Meet Our Team
At Palmetto Dental Arts, we are committed to making you and your comfort and care our number one focus. From the first phone call to your initial visit to our office, your experience will be positive and reassuring.
Rayla Conover – RDH - Treatment Coordinator
Rayla is a registered dental hygienist. She has been in the dental field since 2000 and brings a passion for dentistry and extensive experience to Palmetto Dental Arts, where she has worked since 2010. She earned a dental hygiene degree from Greenville Tech in Greenville, SC. Going through cosmetic dentistry herself as a patient, she says it has changed her life.
She decided to pursue a career in dentistry and help other people feel better about smiling. Her life outside the dental office is filled with all kinds of exciting adventures involving her son Nick, daughter Emma and husband, Wayne.
Nicole Tysinger – RDH - Treatment Coordinator
Nicole was raised in Savannah, GA, and relocated to the Bluffton area in 2003. She began her dental career in 2008 as a certified dental assistant at Palmetto Dental Arts. She pursued her dream by furthering her career at Savannah Technical College, becoming a registered dental hygienist. Nicole is a wonderful asset to our team, providing the best dental care for our patient’s dental needs and health.
In her free time, she enjoys traveling, boating, and spending time with her husband, Billy, and children, Aidan and Baylor.
Shelly Rizzo - Registered Dental Hygienist
Shelly has been a dental hygienist since 1994 and joined Palmetto Dental Arts in 2004. She earned her dental hygienist certification from Armstrong University in Savannah, GA.
Kristi Woods – Registered Dental Hygienist
Kristi is proud to say she is a Georgia native, originally from Columbus, GA. Since 2007 she has been in practice as a Registered Dental Hygienist and in 2017 she joined our team at Palmetto Dental Arts. She is honored to have the opportunity to work in such an outstanding practice that provides quality service to each and every patient. It is her goal to make sure our patients receive the best care possible, while also educating them on the importance of oral and systemic health.
Outside of the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Shawn, and daughters, Sloane and Harper.
She and her family love cheering on the Gamecocks and enjoying boating here in the Lowcountry.
LaDonna Kleinhans -Registered Dental Hygienist
LaDonna is originally from Tchula, Mississippi, and moved to Savannah, GA, in 1995 where she started her dental career in 2006 as a dental assistant. In 2012, she went on to further her education at Savannah Technical College, where she received her training in dental hygiene. Shortly after, she met her husband, Steven, and now have two beautiful children, J and Jada.
She enjoys working out, volunteering at the Boys and Girls Club of Bluffton, traveling, and spending time with her family in her free time.
Robin Hayman - Registered Dental Hygienist
Robin is originally from Baltimore, Maryland but has spent most of her adult life in Georgia.
She is licensed to practice Dental Hygiene in Maryland, Georgia, and South Carolina.
Robin likes to connect with her patients, allowing her to learn what works best to achieve optimal oral health.
Robin likes to spend time with her daughters and grandson and loves the outdoors when not working.
Camisha Owens - Registered Dental Hygienist
Camisha was born in Berlin, Germany then was relocated and raised in Savannah, Ga. Since a young age, she has always loved going to the dentist! She pursued her dream at Savannah Technical College to become a Registered Dental Hygienist, graduating in June 2020. Even though she’s new to the dental world, she is a wonderful asset to our team by providing excellent care with a personalized touch to each visit.
In her free time, she enjoys crocheting and spending time with her husband, Mitchell, and three kids: Carson, Grayson, and Madison.
Alyssa Pressley - Registered Dental Hygienist
Alyssa is a Registered Dental Hygienist originally from Warned Robins, GA. She has been working in dentistry since 2007 and moved to Bluffton in 2008. She obtained her degree from Middle Georgia Technical College and received her local infiltration license from MUSC of Charleston.
When she is not working she enjoys spending time on her boat with her husband, Tony and their two children, Easton and Everly. She loves Bluffton and all the festivals and events this small town has to offer.
Tashae Ware - Registered Dental Hygienist
Tashae is a registered dental hygienist. Originally from Aiken, SC, she graduated from Aiken High School in 2005, then attended Aiken Technical College, where she earned her diploma in Expanded Duties Dental Assisting in 2008. In 2010, she transferred to the University of South Carolina- Aiken, and completed her B.S. in Biology at the Columbia campus in 2014. Dental assisting was an amazing and rewarding position, but Tashae wanted to further her education and dive deeper into the world of dentistry. In 2017, she graduated with a B.S. in Dental Hygiene from the University of Augusta (thrice renamed Medical College of Georgia). Tashae is looking forward to helping promote confidence, self-esteem, and happiness one smile at a time.
In her free time, Tashae enjoys watching the Gamecocks football and women’s basketball teams, reading, painting, traveling, and spending time with her husband and their son.