All our professionals at Hilton Head Dental Team maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.
Julie Camp-Tome, DDS
Dr. Julie Tome is a native of Charleston, West Virginia. She graduated from Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia with Honors, where she obtained a Bachelor of Science degree. She graduated from West Virginia School of Dentistry in 1999 and has practiced in Charlotte and Hilton Head for 18 years. Dr. Julie Tome has advanced training in cosmetic dentistry, sleep apnea, Invisalign, and reconstructive dentistry. She also enjoys treating patients with Botox and Juvederm for TMJ therapy and cosmetic reasons.
Dr. Tome is married to Jeff Tome, a Gulfstream Engineer, and they have four children. She enjoys tennis, golf, biking, snow skiing and spending time with her children. Her family is a member of Hilton Head Community Church.
Dr. Tome is a member of the American Dental Association and as served on the Board of Directors for First Steps. She is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. Julie has worked with mobile dental care to serve underprivileged children. She is on the Board of Directors for Volunteers in Medicine to treat children at her office in Hilton Head Island. Dr. Julie is a member of the VanLandingham Rotary Club.
Benjamin Thomas Wietecha, DMD
Dr. Wietecha grew up in Columbia, S.C. where most of his family resides today. He was fortunate enough to grow up in a happy and close-knit family. His mother taught in early education, his dad is an oral surgeon, and he has two older sisters. One sister became a physical therapist while the other works for a medical supply company. Both are married and he has three nephews and two nieces. Growing up with an oral surgeon for a parent allowed him to experience dentistry from a very early age. Childhood nights at home included slide presentations of maxillofacial pathology, trips to the office to see emergency patients and play with dental wax and modeling stone. Perhaps not everyone’s idea of bliss, but it instilled in him an appreciation for working with his hands and science based problem solving, and he loved it!
Dr. Wietecha attended Furman University graduating with a B.S. in Biology in 2005. He then attended the University of South Carolina pursuing a 2nd degree in Biomedical Engineering but was accepted to the College of Dental Medicine at MUSC prior to the completion of his Engineering degree. Following his graduation from dental school, he gained acceptance to the General Practice Residency based at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, S.C. His time at Richland focused on advanced techniques in general dentistry including management of the medically compromised patient, complex exodontia, reconstructive techniques along with dental implant placement, and parenteral sedation modalities.
Dr. Wietecha chose a career in dentistry because health care provides him an opportunity to help others. While studying at USC and throughout his time at MUSC, he volunteered at a free medical and dental clinic for the underserved. That experience opened his eyes to the wonderful gift dentistry can be to those who need its services. It is a perfect blend of biology, engineering, and close personal human interaction, which he finds both stimulating and enjoyable.
Outside of dentistry, he enjoys his family and friends, health and fitness, hiking, camping, and automobiles. He has enjoyed becoming a part of the wonderful Hilton Head community.
M. Glenn Barker, DMD
Dr. Barker was born in Lancaster, S.C., and grew up in Great Falls. He attended the University of South Carolina with a B.S. in Biology with a minor in Psychology. Dr. Barker attended the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Barker seeks to help people keep their dentition for a lifetime because teeth are so important to one's overall health and self-esteem. From simple cosmetic restorations to creating beautiful smiles or major oral reconstruction, Dr. Barker wants to help you in a comfortable and caring way to reach your specific goals for your oral health. "Feeling a connection, establishing trust and being comfortable with your Dentist is the gateway to keeping your teeth for a lifetime", Dr. Barker states.
After graduation, Dr. Barker worked for two years in Public Health in Rock Hill, S.C., then established his private practice there. After 36 years in Rock Hill, Dr. Barker sold his practice and joined Dr. Julie Tome's practice in 2012, where he continues to enjoy working with patients and making new friends. "The practice of Dentistry is actually a great pleasure, rather than a job, to me because it encompasses relationships, trust, caring, and reaching goals for each patient's oral health", states Dr. Barker. "Listening to and communicating with each patient regarding their desires and concerns is the pathway to establish each of these attributes", he explains.
"My philosophy of life is to serve God and to live by the golden rule", he says.
Dr. Barker is married to Jean and they have seven grown children and seven grandchildren. He enjoys walking the beach with Jean, landscaping, tennis, golf, biking and reading. He lives in Hilton Head Plantation and serves on the VOSK board.
Sandy, Dental Hygienist
Sandy and her family moved to South Carolina in the summer of 2016 to escape the Connecticut winters. She has been a dental hygienist for over 34 years and currently resides in Bluffton with her husband, Brian of 30 years, her two children and two dogs. They spend as much time as they can out on their boat, her husband can be found with a fishing pole, and Sandy with her nose in a book. Her son Zach graduated and is working in the HVAC field. Hannah, her daughter is studying Biology at Coastal Carolina University where she plays on the women’s lacrosse team.
Stephanie, Dental Hygienist
Stephanie is originally from Savannah, GA but is finally living on this side of the Talmadge Bridge again. She has two sons. Her oldest is a US Marine stationed in California with his wife and two children. Stephanie loves her grands, one 5 year old girl Sophia and boy named Tucker who is 3. Her younger son lives in Florida where he is finishing up his senior year of high school and is planning to join the Army after graduation. Stephanie enjoys traveling, working in her flower garden and spending time with her best friend “Sadie”, a Chaweenie (Chihuahua-Weiner dog mix) who Stephanie describes as “a mess”.
Laurie, Dental Assistant
Laurie was born in Glen Cove, NY on Long Island. She moved to Hilton Head Island in January 1971. She is married with 4 children ages 17-38 and 3 grandchildren. She started out to be an interior designer and landed up in dentistry in 1978. Her hobbies include sailing, diving, biking, reading and cooking. She likes to race sailboats and dragon boats.
Temica, Dental Assistant
Temica is a native of SC, born and raised in Conway. She is the youngest of 4 siblings. In 2013 she decided to follow her dream and attend Triple A School of Dental Assisting in Sanford, FL where she graduated with her Dental Assistant Certificate. She now resides in Savannah, GA along with her 2 sons Ty’lik age 12 and Ja’Marie age 7, who play little league football for the C-Hawks. After working in a few different practices she decided Hilton Head Dental Team would be a great fit to finish her career. She says she already feels like it’s her family away from family and she has begun looking for a new residence in Bluffton. Temica is a very loving and compassionate person, hard worker and always on the go. She will try to find something positive out of every situation. Her favorite phrase is “When life throws you lemons, you make lemonade”. In her spare time she likes to be the life of the party, make jokes, spend time learning new dance moves from her boys and make baskets to give to the less fortunate.
Kathy, Front Desk
Kathy followed her high school sweetheart, Steve, to the University of Massachusetts where she graduated Suma Cum Laude with a double major in Special Education and Elementary Education the same year her oldest daughter was born. In 1985 they moved to Hilton Head from New Hampshire with their 3 young children Erica, Laura and David. For years she taught at Christ Lutheran Preschool, and was office manager for Hilton Head Entertainment. She has also worked at the Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra office as the Competitor Liaison for the International Piano Competition, at Heritage Medical Partners, and has now been a part of the front office staff for Hilton Head Dental Team since June 2011. She still enjoys singing with various local groups, and she never has enough time with their 4 grandchildren who live in Raleigh and San Antonio. She feels very fortunate to work with such wonderful people at Hilton Head Dental Team - a true family.
Deborah, Insurance Coordinator
Deborah, who originally hails from Memphis, TN and has been with the team since September 2013. She became a Certified Dental Assistant in the 1970's. A veteran of the United States Coast Guard Reserve, she was a Health Services Technician. She is married to Mike and has lived in Bluffton since 2005. Amanda and Hal are her grown children and she has 8 grandchildren. Her hobbies include gardening, reading and traveling.