Meet The Team
McConnell Orthodontics is a continuation of Anderson Orthodontic Associates started by Dr. McConnell’s father, Dr. B.C. McConnell, Jr., who practiced orthodontics for 42 years before retiring in 2010. Dr. McConnell was very fortunate to work and learn from his father for several years prior to his retirement, thus ensuring the tradition of orthodontic excellence and stellar reputation continued into the next generation. The Team at McConnell Orthodontics is an integral part of the success of the practice. Each member is highly trained in their respective roles and deeply cares for each and every patient. Most of the Team has been on board at least 20+ years, with a couple members approaching 40+ years in the practice! McConnell Orthodontics is truly fortunate to have such a stable, wonderful, and experienced Team which benefits each and every patient.
Dr. Beechard C. McConnell, III is formally trained as a specialist in orthodontics for children and adults. A lifelong Anderson resident, Dr. Beech, as his patients like to call him, graduated from T. L. Hanna High School. He received his B.S. degree in Financial Management from Clemson University in 1992. In May 2002, Dr. McConnell received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina where he served as class president all four years, was appointed the ADEA representative for the school, and graduated near the top of his class academically and first clinically. Dr. McConnell was accepted directly into the Medical College of Georgia’s Orthodontic residency program, where he received his Certificate in Orthodontics in December 2004.
Dr. McConnell is committed to excellence in orthodontics and utilizes the most up-to-date technologies to treat children and adults. He is involved in many dental organizations and study clubs that ensure he is current with the best techniques available in orthodontics.
Dr. McConnell is an active member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the South Carolina Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association, and the South Carolina Dental Association.
Giving back to his community is extremely important to Dr. McConnell. He is a member of the Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce, served on the Board of the Anderson Area YMCA, and the Board of Visitors of Anderson University. In addition, he willingly donates to several local charitable organizations and law enforcement agencies. Dr. McConnell resides in Anderson and when not working, he enjoys pursuing his outdoor passions, traveling, and spending quality time with his family.
Shannon joined our team in September 1996 shortly after graduating from Tri County Technical College from the Dental Assistant Program. She worked chairside for 18 years, as a Lab Tech for 4 years and has been our Office Administrator since 2018. When Shannon is not handling day to day operations at the office, patient accounts and fun things like insurance, you can find her on a ball field with her son and daughter! She loves spending time with her husband and children.
- Hobby:Camping, Reading and Clemson Football
- Vacation:Cruising to anywhere tropical
Chrissie joined our team in November of 2015. She graduated from Tri County Technical College in 2001 from the Dental Assistant Program. She joined us after working 12 years in the orthodontics field.
Chrissie enjoys helping all of her patients choose the right orthodontic plan and giving them a warm welcome to our orthodontic family.
When she’s not at the office, she loves spending time with her husband and two boys on a ball field!
- Hobby:Movies and Clemson Football
- Vacation:Cruise and Mountains
Pam joined our team in June of 1980. Pam graduated from Tri County Technical College from the Dental Assistant Program. Pam loves her patients and enjoys helping those generations of families that are her patients. She enjoys spending time with her two daughters and two granddaughters.
- Hobby:Reading, Crafts, and Decorating
AKA The Princess of the Office
Sandra joined our team in August of 1995 after graduating from Tri County Technical College from the Dental Assistant Program. She enjoys seeing people happy and making them laugh….this includes coworkers and her patients! She loves helping her patients achieve a beautiful smile.
- Hobby:Singing and Fishing
Ashlyn graduated from BHP High School in 2018 and Capstone Dental Assisting Program in June of 2019. She joined our team in January of 2020. She only has one sister…who just happens to be her twin! She also has two younger brothers. When Ashlyn is not taking care of her patients, she loves to vacation anywhere that it’s sunny with an ocean!
- Hobby:Cooking, Shopping, and Spending time with family
Sonya graduated from Greenville Technical College from the Dental Assistant Program in 1993. She joined our team in December 2020. She has worked in orthodontics for over 20 years. When Sonya is not at work helping create beautiful smiles, you can find her at home cooking and spending time with her husband and two boys!
- Hobby:Cooking, Reading, and Camping