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In an effort to increase inter-class "bonding" (see what we did there), we highlight a CDM student and "drill" them with 12 questions. Get to know MUSC CDM a little better!

#TheMondayDrill

Caroline Edwards

Caroline Edwards

Jan 30th, 2023

Happy Monday South Carolina ASDA! We hope you start this week off strong even on a rainy Monday. Today we are introducing Caroline Edwards, a D2!

1. Hometown: summerville SC
2. Siblings: I’m the youngest of three girls
3. Pets: none of my own but love them all
4. School: Clemson university
5. When did I decide dentistry: early on in college I knew I’d love the detailed work and the challenging medical environment
6. Favorite subject: dentures
7. Hobbies: I love to bake and cook, recipes testing is a favorite pastime of mine
8. Favorite sports team: clemson
9. Favorite restaurant: xao bao biscuit
10. Sullivan’s!
11. Plans after graduation: not sure yet, just going with the flow
12. Biggest pet peeve: messiness

Olivia Decho

Olivia Decho

Dec 26th, 2022

Happy Monday Drill!! Today we are introducing Olivia Decho a D2! Hope all are enjoying their well deserved holiday break!

1. Hometown: Columbia, SC
2. Siblings: only child!
3. Pets: none right now, but would love to get a dog when I have more time!
4. Schools: USC
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist: I slipped and fell off a hot tub when I was 5 and really messed up my teeth, so somewhere along the long process of fixing everything, I began being really interested in dentistry and how everything works!
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: I really love fixed prosth!
7. Hobbies: Tennis, running, traveling, and hanging out with friends!
8. Favorite sports team: go gamecocks!
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: chubby fish
10. Folly, Sullivan’s, or IOP: Sullivan’s
11. Plans after graduation: still have a ways to go, but hopefully private practice!
12. Biggest pet peeve: slow walkers

Jess Mellin

Jess Mellin

Nov 28th, 2022

Kicking off the week with a Monday Drill!! Today we are introducing Jess Mellin a D2!

1. Hometown: Mt. Pleasant, SC
2. Siblings: Older brother Matt (D3 in picture with me)
3. Pets: Family dog, Sadie
4. Schools: University of South Carolina
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? My interest started in 5th grade but fully committed to it junior year of undergrad
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Fixed or anything in the lab
7. Hobbies: Anything outside, eating pizza, and spending time with my nanny family :)
8. Favorite sports team: Patriots, Celtics, and USWNT
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: EVO and Grimaldi’s
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan’s but Folly is growing on me
11. Plans after graduation: Private practice
12. Biggest pet peeve: Being rude to servers and consistently being late

Claire Prince Morgan

Claire Prince Morgan

November 7, 2022

HAPPY MONDAY! Kicking off another week with Monday Drill featuring Claire Prince Morgan 🥳🥳🥳


1. Hometown: good ol Laurens, SC

2. Siblings: an older brother 

3. Pets: my childhood dog Bella, and two spaniels Mila and Ranger (both have been featured for furbaby Friday!)

4. Schools: The University of South Carolina!

5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I was a sophomore in high school when my mom had some dental work done. It made me realize dentistry is art and science combined. I started shadowing some offices and fell in love with the profession. 

6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: fixed prosth or complete dentures 🦷

7. Hobbies: reading, going to the beach, hanging out with friends 

8. Favorite sports team: the gamecocks!!!

9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: we love the Wreck of Richard and Charlene, also love locals on Tuesday. 

10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan’s!

11. Plans after graduation: private practice, hopefully here in the low country!

12. Biggest pet peeve: when people stop in the middle of the walk way 😤

Clare Maloney

Clare Maloney

Jan 23rd, 2023

Happy Monday Drill! Today we are introducing Clare Maloney a D1! Get to know Clare and have a great week!

1. Hometown: Greenville, SC
2. Siblings: I’m the oldest of 5 siblings!! 4 sisters and 1 brother
3. Pets: Cats named Tully and Moon (neither are mine but I’m an aunty)
4. Schools: Clemson
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I’ve wanted to be a dentist since middle school
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Favorite subjects is definitely biochem!
7. Hobbies: F45, basketball with stoke, and watching new girl for the 10th time through
8. Favorite sports team: Miami hurricanes baby
9. Favorite restaurant in CHS: Santi’s
10. Folly, Sullivan's, or IOP: Sullivan’s
11. Plans after graduation: Hopefully specialize or do a GPR
12. Biggest pet peeve: Driving too slow

Tannor Byrd

Tannor Byrd

Dec 19th, 2022

Happy Monday! We hope that everyone is enjoying their well deserved break! Happy Holidays! Todays Monday Drill we are introducing a D3 Tannor Byrd!

1.Hometown: Edgefield SC
2. Siblings: none
3. Pets: I have a Boykin named Rivers back home
4. Schools: Presbyterian College. Sco’ Hose
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? After chipping two teeth as a kid
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Fixed Pros with Dr. Lowe
7. Hobbies: Fishing and Hunting
8. Favorite sports team: Atlanta Braves
9. Favorite restaurant in CHS: Waters Edge
10. Folly, Sullivan’s or IOP: Sullivan’s
11. Plans after graduation: To be Determined
12: Biggest pet peeve: People that run red lights

Brandie Rogers

Brandie Rogers

Nov 21st, 2022

MONDAY DRILLL!! Today we are introducing Brandie Rogers a D1! Have an amazing and short week to all! 😊

1. Hometown: Barlow, OH
2. Siblings: Younger brother
3. Pets: Family dog Luci
4. Schools: University of Kentucky & Case Western Reserve University
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? In the 1st grade I was the go to kid if you wanted help pulling out your tooth during recess, but it wasn’t until we did career reports in the 5th grade that I really decided.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Currently, I like getting in the clinic and assisting & our Perio class
7. Hobbies: Home improvement projects, interior design, ceramics, volleyball, thrifting
8. Favorite sports team: None really
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Hall’s Chophouse
10. Folly, Sullivan’s or IOP: Sullivan’s
11. Plans after graduation: thinking Perio or Oral Surgery Residency
12. Biggest pet peeve: When your having a conversation with someone and they look at their phone and zone out cause they can’t do both at once.

JP Crane

JP Crane

October 31st, 2022

Happy Halloween and cheers to another Monday Drill! 🥳 Today meet a D2 JP Crane! Have a spooky Monday👻 and a great rest of your week! 


1. Hometown: Irmo, SC

2. Sister named Josie

3. Two dogs Carli and Tate

4. USC - go cocks baby

5. I decided I wanted to be a dentist when I got my braces because I loved my orthodontist’s office and their family dynamic

6. So far dental morph, I liked the spotting practicals 😬

7. I enjoy working out, happy hour, and trying as many new restaurants as possible in chs

8. Gamecocks, even on our bad days

9. Hard choice but gotta say Malagon

10.  Folly all day

11. No clue what I’m doing after graduation, I am keeping my options open and can’t wait to start expanding my clinical knowledge!!

12. Biggest pet peeve is people who talk over others

Jackson Derrick

Jackson Derrick

Jan 9th, 2023

Happy Monday and another Monday Drill! We hope all enjoyed their December break and kicked off last week back to class! Today we are introducing Jackson Derrick a D1!

1. Hometown: Chapin, SC
2. Siblings: Only child
3. Pets: I actually just got a kitten!
4. Schools: College of Charleston
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? Pretty late honestly. It wasn’t until I shadowed a dentist after I graduated college that all the dots started to finally connect.
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Still haven’t been exposed to much, but so far anatomy has been my favorite.
7. Hobbies: surfing, working out, reading, going out with friends
8. Favorite sports team: go tigers
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: wow tough. Uh maybe Felix just because I worked there for a bit. But queen street grocery has one of the best turkey sandwiches in chs
10. Folly, Sullivan’s or IOP: if you don’t go to folly wyd..?
11. Plans after graduation: I’d definitely like to do a residency
12. Biggest pet peeve: the drawbridges in Charleston :/

Reilly Kelley

Reilly Kelley

Dec 5th, 2022

ITS MONDAY! We know you all are studying for finals and we wish you all the LUCK! You will CRUSH IT! 🥳 Today for the Monday drill we are featuring Reilly Kelley a D3!

1. Hometown: Easley, SC
2. Siblings: I have one brother 5 years older than me and one sister 2 years younger than me
3. Pets: A little chihuahua poodle mix back at home
4. Schools: Clemson University
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I was interested from a young age, but really decided my Junior year of college after shadowing my hometown dentist
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: My favorite subject so far has been Operative! I like learning how to make restorations esthetically beautiful ✨
7. Hobbies: Kickball (looking at all my D3 teammates), playing piano, reading a good book on the beach
8. Favorite sports team: Clemson football always
9. Favorite restaurant in chs: Le Farfalle
10. Folly, Sullivan’s, or IOP: Sullivan’s Island - I’m passionate about this one
11. Plans after graduation: Hopefully some sort of private practice! I’m thinking general right now
12. Biggest pet peeve: When people run red lights

Hannah Seaton

Hannah Seaton

Nov 14th, 2022

Happy Monday! The Monday Drill featuring Hannah Seaton a D4! Hope y’all have a great week! 🦷

1. Hometown: Mt. Carmel, IL
2. Siblings: 1 older sister who lives in Indianapolis
3. Pets: a sable phantom goldendoodle named Booker (after Devin Booker)
4. Schools: University of Kentucky
5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? After my sophomore year at Kentucky, I shadowed my dentist and loved all the cosmetic work he did. I was sold!
6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: Fixed Pros/anything cosmetic
7. Hobbies: Orangetheory, yoga, trying new restaurants, and taking Booker to the dog park
8. Favorite sports team: Kentucky Wildcats!!
9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Hall’s and 167 Raw
10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: IOP - Wild Dunes
11. Plans after graduation: private practice hopefully in Charleston!
12. Biggest pet peeve: when people use the plural/possessive of last names incorrectly

Thomas Edwards

Thomas Edwards

October 24th, 2022

Another Monday, Another Monday Drill! Today we are introducing Thomas Edwards a D1! We hope everyone has had an amazing start to their week and continues to have an amazing week! 🥳🥳


1. Hometown: Columbia, SC

2. Siblings: 2 younger sisters, Brooke and Emma

3. Pets: my family has a dachshund named Gibby

4. Schools: Clemson

5. When did you decide you wanted to be a dentist? I’ve always wanted to be a dentist ever since I was little

6. Favorite subject/specialty in dental school: I’m only about 2 months in so I’m not sure if I have a favorite yet!

7. Hobbies: anything outdoors, hiking, going to the beach, hanging out with my friends, basketball 

8. Favorite sports team: Go tigers 

9. Favorite restaurant in Chs: Gotta go with Vicious Biscuit 

10. Folly, Sullivan's or IOP: Sullivan’s 

11. Plans after graduation: Not a single clue, lots of possibilities!! 

12. Biggest pet peeve: Bullies 🤨🤨

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