Meet the Doctors


Patricia Nicklas, DDS

Dr. Patricia (Trish) Nicklas is a family dentist and graduate of the Ohio State University. She completed a General Practice Residency at MetrolHealth Hospital that included experience in pediatric dentistry and sedation dentistry. Dr. Nicklas is a member of the Summerville Chamber of Commerce, a Charleston Dental Clinic Volunteer, and a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, The American Dental Association, The Charleston Dental Society, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. Dr. Nicklas’ passion is Nutrition and Whole Body Health. She believes the key component to healthy teeth is Preventative Dental Care.



Charles Crane, DMD

Dr. Charles (Charlie) Crane was raised in West Columbia, South Carolina and graduated from Airport High School. He attended Clemson University where graduated Cum Laude and received a B.S. in Chemistry. Dr. Crane graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and was the recipient of both the Quintessence Award for Achievement in Periodontics and the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics Award. While at MUSC, Dr. Crane volunteered at East Cooper Community Outreach free dental clinic in Mt. Pleasant and also participated in multiple mission trips to place such as Ecuador and Jamaica.

Dr. Crane lives in West Ashley with his wife, Cassie, and their white Labrador named Zoey. When he’s not in office, doing what he loves, Dr. Crane enjoys spending time out on the boat in the Ashley River and surfing out at Folly Beach.