Dental Vision/Mission Statement

At Broad River Dentistry of Irmo we offer a wide range of dental services, including preventive, cosmetic, restorative and reconstructive dentistry. We pride ourselves on our patient-centered practice where patients are treated like family with respect, kindness, and understanding. We do everything possible in order to provide the best dental care for our patients in an honest, relaxed, and friendly setting. We will continually strive to earn the loyalty of our patients, and hope that we will see second and even third generations. Our ultimate goal is to help provide a healthy and confident smile for each and every one of our patients.

Dr. Patrick Orman Broad River Dentistry

Dr. Orman

Dr. Patrick Orman was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He has ties to the area as both his parents are from Columbia and are USC Alumni. He attended the University of South Carolina earning his BS in Biology. He continued his education at MUSC in Charleston earning his DMD.


Dr. Patrick Orman focuses on patient centered dentistry where the patient is treated like his own family. He believes in using the current technology and techniques to deliver high quality dentistry in an honest, gentle and caring environment. Outside of dentistry, his passions include spending time with family, golfing and sports.

Ashley Sanders, RDH

Ashley was born and raised in Lugoff, South Carolina. Growing up, Ashley always enjoyed going to the dentist which helped create her passion for dentistry. She attended Midlands Technical College and graduated in 2015 as a Certified Dental Assistant. After working as a dental assistant for 2 years, Ashley decided to go back to MTC to pursue her dental hygiene license. Her goal for her patients is to create a calm and comfortable experience and to get each and every patient excited about their oral health. When Ashley is not at work she spends time with her 2 dogs, “Lucy” and “Chief”, and her 2 cats, “Tubby” and “Toulouse”. She also enjoys watching Disney movies, “Aristocats” and “Lion King” being her favorite, going to the lake in the summertime and spending time with family.

Savannah Ramey, Dental Assistant

Savannah is originally from the upstate but has lived in Columbia for the past 6 years. She has been in dentistry for the past 5 years as a dental assistant and believes a healthy smile gives you confidence. That is why her number one priority is always her patients and improving their smile! Savannah is a dog mom to her sweet black lab Stella & is Auntie to the cutest little monster Aria. She is happiest when she is spending time with family & friends.

Krissy Kreider, Dental Assistant

Krissy is originally from Jacksonville, North Carolina and moved to Columbia in 2017. She has had a lifelong dream of being in the dental field and is excited to start her dental assisting journey with the Broad River Dentistry team. Krissy is the proud Momma to 4 children, 3 boys and 1 girl. Her passions include coaching her children’s youth sports teams and anything health and physical fitness related. On her days off, you may find Krissy sipping on a good cup of coffee while headed to the beach with the windows down and the radio turned up!

Jenny Hess, Front Office Assistant

Originally from Newberry, SC, Jenny grew up in multiple states but has now found her home in the Irmo area. Jenny has always had a passion for dentistry. Starting her career in 2014 as a Dental Assistant, then progressing to Front Office Assistant. Her care and genuine spirit shines thru in the positive patient experience. Jenny is a true animal lover! She and her husband, Austin, have 2 dogs and 6 guinea pigs. She also enjoys running, watching movies and reading.

Tristan Tedder, Front Office Assistant

Tristan was born and raised in the Lexington area. She has been in the dental field about 10 years. Although Tristan has had a passion for dentistry and loves it, she is now pursuing her lifelong dream of becoming a nurse! She is currently enrolled in nursing school while working part-time at Broad River Dentistry. When Tristan is not at school or work, she is taking care of her two sons, Colton & Clayton and playing with her dog Cali. You also may find her taking trips to the lake, beach or mountains with her family.

Tonia Patterson

Tonia Patterson, Practice Administrator

Tonia has been in dentistry for over 18 years. She began her journey in dentistry as a Front Desk Assistant, progressing to Dental Assistant and now Practice Administrator. After having bad experiences at the dentist as a child, Tonia is determined to destroy the stereotype of dentistry and create a warm, compassionate environment where patients can enjoy their dental visits. Tonia is very passionate about educating the public about the importance of their dental health, after all,  dentistry is the highway to your health.In her free time, Tonia enjoys spending time with her family, traveling, salt water aquariums and Gamecock Football.


Please feel free to contact Tonia for any reason at as her primary goal is ALWAYS the patient experience.

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