Meet Our Team
Dr. Blake Julian
With a father as a dentist, Dr. Julian practically grew up in a dental office. He started working in the lab sterilizing instruments at the age of 14. While earning a degree in Human Biology at the University of Kansas, he worked as a chair side assistant during his summer vacations. He went on to graduate from the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Dentistry, carrying the torch of dental excellence on for the second generation.
Dr Julian moved to the Upstate in 2010 and was immediately struck with the beauty & variety of activities the Greenville area had to offer. In fact, He saw many similarities with his practice philosophy. Dr. Julian has spent countless hours attending continuing education courses gaining proficiency in oral surgery techniques, conscious sedation, implant placement, bone grafting and sinus lifts, laser dentistry, as well as staying on the cutting edge of advancements in cosmetic dentistry.
Much like the Upstate of South Carolina has just about everything to offer its residents, Dr. Julian is able to offer a treatment solution to any dental need a prospective patient might have all in the same office. Dr. Julian believes that all these different skills blend together and enable him to provide a more complete and comprehensive treatment experience for his patients in as few appointments as possible, and with only one doctor to meet he is able to create lasting patient-doctor relationships with a personal touch.
When Dr. Julian is not caring for his patients, he enjoys golfing with his father, crafting projects at the Greenville Woodworkers Guild, and spending time with his loving wife Holly and their dog Molar Bear. You might also recognize Dr. Julian from television. He has appeared on The Bachelor franchise (where he met his wife) as well as the talk show, The Doctors, several times to discuss and share tips for maintaining a healthy mouth. At least once a year the good doctor pays homage to his hometown of Steamboat Springs, Colorado by hitting the slopes in the Rocky Mountains.
Holly is new to the world of dentistry, thanks to her husband Dr. Blake. She has been assisting for nearly a year and has quickly developed a passion for it. Prior to moving to South Carolina, Holly earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio.
Some of Holly’s other interests include writing children’s books, dancing and crafts. In fact, she has a published children’s book called Chocolate Socks. She and Dr. Blake were married in June and have since added a puppy named Molar Bear to their new family.
Nellie is originally from the Ukraine but was raised in Landrum, SC. She attended Greenville Technical College where she earned her Associates in Science in Dental Hygiene. Nellie expanded her credentials to include nitrous oxide monitoring and local anesthesia administration certifications. Knowing the dental office is not everyone’s favorite place to be, nellie tends to each person making sure they are comfortable and leave with positive experience. When not at work, Nellie enjoys going on missionary trips with her church, vacations to the beach, hiking, traveling, as well as spending time with her family and fiance Ben.
Growing up, Jessica has always had an interest in dentistry. She has thirteen years of experience in the dental profession. She graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Greenville Technical College in 2005 and immediately started her career in the dental field as an assistant.
Jessica assisted for four years and then moved to the front office. She has been with Signature Smiles for seven years as the Appointment Coordinator. She enjoys all aspects of the dental office.
Jessica is married to her high school sweetheart, David. They are blessed with a son who’s in middle school and a daughter who’s in elementary school; they both keep them busy with their different activities! She also has three dogs; their puppy, Bruce, is the newest member of the family! When Jessica is not working, she LOVES spending all of her time with her family. She enjoys being her son’s #1 cheerleader for his football and basketball games and attending her daughter’s dance recitals. Date nights with her husband are a priority too. She also enjoys traveling, bowling, boat riding and seeing a good movie.
Susan grew up in Asheville, NC and graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical College with an associates in dental assisting.
She has been in the dental field for 37 years as a dental assistant as well as at front desk. She has been with Signature Smiles for 7 years as the office coordinator.
She enjoys learning the new technology that Dr. Julian uses in the practice and helping patients with treatment and financial planning.
When Susan is not at work she enjoys spending with her daughter, family and friends. She enjoys trips to the mountains, the beach, as well as concerts, reading, shopping and going to movies.
Brianna graduated from the Dental Assisting program at Greenville Technical College in 2013. During her time in the dental assisting program she had the opportunity to shadow at Signature Smiles and loved Dr. Blake, the staff, and the use of new technology in the office.
Brianna lived in Southern Greenville county her entire life and recently moved to the Easley area. She has been married to her husband, Bobby, over ten years! Together they have one daughter, Addison, that keeps them busy! Additionally, they have one pup, Millie, and one cat, Folly, named after their love of the Low Country. In her free time Brianna enjoys spending time with her family, painting; and visiting Downtown Greenville and Charleston as often as possible!