Everyone in the office is local to the area. We take pride in being involved with the Swansea community and surrounding areas in Lexington, Calhoun, and Orangeburg counties.

Patient Coordinator

Faye Mellette

Faye is the Patient Coordinator for Swansea Dental Care. She is a lifelong resident of Swansea and attended Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College. With over 15 years of experience in the dental field, she is also certified in Radiology and Nitrous Oxide Sedation. She enjoys spending time with her son Hunter, family and friends, and bloodhound, Dabo. Faye is available to help meet your dental needs.

  • FAVORITE MUSICIAN/ARTIST:Brantley Gilbert
  • ZAXBY’S, CHICK-FIL-A, OR BOJANGLES? Zaxby’s
  • COUNTRY, POP, OR HIP-HOP? Country
  • OCEAN, LAKE OR RIVER? Ocean
  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT SWANSEA: Family. Dirt Roads. Country Living. Station 16.
  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT DENTISRY: Seeing patients get their smile back
  • FAVORITE “SUTHAR-ISM”: “Just tell me where to go.”

DID YOU KNOW?
Growing up, I spent EVERY Friday and Saturday night watching my brothers race dirt track.

Dental Assistant

Nicole Edenfield

Nicole is Dr. Suthar’s chairside assistant for all dental procedures. She is new to the dental field and very eager to get to know all of our patients. Nicole completed her training at the Palmetto School for Career Development where she finished at the top of her class. She has been a resident of Swansea for 10 years. When not at work, she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 little boys.

  • FAVORITE MUSICIAN/ARTIST: Meatloaf
  • ZAXBY’S, CHICK-FIL-A, OR BOJANGLES? Chick-fil-A
  • COUNTRY, POP, OR HIP-HOP? All of them!
  • OCEAN, LAKE OR RIVER? Lake
  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT SWANSEA: Graceland! Small town with friendly people
  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT DENTISRY: Helping educate people on oral health
  • FAVORITE “SUTHAR-ISM”: “What do you see?”

DID YOU KNOW?
I won the 8th grade talent show with singing.

Dental Assistant

Edward Zornes

Edward is the Dental Hygienist for Swansea Dental Care. A transplant from Kentucky, Edward grew up in Irmo, SC and graduated from Midlands Technical College Dental Hygiene Program in 2019. He holds a license in Dental Hygiene and Certificates in radiation, nitrous-oxide sedation and local anesthesia. Edward enjoys providing the best treatment to all patients. In his free time, Edward enjoys spending time with his Australian Heeler, Jolene, reading and fine dining.

  • FAVORITE MUSICIAN/ARTIST: I have an eclectic taste in music, all is fair game
  • ZAXBY’S, CHICK-FIL-A, OR BOJANGLES? Mom’s home cooking, hands down
  • COUNTRY, POP, OR HIP-HOP? Rock
  • OCEAN, LAKE OR RIVER? Yes!
  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT SWANSEA: I enjoy learning and getting to know my team and patients
  • FAVORITE THING ABOUT DENTISRY: Connecting with patients and enabling them to be the best in their oral health.
  • FAVORITE “SUTHAR-ISM”: “It’s all psychological.”

DID YOU KNOW?
I suffer from road rage that has been diagnosed by SC Highway Patrol!

DRS

Vatsal Suthar

Dr. Vatsal Suthar is a native of Cayce, SC and attended Airport High School. He graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2006 with a degree in Exercise Science and minor in Business. He worked for two years as an exercise physiologist before moving to Charleston, SC and earning a Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2012 at the Medical University of South Carolina.

Dr. Suthar was chosen to attend and train at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC for an additional year upon graduation. He gained valuable experience in advanced restorative procedures, dental implant placement, oral and periodontal surgery, and intravenous conscious sedation. He is a member of the American Dental Association, SC Dental Association, and Academy of General Dentistry. He is a volunteer at the Richland County Children’s Dental Clinic as well as Christ Central Medical Clinic.

Dr. Suthar currently resides in West Columbia with his wife, Meera, and three children. In his free time, he enjoys photography, reading, and following all USC sports teams.