Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Stanley W. Sheftall, Jr

Dr. Sheftall is a SC native, who graduated from Greenville High School, The Citadel, and The Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine.  He has over 30 years experience practicing General Dentistry, and still has a passion for his profession. He is married to his classmate, colleague, and best friend, Dr. Susan Collins. He and his wife live in Newport, SC. He is a member of The South Carolina Dental Association, and The American Dental Association.


Dr. Pavana Karanth

Dr. Pavana Karanth grew up in India where she obtained a Bachelor of Dental Surgery degree and then went on to complete a Master of Dental Surgery residency in Operative Dentistry and Endodontics. She moved to the United States in 2009 and obtained a DDS degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas. Dr. Karanth has a keen interest in family and cosmetic dentistry and is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. She loves dentistry because she enjoys creating beautiful and healthy smiles and getting to know her patients and their families. Her clinical interests include restorative dentistry such as tooth colored fillings, bondings, crowns, bridges, veneers and implant restorations as well as root canal treatments. She is a believer in lifelong learning and enjoys keeping updated on the latest in the science and technology of dentistry.

Dr. Karanth’s first home in the US was in Durham, NC and she fell in love with the Carolinas for its charm, the people and their hospitality as well as the great food. That is why she decided to return here upon graduating from dental school. She moved to the Queen City in 2012 and has been practicing dentistry in the area since then.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Karanth enjoys spending time with her family and especially with her son. She also enjoys watching dramas on television and her favorite show is Law and Order. She likes to run, take long walks with her dog, cook, dine out with friends and family, shop and travel.