River Oaks Advanced Dentistry
142 Leisure Lane
Columbia, SC 29210
(803) 939-5935

Meet Our Team

Brenda Long - Assistant

Brenda is originally from Orangeburg, SC and is a graduate of Airport High School. She received her Associate Degree in dental assisting from Midlands Technical College in 1995. Brenda has been very honored to have worked with Dr. Creig DuPuis since 1981 and is now very excited to be working with Dr. Mollie Duke. She has always enjoyed her work and her patients of many years that seem like family.  She gets excited about all the changes that have taken place in dentistry over the years.  After being an assistant for many years she will now be rotating from front desk to assisting. She has been happily married since 1982. She has three children, two grandchildren, and one on the way! Her favorite things to do are spend time with her family and travel as often as possible.

Sue Jordan - Assistant

Sue joined our dental team in 2018. She became a Certified Dental Assistant in 203. Sue goes out of her way to make sure she delivers personal care to our patients and makes them feel at home. Sue says, " I show up to work with  smile on my face because I love my job and the mission God set in place for me every day." Sue was born in Mexico and at the age of 11 she moved to the US. She has lived in South Carolina ever since. She is fluent in Spanish. Sue has been married to her husband Charles since 2011. They have one beautiful daughter, Mia. She also enjoys cooking, going to the movies, listening to music, family time with grandparents and organizing her house.

Michelle Shannon - Hygienist

Born and raised in Gilbert, SC, Michelle is a graduate of Midlands Technical College as a member of the National Honors Society and Phi Theta Kappa. She has been practicing dental hygiene since 2010 when she joined the practice. She believes continuing education is important so she attends courses throughout the year to provide the best quality, updated treatment to her patients. She takes great pride in educating patients about their oral health and seeing great results. More importantly, she enjoys building lasting relationships with each of our patients that makes coming to the dental office a pleasurable experience. Michelle and her husband have been married since 2000 with two children, Hunter and Morgan. Michelle enjoys spending time with family and gardening when out of the office.

Janet Thomas-Jackson - Hygienist

Hello everyone - I’m Janet, a dental hygiene graduate of Savannah GA’s AASU, and we’re glad to have you here! I’ve had the distinct privilege of treating patients in different settings over the past few years, and it’s always good to share laughs with them. Helping our patients understand the small nuances to oral health can be just the ticket they need to achieving overall success,…and we love that! We listen and strive to take excellent care of you while making sure that you’re informed of all your options.

As an avid reader, I thoroughly cherish my “Barnes & Noble” & local library time. (Reading is such a superb, underrated pastime.) Martha Stewart will never be threatened by me, but I like to see my loved ones enjoy the meals and desserts I’ve prepared for them,…as long as they FLOSS afterwards.

Lori Mooney - Business Associate

Lori has been a familiar face to the practice’s patients even before she can remember. She began working for her Dad, Dr. Creig DuPuis and practice founder, after graduating from The University of South Carolina with a degree in Business. She is also a 4 year Letterman from their Equestrian Team. Her life away from work revolves around her family, horses and her faith. She has been married to her wonderful husband Scott since 2002 and they have two of the most amazing kids in the whole world, Noah and Sarah. The family also runs a horse farm with lots of 4 legged family members including 5 horses, 3 dogs and 2 cats!