Meet Our Team
The first pediatric dentist on James Island, Dr. Nichols designed and opened her practice in 1999 to provide a warm, inviting atmosphere with a staff of caring, friendly professionals committed to children. Supported by a team that's been with her for nearly a decade, Dr. Nichols has created a place where young patients and their parents enjoy coming, and where we all enjoy working. We feel lucky to work here each day; you'll find us singing, counting or playing games with our patients as we provide the best in dental care. Rest assured that we do all we can to promote your child's ongoing dental health and comfort during your visits with us.
Erin Nichols - Pediatric Dentist
Erin Nichols is a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry with degrees from the University of Texas, Austin, and the University of Mississippi, School of Dentistry, where she was honored with the American Society of Dentistry for Children Award. Dr. Nichols completed her residency at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). She's the only pediatric dentist in Charleston who offers IV sedation by a board-certified anesthesiologist. An instructor of MUSC's College of Dental Medicine, she remains current in dental knowledge and trends.
She's married to Steve Nichols and mom to sons Daniel and Andrew. As the only pediatric dentist on James Island, she combines her skills as a pediatric specialist with a mother's nurturing touch. Her bottom line is achieving the best care for her young patients, and she's happy to sing "Old MacDonald" in order to get it!
Tracie Geiger - Financial Coordinator
Tracie has been in the medical and dental fields for more than 20 years, and with Dr. Nichols since 2009. A native of James Island, she enjoys the island life with her husband, Bobby, and two boys, Clay and Cody. Tracie is happy to assist with your insurance and finances.
Beth Trenaman - Registered Dental Hygienist
Beth began her career in dental hygiene with Dr. Nichols in 1999. She believes there's a special reward in working with children, and takes pleasure in the relationships she has developed with patients and families over the years. She lives on James Island and has two children.
Ashley Brabham - Certified Dental Assistant
Ashley joined Dr. Nichols' practice in 2003 and can't imagine working anywhere else. She finds great satisfaction in helping children, and believes they receive the best care possible at Oak Point Pediatric Dentistry. Originally from Summerville, Ashley has been a dental assistant for 15 years. She lives on James Island with her husband, John, and three children.
Susan Votaw - Registered Dental Hygienist
A native of Erie, Pennsylvania, Susan has worked in pediatrics for four years. She joined Dr. Nichols in 2013 and enjoys working with the children who come in and getting to know their families. In her free time, she can be found at the beach with her husband and their dog, Brutus.