Dr. Ammons graduated magna cum laude from Clemson University with a bachelor’s in chemical engineering. He then went on to attend the prestigious Medical University of South Carolina School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. After graduation, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at the Charlie Norwood VA Medical Center in Augusta, Georgia, where he focused on surgical placement and restoration of dental implants. Prior to opening his current practice, Dental by Design, Dr. Ammons was the owner and operator of a traveling dental implant service in the Charleston area.
As part of his commitment to providing the best care possible to his patients, Dr. Ammons completes an average of 200 hours of continuing education each year. He is also a member of the following professional organizations:
His proudest accomplishment is his beautiful family. Dr. Ammons and his wife, Melisse, have four boys – twins, Jeremiah and Elliot, Gideon, and Jude Sawyer.
Dr. Michael Grosso received a Bachelor of Science in engineering from the University of South Carolina, where he graduated first in his class. He obtained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina and his Orthodontic Certificate from Fairleigh Dickinson University in his native state of New Jersey. Dr. Michael Grosso has been practicing orthodontics for over 25 years in Moncks Corner, Summerville, and Camden, SC. When he’s not creating beautiful smiles, Dr. Grosso enjoys restoring classic cars, teaching bible study, and spending time with his family. He lives in Pinopolis, SC.
Dr. Jay Hustead brings to the James Island office over 25 years of experience in cosmetic and comprehensive dentistry. As a third generation dentist, he followed both his father and grandfather to the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree after receiving his Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University. While owning and operating large group practices in Maryland, Dr. Hustead also served as Dental Director for a regional dental insurance company. He found time to be one of the original founders of the Stanton Dental Center in Annapolis which was a free clinic for those less fortunate in need of dental care. Dr. Hustead participated with the Mission of Mercy in Maryland as well. While practicing in Maryland, the Mayor of Annapolis awarded him the Mayor’s Citation for outstanding contribution in the field of dentistry and he was voted one of the Top 20 Dentists in Anne Arundel County, Maryland. Dr. Hustead has always provided top quality care to his patients with the most current up-to-date dental technology including digital radiographs and digital impressions for scanning directly to the dental laboratories. His advanced training includes implants, endodontics (root canal therapy), and cosmetic crown and bridge When he is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Hustead and his wife Susan, enjoy their community in I’on with their two golden retrievers. He can also be found watching Nittany Lions Football. “We Are” – Penn State! Dr. Hustead is a member of:
Dr. Andrew Clanney attended Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Before attending dental school he entered into the United States Army. Prior to moving to Charleston, he practiced as a general dentist in the Army for 4 and half years as a Captain. He is very dedicated to continuing education and delivering the best and latest possible treatment to his patients. He met his now wife, Megan, once he moved to Charleston, and they recently got married in September of 2020. He is very into sports and played football on the offensive line in college. Now he is very into playing golf and can be found on the local courses on the weekends with his wife who he also got into golf as well.
Dr. Yang strives to provide quality, comprehensive care to the general population utilizing a modern approach in preventative, restorative, and emergency dentistry. Dr. Yang has a deep passion for dentistry, helping the local community, and believes in treating all his patients like family. He values the importance of educating the public about oral health and hygiene. He regularly volunteers at East Cooper Community Outreach, providing free dental care to the area.
In his spare time, Dr. Yang enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and cat “Keke”. He also enjoys the outdoors, hunting with his father, working on cars, trying new restaurants, and cooking.