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Meet The Team

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We are especially interested in making all our patients feel right at home! We put your needs first to achieve efficient and comprehensive treatment. Our staff is trained and skilled, and we strive to provide energetic and fun-loving service to each patient. Each member of our treatment team is a registered assistant, and our office staff has years of experience in treating patients with the highest level of care. We strive to stay abreast of the very latest in technology and advances by regularly attending continuing education courses and seminars.


Business Administrator

Hi, I am Kathy Tripp. My husband, Willie and I moved to Bluffton four years ago from Fredericksburg, VA to escape the cold weather and the frantic lifestyle we were living.

 We have two grown children, a son, Will and a daughter, Kristal. Will is in the Army and is currently stationed at Fort Stewart, GA. He is married to Lara and they have two children, William III, and Jillian. Our daughter still lives in Virginia, with her fiance, Matt and their daughter, Lyla Elizabeth, but we are campaigning hard to get them to move to South Carolina.

At Bauer Dental, I am responsible for insurance and patient billing. I have almost 30 years of experience in patient account management and will be happy to work with you to resolve any issues with your account.


Front Desk Coordinator

Bree graduated from Hilton Head High and went on to earn her degree in Dental Hygiene. Bree practiced for 10 years and then decided to take a break focusing on life as a farmer and personal fitness trainer. Now living in the Bluffton area again she and her husband Don and raising their son Gray together. Bree enjoys spending her free time on new adventures with her family, working out, riding horses and motorcycles, refinishing vintage furniture and making artisan soaps. Bree’s motto is Life is short, Live for the moment.


Dental Assistant


We combine experience with the latest in dental technology to deliver the best patient experience possible.