our dentists

Emily D. Hammes, DMD

Dr. Hammes was born and raised in South Carolina. She is a 1990 graduate of Columbia College. Dr. Hammes received her Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994. She also completed an AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency program in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received her residency diploma from the University of Florida in 1995. After practicing in Westminster, South Carolina for a number of years, Dr. Hammes began associating with Oconee Dental Associates in 2008. She has a remarkable attribute for always putting her patients at ease regardless of the ongoing clinical procedures. Dr. Hammes, her husband Steven-also a dentist-and two sons reside in Anderson, South Carolina.

Rush-Baker Caldwell, DMD MS

Dr. Rush-Baker Caldwell is a Greenville, South Carolina native who practices Orthodontics at Oconee Dental Associates. Dr. Caldwell graduated from Wofford College, and obtained his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree from the Medical University of South Carolina where he graduated at the top of his class. He obtained his orthodontic specialty training from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia. Dr. Caldwell has been associated at Oconee Dental Associates since 2010. He and his wife reside in Greenville, and are the proud parents of three sons and a daughter.

Don Burbank, D.D.S.

Dr. Burbank comes to Oconee Dental Associates after leaving 32 years of private practice in The Villages, Florida. Deciding to seek a cooler climate in which to live and work, Dr. Burbank and his wife, Judy, decided to make the Upstate their home after raising their three children in central Florida. Together they enjoy many of the outdoor and cultural activities the area has to offer. Dr. Burbank enjoys reading, fishing, basketball, and visits from his family, particularly to spoil the grandchildren!

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