David Butts, DMD


Dr. Butts was born and raised in Spartanburg, SC, where he has traced about 150 years of family heritage. He graduated from the Spartanburg Day School in 1997, and received his BS in mechanical engineering from USC in 2001. He then attended grad school at Georgia Tech, funded by a NSF Graduate Research Fellowship, and completed his MS in mechanical engineering in 2003. After some years of practicing and teaching engineering, Dr. Butts discovered a passion for dentistry and attended the MUSC College of Dental Medicine. He practiced dentistry in Columbus, NC, for several years before acquiring the practice of Dr. Elzie L. Tate in 2018 and proceeding under the banner of Wellspring Family Dental, PA.

Dr. Butts is committed to continuing education.  He attends many advanced courses each year to enhance his skills to better serve the dental needs of his patients and provide them with a gentle and comfortable experience. Dr. Butts is a Certified Fellow, Implant Pathway Continuum, and a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the South Carolina Dental Association, Phi Beta Kappa, and Tau Beta Pi.

Dr. Butts lives in Spartanburg with his wife, Kristie, and their spunky flame-haired daughter, Sadie Grace. Dr. and Mrs. Butts are active members of the Seed Committee for The Gathering Church in Spartanburg. He also enjoys family time, hiking, RVing, tinkering with old cars, engineering new solutions, and engaging in men’s ministry through his church.

Fun genealogical facts: Dr. Butts’ grandfather, Carneze B. Butts, was the principal of the sole elementary school in Union, SC until his passing in 1946.  His paternal great-great-grandfather, T. J. Trimmier, was a publisher who printed The Spartanburg Herald from its founding in 1872 until his passing in 1898.  His great-grandfather, Mark Twain Gwinn, founded Dixie Shoe Works on N. Church Street in 1943 and operated it until his passing in 1972.

Meet Our Team

Develop Good Dental Habits with our Team of Professionals

Keeping a regular preventative maintenance schedule with your hygienist and Dr. Butts helps you prevent not only tooth decay and periodontal disease but also avoid costly procedures and extra time in the hygiene chair.

A regular home prevention routine usually consists of brushing at least twice a day and flossing at least once per day.Wellspring Family Dental can help you find the best tools to enhance your daily hygiene routine making your professional cleaning appointments shorter and less stressful.

David Butts, DMD


Dr. Butts attended the MUSC College of Dental Medicine in Charleston, SC. After practicing dentistry in Charleston, SC and Columbus, NC for five years, he returned home to Spartanburg and founded Wellspring in 2018. Dr. Butts is a Certified Fellow, Implant Pathway Continuum, and a member of the House of Delegates for the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA), as well as a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD).

Wellspring Family Dental | Dental Assistant | Spartanburg SC

Jennifer Medlin

Dental Assistant

Jennifer has been a Certified Dental Assistant since 2010. Originally from West Palm Beach, FL, she moved to Spartanburg in 2016 along with her husband, daughter, dog, and cat. Jennifer entered the dental profession because she loves helping people and educating about the importance of oral health.  When she is not with her patients, she enjoys being outdoors, hiking, spending time with family and friends, visiting festivals and farmers markets, and teaching an RE class at her church.

Jasmine Camargo-Flores

Dental Assistant

Chesnee native Jasmine is a Certified Dental Assistant. She says, “It has always been my goal to help people. I feel that dentistry allows me to have a closer relationship with the people I care for. This work is special to me because not only do I get to help my patients, but I can also help give them confidence in their smile.” When she is not with her patients, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, and cooking.

Katherine Velis

Patient Care Coordinator and Dental Assistant

Katherine is a bilingual certified dental assistant who has been with Wellspring since June 2018.  She received her training and degree from Spartanburg Community College.   Katherine loves animals, and also works part time as a veterinarian’s assistant. She started out in dental hygiene for the vet office, and found that she loved it, so she decided to go back to school and make a career of dentistry.

Allyson Norris, RDH

Dental Hygienist

Allyson has been in the dental profession for her entire career.  She started out as an assistant, but then returned to school and has served as a Registered Dental Hygienist since 1984.  She joined Wellspring part-time in early 2019.   She was born and raised in Inman, SC.    In her free time, she enjoys traveling, playing the piano, shopping, and spending time with her family—especially her grandbabies.

This is a great dental practice. I recently went for my 6 mo check up and cleaning. Michelle did an awesome job! My teeth look and feel amazing now. She was so gentle and did not cause any pain whatsoever. I have sensitivity along my gum line, so I always anticipate one of those moments where you grip the chair armrests and grimace cause the cleaning hurts. Not this time! The dentist is also a very nice man and you can tell he really cares about the condition of your teeth. He checks them thoroughly before you leave. I highly recommend this dental practice.

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