349_-16874108902E624229Glenn R. Edens, DMD, PA
Dr. Edens has been practicing in the area for 23 years and is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association and the American Dental Association. He completes 28 hours of continuing education every two years to learn about the advances in the dental field and to give his patients the best chance at having a strong and healthy oral cavity. Prior to his dental career, Dr. Edens received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Furman University, where he graduated in 1987. He then moved on to the Medical University of South Carolina where he completed dental school and graduated in 1991.

Dr. Edens has been married for 26 years to his wife, Teresa, and together they have a daughter named Madisyn. In his free time, Dr. Edens enjoys golfing, camping, and listening to Amateur Radio.


Meet Our Team
Our friendly and helpful dental team at Lightway Family Dentistry has years of experience and is dedicated to making your dental experience a comfortable and enjoyable one. We are committed to caring for your smile!

teresaTeresa Edens – Office Manager
Teresa has been a member of our team for 22 years and enjoys meeting and talking to patients, making them feel good about themselves and spending time getting to know them. Prior to her dental career, Teresa graduated from Winthrop University in 1987 with a degree in mathematics. She then graduated from Greenville Tech in 1992 from the dental assisting program.

Teresa has been married to Dr. Glen Edens for 26 years and together they have a daughter named Madisyn. In her free time, Teresa loves to volunteer at school and church, camp, read, and sing.


ashleyAshley Merritt – Dental Hygienist
Ashley has been a member of our team for 11 years and loves working with our patients and making them feel comfortable and educated about their dental health. She feels that it is important to cultivate the relationships of our established patients and to form new and lasting relationships with our new patients. Prior to her dental career, Ashley graduated from the dental assisting program at GTC in 2000. She later graduated from the dental hygiene program at GTC in 2002 with an associate degree in health science.

Ashley has been married to her husband, Jamie, since 2003, and together they have one daughter, Marley, one dog, Chonsi, and a cat, Brownie. In her free time, Ashley likes to spend time with her family, work outdoors, and read.


kathyKathy Capps – Dental Assistant
Kathy has been with our practice for 17 years and loves that our staff has been the same for so long and that we are like a big, happy family. She has also enjoyed watching her patients grow up and start their own families. Kathy does her best each day to assist Ashley, greet new patients, take x-rays, and make treatment plans. Prior to her dental career, Kathy attended Greenville Tech.

Kathy is married to her husband, Greg, and together they have two children, Bailey (13) and Kortney (9), and three dogs. In her free time, Kathy enjoys running, attending her children’s soccer games, and going on vacations in Mexico.


amandaAmanda Aiken – Dental Assistant
Amanda has been a member of our team for 7 years and loves helping our patients feel comfortable and happy about their smile when they leave our office. She loves how our office has become close friends and that we feel like family. Prior to her dental career, Amanda graduated from the dental assisting program from Greenville Tech in 2007.

Amanda has been married to Jordan Aiken since 2007 and together they have one daughter, Breana, and one Shih-Tzu, Keebler. While away from the office, Amanda enjoys shopping, hanging out with her family, and scrapbooking. Her latest project has been making a scrapbook for Breana every year since she was born.