337 Buckwalter Place Blvd., Bluffton, SC smile@blufftonorthodontics.com

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About Us

Robert F. Garrison, DMD, PA

Dr. Bob Garrison has more than 30 years of experience as an orthodontist, and has helped thousands of patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles through braces and a wide array of orthodontic treatments. A lifelong South Carolina resident whose father was a general dentist in Columbia, SC, Dr. Garrison grew up and worked in the Columbia and Lexington areas, and owned a successful orthodontic practice in Lexington for decades, where he put braces on more than 10,000 patients, including the daughter of former Governor of South Carolina and current United States Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

In 2016, Dr. Garrison sold his orthodontic practice in Lexington with the idea of retiring in Bluffton. However, it didn’t take him long to realize that starting a new orthodontic practice made sense in so many ways. With the launch of Bluffton Orthodontics, Dr. Garrison is excited to bring his many years of experience and passion for orthodontics to the Lowcountry – creating a unique practice that not only provides patients and families the highest quality of experienced orthodontic care and outstanding results, but offers a fun environment and stress-free journey to a beautiful smile.

A graduate of the University of South Carolina with a BS in Biology, he earned his Doctor of Medical Dentistry degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston and his degree in orthodontics from the Medical College of Georgia.  

Meet Our Staff

Eryn Kushner
New Patient Coordinator

Eryn is the New Patient Coordinator at Bluffton Orthodontics, where she works closely with Dr. Garrison and new patients to come up with a treatment plan that works best with patients’ finances and needs. Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Eryn has lived in Bluffton since January 2016, moving here from Pinehurst, NC. She stays busy with her husband and two children — and if you see Eryn on the weekend or evenings, you will most likely find her on the soccer fields cheering on her kids.

Angela Kratz

Angela Kratz is our Receptionist at Bluffton Orthodontics. She is excited about being a team member of such a friendly staff and looking forward to greeting patients as they walk in the door. She can’t wait to see the transformation that patients go through with their beautiful new smiles, and watch as patients gain a level of confidence that only a beautiful smile can give. Outside of the practice, Angela loves spending time with her family. She is married with two grown children, 3 grandchildren and a dog named Lucie.

Christie Young
Chairside Assistant

Christie Young is a Chairside Assistant at Bluffton Orthodontics. Christie, who recently moved to the Bluffton area from Maryland, has more than 15 years of experience in chairside assisting and notes that the most rewarding part of her job is seeing the beautiful smiles we create. She enjoys the opportunity to get to know patients and their families during the course of their treatment where she gets to see them every four to six weeks, and loves hear about their day at school or at work, what sports their involved in, and where they have gone on vacations.  When not working, Christie stays busy looking after her two dogs and two cats, and volunteers at the local animal shelter. Christie is looking forward to exploring and getting to know the people in this beautiful city she now calls home!