Dr. Ashley Covington grew up in Charleston, South Carolina. After graduating from Fort Dorchester High School, she went on to study at the College of Charleston. While at College of Charleston she was an active member of Alpha Delta Pi sorority and served on its philanthropy committee. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education.
During her time at College of Charleston, she decided to pursue a career in dentistry. To her, dentistry is a great mix of science and art. Dr. Covington received her Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, where she was an active member of the American Student Dental Association and Psi Omega Fraternity. She volunteered with Give Kids a Smile and Special Smiles in the Charleston Area Special Olympics.
After graduation, she practiced for two years as an associate dentist in a Bluffton dental office and was in private practice in Florence, South Carolina for eight years. Dr. Covington has had the pleasure of getting to know Dr. Perry DuRant over the years and is excited to assume his practice in Beaufort, South Carolina.
Her professional affiliations include the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, The Dawson Academy, American Academy of Implant Dentistry, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Society of Dentistry for Children, and American Society for Geriatric Dentistry.
For Dr. Covington, dentistry is more than just a job; it is also a hobby. She attends many continuing education classes yearly to advance her knowledge. She volunteers in the community by participating in Dental Access Day and by visiting schools to teach elementary and preschool students good oral hygiene habits.
Dr. Covington and her husband, Todd, met at College of Charleston and got married while she was in dental school. They have two beautiful children and devote most of their time to them. As a family, they enjoy visiting parks, going to church, traveling, and doing anything on the water. They are excited to be back in the Lowcountry and be a part of this special area.