The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff’s training, professional credentials and work experience.
Scott Wingard, D.M.D.
Cosmetic and Implant Dentist Evans GA & Augusta GA
Scott Wingard, D.M.D. from Powder Springs, Georgia attended Georgia Southern University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in Biology. Graduate pursuits at The Medical College of Georgia awarded him with a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 1999.
He has a deep passion for dentistry, and always wants to provide the most advanced dentistry available. Dr. Wingard has completed hundreds of hours of advanced training for high-tech treatments, including implants and Invisalign. He was the first private practice dentist in Augusta, GA to offer E4D (same-day crowns) technology.
Dr. Wingard strives to provide compassionate care to each person and enjoys getting to know each patient and their family. He jokingly tells people his goal is to "save the world, one tooth at a time." His desire to please his Creator, family, and patients is evident in the atmosphere of the office.
Dr. Wingard is an active member of The American Dental Association , The Georgia Dental Association , The Eastern District Dental Society, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry , The Academy of General Dentistry , and the Augusta Dental Society. He has participated in several dental mission trips to Honduras and Ecuador, and is highly involved in the community.
Dr. Wingard, his wife Melissa, have two sons and a daughter. They are active in church, and all of their children's activities. In his free time, Dr. Wingard enjoys hunting, exercise, and sports.
Dr. Sherilyn Harper
Cosmetic Dentist in Augusta & Evans, GA
Summerville Dentistry welcomes Dr. Sherilyn Harper, born and raised in Augusta. Before attending college, she graduated from Grovetown High School. She received two Bachelor's Degrees in 2017 from the University of Georgia in Biology and Entomology. Dr. Harper graduated Summa Cum Laude from The Dental College of Georgia in 2021 with her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree.
Dr. Harper pursued dentistry for her love of art and science. Outside of practicing dentistry, she enjoys music, painting, audiobooks, and spending time with family and friends.
Ariel K. Bish, DMD
Cosmetic and Implant Dentist Evans GA & Augusta GA
Dr. Ariel K. Bish, a product of a military upbringing, proudly calls Augusta home despite the various places life has taken her. Driven by a passion ignited in childhood by her own visits to the dental office, Dr. Bish's journey to dentistry started at Greenbrier High School. She continued her education at Augusta University where she received a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology, and culminated in 2019 where she obtained her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from The Dental College of Georgia.
As an active community servant, Dr. Bish is a proud member of the American Dental Association, the Georgia Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. These affiliations highlight her dedication to staying current in the ever-evolving field of dentistry.
Beyond her practice, Dr .Bish actively engages in community service and global outreach, participating in dental mission trips to Haiti and Honduras. Her commitment and work goes beyond technical expertise; it is a heartfelt desire to bless and serve others with the talents she's been given.
In her personal life, she finds joy in Bible Study Fellowship, singing in her church's choir and spending time with her family and friends.
Melissa, our Practice Administrator offers 27 years experience in patient care services, she was awarded her B.S.N. from The Medical College of Georgia.
Alisha, Patient Coordinator and Front Office Manager in our Evans location, offers 17 years in clinical dentistry, as well as account services, scheduling, and insurance.
Rebecca, Accounts Manager and Insurance Coordinator, has 24 years of patient care experience. She joined our team in 2020.
Laura, Patient Coordinator and Front Office Manager in our Augusta location, offers 24 years in clinical dentistry as a dental assistant and dental hygienist, account services, scheduling and insurance. She was awarded her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene Science from the Medical College of Georgia in 2003. She joined our team in 2022.
Dee, Patient Coordinator, offers 35 years of patient care experience.
Amber, Patient Coordinator, has 25 years of patient care experience. She joined our team in 2022.
Angela,Front Office staff, Angela has over 25 years of medical/dental patient care experience. She joined the Summerville Team in 2023.
Registered Dental Hygienists
Rhonda, with 31 years experience was awarded her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene Science from The Medical College of Georgia in 1992, she joined our team in March 1993.
Emileigh, was awarded her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene Science from Augusta University in May 2017, she joined our team in June 2017.
Staci, was awarded her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene Science from Georgia Regent's University in May 2016, she joined ourteam in March 2018.
Cheyenne, was awarded her Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, NY. She joined our team in August of 2020.
Ella, awarded her Bachelor's Degree in Dental Hygiene Science from Augusta University in May of 2023, she joined our team in September of 2023.
Certified Dental Assistants
Nikki, offers 11 years experience in patient care, she received her certification from Augusta Technical College in 2009.
Jackie, Dental Assistant, received her dental assisting certification from Careers in Dentistry. She joined our team in 2022.
Emily, Dental Assistant, is a lifelong resident of Augusta and graduated from Augusta Technical School in 2023 as a Hinman Scholar.
Renee, Renee has 28 years of dental assisting experience. She obtained her certification through the University of Michigan.