“Enthusiasm is one of the most powerful engines of success. When you do a thing; do it with all of your might. Put your soul into it. Stamp it with your own personality. Be active, be energetic, be enthusiastic and faithful and you will accomplish your objective. Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”
— Ralph Waldo Emerson
Our Practice’s Purpose
Our practice goal is excellence through enthusiasm and exceptional patient relations with the highest standard of care.
Meet the Team!
Dr. John M. Corella, DMD
Dr. Corella has over twenty years of experience in general, family, pediatric, and cosmetic dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, South Carolina Academy of Dental Practice Administration, Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Oral Medicine.
He continues to enhance his education by participating in multiple continuing education meetings throughout the country. Dr. Corella is a native of Erie, PA, and moved to Summerville, SC after leaving the Navy in March 1991. Dr. Corella opened his family practice in April 1991 in Summerville and focuses his dental skills on general, cosmetic, and pediatric dentistry.
Our Dental Hygienists
Susan graduated from Trident Technical College in 2005 and joined Dr. Corella’s team in March 2007. She is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association (ADHA). Susan has two children – a daughter and a son. When she’s not working she enjoys gardening, cooking, and being outside.
Amanda has been with the practice since 2007. She graduated from Trident Tech with a degree in Health Sciences and is a Registered Dental Hygienist. She is married with one daughter. Amanda enjoys spending time with her family and riding her horse when time allows.
Stacey graduated from Trident Technical College in 1992 and she joined Dr. Corella’s team that same year. She is a member of the ADHA. Stacey is married with one son and enjoys traveling, going on cruises, and spending time with her family.
Front Desk Staff
Becky joined the Progressive Family Dentistry team in August of 2019 and has several years of dental front office experience. Becky graduated from Trident Technical College in 1998 with a degree in Accounting. She is married with two daughters and in her free time enjoys cooking, entertaining family and friends, and reading.
Our Dental Assistants
Charley has been in the dental industry for over 15 years. She enjoys spending time with her family and two dogs. She also enjoys fostering dogs for fun!
Shelly joined our team in March 2021. Shelly has 35 years experience working as a dental assistant. She grew up in Ohio, lived all over the world and has lived in Charleston for 21 years. Shelly enjoys exploring new trails on her e-bike, traveling, gardening and spending time with her family and enjoying a good bottle of wine.