Dr Barno joined the practice in 2013 after serving for five years as a dentist in the United States Army. Dr. Barno received his BS in Biology from The Citadel and attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina on a full scholarship. In between undergraduate and dental school, Dr Barno studied Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Indiana University.
Following dental school, Dr Barno joined the U.S. Army Dental Corps and completed a 1-year AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency that focused heavily on comprehensive dentistry and treatment planning. He is an active member of the SC Dental Association, the American Dental Association, and the Academy of General Dentistry. His professional interests lie in esthetic and restorative dentistry (Crowns, Bridges, Dentures, and Implants) and non-surgical endodontics (root canals). He is an active member of the South Carolina Academy of Implant Studies, and the Mid-Carolina Study Club.
In his spare time he enjoys spending time with his wife and two young sons. He enjoys sculpture, playing drums, and running. He and his family live in Blythewood and are members of Blythewood Presbyterian Church. Dr Barno’s wife, Michaela, is the manager of the Blythewood Farmer’s Market.
Dr Barno is a veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan) and was awarded the Combat Action Badge and the Bronze Star Medal for his service in combat with the 25th Infantry Division. He is a graduate of the US Army Airborne school, the Combat Casualty Care Course, and the Armed Forces Institute of Pathology’s Forensic Dentistry course.
Nicole Andreini, DDS, MSProsthodontist
Dr. Nicole Andreini was born in Erie, PA and raised in Wheeling, WV. She received an undergraduate degree in Biology from West Virginia Wesleyan College. After graduation, she went on to West Virginia University School of Dentistry earning both her Doctor of Dental Surgery and Master of Science in Prosthodontics degrees. Throughout her residency, she was given the Rising Star Award and served as Chief Resident her final year.
Dr. Andreini has experience lecturing both dental students and presenting cases at conferences. She is a member of the American College of Prosthodontics, the International Team for Implantology, and the Academy of Osseointegration. As a clinician, she strives to provide high quality, comprehensive care to patients by performing implant, removable, and fixed prosthodontics. She enjoys building relationships with patients, being a part of the transformation that comes with the added confidence of a new smile.
She is currently engaged to her college sweetheart, Austin Kritzer. In her free time, she enjoys getting outdoors with her fiancé and two Miniature Australian Shepherds as well as playing tennis, swimming, and playing the piano.
Chris Robnett, DMDGeneral Dentist
Dr. Christopher Robnett started this practice over thirty years ago at its present location in Northeast Columbia. He grew up in the area and graduated from Spring Valley High School in 1974, Clemson in 1978, and MUSC in 1983. He met his wife Dixie while at Spring Valley and they have three grown children and currently six grandchildren.
As most of his patients know, he loves to sail on Lake Murray and also play his upright bass as part of a praise ensemble at his church, and sometimes with friends at Bill’s Pickin’ Parlour in West Columbia. Needless to say the increasing number of grandchildren takes precedence over all of this.
He says that most of all though, God has blessed him with not only an unbelievable wife and family but also a very special dental practice with great patients and staff. “I have had the unique opportunity to develop longterm relationships with countless patients/friends and we have gone through the highs and lows of life together. I also have the privilege of them trusting me for their dental health needs.”
Dr. Robnett believes that it is his responsibility to work closely with a select group of dental specialists to provide for his patients the treatment plan that will keep their mouth healthy for their lifetime. He takes a special interest in providing the restorative treatment necessary for this whether it be fillings, crowns, bridges or making crowns or partials that are to be used in conjunction with dental implants. He has also performed cosmetic procedures such as porcelain veneers since their inception in the 1980’s, along with composite bonding and bleaching.
The Staff of Brickyard Dental Group
Anthony Etheridge, RDHDental Hygienist
Anthony joined the Brickyard Dental Group team in 2017 and brings 20 years of dental experience to the practice. A native of Orangeburg, Anthony served in the United States Navy for 4 years. He attended the Naval School of Dental Assisting and Technology in San Diego, CA and the Field Medical Service School at Camp Lejeune, NC. After leaving the military, Anthony attended OC Tech and Midlands Tech completing his degree in Dental Hygiene.
Anthony loves spending time with his wife of 17 years, Lisa, who is a Nurse Practitioner in Orangeburg. They have 3 children, 8 grandchildren, 3 dogs, and one cat.
In his spare time, he is an avid amateur pool player and loves to travel. Ask him about his journeys; there is always a picture or a story to share.
Jennifer Woods, RDHDental Hygienist
Jennifer joined the Brickyard Dental Group team in 2018. She is originally from Texas.
Lynn GarrettFront Desk Associate
Lynn joined the Brickyard Dental Group team in 2014 and has over thirteen years experience in the dental field. In her free time, she loves being with her three children, two cats, family, and friends. She also enjoys traveling, especially to the beach. Lynn is very happy to be a part of our practice and enjoys serving our patients with a smile.
Jade WootenFront Desk Associate
Jade joined the Brickyard Dental Group team in 2015. She has more than eighteen years of experience in a dental office. She loves to talk about dental insurance so if you have any questions feel free to call the office and ask to speak with her. Jade has lived in Columbia since 1994. She is married to Chip Wooten. She has one son, two stepdaughters, and is the proud Grammy of five granddaughters and two grandsons. Jade is an avid reader, a Trekkie, and a science nerd.
Megan LeGrandDental Assistant
Megan LeGrand joined our practice after two years of working in Pediatric Dentistry. Megan is originally from Lugoff and graduated from Lugoff-Elgin High School in 2008. She is married to Austin and they are expecting their first child in the Spring of 2016. They love spending time with their two dogs, Daisy (malti-poo) and Lilly (golden-doodle). In her free time she is an aquatics director and a swim lesson instructor.