About Us

About Our Practice

At Rocky Creek Dental Care, we invite you to learn more about our practice, our dental care services, our passionate dentists, and how we give back to Greenville and Greer, SC, as well as many surrounding communities. If you have any questions about our office, staff, or your next visit, we encourage you to contact us today!

Our Mission

To enthusiastically treat patients with a commitment to sound quality treatments and unyielding pursuit of patient comfort

To always ask ourselves how we can improve the care we can provide

To use the golden rule as a means of professional integrity, honesty and patient advocacy

To grow our family of patients without compromise to our mission



Our History

Rocky Creek Dental Care came about, because Chicago was too cold.Well, maybe not exactly.

Dr. John Piccione moved to the Greenville area with his wife, Kathy, and children, who had suffered those cold winters one too many times. They moved to be closer to Kathy’s parents in Fountain Inn, and Dr. Piccione found and bought the forty year old practice from the retiring Dr. Honeycutt on East Washington Street in downtown Greenville (near Cleveland Park). Dr. Piccione and his wife have three children. When he isn’t working on teeth, he is known for his passion for cooking. Back in Chicago, he even had the chance to cook for Frank Sinatra! Ten years after moving to the Upstate, a dental office near his home on the east side of town came on the market. Dr. Piccione had the vision to open the second location and bring in a partner, giving them the ability to care for patients in both the downtown and eastside communities as a team.

Dr. Margaret Roth was that partner. A native of Lexington, SC, Dr. Roth earned her degree at the Medical University of SC in Charleston and chose to further her training in cosmetics and surgical procedures by completing a general practice residency in Columbia. Dr. Roth met Dr. Piccione with the help of a dental sales representative and was immediately impressed with his commitment to treating patients with compassion and respect, using the Golden Rule.

Dr. Roth and her family love to spend time together and embark on many adventures. She and her husband, Jeff, have three girls, and they had all three girls on snow and water skis before they started kindergarten. She and Jeff enjoy running and have even completed half marathons.

As Dr. Piccione and Dr. Roth grew the practice, they found they needed additional help treating patients and wanted to offer patients a practice with the convenience of being open five days a week. Dr. Myles Elliott is our newest addition to the team and we are excited for his commitment to providing excellent dental care to our patients.

Our Dentists

Dr. John R. Piccione

Dr. John R. Piccione received a Bachelor degree from Illinois Benedictine College, and graduated in 1983 from the University of Illinois Dental School. After practicing dentistry in the Chicago area for 10 years, Dr. Piccione began practicing in Greenville in 1993 (his wife’s hometown). He is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, Piedmont Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He and his wife Kathy have three children.

Dr. Margaret A. Roth

Dr. Margaret A. Roth received a Bachelor degree from the College of Charleston, and graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine. She completed a General Practice residency at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina. She received several awards while in dental school: The Ney Dental Fixed Prosthodontic Achievement Award, The Academy of General Dentistry Award, and the American Academy of Oral Maxillofacial Surgery Award. She is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, Piedmont Dental Society, and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Roth joined the practice in 2000. Her husband, Jeff, is a Medical Technologist. They have three daughters.

Dr. Myles Elliott

Dr. Myles Elliott joined our practice in January 2021. He is a Greenville native and a graduate from Riverside High School, Clemson University, and the Medical University of South Carolina. While studying at MUSC, Dr. Elliott served as a legislative liaison for the ADA and SCDA in Washington, D.C. After finishing his degree at MUSC, he practiced in Columbia, SC a few years before he and his wife, Blair, returned to the upstate last year. He is a member fo the SCDA, ADA, and AGD. Dr. Elliott’s addition has allowed us to offer more services conveniently within our practice, such as root canal therapy, and extend our office hours to better serve our patients.

Outside the office, Dr. Elliott enjoys travelling with his wife, Blair, a speech pathologist, and spending time with their Boykin Spaniel, Teal. He also loves activities on the lake, hunting and anything related to sports– especially if it involves the Clemson Tigers!


Community Involvement

As a practice we are very grateful to be a part of this community and do everything we can to give back. Starting several years ago, with assistance from our patients, this team began an annual community project to lend support to local causes.Our endeavors have ranged from canned food drives for food shelters to school supplies for the GHS Children’s Hospital.

Feel free to check out some of our past community projects:

2019 – Run for Thought

As one of our team activities, we often choose a community walk or run to help support the many worthy causes in our areas. This spring we are joining Run for Thought to help raise awareness about brain injury research and prevention.

2018 – Scarf Angels

One of our favorite projects to date has been collecting scarves, hats, and gloves with help from our wonderful patients. We usually go out on a cold day and scarf bomb areas where our homeless population frequent. We hang them from poles, trees, and fences with a message attached to “Take me if you are cold.”

2017 – Dental Health Month

Nearly every February, Dr. Roth visits local schools for dental health month. She educates the kindergarten classes on dental care and healthy snack choices.

2016 – Support Our Troops

In 2016, we began sponsoring many projects throughout the year. One of our favorites was collecting donations for the Support Our Troops organization. For every $5 collected, we donated a dental care package. We were able to send over 200 packages, as well as a generous donation.

2015 – Broken Wing Farm

Our 2015 Community Project was supporting Broken Wing Farm, a twelve-acre teaching farm located in Honea Path and operated by one of our wonderful patients, Bill Welch. This non-profit organization is dedicated to helping adults with autism and others with developmental delays by creating a safe and fun environment for them to grow and sell produce. Thanks to our many wonderful patients, we collected farming tools and donations exceeding $1200 and helped the farm complete their greenhouse. We have the most generous and awesome patients!

2014 – McCall Hospice House

Early in 2014, Dr. Piccione’s mother-in-law, Anne Hughes, became a patient at the McCall Hospice House. The Piccione family’s experience with that illness led us to choose them as our 2014 Community Project. Financial resources to build and operate a hospice house are limited. With the support of our patients through a donation in kind, as well as donations for a “Whiten Your Teeth Saturday” and donations from the proceeds of our whitening refills this summer, Rocky Creek raised over $3200.