The Doctors of Brickyard Dental Group

Mike Barno, DMD
Mike Barno, DMD
Dr Barno joined Dr Robnett and Dr Basquill 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 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.

Linda Basquill, DDS
Linda Basquill, DDS
Dr. Linda Basquill has been practicing dentistry in Northeast Columbia since 2003 and joined Dr. Robnett in 2006. She received both her undergraduate and dental degrees from Emory University. Following graduation, Dr. Basquill joined the U.S. Army Dental Corps and completed a 1-year AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency as well as a 2-year specialty residency in Prosthodontics.

In addition to practicing her specialty, Dr. Basquill taught prosthodontics to young dentists in the Army’s one-year residency programs. Prosthodontics focuses on implant and esthetic dentistry (to include veneers, dentures, and full mouth rehabilitation).

After years of being actively involved in dental infection control, Dr Basquill was appointed as the Army’s Dental Infection Control Consultant to the Surgeon General. After entering private practice, she was elected to serve as the chair of OSAP (dentistry’s global resource for infection control and safety information and education) and also served on the organization’s foundation and association boards. Dr. Basquill is currently on the editorial review committee of OSAP’s dental infection control newsletter.

Dr. Basquill has authored and co-authored articles on dental infection control and was an author of OSAP’s Dental Infection Control Educators’ and Trainers’ Toolkit – a resource manual for infection control educators and lecturers. She has lectured around the country on prosthodontics, dental infection control, and implant dentistry for over 18 years. She is an active member of professional organizations including the American Dental Association, SC Dental Association, American College of Prosthodontics, Academy of Osseointegration, OSAP (the Organization for Safety, Aesepsis and Prevention), the South Carolina Academy of Implant Studies, and the Mid-Carolina Study Club. In addition, Dr. Basquill serves on the DANB (Dental Assisting National Board ) Infection Control Exam committee.

Dr. Basquill is active in Trinity United Methodist Church in Blythewood and loves singing in the choir. She is also a member of the Columbia City Ballet Guild. Her husband, Pat, is a periodontist and a professor at Georgia Regents University School of Dentistry (formerly the Medical College of Georgia). Together they enjoy spending time with their two married children and granddaughter.

Chris Robnett, DMD
Chris Robnett, DMD
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

Tina Dingus, RDH
Tina Dingus, RDHDental Hygienist
Tina is originally from Columbia but now lives in Lugoff, SC. She has degrees in Human Services, Dental Assisting, and Dental Hygiene from Francis Marion University, USC Sumter, and Midlands Technical College. She has worked as a dental assistant since 1995 and as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2005. Tina enjoys boating, swimming, and going to the beach with her children. The
entire Dingus family enjoys Carolina Gamecock and Indianapolis Colts football.
Catherine Dozier, RDH
Catherine Dozier, RDHDental Hygienist
From Northeast Columbia and has over 30 years of experience in dental hygiene, Catherine is wonderful part of our team. Her favorite aspect of dentistry is seeing patients improve their dental health and achieve their goals for health and esthetics. Catherine has two sons with her late husband, Ron. She has five darling grandchildren and is crazy about her cavalier spaniel, Raleigh. She enjoys church worship and traveling with family and friends. Her passion is cooking and has a certificate in Culinary Arts from USC.
Lynn Garrett
Lynn GarrettFront Desk Associate
Lynn is a graduate of Lugoff-Elgin High School in Lugoff, SC and lives in Elgin with her husband,Thomas, three children and four cats. She has worked at the front desk of a dental office since 2005. In her free time Lynn loves spending time with her family, singing in church and being at the beach. She joined our practice in 2014 and truly enjoys working with our staff and serving our patients with a smile.
Jade Wooten
Jade WootenFront Desk Associate
Jade joined the Brickyard Dental Team in March of 2015. She has fifteen years of front desk experience in a dental office. Jade has lived in Columbia since 1994 and is married to Chip Wooten. She has one son, two stepdaughters, and is the proud Grammy of one grandson and three granddaughters. In her spare time, Jade is a science nerd, a Trekkie, enjoys reading, gardening, and spoiling her hamsters.
Doris Armstrong
Doris ArmstrongDental Assistant
A dental assistant with over 25 years of experience, Doris is originally from Columbia and graduated from lower Richland High School. She and her husband Craig (who is also her high school sweetheart) now reside in Lexington. They have two lovely daughters. Doris loves reading, traveling, and enjoying nature while camping with Craig and their two miniature dachshunds.
Megan LeGrand
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.
Jeanette Hanf
Jeanette HanfDental Assistant
Jeanette is a graduate of Lugoff Elgin High School and Midlands Technical College. She has over 30
years of experience as a dental assistant. She is married to her high school sweetheart, Jimmy. They have an adult son. She enjoys teaching Bible Studies and ministering with her husband in the jungles of Peru.
Leona Hughes
Leona HughesDental Assistant
Leona Hughes started dental assisting when she was 16. Originally from Arizona, she married Caleb Hughes in 2010 and moved to Columbia. She joined our practice the same year and worked as Dr. Robnett’s assistant until the arrival of her son Joel in 2013. Joel is now 2 years old and she is excited to return to the practice. Leona loves traveling, camping and spending time with her family.

(She also loves eating. And the reason she loves working at BDG is because of the chocolate stash in the break room, and the staff is so fun of course.)

Renee Watson
Renee WatsonDental Assistant
With over 27 years of experience in dentistry. She worked as Dr Robnett’s assistant for ten years and has recently returned to the practice part time. Renee is a graduate of Mars Hill College and Midlands Tech. She and her late husband, Dr Jerry Watson, are from Lugoff and have 4 children and 1 grandson. In her spare time, Renee enjoys playing tennis, kayaking, gardening, and spending time with her grandson.