Greg Bottone, DMD

Greg Bottone, DMD was born and raised in New Jersey, graduated from the University of South Carolina, and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994. Following graduation, he completed a General Practice Residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. He joined Gentle Family Dentistry in 1996 and became a partner in 2000.

Dr. Bottone is licensed by the State of South Carolina, a member of the Academy of General Dentistry and a volunteer with Dental Christian Fellowship serving on missions trips to Haiti.

Stephen Michel, DMD

Stephen Michel, DMD is a Charleston native. He graduated from Bishop England High School, the University of Notre Dame and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1975. Following graduation, Dr. Michel opened Gentle Family Dentistry.

Dr. Michel is licensed by the State of South Carolina, a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantology and a volunteer at East Cooper Community Outreach.

Our Staff

Janet Koenig

Janet has been a dental hygienist with Gentle Family Dentistry since 1988. Janet and her husband Jim grew up in Tacoma, Washington and moved to Charleston on an adventure. Janet and Jim have two beautiful daughters, Kari and Daisy. During her free time, she enjoys boating, going to the beach and spending time with her family.

Rudell Lester

Rudell has been a dental hygienist for over 25 years. Originally from the Midlands, she moved to Mount Pleasant and joined Gentle Family Dentistry in 2014. She has three children and three grandchildren. She enjoys playing tennis, beach time, boating and spending time with family and friends.

Elise Botero

Elise has been a dental hygienist for over 20 years. She has been associated with Gentle Family Dentistry for over ten years and recently became a member of our team. Elise is proud to be known as a “Girl Raised In The South.” Elise is happily married to Phillip, the love of her life, and they have a son, Gabriel. She enjoys life to the fullest by spending time with her family and friends, traveling and serving in her church.

Caroline Cameron Huckabee

Caroline has been an assistant with Gentle Family Dentistry since 2007. Originally from Lake City, S.C. and has been an assistant in the low country for over 20 years! She enjoys traveling and spending time with friends and family. Her favorite quote is “Life is not measured by the number of breaths you take but by the moments that take your breath away.”

Elizabeth Bloomer

Elizabeth joined Gentle Family Dentistry in 2012. She is originally from Virginia but has called the low country home since she attended the College of Charleston as an art major. She has two energetic children, Olivia and Pierce. She enjoys gardening, boating, custom framing art and music.

Belinda DePasquale

Belinda has been our office manager at Gentle Family Dentistry since 2001. Living in Moncks Corner, Belinda enjoys walking in the country, spending time with family and friends, relaxing on the beach, sitting on her deck and working out.

Liane Bottone

Liane began working at Gentle Family Dentistry in 2012. She has been married to Dr. Bottone for 23 years and they have four children. Liane earned her undergraduate and graduate degrees from U.S.C. and enjoys teaching group fitness classes, running, yoga, walking her two dogs and reading.

Lisa Vargo

Lisa joined the Gentle Family Dentistry team in 2016. She has called the low country home for over ten years. Lisa is a true animal lover and has three dogs, one cat and two pet ducks. Lisa enjoys spending time outdoors, craft projects and working out.