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Hopewell Family Dentistry
Dr. Patrick Carter

Meet the Team at Hopewell Family Dentistry

Dr. Patrick Carter and our team would like to thank you for visiting Hopewell Family Dentistry.  

We strive to make every part of your dental experience comfortable and convenient. We love seeing patients of all ages, from a young child's first visit all the way to geriatric dental needs. Our treatment philosophy is to provide conservative, comprehensive, and cosmetic dentistry that is tailored to each patient's individual needs. 

Take a moment to learn a little about us and rest assured that we will make your experience a great one!

Hopewell Family Dentistry staff
Anderson dentist Dr. Patrick Carter , D.M.D. and his family

Dr. Patrick Carter, D.M.D.

Dr. Carter was born and raised in the small town of Elliott, SC where his parents owned and operated their own music label Ripete Records. Coming from a long bloodline of Clemson Alumni, it was no surprise that he attended Clemson University himself. He graduated from Clemson with a degree in Pre-Professional Health Studies in May 2007 and went on to attend the Medical University of South Carolina for dental school. He graduated from MUSC in May 2011 and immediately began associateships in Anderson and Abbeville.  
Dr. Carter spent many months looking for the perfect location for his own dental office. His goal was to find a location with a neighborhood feel, while being convenient to those commuting to daily jobs and other activities. He already knew he enjoyed the people and community in Anderson, and the location he chose off of Hwy 81 stood out to him as the perfect home for his new office. Hopewell Family Dentistry was founded in February 2013.
While attending Clemson University, Dr. Carter met his wife Carly. She was raised in Greenville, SC and also attended MUSC. Carly is currently a Speech Therapist at Anmed Hospital. Dr. Carter and Carly have two children, Banks(2013) and Georgia(2016), that they love with all their hearts. They live nearby in Anderson and are members of Central Presbyterian Church.
In his time away from dentistry, Dr. Carter enjoys following Clemson football, fishing on Lake Hartwell, listening to music, and spending time at his family’s vacation home on the Black River.
Patient Care Coordinator Nichole

Nichole Holden

Patient Care Coordinator

Nichole is an Anderson native and attended Concorde Career Institute in Jacksonville, Florida, to earn her dental assisting certification. She joined us in 2014 and truly enjoys our patients and our team.

When Nichole is away from the dental office, you will find her enjoying quality time with her family and friends.

Patient Care Coordinator Dana

Dana Medlin

Patient Care Coordinator

Dana grew up in Williamston and now lives in Easley.  Dana was a patient of the practice before she joined as a team member.  We were very excited to add Dana as an additional patient care coordinator in June 2021.  When not at work, she enjoys reading a good book and spending time with her husband and family.

Hygienist Delana

Delana Ballenger, RDH


Delana is originally from Liberty, but now lives in Anderson with her husband and daughter. She graduated from Greenville Technical College for dental hygiene in 2012, and she is also certified in anesthesia in order to give our patients greater comfort.

Delana joined our office in 2014 and loves getting to know our patients and helping them feel at ease in our dental office. When she is away from the office, you will find her enjoying time with her husband, daughter, and friends, spending time outside, and cheering for the Clemson Tigers!

Dental Assistant Sabrina

Sabrina Lee

Dental Assistant

Sabrina grew up in Liberty and now lives in Easley.  She graduated from Palmetto School with her degree in expanded duties dental assisting.  When not at work, Sabrina enjoys spending time with her husband and two children and going camping. Sabrina joined our practice in 2018.

Dental Assistant Dee

Dee Mahurin

Dental Assistant

Dee graduated from Tri-County Technical School in 1992 as an expanded duty dental assistant and a minor in business management.  Dee has 20 years of dental assisting experience.  In her free time, Dee enjoys crafting and spending time with her grandson.  Dee joined our practice in 2020.

Anderson SC Hygienist Amy

Amy McMahan


Amy is a native of Asheville, NC but has lived in Upstate SC for over 20 years. As an experienced hygienist, she loves helping her patients achieve optimal oral health. In her free time, she enjoys nature photography, redesigning furniture, and exploring new restaurants.

Anderson Hygienist Ashli Locke

Ashli Locke


Ashli has lived in Pelzer, SC her whole life. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Greenville Technical College in 2022. Ashli loves educating patients on their oral health and giving them advice on how they can always improve it. When Ashli is not at work, she likes to spend time with family and friends. She enjoys going to the lake, watching football games, golfing with her boyfriend, and going to drag races.

Emily Parker


Emily has been a registered dental hygienist since 2010 and is thankful to be in a field she truly loves! She and her husband have 4 children. They enjoy making memories together as a family, going to church where her husband pastors, and cheering on the Clemson Tigers

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