Our Dental Office Staff

“We have a staff that is well-trained, deeply trustworthy, and committed to doing the best that they can do for our patients.”   Dr. Bill Cranford

Cranford Dental dentists and staff



Judy Murray of Rock Hill SC Cranford DentalJudy

“I am amazed at how well Judy cares for her patients. She truly has their very best interests at heart. If you ever hear someone singing in the halls of Cranford Dental, it is probably Judy!”

A native of York, I have been working with Dr. Cranford for over 25 years. I think we have the very best patients and staff and enjoy getting to know multiple generations of patient families. I knew Dr. Elizabeth when she was a little girl and now enjoy working with her in the practice. I am responsible for radiation control at Cranford Dental. I have two daughters and three adorable grandchildren. My favorite pastime is visiting them in Charleston.


Debbie Bennett of Rock Hill SC Cranford DentalDebbie

“Debbie gets compliments from patients about how gentle and kind she is. Our staff has a fun time laughing with Debbie because she has a great sense of humor.”

I have been a hygienist for Dr. Cranford since graduating from York Technical College in 1993. I attended Rock Hill High School and am still a Bearcat fan. I enjoy working with new technology, especially the intra-oral camera, and meeting new patients. I am in charge of OSHA regulations at Cranford Dental. I love spending time with my teenage children and my husband, Timmy, and volunteering in my church in Rock Hill.


Betsy Oliver of Rock Hill SC Cranford DentalBetsy

“Betsy’s warm personality makes everyone feel at ease at Cranford Dental. She has a gentle touch that makes getting cleanings a very pleasant experience.”

I grew up in Tennessee and moved to Chester in 2005. I am a Certified Pharmacy Technician, so one of my duties at Cranford Dental is to keep us up-to-date on first aid and emergency medications. My children and my husband are the most important thing in the world to me. I love cooking, running, watching UGA football, and of course spending time with my family.


Nan Katherine Gallis of Rock Hill Cranford DentalNan Katherine

“Nan Katherine is a true team player, always looking for ways to help out around the office. She is very kind to the patients and, like our other hygienists, is gentle and thorough with cleanings.”

Rock Hill is my hometown. I am very excited to be back here working as a hygienist at Cranford Dental. I graduated from Northwestern High School and York Technical College. The staff and the patients at Cranford Dental are very friendly and welcoming and have made me feel at home. I plan to follow the office tradition and work here for many years. I am in charge or sterilization procedures at the office. In my free time, I like to travel with my fiancé and my take my dog Grady on walks.


Front Office

Kathy Haire of Rock Hill SC Cranford DentalKathy

“Kathy does a great job making sure that all of our patients feel welcome and cared for at Cranford Dental. She works hard to make sure you have a great experience before, during, and after your appointment.”

I love being the first face you see when you walk in the door at Cranford Dental. I always try to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for our patients, and appreciate that everyone else at Cranford Dental adds to this effort. Though I grew up in California, I now call Rock Hill home as I raised my two sons here. I enjoy walking, reading, singing, and spending time with my husband.

Rachel Brooks of Rock Hill Cranford DentalRachel

“Rachel has a soothing demeanor that will put everyone at ease. She is an expert on insurance and patient records. Her prior experience in other dental offices has been a big help as we keep improving our systems at Cranford Dental.

I grew up in Clover and have family in that area.  I love working with the experienced team at Cranford Dental.  We work hard but have a good time together and there is never a dull moment.  I enjoy the attention to detail in every part of the office. I have two adorable daughters who are my pride and joy.  They love getting their teeth cleaned in our office.

Dental Assistants

April Hamrick of Rock Hill SC Cranford DentalApril

“It is difficult to describe April with words. You will understand once you meet her! April is very knowledgeable and extremely hard-working. She is also able to talk to and comfort just about anyone.”

I am the self-proclaimed “country girl” of the office as my favorite things to do are hunting and fishing with my family. Ask me about alligator hunting when you visit the office. I have worked with Dr. Cranford for seventeen years and in that time have grown to consider the patients like family. While I enjoy all aspects of dentistry, my favorite thing is our CEREC machine and milling unit. I am proud of my two sons and our cute grandchildren.


Lee Ann Alerman of Rock Hill SC Cranford DentalLee Ann

“Lee Ann is very kind to everyone she encounters. She is very knowledgeable about all of the procedures in our office. She has experience in pediatric dentistry. She is an asset to our doctors.”

I grew up in Rock Hill and graduated from Northwestern High School, where Dr. Elizabeth and I were cheerleaders together. After assisting school, I worked in a pediatric office for six years. Though I love working with children, I enjoy being back in a family dental practice. I am amazed the expertise in this office and the wide range of services offered. I love singing, baking, running, watching football, and spending time with my husband and two little boys.


Crystal Hurst of Rock Hill SC Cranford DentalCrystal

“Crystal has a very kind and bubbly personality. She is very skilled in all areas of dentistry, and recently we have been amazed at how well she works with our child patients.”

My husband and I grew up in Rock Hill together and attended Rock Hill High School. A dental assistant for seven years, I joined Cranford Dental in August, 2013. I work with the dentists and staff to provide comprehensive dentistry, knowing that we give each patient the best options for his mouth. I love creating beautiful smiles and making patients happy. I enjoy shopping, cooking, outdoor activities, and spending time with my husband and sons.


Crystal Hurst of Rock Hill SC Cranford Dental


“Lisa is the ‘sunshine pumper’ of the office. Her laugh is contagious and she knows how to brighten anyone’s day. Lisa is a huge help all around the office.”

I started at Cranford Dental in 1989. We moved to our current office on the same day that I started work. I am impressed that we kept a modern feel to the office for the past 30 years. I worked full time for nine years before becoming a stay at home mom. I was excited to rejoin Cranford Dental several years ago. I enjoy spending time with my husband, Rob, and our three children. I love reading and photography in my spare time.