Dental Team

Dentist in Pawleys Island, SC

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Nicholas A. Papadea DMD, FAGD

Nicholas A. Papadea DMD, FAGDDr. Nicholas Papadea grew up in Columbia, SC. He attended Wofford College, graduating in 1994 with a BS in Biology. He continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD in 1999. That same year he moved to Murrells Inlet and opened his practice in Pawleys Island with the help of Dr. DuBose.

Dr. Papadea is an active member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry, and the Grand Strand Dental Society. He is also a founding member and volunteer dentist at Helping Hands Emergency Dental Clinic, providing emergency extractions to the uninsured of Georgetown County. He is the two-time past-President of the Pawleys Island Lions Club and a member of St. John the Baptist Greek Orthodox Church.  His wife, Meredith, is a pediatric dentist. They have a son and daughter. Dr. Papadea enjoys surfing, fishing, running, home brewing, and spending time with his family. 

Dr. Nicholas Papadea grew up in Columbia, SC. He attended Wofford College, graduating in 1994 with a BS in Biology. He continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine, receiving his DMD in 1999. That same year he moved to Murrells Inlet and opened his practice in Pawleys Island with the help of Dr. DuBose. In 2016 Dr. Papadea received his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry. To achieve this distinction he had to complete 500 hours of continuing education, pass a comprehensive exam, and attend the AGD annual session. 

In April 2017 Dr. Papadea was awarded a fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. The mission of the Pierre Fauchard Academy is to recognize and grow leaders in the dental profession, their communities, and society. 

Jan M. Baraczek, DMD

Jan Baraczek, DMD
We are very excited to announce that Dr. Jan Baraczek has joined the team at Dr. Papadea Family & Cosmetic Dentistry!!! 
Dr. Jan Baraczek attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. She later realized her love of the arts could be instrumental to her love of helping and working with others. Dr. Baraczek attended the post-baccalaureate program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for her dental school prerequisites. She was so blessed to continue on to the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated May 20, 2016.

Dr. Baraczek is a member of the ADA, SCDA, AGD, and is an active volunteer in her community. She enjoys traveling, food, boating, gardening, and time with her family.

 

Front Office:

Roberta WardRoberta Ward

Roberta Ward is our scheduling coordinator. You will hear her lovely Southern voice as she schedules and confirms appointments. She has been employed with our office since August 2001. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her great grandson. 

 

Anne Thomas

Anne Thomas is our billing and insurance specialist. She is a graduate of Horry-Georgetown Technical College and has worked in the dentistry since 2001. She joined our office in September 2011. Anne enjoys spending time with her family, gardening, baking, and working at her church. 

Assistants:

Corey HughesCorey Hughes

Corey graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2001 as an expanded duty dental assistant. She joined our team in June 2008 and is Dr. DuBose's chairside assistant. She loves spending time with her family and gardening.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rae JordanRae Jordan

Rae graduated from Florence Darlington Technical College in 2006 as an expanded duty dental assistant. She joined our team in May 2008 and is Dr. Papadea's chairside assistant. She enjoys spending time with her family and is an avid Clemson fan. 

Hygienists:

Jodie CrewsJodie Crews

Jodie graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2003 with as Associate Degree in Health Science. She has been with our office since September 2003. She loves spending time with her family, travelling, and attending church. 

 

Marianne Jordan

Marianne Jordan

Marianne Jordan graduated from Horry Georgetown Technical College in 2005 with as Associate Degree in Health Science. She has been with our office since November 2005. She enjoys spending time with her family and boating.