Elite, not elitist.
Connie is happily married to Dr. Rink and enjoys her role as CFO. She is a Tarheel same as Dr. Rink having graduated from University of North Carolina with a degree in pharmacy. She and Dr. Rink enjoy traveling to Chapel Hill to visit their daughter who is following in their footsteps as a UNC student as well as visiting their son in Columbia who studies at the “other Carolina”. Connie recently successfully completed and earned certification in the Business Essentials program from the UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School. When not working with Dr. Rink, his amazing staff and our wonderful patients, Connie enjoys running, reading, cooking and gardening. Connie and Dr. Rink love to spend time on the water and at the beach with family and friends and their two adorable King Charles Spaniel pups.
Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, Tasha and her husband, Michael, moved to the Lowcountry in the summer of 2019. Tasha graduated with a bachelor’s degree in finance and banking from the University of Missouri in Columbia and worked in financial advising for almost a decade. Once she and her husband landed in Charleston, Tasha explored opportunities in which she could continue utilizing her finance and business skills while still helping people achieve their dreams. As the Office Coordinator, Tasha is fulfilled by creating an exceptional patient experience, as well as supporting our CFO, Connie Rink, with unlimited excel spreadsheets. She loves collaborating with her team to serve our patients and witness their beautiful and meaningful transformations. On the weekends, you can find Tasha and Michael nature dwelling or exploring downtown Charleston with their sweet chocolate lab, Junebug.
Olivia recently joined us as a dental assistant. She has lived in Charleston for the past 10 years, but previously lived in the Rocky Mountains and England. Growing up in a military family and moving around has taught her the love of family, life, and hard work ethics. Her motto is that a little elbow grease and a lot of hard work will always triumph. When she is not helping others achieve their dream smile she is giving people a reason to! She lives a very active lifestyle, has a passion for running, and believes being outdoors is the best therapy.
Colleen has been a dental hygienist for over 5 years. Colleen attended Trident Technical College where she obtained her Associate Degree in Applied Science, majoring in Dental Hygiene. She is an ongoing member of the South Carolina Dental Hygiene Association and American Dental Hygienists’ association. Her favorite part of dentistry is providing a valuable and comfortable healthcare service while establishing trusting relationships with patients. She loves attending continuing education courses to better serve her patients. She and her fiancé have two wonderful dogs, Golden Retriever, Ellie and Husky- Lab, Max. She enjoys spending time out at Kiawah Island, traveling and being with friends and family.
Marlene has been a dental hygienist for over 35 years. She was a past president of both the Charleston and South Carolina Dental Hygiene Associations. She is a former recipient of the Dr. Ralph E. Levine Dental Hygienist of the year award. Marlene also served as a delegate from South Carolina to the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. She is an ongoing member of the Charleston, South Carolina and the American Dental Hygienists’ Associations. Marlene is very active in her church and the community. In her free time, she enjoys RV-ing and being in the great outdoors with family and friends.
To Our Wonderful Family of Patients:
Last night, my wife Connie and I enjoyed the most delicious take-out dinner from FIG restaurant. As always, the food was excellent; however, it was most satisfying to see the local restaurant, along with others, begin its comeback. Our resilient city feels like it is coming back to life—parks are opening and folks and families are enjoying the wonderful spring Charleston air. The Rink dental team is, too, readying itself for the next chapter of practicing dentistry as the community begins reopening its doors.
We are concentrating on continuing to advance our rock-solid foundation of state-of-the-art infection control. We were blessed to keep our dedicated and passionate team employed during the crisis, and have devoted the entire month of April to research, systematically developing, purchasing and installing the best additional infection control protocols and equipment available. We are ready. This month we will begin the process of a “soft opening” of our practice. What this means for our patients is a resumption of the same excellent restorative, esthetic, and preventive care in the safest and most secure environment available anywhere.
Additional safety steps will include asking our patients to wait for their appointments in their cars rather than in the reception area. We will ask that you take a moment to fill out a short questionnaire upon your arrival regarding your health and recent travels. We will take everyone’s temperature (including the team) with a forehead scanner as you enter the practice. We will clean and disinfect all touchpoints in the office in between each patient. We have procured the highest quality KN95 masks and face shields for the staff and have carefully researched and purchased the most advanced aerosol containment and purification systems available for the safety of all our patients. These are a few examples of how we have added additional layers of protection for your and our staff’s benefit.
Finally, I wholly understand that each one of you is an individual with specific desires, needs, and comfort levels. I want you to know that we are here to actively listen to you and to create the best environment for your emotional health. Some will be ready sooner than others to receive care again at our office. Let’s keep the lines of communication open and please know that our relationship with you and your family is our highest priority.
We look forward to reuniting with everyone but until that time it is our wish that you enjoy good health, good spirits, and peace.
To your optimal dental health,
- John F. Rink, DDS, AAACD and teamVirtual Consultation
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