All of 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, DDSOwner
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 21 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 six 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 the South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. Tome has served on the Board of Directors for First Steps and has been a board member for Volunteers in Medicine for the past 4 years. Dr. Julie has worked with mobile dental care to serve underprivileged children in Charleston for the State of South Carolina. 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 and is the Sergeant at Arms for 2019-2020.
Benjamin Thomas Wietecha, DMDOwner
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 KrinDental 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 and is working locally. He loves South Carolina and aspires to establish his profession her permenantly. Hannah, her daughter is currently in her senior year studying biology at Coastal Carolina University where she plays on the women’s lacrosse team. She plans to attend nursing school once she graduates.
Jamie HillDental Hygienist
Jamie comes to our office from Bement, Illinois. She attended Southern Illinois University from 2002-2006 with a Bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene. She prides herself in helping patients acheive the smile they want and educating them on oral hygiene. Jamies loves being outdoors whether it is basking in the sunshine, going to the beach, or fishing. She loves to cook, also. Jamie is an animal lover and has a dog named Lucy. She enjoys spending time with her fiance Zatch , friends and family. Jamie has big wedding plans and will tie the knot in January of 2022. She is very much looking forward to starting a family shortly after. Jamie is excited to be a part of the team and likes the family mentality at our office.
Sarah AdkinsDental Hygienist
Laurie EtchellsDental 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 20-40 and 3 grandchildren ages 5, 8, and 9. She started out to be an interior designer and landed up in dentistry in 1978. She likes to race sailboats and dragon boats, scub dive, cook read, garden and walk the beautiful beaches of Hilton Head.
Casey StevensDental Assistant
Casey was born and raised in Tupelo, MS. He has been on the island for 6 years and is loving every minute of it. As a young professional, most of his adult career was spent as a district manager in the retail industry. In 2014, this led him to the Lowcountry. Having friends in the dental industry, he decided it was time for a change and joined our team. Working in the office, he has come to love dentistry and decided to continue his education in hopes to one day be a dentist himself. A recent Associate of Science and Associates of Arts graduate from Technical College of the Lowcountry, Casey is currently finishing his undergraduate education at University of South Carolina - Beaufort where he is a member of the Sigma Phi - National Biology Honors Societey, Phi Theta Kappa Honors Society, and serves on the Student Government Association as a senator for his class. You can find Casey at a pool or the beach when he is not at the office. As a young child, he decided he would live near the beach after visiting Florida for the first time, and that is exactly what he did. Casey enjoys reality tv, going to dinner with family and friends, and just being around people in general. He is excited to be a part of such an amazing team and being able to help people.
Aliyah CooperDental Assistant
Marci AtkinsDental Assistant
Kathy BurmeisterFront 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 PeltonenInsurance 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. Together they have six grown children and 8 grandchildren. Her hobbies include gardening, reading and traveling.