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Meet Your Orthodontic Team

Dr. Tim Pierce DMD, MS

Dr. Timothy Pierce DMD, MS - Mount Pleasant Orthodontist

Dr. Timothy Pierce, “Dr Tim” was born in Philadelphia during his father’s orthodontic training and has lived in the Lowcountry for over forty years.  He graduated from Porter-Gaud in 1990 and from Furman University in 1994, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dental Medicine in 1998. After graduation, Dr. Tim returned to Philadelphia to complete specialist’s training and received his Certificate in Orthodontics from Temple University in 2000.

While at Temple University, he also received a Master of Science degree in Oral Biology in the subject of investigative cellular research. Dr. Tim has a specialty license in South Carolina and is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the South Carolina Orthodontic Association and the Charleston Dental Society.

Dr. Tim taught part-time for several years at the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics, where he was an associate professor. He and his wife, Dr. Daphne Pierce, reside on the Isle of Palms with their two children.

Dr. Tim was honored to be awarded Best Orthodontist in Mt. Pleasant by Mount Pleasant Magazine.

Dr. Katie Bullwinkel DMD, MS

Dr. Katie Bullwinkel DMD, MS - Mount Pleasant Orthodontist

Dr. Kathryn Stroud Bullwinkel, “Dr. Katie” as the office affectionately calls her, grew up in Chapin, SC and is married to Matt Bullwinkel of Mount Pleasant, SC. The Bullwinkels are excited to be home amongst their family and friends and feel blessed to be a part of the Mount Pleasant community.

Dr. Katie graduated from Wofford College with a degree in Biology before getting her doctorate in dental medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. After graduating top in her class, she traveled to Chicago to complete an Orthodontic Specialty residency and Master’s degree in Oral Science. Her interests include positive child psychology, interdisciplinary treatment and the latest technologies in orthodontics, including lingual braces and Invisalign.

In her free time, Dr. Katie enjoys jogging, playing with her new baby girl and relaxing in the Lowcountry with family and friends.

Our Team

Pierce Orthodontics Team PhotoOur kind and helpful staff work to make your time in treatment as fun and easy as possible. From Debbie at the front desk to our clinical assistants Kathy, Linsey and Julie, we hope your experience at our office is a high point in your day.


Scout the Office Dog PhotoScout Pierce is the newest member of out orthodontic team.  He specializes in bringing smiles to our patients and loves being part of out team.  His favorite hobbies are playing fetch, sleeping and meeting our patients.  Stop by anytime to get a little doggie love from our sweet Scout!