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#1871 Dr Phan

I was born and raised in Vietnam. My family and I came to South Carolina in 1995 and we have lived here ever since. I started my undergraduate studies at Winthrop University, but later transferred to the University of South Carolina where I graduated Cum Laude with a bachelor’s degree in Exercise and Sport Science. I earned and received a Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.

I married my beautiful wife Olivia in June 2014 and we have a cute and adorable three month old baby boy, named Leo. I have always been passionate about those less fortunate in our society, as I can relate because of growing up in a third world country. I have gone to Honduras and Haiti for dental missions trips to provide free dental treatments for those in need. I have also volunteered at a free dental clinic to help the less fortunate. Beside dentistry, I also enjoy playing soccer, fishing, hunting, and playing musical instruments.


I am Dr. Julius A. Stephens and I opened this dental practice in 1979. I received my B.S in Agriculture from South Carolina State University, Orangeburg SC. I also received my dental degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. I am proud to say I have served my country and I am a retired Lieutenant Colonel, USAR. I love living in South Carolina having been born in Laurens, South Carolina and having been raised in Aimen county. I am a father of three sons and two grandsons.




I was born in Costa Rica and I moved to North Augusta, South Carolina when I was 9 years old. I attended North Augusta High School. I am a mother of three children, ages 15, 17, and 20. I am happily married to my wonderful husband. I have been part of this amazing team since 2005. I first worked as a Dental Assistant and then I took on the administrative responsibilities of the front desk. In my spare time I enjoy playing with our dog Paco and going to the soccer fields to watch my husband referee and play soccer.




Hi, I’m Suzy! I was born and raised in the Washington, D.C. area of Virginia and have lived in North Augusta since 2013. I graduated in 2007 with my Associates of Applied Science Dental Hygiene Degree and then practiced dental hygiene in private practice in Virginia until I moved to South Carolina. I love building relationships with my patients while promoting healthy smiles! In my free time, I enjoy caring for the animals on the farm I share with my husband. I also spend as much time as I can with my two children, my large extended family and my friends.




Hi, I am Sherla Shealy.  I was born and raised in the CSRA.  I have four wonderful children and five beautiful grandchildren.  I am one of the two dental hygienists at Summerhill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry.  After being a legal secretary for 14 years I decided to go back to school for dental hygiene.  In 2002 I graduated from MCG with a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene.  I love the dental field and enjoy the relationships I am able to build.  I began working for Dr. Stephens in August, 2015 and I am so happy that Dr. Phan has joined the practice as the new owner of our office.  It is a privilege to be able to work with such an enthusiastic and caring group of professionals. When I am not working I enjoy spending time with my family, serving God, gardening, reading and traveling the world.




Hello, my name is Christopher Stephens. I was born in Augusta, GA but I have lived most of my life in North Augusta. I graduated high school from Augusta Christian Schools. I earned my bachelors of Arts at South Carolina State University in Digital Media. I am currently work on my masters in Transportation planning. I am one of the dental assistants and I also handle some of the IT for the practice. I recently became engaged, with a wedding date of next summer. In my time off I enjoy fishing, bike riding, swimming and traveling.





My name is Natalie Bowers. I graduated from North Augusta High School in 2007. After that, I went to Aiken Technical for my Diploma in Applied Science with a major in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting. I liked going to the dentist as a small child which encouraged me to pursue a career in dentistry.  I really enjoy working with the patients and with the team at Summerhill Family and Cosmetic Dentistry!  I started working at this office in November 2010, as a dental hygiene assistant and now I work at the front desk as an administrative assistant. My most favorite thing to do is to have fun with my family and friends.  I am married to my wonderful husband of 5 years and we have one daughter who is my world. I also love going to the beach and I enjoy having fun with my two German short haired pointers, Molly and Hudson.




Hi, my name is Amber Nelson. I was born and raised in the CSRA. I graduated from Aiken Technical College in 2012 with a diploma in Applied Science majoring in Expanded Duty Dental Assisting. I have two wonderful children; a son and a daughter and I am happily married to my husband, Anthony. I have been working at this office since November 2012. I really enjoy being on this team and working as the chair­side dental assistant with Dr. Phan. I love helping each patient walk out of our office with a beautiful smile!  In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family, friends and our two dogs.