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We practice the finest dental techniques available anywhere

For this, there is no substitute.

Welcome to Great Oaks Dental...

. . . where commitment to excellence in every form is our promise to our patients and to each other. From comprehensive smile “make-over’s” to routine care visits, we take pride in offering the finest dentistry available in a caring yet professional environment.


Our dentists and staff take the time to listen to your unique concerns and desires, and to work with you to provide the treatment that is best for you personally. Please explore our website, and see for yourself how dedicated we are to exceeding your expectations in all that we do!


Call or come visit us! We are located between Easley and Pickens on Highway 8, across from the Pickens County YMCA.

Meet our Doctors


William Pennington


Dr. Pennington joined Great Oaks Dental in July 2017. Dr. Pennington graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry in 2014. Following graduation he completed a General Practice Residency at the Foundry Dental Center in Bessemer, AL.

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Ellen Thrailkill


Dr. Thrailkill joined our practice in July 2012. Ellen is a 2006 graduate of Wofford College in Spartanburg, SC where she earned a BS degree in biology. She received a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in May 2010.

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Paul Giddings


Dr. Giddings began practicing dentistry in Pickens County in 1982, following his graduation from dental school at the Medical College of Georgia in 1980, and completion of a two year general practice residency at the Medical University of South Carolina in 1982.

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Core Values

Our core values guide our relationships with our patients and our coworkers. These values represent who we are and define our practice of dentistry. 

Read what our patients are saying ...

How was your experience?

If you enjoyed your experience while visiting our office, or would like to provide some feedback, please submit a review by clicking here or you can go to, search "Great Oaks Dental" and write us a review there!

We are most grateful for your feedback and look forward to serving you again soon!

Melissa R.

This is absolutely the best dentist office in Pickens County! My whole family goes here and they do such a wonderful job. They welcome you by name when you come in and treat you like family. My son is special needs and they are just so patient with him and understanding. It’s so great not having to go to separate dentists for our needs. They even were able to put braces on my son so we didn’t have to go to a separate office!

By far the friendliest staff! They always greet you with a smile and treat you with respect. I wouldn’t recommend anyone else. Very clean facility and well maintained. The atmosphere is laid back and they all seem to love their job. You never hear any negativity when you go in. Blessed to be a patient here!

Missy P.

Christie W.

I recommend this Dental office to anyone and everyone! If you want a friendly hello, your questions answered, and a place that makes you feel comfortable Great Oaks Dental is the place for you. The staff is attentive, knowledgeable, friendly and makes you feel so welcomed. I have been a patient for years and will continue to be a patient. On top of the wonderful experiences I’ve had this busy mom really enjoys getting my reminder text for my appointments!

Office Hours

If you need assistance scheduling a new appointment, please call our office and we will be glad to help!

Monday                         8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Tuesday                         9:00 am — 5:00 pm

Wednesday                   8:00 am — 5:00 pm

Thursday                      8:00 am — 5:00 pm  

Friday                           8:00 am — 2:00 pm

Saturday                       Closed  

Sunday                          Closed

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