Meet The Team

Meet Our Team at Bauer Dental Associates

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.


Office Manager

Hello! I am a native to Illinois and have lived in the Lowcountry since 2011. My husband Eric and I have two boys- Caden,8 and Nolan,3. We also have two dogs Rosie and Bosco. We enjoy boating, going to the beach, and are avid college football fans.

I have been in the dental field since 2004. Also, recently I have obtained my Licensed Practical Nursing degree and am continuing my education to pursue a Bachelors in Science Nursing degree. I have a passion for helping you achieve your optimum dental health and an esthetically pleasing smile!


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.