Dr. Laura Vaccariello (Dr. Vac)


Meet Our Doctor

Dr. Laura Vaccariello (Dr. Vac) was born and grew up in the Charlotte area. After high school, she attended Boston College for her undergraduate training. She then taught high school Biology in Chicago before returning to Boston to complete her dental degree at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine. After dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital.

Dr. Vaccariello then moved to the Midwest for her Orthodontic residency and Master’s degree at Marquette University School of Dental Medicine in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. For her master’s research, she studied the effects of visible and invisible orthodontic appliances on how adults are perceived in the workplace.

Dr. Vaccariello is thrilled to be home with her family and friends in the Carolinas. She and her husband, Matt, live in Fort Mill. They love being a part of the community that they serve. They have a son, Will (6), and a daughter, Remi (3). Dr. Vac loves spending time with her family, going on adventures outdoors, trying new and adventurous recipes, traveling, and cheering for the Panthers.
Dr. Vaccariello is a member of the American Board of Orthodontics, the American Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontics, the South Carolina Association of Orthodontists, and the American Dental Association. She is one of the few board-certified orthodontists in Fort Mill. She is also an authorized provider in both Invisalign and 3M Clarity Aligners. She loves attending continuing education course and is committed to always being up-to-date on the most current orthodontic techniques and research.

Meet Our Team

Nikki is our front office coordinator. She has been with our office since 2017. You will see her smiling face as soon as you walk in the door. She acts as the liaison for our patients and their families. Her goals is to make sure that every patient's overall experience is a great one. Being an adult orthodontic patient herself, Nikki has appreciation for all aspects of the orthodontic experience.

Nikki was born and raised in York, SC. She has 3 beautiful children (Jaylen, Mariah, and Aliyah). When Nikki isn't at work, she is either judging a band or winter guard competition or being a "dance mom." She enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She also loves the Gamecocks and her Carolina Panthers!

home_dent_icon1 Paige is one of our fabulous clinical assistants.  Paige is a former patient of the practice.  She had her braces done here back when she was in middle school She rejoined us in 2023 as a summer intern but decided to stay on full time.  Paige loves seeing the end results of our patients' hard work!


Paige was born in Virginia, but grew up locally in Fort Mill. She has a fur baby named Koda who loves following her around.  Outside of the office, Paige loves hiking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family.


home_dent_icon1 Carla joined our office in 2020 as the front desk coordinator, but she has been working in dentistry for 14 years. She has worked in several dental specializes, but is happy to have settled back into orthodontics. She is the face that will greet you at the door when you arrive.

Carla was born and raised in York, SC and currently lives in Sharon, SC with her husband, Jimmy, and her 3 dogs. When not at the office, Carla enjoys riding ATVs, baking, crafting, and spending time with family and friends. She also has balanced out the office by loving the Clemson Tigers and the Atlanta Braves.

home_dent_icon1 Samantha has been at our office since 2020. She also works on the clinical team. Samantha has worked in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics, but she found her passion in orthodontics.

Samantha is from Clover, SC. She and her husband, Casey, have a daughter, Lawson, and a new baby boy, Rowen James. She loves spending time with her family and friends. She is also a big Clemson fan.



Stephanie is our office insurance coordinator.  She has been in the orthodontic field since 2009 and a part of our practice since it opened.  She enjoys working with the patients and families.


Stephanie was born and raised in Rock Hill, where she resides with her husband and 3 boys. She spends most of her time with her family, her grandson and cheering on her boys at the baseball field.

Brenda is one of our all-star orthodontic assistants. Brenda joined the team in 2023 but has been working in orthodontics and dentistry for over a decade.  

Brenda is tri-lingual (English, Spanish, and ASL)! She loves trying new restaurants and exploring new places.  She is a huge Carolina Panther's fan!

Theresa is one of our amazing orthodontic technicians. She moved to Fort Mill in 2022 from Elgin, Illinois, but she has been working in dentistry and orthodontics since high school. She loves getting to know our patients and their families and watching them grow. 

Theresa and her husband, Tom, have 3 daughters (Dana, Olivia, and Daphnie).  They also have a fur-baby, Rosie, and a bird, Sweets. In her free time, you can find her hiking the Greenway, watching black and white movies, or singing along to her favorite musicals. 

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