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.


Jeffrey C. Bauer, D.M.D.

I'm so happy to be practicing dentistry in the lowcountry! It's such a wonderful place to live and raise a family. My family and I relocated to Bluffton in 2010 after I had practiced dentistry in the Pittsburgh area for 11 years. I graduated from Denison University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1993 and the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 1998. Upon graduation, I completed a general residency at St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Youngstown, Ohio. My staff and I maintain dental excellence by completing several hours of continuing education to keep our practice on the cutting edge of dentistry. I am passionate about dentistry. Whether I'm doing a general exam or helping someone look their best using Invisalign, or Zoom whitening, I strive to be the best dentist I can be.

When I'm not in the office I enjoy spending time with my wife Gretchen and our three children Maddy, JC and Charlotte. We attend Low Country Community Church in Bluffton and our kids go to Hilton Head Christian Academy.  We play tennis and golf together and enjoy going to the beach. I love the outdoors and I try to utilize everything this wonderful area has to offer.  I must not forget to mention my dogs Sidney and Crosby. Yes, I am a Pittsburgh Penguins fan!

I look forward to meeting you, and I will do my very best as your dentist.


Gretchen, Dr. Bauer, Maddy,  JC, Charlotte


Dr. Bauer and his wife Gretchen

 Charlotte, Gretchen , Maddy and Dr. Bauer


Madison, Gretchen, JC, Dr. Bauer and Charlotte


Jeana

Jeana was born and raised in Estill, SC and is proud to be a Low Country native. She attended Midlands Technical College in Columbia, SC, where she met her husband Chandler. They have 3 beautiful daughters and so far have 3 grandchildren whom they love to spoil.

Jeana enjoys reading, gardening and volunteering for the past 15 years at Low Country Community Church in their nursery department.

Even after 30 years of practicing dental hygiene she still gets excited about teeth and helping patients learn how to better care for their mouths.


Crystal

Our practice is extremely happy to have Crystal McCarter as one of our expert hygienists. Crystal has a wealth of experience and has been practicing for over 10 years. She makes it her goal to deliver the best and most up to date dental care to her patients. Crystal also enjoys motivating and educating her patients about great oral health and homecare. Crystal is originally from Bainbridge, GA., so she is a true southerner. She attended Atlantic State University for her hygiene training.

In her spare time, Crystal enjoys spending time with her young family, they love boating and going to the wonderful beaches in the area. She and her husband are also college football fans, of the Georgia Bulldogs and Carolina Gamecocks.


Laura

Laura joined our team in January 2019, and she loves the people she works with at Bauer Dental Associates – the patients and the staff. Her favorite part of the practice is that we can all get along and work well together as a team. Laura graduated with honors from Palmetto School of Career and Development and holds a certification in radiology. Outside of the office, Laura enjoys spending time with her husband and son.


Karen

Karen was born and lived in upstate New York before moving to South Carolina in 1985. She has 3 children and 4 grandchildren. After 17 years of real estate, she switched to the dental profession, where she worked on Hilton Head Island. Now, here in Bluffton she is a valuable member of our team. When Karen is not working, she enjoys reading, knitting, gardening and spending time with her family and friends.