Dr. Skeet Burris
Dr. “Skeet” Burris is a native of “the atomic city,” Oak Ridge, Tennessee. After graduating from Oak Ridge High School, which has been recognized as one of the best high schools in the United States, he attended Gordon Military Jr. College in Barnesville, Georgia, and served as valedictorian for his graduating class. He attended the University of Tennessee in Knoxville and received his Bachelor of Science degree in botany. While attending UT, he met his wife Gail.
Dr. Burris earned his Doctor of Dental surgery degree and graduated as Valedictorian from University of Tennessee, Memphis. While in Dental School, Dr. Burris joined the United States Navy and after graduating, he spent two and a half years as a dental officer at Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot. He returned to the University of Tennessee Memphis and completed his residency in orthodontics and served as a Navy Reserve dental Officer at the Navy Recruiting Center in Memphis.
As a father and husband, Dr. Burris is a firm believer in strong family values and caries this philosophy into his practice, giving his patients the care and attention they deserve. Using state-of-the-art technology, Dr. Burris is committed to excellence and dedicated to his own personal development.
Dr. Burris is a strong supporter of our military and our military families. As a former Officer in the Navy and having his youngest son serving our country in the United States Air force, Dr. Burris enjoys providing orthodontic care to the military families in the Beaufort areas.
Dr. Burris is a certified provider. He is an active member in several national, regional, and local dental societies including the American Association of Orthodontics and the Southern Association of Orthodontics. He was President of the South Carolina Association of Orthodontics. He is a Fellow in the prestigious American College of Dentist and the Pierre Fauchard Society.
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With a practice dedicated to excellence, Dr. Burris stated, “It was very important to me to do a comprehensive search and find the best and brightest candidate to join our practice. I was looking for the kind of credentials that Dr. Travis brings with him. He has already proven to be a great addition to our team.”
Dr. Travis Fiegle
Dr. Travis joined Winning Orthodontic Smiles in January of 2013. He is originally from Madison, Georgia, and graduated summa cum laude from the honors program at the University of Georgia with a degree in biology. He then attended The Medical College of Georgia for dental school, graduating in the top 5% of his class. He stayed at MCG following dental school to complete his orthodontic residency. Since graduation, Dr. Travis has achieved the distinction of becoming a Diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, a title that a very small percentage of orthodontists in the world ever achieve. The American Board of Orthodontics (ABO) is the only certifying board recognized by the American Association of Orthodontists and the American Dental Association. Dr. Travis is the only ABO certified orthodontist that practices and resides in Beaufort county.
Dr. Travis’ approach to patient care is simple: to treat every patient as if they were his own family. He strives to provide the best care possible to his patients in a fun, friendly environment. Dr. Travis is a certified Invisalign® premier provider and is an active member in several national, regional, and local dental societies. He also serves as the President for the Orthodontic Alumni Foundation at the Medical College of Georgia, now known as Georgia Regents University. In Dr. Travis’ spare time, he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing golf, and working out. Dr. Travis, his wife Liz and their son Karson love life in the Lowcountry. They are actively involved in the community and like to spend time outdoors enjoying this beautiful area we live in. They also love college football and agree on who to cheer for except when Alabama (where Liz was a Crimsonette) is playing Georgia (Dr. Travis’ Alma mater). Dr. Travis and his family are also actively involved in their church and look forward to adding to their family in the future!
Dr. Katie Plunkett
If you ask Dr. Katie Plunkett where she grew up, you have to narrow things down a bit. Her father served in the military, so by the time she was 12 her family had moved five times.
Depending on the year, home might have been in Georgia, or maybe Florida. Or the Philippines. But to Dr. Katie, the difficulty in naming a hometown works to her advantage. She feels strongly that this lifestyle has enhanced her ability to connect and communicate with people from a wide variety of backgrounds.
Her family lived in South Georgia during her high school years, and after graduating she entered the University of Georgia and earned a spot in its highly competitive honors program. She graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in biology and a minor in nutrition. She was accepted to the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) in Charleston where she began dental school. While there, she was inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon, a national dental honor society. This honor is extended only to top students who have demonstrated exemplary traits of character and the potential for future professional growth.
While immersing herself in all that dentistry has to offer, Dr. Katie fell in love with field of orthodontics. She was drawn to the field because it would give her the ability to impact patients’ lives by giving them the confidence to show off their best accessory — their smile!
The opportunity for Dr. Katie to blend her love of science with her eye for aesthetics was something she couldn’t pass up. So after earning her Doctorate in Dental Medicine, she was one of the few students selected to continue her education at MUSC with a 3-year residency in orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. While there, she was honored by being chosen by the orthodontic faculty to serve as chief resident her final year. She graduated with a Master’s of Science in Dentistry.
Outside of orthodontics, Dr. Katie enjoys spending time with her friends and family and curling up with a good book. She loves dogs and plans to get one in the near future, but until then she will settle for dog-sitting for friends and volunteering at local shelters. Dr. Katie was involved in competitive dancing and cheerleading throughout childhood, and she would love to return to dancing in a smaller capacity to stay active and have some fun while doing it. And, of course, we can’t forget to mention her enthusiasm for the Georgia Bulldogs!
Dr. Katie is excited to explore the Lowcountry and all that it has to offer with her fiancé, Jesse. Katie and Jesse met while attending the University of Georgia. Jesse is a landscape architect with Thomas & Hutton. He was raised near Savannah, Georgia, and has enjoyed moving closer to home.
While Dr. Katie appreciates her childhood as a military brat, she is very eager to finally put down her roots in the heart of the Lowcountry and considers herself lucky to have the opportunity to serve this community by creating winning smiles! And she couldn’t be happier to join such a great team!