dr. Matt often accompanied her to dental appointments growing up and was conflicted by his growing love of dentistry and his mother’s growing hatred of the dentist.
His love for dentistry won and Dr. Matt obtained his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Columbia University. His desire to perform comprehensive general dentistry led him to complete his general practice residency at Newark Beth Israel, where he saw a high volume of medically and dentally complex cases.
Dr. Matt has also completed advanced training in implant placement, root canal therapy, and Invisalign®. In order to win his mother over, he became involved in research aimed at reducing anxiety in dental patients and is passionate about putting nervous patients at ease. After completion of his residency, he relocated to South Carolina where he has been practicing in a busy private practice.
Dr. Matt and his wife Lauren have a new daughter, Allie, and two dogs, Mimi and Molly. They love exploring their community, cooking, running, and soaking up the South Carolina sunshine. Dr. Matt is also an avid skier, although it may be time to trade in his snow skis for water skis. He loves getting to know his patients and learning about their lives in addition to their dental concerns.
Michael Dudleck, DMD
Dr. Michael’s passion for dentistry stemmed from his own personal experience growing up. An impacted canine tooth led to years of dental visits, braces, and more dental visits. He was fortunate enough to be treated by an incredible team of providers that not only saved his smile, but set an example for the gentle, patient-centered care Dr. Michael now provides to his own patients.
The Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine brought Dr. Michael to Charleston, SC, just a short drive from his hometown of Myrtle Beach, SC. Having already adapted to the unrelenting SC summer heat, he quickly fell in love with the Charleston charm and decided this is where he wanted to plant his roots. A General Dentistry Residency at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine required him to briefly relocate to North Carolina, where Dr. Michael had the opportunity to gain advanced training in implant placement, digital dentistry, and Invisalign. Despite the many weekends spent commuting between NC and SC, he was grateful for the endless hours his drive gave him to soak up dental podcasts and keep up with the latest advances in Dentistry. All the additional hours of learning paid off when he received the honor of speaking at his graduation – a true testament to his work and success during his time in the program. Dr. Michael loves being in a field that allows him to be a lifelong learner, and is always looking for new ways to deliver the absolute best care to his patients.
When Dr. Michael is not in the office, you truly never know what he may be up to. He loves anything he can do outdoors to soak up the Charleston sun – from grilling, golfing, watching sports, to adventuring with his corgi, Nova. On rainy days, you can find him playing chess, sketching, watching comedy shows, or reminding his twin brother that he’s the oldest by three minutes. Dr. Michael absolutely loves what he does, and is so grateful to the incredible patients that entrust him with their care.
Lauren was born and raised in Atlanta. After meeting her husband Matthew during college at Tulane University, she braved one too many cold New York wi...Read More
Lauren was born and raised in Atlanta. After meeting her husband Matthew during college at Tulane University, she braved one too many cold New York winters before making the move to Charleston.
After working for a few years as a patient satisfaction specialist at a busy radiology practice, she pursued her passion of healthcare and working with people by attending NYU’s School of Nursing. She spent several years working as an obstetric and public health nurse prior to the arrival of her daughter, Allie.
Between the birth of Allie and the birth of Magnolia Family Dental, Lauren decided to trade in her scrubs for, well, new scrubs — and take on the role of practice manager. She loves combining the skills she obtained working in an administrative role with her clinical knowledge, and the opportunity to expand that knowledge in the dentistry world. There is nothing more important to Lauren than making sure every patient and staff member leaves feeling appreciated, happy, and genuinely excited to come back.
When she’s not in the office, you can find her loving on Allie and her two dogs, Molly and Mimi, out on a run, or visiting with family and friends.
Originally from the little town of Latta, she found her happy place in the city of Charleston. Tristan graduated from the College of Charleston with a...Read More
Originally from the little town of Latta, she found her happy place in the city of Charleston. Tristan graduated from the College of Charleston with a major in communications and entered the hospitality industry. After managing a busy hotel in the heart of Downtown Charleston for several years, she was excited when an opportunity arose to use her hospitality skills in the dental world as a patient care coordinator. She quickly fell in love with Dentistry and decided to bring her combined dental knowledge and exeptional mangement skills to our team as the Practice Manager. She is always looking for new ways to improve the experience of every patient and team member has in our office, and loves going above and beyond to make Magnolia Family Dental a special place to visit and work.
When she’s not hard at work in the office, you can find her on a walk with her pug, Greta, by the water, or browsing local shops.
From her home state of Texas to travelling to Delaware to obtain her Bachelor of Science from Wilmington University, Ashleigh dove straight into the d...Read More
From her home state of Texas to travelling to Delaware to obtain her Bachelor of Science from Wilmington University, Ashleigh dove straight into the dental world after graduation. Shortly after, her husband, Zack, was relocated to the Charleston Air Force Base, which lucky for us brought Ashleigh to our office. Ashleigh’s attention to detail, passion for helping others, and strong work ethic make her an incredible asset to our team and the patients we serve. Getting to know our amazing patients is by far her favorite part of the day and she loves when she can make someone’s treatment a possibility by navigating the insurance and financial side of dentistry with them.
Outside of work, Ashleigh’s favorite place to be is in the kitchen whipping up a delicious plant based meal, tending to her plants, or out on a walk with Zack and their rescue pup, Vina.
Patient Care Coordinator
Chelee brings almost a decade of dental and customer service experience to our team, along with a sparkling smile that truly brightens the office. She...Read More
Patient Care Coordinator
Chelee brings almost a decade of dental and customer service experience to our team, along with a sparkling smile that truly brightens the office. She was born in Nicaragua, but spent the majority of her life in Sayreville, NJ. She is fluent in both English and Spanish, and is currently learning Korean. Sunny beaches and southern hospitality brought Chelee and her husband, Brandon, down South, and they quickly fell in love with the Charleston lifestyle.
Chelee has always been passionate about Customer Service. Her outlook on life is to “treat others how you want to be treated, and to always show up with the smile”. Her naturally positive spirit, along with a wealth of knowledge about insurance, scheduling, and dentistry, make her an invaluable member of our team. She has an incredible attention to detail, and is always going the extra mile to make sure our patients have a seamless experience at the practice. She loves the variety of her job, and especially values the connections she is able to make with our patients. When she’s not hard at work, you can find Chelee loving on her adorable son, Jaxon, and furbabies, Ellie and Hunter, or sipping coffee watching old time classics and catching up on reading.
Catherine is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She completed her Dental Hygiene schooling at the Northampton Community College in PA after star...Read More
Catherine is originally from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She completed her Dental Hygiene schooling at the Northampton Community College in PA after starting her education as a Psychology major at Kansas State University. She has been working as a Dental Hygienist for almost 20 years, and practicing in SC for the last 3 years. Catherine truly loves what she does and is strongly committed to promoting oral and overall health for her patients. Throughout her career she has continually looked for opportunities to learn and closely follows the latest research and advances in her field. She brings not only an incredible amount of knowledge and talent to our team, but also her shining positive personality and zest for life that truly brightens the office.
When Catherine isn’t busy brightening smiles, you’ll still almost always find her busy. She and her husband, Jerod, have two kids, Avelyn and Jaxen. Most of their time is spent chasing the kids around to their many school and extracurricular activities. Catherine also enjoys gardening, running, biking, exploring the beaches, golfing, traveling, and more gardening.
Dee was raised in Columbia, SC and moved to the beautiful city of Summerville several years ago for her husband’s work. She started her dental caree...Read More
Dee was raised in Columbia, SC and moved to the beautiful city of Summerville several years ago for her husband’s work. She started her dental career by attending Expanded Duties Dental Assistant at Midlands Technical College where her passion grew for all things dentistry and especially hygiene. Continuing her education, Dee graduated from Dental Hygiene school in 2014 where she was presented with the Mary Clary Hygienist of the Year award for the state of SC. Her talent for dental hygiene is just as strong as her ability to put nervous patients at ease and make every visit as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.
Dee is known as the “Office Mama” as she truly loves and excels at caring for the Magnolia team and incredible patients we serve. The most rewarding part of her job is having the opportunity to build someone’s confidence about their smile and helping her patients to regain a healthy smile and body. Dee and her husband, Nathan, spend most of their free time loving on their two beautiful boys, Louie and Dom. And of course, their first (fur)baby Kimbo. Her family loves traveling and visiting with family, camping, and cooking.
Originally from Valdosta, GA Brenda found her true home in the city of Charleston after a miliary relocation. Afterwards, she quickly found her passio...Read More
Originally from Valdosta, GA Brenda found her true home in the city of Charleston after a miliary relocation. Afterwards, she quickly found her passion in dentistry and now brings a wealth of knowledge to our practice with over 15 years of experience working as an expanded duties dental assistant.
Brenda loves general dentistry because it allows her to help patients manage dental fear and anxiety while also seeing a variety of treatments every day. She has extensive training in cosmetic dentistry, implants, same day crowns, and oral surgery and is extremely proficient at making each visit a seamless experience for patients. Her patients are always at the forefront of her mind, and she is exceptional at making each visit comfortable and enjoyable. There is nothing more rewarding to her than seeing patients throughout each treatment and watching them get their smile and confidence back.
When she’s not in the office you can find her camping, crafting, cooking, spending time with her husband Chris, and loving on her five amazing children.
Jessica was born and raised in the low country and started her dental career here in 2016. She has worked in both general dentistry and pediatric offi...Read More
Jessica was born and raised in the low country and started her dental career here in 2016. She has worked in both general dentistry and pediatric offices, and loves the variety she get to see every day at Magnolia Family Dental. While Jess adores all of her patients, she is exceptional with making the dentist a fun and comfortable experience for our pediatric patients. She loves getting to know her patients and seeing the transformation patients make when their smiles and oral health are restored.
When she’s not hard at work, you can find Jess with her high school sweetheart, Tylor, and daughter, Ellie, remodeling their house, doing anything that gets them outside, or enjoying their favorite brunch spots in Charleston.