Dentist in Charleston, Summerville, & Camden
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Meet Our Dentists

Our team of Charleston dentists is proud to serve all of the surrounding communities with high-quality dental care. We always tailor the care we provide to each patient’s specific needs, so you can rest assured that you’re going to leave with a happy, healthy smile you love.
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Dr. Michael Ammons

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:

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Dental Society of Anesthesiology
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • Academy of Osseointegration

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

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 W. Hustead DMD

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:

  • American Dental Association
  • Annapolis Implant Study Group
  • Severna Park Implant Study Group

Dr. Nina Jones

Originally from Helsinki, Finland, Dr. Hyvarinen Jones spent most of her childhood in Florida. She received her undergraduate degrees with honors in Biology and Psychology from Florida State University. Her passion for service then led her to join Teach For America, where she taught middle and high school science for 4 years in Atlanta, GA. Dr. Jones then decided to pursue a career in dentistry in order to further serve those in need. She earned her DDS at New York University where she graduated at the top of her class and was recognized with several awards for her clinical and didactic talents and leadership. While there she also participated in several community outreaches, served as a teaching assistant to other dental students, and completed an honors program in special patient care, as well as a certificate in public health. After graduation she then continued her education by completing a rigorous residency at NYU Langone Brooklyn hospital, including advanced training in all fields of dentistry. Since moving to South Carolina, Dr. Jones has enjoyed having true quality time with her husband David and newborn daughter Emilia. Outside of dentistry, Dr. Jones enjoys the arts, animals and the outdoors. She is excited to join the team and meet the needs of her community.

Dr. Tong Yang

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.

Our doctors and teams can’t wait to meet you and see your smile!

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See What Our Patients Are Saying

  • "I don't think I've ever been to a dental office that has been this friendly and happy and it just makes you feel at home. It's been a wonderful experience and I certainly wouldn't want to go anywhere else."
    ~ Grateful Patient ~
  • "Great experience here. Been here for about a year and a half or something. My name is John Murphy. They do a terrific job in here and I'm very very pleased with their performance and trust what they do for me. Thank you."
    ~ John Murphy ~
  • "I came in today as a new patient and was surprisingly cared for. Everyone was very patient with me, as somebody who has a fear of the dentist and they took me through everything so I knew exactly what's going on and they put together an awesome treatment plan. I would recommend to anybody."
    ~ Happy Patient ~
  • "I love coming to Ammons Dental By Design. The staff is always so friendly and helpful and they make coming to the dentists office fun again."
    ~ Happy Patient ~
  • "Hi there. Very pleased with my care at Dr. Ammons. He has a modern facility with friendly people and happy faces and it's always a pleasing experience."
    ~ Happy Patient ~
  • "I had a great experience getting my implant done here. The staff and Dr. Ammons have been great and everything was virtually painless. I definitely recommend them for all your dental needs."
    ~ Implant Patient ~

Multiple Convenient Dental Locations Near Charleston

Ammons Dental By Design has four locations so you can find the most convenient office for your family.
1015 Fair St.
Camden, SC 29020
Monday – Thursday:
8am – 5pm
P: (803) 969-0365
F: (803) 432-2625
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14 Lockwood Dr,
Charleston, SC 29401
(Suite A on the exterior of the Ashley House Building, across from the marina)
Monday – Thursday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-2734
F: (843) 577-4464
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1739-B Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
Tuesday – Friday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-8889
F: (843) 990-9504
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1710 Old Trolley., Ste.B
Summerville, SC 29485
Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Monday & Friday*: 8am – 5pm
*Rotating schedule
P: (843) 380-8904
F: (843) 871-0617
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