About Your Dentist

Annette Callejo, DDS

About Your Dentist

“The best and cheapest dentistry is when the right thing is done extremely well the first time and it lasts for a long time.”

My Mission

“I am committed to helping our patients achieve optimal dental health. I will strive to provide the best possible dental care for each and every patient; to demonstrate that the patient is valued in our practice. I will treat each patient with dignity, respect, kindness and understanding. I will educate my patients, so they can make the best decisions about their dental health. I LOVE what I do, and I will always create an inviting, relaxed and non-judgmental environment, so even the most routine appointments will make my patients feel special.”


Bachelor of Science in Biology, Bowling Green State University – Bowling Green, OH

Doctorate of Dental Surgery, Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

General Practice Residency, Veteran’s Administration Hospital – Dayton, OH

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Callejo is currently an active member of the American Dental Association, Ohio Dental Association, Dayton Dental Society, Academy of General Dentistry, International Association of Orthodontics, and American Academy of Facial Esthetics. She believes that the dental profession is continually changing and improving; therefore, she stays at the forefront of continuing education courses to insure the highest level of care for her patients.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Callejo has been a long time Ohio native. She was raised in Dayton, and she received her undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University. In keeping with her “buckeye” roots, Dr. Callejo received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from Ohio State University in 1996, and she then returned to her hometown for her General Practice Residency at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital.

After finishing her GPR, Dr. Callejo settled in Springboro to open a general practice close to her home. After practicing in Springboro for 21 years, she relocated to Bluffton, SC to practice dentistry in her second home away from home. In her spare time, Dr. Callejo is an avid tennis player, and she considers herself a “foodie.” She is married with two children, and she also has three dogs. She looks forward to getting to know each of you personally to build a trusting and lasting relationship.

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Richard A. Carlson III, DDS

“Smiles are contagious, so go forth and contaminate as many people as you can!”

My Mission

“My mission is to treat all my patients as if they were my family members.”

Education & Continuing Education

Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland – Baltimore, MarylandDoctor of Dental Surgery

University of Maryland – College Park, MarylandBachelor of Science in Zoology

Dr. Carlson has completed post graduate training in Cosmetic Dentistry (check out his Instagram page to view some of his cosmetic dentistry work: @richardcarlsondds), Veneers, Smile Design, Implant Restoration, and Implant Placement.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Carlson is a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. He is a former team Dentist for the Villanova Men’s Lacrosse team and St. Mary’s High School Athletic Teams.

Life & Hobbies

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Carlson lives on Fripp Island with his wife, Tara. They recently moved from the Annapolis area of Maryland. The couple has three children together: Alex, who resides in Colorado; Reed and his wife, Paige, who live in New York City with their son Chase; and Courtney, who lives in Maryland. In his free time, Dr. Carlson enjoys traveling, playing golf, spending time at the beach, cooking, and learning about new wines and cuisin