Meet Our Dentists
Alyssa Dillon, DDS
Dr. Dillon’s relationship with dentistry began as a young child, spending considerable time in the dental chair. As a result, she saw first-hand how achieving and maintaining a healthy mouth can not only improve your quality of life but self-confidence as well.
She strongly believes in the power of a beautiful smile. It’s the juxtaposition of art and science that developed her passion for dentistry, and she considers it an honor to help patients achieve this same understanding.
Dr. Dillon is a West Virginia native who relocated to the upstate three years ago. While attending West Virginia University, she earned a BS in Biology and a Doctor of Dental Surgery. It’s also where she met her husband, Nick, as they jointly pursued their DDS degrees.
As Dr. Dillon’s patient, you’ll always be met with compassion and understanding, helping you achieve your dental goals in a fear-free and judgment-free environment. Dr. Dillon is grateful for every opportunity to implement this mission.
She is also a member of many organizations, including:
Outside of the office, Dr. Dillon and her husband are busy navigating new parenthood. She loves watching her son, Archer, grow and achieve milestones, hanging poolside, and tossing frisbee for her Blue Heeler, Loki.
‘‘I could not have been more pleased with the doctor and the hygienist. Both were friendly yet very professional and knowledgeable. I was repeatedly asked along the way if I had any questions, and I never felt rushed even though they were quite busy that day.’’
Sue H. (Palms Patient)
Brian Derrick, DMD
Dr. Brian Derrick is a Medical Director and Partner at Palms DentistryLearn more on our homepage. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003 with a doctorate of medical dentistry (DMD). In 1996, he graduated from Presbyterian College with a Bachelor of Biology.
He got an early interest in dentistry at a young age when he would use dental tools to clean the teeth of the fossils of whales at the Charleston Museum.
Since 2003, he has called the upstate his home. Dr. Derrick and his wife, Dee, enjoy spending time with their kids, Hunter and Lauren. In their spare time, you will find them out on the boat or walking their Brittany Spaniel, Capers.
Dr. Derrick prides himself on spending time with his patients and listening to their concerns. He always tries to make each dental experience a positive one and completely free of judgment.
He is a member of multiple esteemed dental organizations, including: