Meet the Doctors

Andrew H. Gibson, DDS & Tamara M. Caouette, DDS

Dentists Dr. Tamara Caouette and Dr. Andrew Gibson are dedicated to providing you and your family with quality dental care for healthy, beautiful smiles that can last a lifetime!

The doctors first met in high school while attending The Mercersburg Academy. Dr. Caouette went on to study biology at Franklin and Marshall College, while Dr. Gibson studied biology at Washington and Lee University. Together, they attended WVU School of Dentistry, where they earned their dental degrees in 2001. After years of experience, they are thrilled about the recent opening of their brand new, state-of-the-art practice in Mount Pleasant. They are proud members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, and American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.

Two doctors with years of hands-on experience and advanced professional training translates into greater confidence and convenience for your entire family. Drs. Caouette and Gibson believe in keeping up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry and regularly complete numerous hours of continuing education courses each year. Advanced training in multiple areas, including Cosmetic, Sedation, Restorative, Preventive, and Pediatric Dentistry, allows them to provide you with dental care that is becoming more comfortable and less invasive than ever before!

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Dana A. Durlach, DMD

Dentist Dr. Dana Durlach earned her dental degree from the Temple University School of Dentistry after obtaining her bachelor’s degree from Mary Washington College.

Dr. Durlach has focused her postgraduate education on restorative dentistry, with recent training in esthetic case design using direct composite bonding. This allows her to offer her patients affordable, long-lasting, functional restorations that conserve tooth structure and look great. Her commitment to lifelong education means she is constantly evaluating emerging dental methods and technologies in order to provide her patients with the best results in the least invasive manner with a high emphasis on comfort.

An active participant in the community, Dr. Durlach currently serves as a member of the Hollings Cancer Citizens Advisory Board. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, sailing, tennis, and walking the beach with her husband Tom and their little Spaniel, Pringle.

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Amber H. Connar, DMD

Dentist Dr. Amber Connar earned her dental degree, here in Charleston, at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) after obtaining her bachelor’s degree in Chemistry from Ohio University. While earning her DMD from MUSC, Dr. Connar made the Dean’s List and won the AAWD Eleanor Bushee Senior Women Dentists Award.

She has spent time volunteering at multiple local dental clinics, and has four years of experience as a Research Specialist at MUSC. She is an experienced dental practitioner who has worked with patients of all ages. Dr. Connar is married to her college sweetheart, Casey. Together they enjoy boating, travelling, trying new restaurants, and taking their black lab, Briar, to the beach.

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Bethany A. Herbert, DMD, Ph.D.

Dentist Dr. Bethany A. Herbert earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) from the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) after graduating from the College of Charleston where she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and received the Presidential Scholarship. While attending dental school, she was awarded a fellowship from the National Institutes of Health for her research, which focused on the science of gum disease.

Dr. Herbert’s background in education makes her extremely interested in furthering her dental training by attending continuing education meetings and participating in local study clubs. Dr. Herbert is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). She currently serves on the board of directors for South Carolina AGD to help bring continuing education to dentists in the area. Dr. Herbert also volunteers as a Donated Dental Services provider for patients with disabilities.

During her free time, Dr. Herbert can be found on the water sailing, doing yoga, or painting. She also enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Our doctors are excited to meet you and discuss your dental needs. Call our office today at (843) 654-7300 to schedule the first step toward your healthiest smile.