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. Benton 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. 

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 a daughter. Dr. Papadea enjoys surfing, fishing, running, home brewing, and spending time with his family.   

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. 

Dr. Papadea is currently serving as the Secretary/Treasurer of the South Carolina Dental Association. 

Jan M. Baraczek, DMD

Jan Baraczek, DMD
Dr. Jan Baraczek attended Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia and graduated in 2003 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. Combining her love for art and her desire to help people, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. Dr. Baraczek attended the post-baccalaureate program at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro for her dental school prerequisites. She continued on to the Medical University of South Carolina and graduated May 20, 2016 with her DMD.

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 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.

 

Sandi BlaylockSandi Blaylock

Sandi joined the office staff in January 2019. Originally from Michigan, she moved with her family to Pawleys Island in 2013. She and her husband founded a marriage ministry and coauthored a book, Marriage on Mission. She enjoys time with her family, traveling, and walking the beach with her husband and her Boykin Spaniel named Rocky.

 

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. Baraczek’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.

 

 

 

 

 

Katelin Walters

Katelin graduated from Trident Technical College in Charleston in 2011 as an expanded duty dental assistant. She joined our team in May 2018. She is dual trained as an assistant and front office coordinator. She enjoys spending time with family and friends.

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, traveling, and attending church.

 

Marianne Jordan

Marianne Jordan

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