Our Awards

Awards and Recognition

At Solomon Dental Management, we are honored to be recognized by our community and esteemed local institutions for our commitment to excellence in dental care. Our dedication to providing exceptional service and quality treatment to our patients in Summerville, SC, has been acknowledged through several prestigious awards. Here’s a glimpse of the accolades we’ve received:

Charleston's Choice - Post and Courier

We are proud recipients of the Charleston's Choice award by Post and Courier. This accolade is a testament to our unwavering commitment to our patients and the high standard of dentistry we provide. Being chosen for this award reflects the trust and confidence the Charleston community has in our services, and it motivates us to continue striving for the best in dental care.

Mom's Choice Award

The Mom's Choice award holds a special place in our hearts as it represents the trust of one of the most discerning groups - mothers. This acknowledgement is particularly meaningful as it comes from the experiences and recommendations of families who have entrusted us with their dental health. We are deeply honored to be the chosen dental practice for so many families, and we pledge to continue nurturing the smiles of each generation with gentle, patient-focused care.

Berkley County's Reader's Choice

Being recognized by the readers of Berkley County is a true honor. The Reader's Choice award signifies that our efforts to serve our community have not gone unnoticed. We are grateful for this recognition, and it inspires us to maintain the high standards of care that our patients have come to expect from us.

2023 Reader's Choice - The Summerville Journal Scene

We are thrilled to announce that we have been honored with the 2023 Reader's Choice award by The Summerville Journal Scene. This recognition is incredibly meaningful to us, as it comes directly from the voices of our community. It affirms our dedication to providing exceptional dental care and reinforces our commitment to the health and well-being of our patients. We are deeply grateful for this vote of confidence from the Summerville community and remain dedicated to upholding the standards that earned us this esteemed award.

Charleston City Paper's Best of Charleston 2023 Winner

It is with immense pride that we accept the Best of Charleston 2023 award from the Charleston City Paper. This prestigious accolade is a reflection of our passion for dental excellence and our commitment to the Charleston community. Being recognized as a leader in our field by such a respected publication is not only an honor but also a reminder of our responsibility to continue delivering the highest quality of dental care. We are thankful to our patients and the Charleston community for their trust and support, which has been instrumental in achieving this remarkable milestone.
Each of these awards reinforces our mission to serve our community with integrity, innovation, and compassion. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our patients and the community of Summerville, SC, for their continued support and trust. At Solomon Dental Management, we believe these awards are not just accolades to our name but commitments we make every day to every patient who walks through our doors.

Miranda Knotts

Head of Front Office

Miranda was born and raised in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, where she remains. She graduated from Timberland High School in 2007.

At the age of 15, she started her first job at Berkeley Prosthetic Laboratory, which is a family-owned dental laboratory. This started the path for her career choice in dentistry.

At 22, she began her career at Solomon Family Dentistry in 2011. She started her employment as a front desk administrator. She has now become the office manager for all our locations. She truly cares about our patients and goes above and beyond to help them. In Miranda’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her son and attending her church, Hickory Grove IPHC.

Tama Martello, RDH

Head of Hygiene & Compliance

Tama Martello, our Director of Hygiene, has been immersed in the dental world for over 35 years. Her father was a dentist, and she worked alongside him, managing the front desk, serving as a certified dental assistant, and then attending hygiene school. She has been a licensed dental hygienist for 27 years now. Tama has also held the Regional Operations Manager role and consulted on best practices across the country. She possesses a deep passion for the dental industry and excels in connecting with patients, doctors, and team members. Working at Solomon Family Dentistry has brought her career full circle, reminding her of the values her father’s practice instilled in her: prioritizing patient care and truly understanding patients’ needs and desires, ensuring they look forward to returning to the dentist. In her leisure time, Tama enjoys reading and spending time outdoors with her fiancé and her rescue dog, Bones.

Katie Connolly

Head of Dental Assistants & Compliance

Katie Connolly is our Clinical Leader of Dental Assisting and Compliance. She manages and trains our dental assisting clinical staff. Katie started at Solomon Family Dentistry as a part-time dental assistant in 2008 and shortly thereafter became a full-time employee in 2009. Over the last 15 years, she has grown with the organization, ensuring that the entire team diligently provides optimal care and infection prevention. She has developed a training and development program for our dental assistants to support them in acquiring clinical knowledge and advancing their professional growth.

Katie is a graduate of Purdue University with a Master’s in Education – Learning Design and Technology. She earned a Bachelor of Science from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2010 and a diploma from an ADA-accredited program in dental assisting at Western Wisconsin Technical College in 2005. Katie became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2006 and is Certified in Dental Infection Prevention and Control through the Dental Assisting National Board (DANB).

Since 2006, Katie has worked as a chairside assistant, office manager, and trainer in the clinical setting. In 2018, she decided to pursue her passion for sharing her knowledge in dental assisting by joining the team at Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC, as adjunct faculty. She has taught dental assisting courses in clinical skills, ethics and professionalism, dental morphology, oral biology, dental materials, dental radiography, dental specialties, and nitrous oxide-oxygen conscious sedation. Katie shares her passion for dental assisting with the community by volunteering with the Dream Center Clinic through Seacoast Church in North Charleston. She is the current president of the South Carolina Dental Assistants Association.

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