Ellen Thrailkill, DMD

Dr. Ellen Thrailkill joined our practice in July, 2012. Dr. Thrailkill is a 2006 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC where she earned a BS degree in biology. She received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in May, 2010. She then completed a 2-year graduate program at the University of Alabama – Birmingham where she was chief resident and received advanced general dentistry training from 2010-2012. Dr. Thrailkill chose to pursue a general dentistry residency upon graduation from dental school in order to provide her patients with the most comprehensive dental care she possibly can. Dr. Thrailkill is qualified to perform sedation, root canals, restorative dentistry, and a variety of surgical procedures such as dental implants.

In addition to serving our patients here at Great Oaks Dental, Dr. Thrailkill enjoys teaching general dentistry and has incorporated that into her practice. She is on faculty with Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC where she teaches dental residents two days a month. Dr. Thrailkill also teaches dental students from MUSC during their rotation at the Greenville Free Medical Clinic. She volunteers monthly at the Samaritan Health Free Dental Clinic which serves the residents of Pickens County as well as the Greenville Free Medical Clinic. She was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society in 2010 and is a member of the Tri-County Dental Society, the Greenville County Dental Society, the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Thrailkill is a member of Grace Church and active in Dental Community Fellowship, a chapter of the Christian Medical and Dental Association. Dr. Thrailkill spends time serving at Dental Access Days and has been on several overseas dental mission trips. Dr. Thrailkill is so excited to be here at Great Oaks Dental and says, “It is a joy for me to be used to help patients achieve great oral health!”

Dr. Giddings and his staff are wonderful. The staff is professional and friendly, they care about their patients and it shows. I know most of us don’t like going to the dentist, but Dr. Giddings has a soft touch and really does his best to make the visit as comfortable as possible. I have TMJ and can’t leave my mouth open for long periods of time, and he is great to give me breaks so I don’t end up with headaches after I leave. I would absolutely recommend this team to my family and friends

Sharon S. 6/8/2016

This was the most thorough dental cleaning and checkup that I have ever had! I have a lot of confidence in this practice. Brittany was very professional and knowledgeable and answered all of my questions. Dr. Giddings was very nice and reassuring and also very professional. I would highly recommend this practice!!

Denise H. 6/2/2016

For a person with dental work anxiety like me, the level of professionalism combined with care and the desire to keep the anxiety to a minimum is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Venice D. 8/11/16

This was my second visit and it was as pleasant as the first. My questions were answered, all staff were extremely friendly, they did a great job cleaning my teeth, and they didn’t try to “sell” me on extra services.

Danielle W. 7/30/2016

This staff, from the Dentists to the assistants to the front desk are the friendliest, most professional and compassionate people ever to staff an office. I had to have an emergency cap for a broken tooth. With their machine (a lot like a 3D printer) I had a new, permanent cap in less than 2 hours.

Jack S. 4/21/2016

“Everyone, from the office staff, hygienist, and dentist, were extremely friendly and professional. State of the art equipment and care.”

5 Star Review – May 12, 2016

“It is an honor to be able to share life with our patients – as they grow up, marry, and become parents and grandparents. I share in their ups and downs, and have the privilege of caring for their dental needs all along the way.”
– Dr. Paul Giddings

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