Irina Zatsepa, CDA

Dental Assistant

Hey y'all!  I'm Irina and I graduated as a dental assistant from Greenville Technical College in August 2016.  This is my first year in the dental field and I love it!  I realized how passionate I was about dentistry when I started my dental assisting program.  I haven't stopped learning and I really enjoy seeing people smile when they leave the office.  I was born in Russia and have been living in Spartanburg for about 10 years now.  I have two brothers, two sisters, and some amazing parents.  I recently got engaged to my fiancé, Boris, and we plan to get married in April 2017!

Shari Griffith, CDA

Dental Assistant

Hello! I'm Shari - I'm originally from Morgantown, WV but have lived in Greenville for 34 years.  I completed my dental assisting training at Tri-County Technical College and Greeville Technical College and have worked in dentistry for 22 years.  I absolutely love making smiles gleam with confidence!  My husband, Robin, and I have been married for 27 years.  We have two sons, Blake (26) and Champ (3); two grandchildren, Adysen (6) and Karstin (6); and three dogs, Lady, Princess, and Maggie.  I love serving a wonderful God, spending time with my amazing family, and working alongside my second family here at Restoration Dentistry to make patients' smiles beautiful!

Scarlett Beason, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Hi!  I'm Scarlett and I'm from Gaffney, SC.  I graduated from the dental assisting program at Spartanburg Technical College in 1995 and completed the dental hygiene program at Greenville Technical College in 2004.  I've worked in dentistry for over 20 years, and I love this field because it gives me an opportunity to meet so many people and establish life-long relationships with them!  I enjoy making smiles more beautiful and leading patients from anxiety to comfort.  My husband, Billy, and I have been married for 21 years and have three children - Carly (17), Connor (15), and Cassidy (8).  We also have two dogs and three cats - it's a house full of fun!

Nelsie Alvarez

Office Manager

Hi!  I'm Nelsie Alvarez - I was born in Elizabeth, NJ, but I have lived in Greenville for over 28 years.  I am a mother of two boys - Jacob (15) and Jeramie (19).  I love dogs and have rescued many!  I currently have 4 of them - Rocky, Blue, Padmae, and Skipper.  I am also a foodie and I love to cook!  I have been in dentistry for over 11 years and I LOVE what I do.  There's no better feeling than helping people smile!  

Ben Drechsler, DMD

General Dentist

Hey Folks! I'm Dr. Ben Drechsler - I grew up in Clover, SC, graduated from Clemson University in 2008, graduated from MUSC College of Dental Medicine in 2012, and completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at the VA hospital in Charleston, SC in 2013.  My wife, Holly, and I have been married for eight years and have two daughters - Eliza (3) and Lydia (1).  We are also expecting a third daughter in January 2017!  I love the variety and complexity of general dentistry, and it's a pleasure to use dentistry as a means to meet needs and lift burdens in the context of close relationships.  I love Jesus, playing music, food, DIY projects, vintage industrial design, Clemson football, and food.  Yes, I said food twice...