Shay Ladson


Education & Credentials

Healthcare Studies, Medical University of South Carolina; Charleston, SC


Dental Hygiene, Florence-Darlington Technical College; Florence, SC


BLS-CPR, Local Anesthesia, Nitrous Oxide


I have witnessed many patients fear the dental office due to childhood trauma, bad experiences, or financial barriers. My goal is to eliminate these barriers to increase patient confidence, improve patient compliance, and promote optimal oral and overall health.


My all-time favorite movie is The Wizard of Oz. My favorite TV shows are Cupcake Wars, Cake Boss, Street Outlaws, and Dr. Pimple Popper.

Volunteer/Service Experience

Tri-County Career Day Events , McLeod Hospital Dental Education for Expectant Mothers


I have been in the dental field since 2008 and practicing dental hygiene since 2010. I am a mother of two beautiful daughters who love watching TikTok and making dance videos. My hobbies are making and designing chocolate-covered strawberries. In my spare time, I love to eat and watch Netflix.

Professional Associations

American Dental Hygiene Association, South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association


Graduated MUSC summa cum laude, University of South Carolina's Alpha Eta Society, Graduated FDTC cum laude, Dean's List, Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society President, Published in 2013 Journal of General Dentistry