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Lexington Dentist Dr. BackmanMelissa Backman, D.M.D. Lexington Dentist

Dr. Melissa Backman grew up in the Lexington area. She knew she wanted to return to her hometown to practice dentistry and in 2009 she opened White Knoll Dentistry. Dr. Backman completed her undergraduate degree at Winthrop University and went on to receive her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. She completed a General Practice Residency after dental school at the Children’s Hospital in Oklahoma City where she received advanced training in treating children and patients with special needs. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, reading, and photography. Dr. Backman lives in Lexington with her husband, Dewayne, who is a Certified Public Accountant. You can often find Dewayne helping out around the office or upstairs working on tax returns. Dr. Backman and Dewayne have two children, Daniel and Adelyn.  They are excited to be a part of the White Knoll community!

Kate Pennella, D.M.D.

Dr. LyttleDr. Kate Pennella grew up in Pennsylvania but has always had strong ties to South Carolina. Having spent every summer since she was a little girl on Edisto Island, she knew South Carolina would be the place she would call home. After graduating with a degree in Biology from Franklin and Marshall College, she earned her doctorate from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Pennella graduated in the top 10% of her dental class and was elected into the dental honor society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon. Following dental school, she completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. After a year of private practice in Richmond, VA, Dr. Pennella returned to South Carolina with her husband, Dan, and their miniature pinscher, Mynxx. She joined the White Knoll Dentistry team in July 2011 and looks forward to becoming part of the Lexington community.

Aimee Brown, D.M.D.

Dr. Aimee Brown grew up in the small town of Cottageville, SC.  Dr. Brown completed her undergraduate degree in Biology from Erskine College and went on to receive her doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.  After graduation she moved to Lancaster, SC to practice general dentistry with her husband, Dr. Ray Brown.  For the past ten years she has practiced alongside her husband in their family practice.   Drawn to Lexington’s small town feel, hospitality and proximity to their families.  Dr. Brown and her husband decided to make Lexington their home.  In her spare time, she enjoys outings with her two wonderful children (Benjamin and Rose), reading, camping, volunteering and time with her friends.  She is excited about joining the White Knoll Dentistry team and making Lexington her new home.



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