Meet the Oconee Dentists
The talented dentists at Oconee Dental Associates deliver outstanding care to children, teenagers and adults. While they’re knowledgeable and highly skilled, they’re also friendly and compassionate. Each of our dentists strives to put patients at ease and make visits a stress-free experience. You’ll feel confident that your family’s oral health is in expert hands.
Dr. 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 earned her residency diploma from the University of Florida in 1995.
After practicing in Westminster, South Carolina for a number of years, Dr. Hammes joined Oconee Dental Associates in 2008. She has a remarkable talent for always putting her patients at ease regardless of the ongoing clinical procedures. Dr. Hammes, her husband, Steven, who is also a dentist, and their two sons reside in Anderson, South Carolina.
Dr. Katie Sino, DDS
Dr. Sino was born and raised in Bangor, Maine. She then lived in New York City for eight years. During her time there, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from NYU. She then went on to complete her Doctorate of Dental Surgery at New York University College of Dentistry, graduating in 2015. Dr. Sino’s continuing education includes 150+ hours focused on implantology. She received an implant fellowship certificate in 2018 issued jointly by NYU and DentalXP.
Dr. Sino joined the Oconee Dental Associates family in 2019. She loves to interact with patients of every age and from all walks of life. She is passionate about dentistry and about helping to give everyone a smile they can be proud of. She enjoys baking, traveling, music and spending time with her family. She lives in Greenville with her husband and three busy children.
Dr. Stephen Parker, DMD
Dr. Stephen Parker was a long-time resident of Summerville, but is very excited to relocate back to the Upstate and be near his alma mater Clemson University. His family moved to the area in 1978, and he graduated from Summerville High in 1988. He attended Clemson University and received his B.S. and doctorate in microbiology and molecular medicine. After a successful career in pharmaceutical research and development, Dr. Parker made the decision to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a dentist. Dr.
Parker earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical College of Georgia. He worked several years in Augusta, but he returned home to Summerville in 2015.
He is an active member of both the American Dental Association and South Carolina Dental Association, and his greatest joy is working with individuals who have had difficult dental experiences in the past. Dr. Parker understands this is a significant barrier to quality dental care — one that many patients want to overcome. He realizes that many of these patients simply need someone to listen to their fears, so he helps develop treatment plans that take their concerns into consideration.
Dr. Parker’s interests outside of dentistry include golf, college football, coaching his children’s sports teams, and spending time with his wife and two wonderful children.