Dental Staff Little River, SC

Our Dentists

All our professionals at Coastal Cosmetic Dental Associates maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry. Each staff member has more than 10 years of experience in the dental field.

Dr. Patty R. Van Wie

Dentist in Little River, SC

Coastal Cosmetic Dental Associates

Dr. Van Wie - Dentist Little River SCDr. Patty R. Van Wie was born and raised in Ridge Spring, SC. After graduating from Newberry College with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology in 1978, she moved to Charleston, SC, where she attended the Medical University of South Carolina Dental College. After graduating in 1981, she moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and started a solo family and cosmetic dental practice in Little River, SC.

Dr. Van Wie is an avid believer in providing the best and newest techniques available. Thus she has hundreds of hours in continuing education credits. She is certified by the Medical University of Georgia in IV Sedation, Advanced Cardiac Life Support, and Medical Emergency Management. Dr. Van Wie has also been trained at the prestigious Dawson Institute in St. Petersburg, FL in TMJ and reconstructive dentistry. She not only wants to provide the patient with great personal care, but functionally aesthetic dentistry that enhances the entire face and personality of her patient.

She is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, The American Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology and The American Academy of Implantology.

When she is not working, Dr. Van Wie enjoys golfing, fishing, cooking, exercise and caring for her four chihuahuas.

Dr. Jeffrey S. Dowdy

Dentist in Little River, SC

Coastal Cosmetic Dental Associates

Dr. Dowdy - Little River SCDr. Jeffrey S. Dowdy graduated dental school from Medical University of South Carolina in 2003. He received his education in oral sedation with the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology. He has completed the surgical program for dental implant placement at the Misch International Implant Institute and is a member of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists. Dr. Dowdy is trained in advanced cardiac life support. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry.

When he is not working, Dr. Dowdy enjoys spending time with his three children.


Our Team

Dental Hygienists

Debbie Morris, RDH - Dental Hygienist Little River SC

Debbie Morris

Brandi Leonhardt and Kathy Wolford


Dental Assistants

Dental Assistant Little River SC

Ginger Massey
Dental Assistant

Stephanie Ward
Dental Assistant

Lola Reid
Dental Assistant


Support Staff

Donna Day
Front Desk Coordinator

Tuesday Marsh
Financial Coordinator

Lynn Andersen
Business Manager