Meet our Team
Paul Galloway, DMD
Dr. Paul graduated with honors from the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003, and then completed his post-doctoral specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at MUSC in 2005. During his dental education, he received numerous awards and recognitions, including being named a Hinman Scholar, induction into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society, the Dr. William S. Kramer Award of Excellence, and the Excellence in Academic Achievement award from Alpha Omega International Dental Fraternity annually given to the top honor graduate. Since completing his dental education, Dr. Paul has continued his commitment to excellence by attaining national board certification as a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry. He is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He has also served as the SCDA’s Coastal District Chairman for Children’s Dental Health Month.
Dr. Paul and his wife Libby reside in West Ashley and have three beautiful children – Noah (age 10), Samuel (age 8) and Sarah (age 5). They are active members of Centerpoint Church and have participated in many overseas medical and dental mission projects through their involvement in Medical Campus Outreach and Dental Community Fellowship. He enjoys being a mentor to dental students and leads a weekly Bible study for students in his home. A former college and professional baseball player, Dr. Paul was a member of the Clemson Tigers baseball team that played in the College World Series in 1995 and 1996. When not at the office, he enjoys exercising, going out to eat with family, working in the yard, playing and watching sports of any kind, and coaching youth baseball and basketball.
Katherine Renne, DMD
Dr. Renne is a board-certified pediatric dentist who joined our team in July 2014 after spending the last three years on faculty at the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She was a summa cum laude graduate of the College of Charleston and also graduated with honors from MUSC’s College of Dental Medicine where she was named Hinman Scholar and received the William S. Kramer Award of Excellence. She completed her post-doctoral specialty training in Pediatric Dentistry at MUSC in 2011. She is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry. She has also served as the coordinator for the SCDA’s annual Give Kids a Smile Day.
Dr. Renne and her husband, Dr. Wally Renne, have a beautiful daughter, Isabella, and reside in West Ashley. In her free time she enjoys the beach, spending time with family, reading, and cooking.
An Expanded-Duty Dental Assistant, Megan Colson has worked exclusively in pediatric dentistry since graduating from Trident Technical College in 2006 and has been a part of our team since 2010. She lives in Summerville with her husband, Rob, and four sons – Brandon, Preston, Easton, and Eli. In her spare time, Megan loves spending time with her family, enjoying the outdoors, and cheering for her favorite team, the Pittsburgh Steelers. She enjoys watching her patients grow up while teaching them how to establish life-long healthy dental habits.
An Expanded-Duty Dental Assistant, Rebecca Pruitt joined our team in February 2015. Originally from Missouri, she now lives in Summerville with her husband Tyler and their two dogs, Lucy and Kane. Rebecca enjoys spending time outdoors, music, and traveling with her husband.
An Expanded-Duty Dental Assistant, Kayla Schlaefer joined the CCD team in August 2015. Kayla is a native of Charleston and lives with her husband Jeremy and son Jace. She has a passion for helping people and especially enjoys being around children. In her free time, Kayla enjoys going to the beach with her family, listening to music, and loves to explore the many restaurants that Charleston has to offer.
Our Front Office/Financial Coordinator, Kaileigh Rao, joined our team in October 2013. Originally from Indiana, she now lives in Charleston with her husband, Dave, and their two dogs, Wrigley and Yankee. Kaileigh enjoys getting to know our patients and their families and strives to make the initial dental visit as efficient and stress-free as possible. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.
Our New Patient Coordinator, Stephanie Byard, is the newest member of our team and has been with us since February 2016. She plans to continue her education in the dental field by attending Trident Technical College in January 2017 to pursue a career in Dental Hygiene. A native to South Carolina, she lives with her fiance’, Alex, and son, Sawyer, in North Charleston. She enjoys shopping, exploring new areas, and crafts. Stephanie enjoys meeting all of the families of CCD and helping them have a great dental experience.