Best Dentists in Charleston

1

Dr. Robert Beall, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

For Dr. Robert Beall, DMD, dentistry was not his initial career choice, but it has certainly been the right one. He initially pursued a career in the software industry after earning both a Bachelor of Science in Business and a MBA at the University of South Carolina. It was not long before he realized a career change was in order and went back to school, completing courses at the Citadel and the College of Charleston before finally attaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. His academic achievements did not stop there though. Dr. Beall has graduated from the L.D. Pankey Institute and the Atlanta Implant Maxicourse. He holds the rank of Fellow in the American College of Dentists and the International Congress of Oral Implantology as well as Associate Fellow of the American Academy of Implant Dentistry. As a Volunteer Clinical Instructor Dr. Beall supports the education of future dentists studying at the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry.

Dr. Beall is one of the owners of James Island Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry; a full-service, high-tech, group dental healthcare facility. Their team of highly skilled doctors and compassionate staff create a welcoming but professional dental environment. Being a full-service clinic, they offer treatments ranging from dental implants to teeth whitening, deep cleaning to porcelain veneers. They realize that many patients have serious dental anxieties and use a variety of methods to combat this including open communication, warm lotion with mittens, taking short breaks whenever the patient needs and anesthesia ranging from local to IV sedation.

2

Dr. Isabel Driggers, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Isabel Driggers, DMD, is a South Carolina native and graduated from Wofford College with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry and German. She chose to stay local for her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree which she received from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Isabel’s love of children led her to the University of Louisville for a Pediatric Dentistry Residency and she is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. Dr. Isabel continues to invest in her dental education through memberships in a plethora of dental health organizations such as the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the South Carolina Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and the ADA. She is also honored to serve as a Diplomate for the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Isabel sees patients at Coastal Kids Dental & Braces, a pediatric dentistry. Their offices are specially designed to be fun and non-threatening for children. The team of dentists and staff are all specially trained to assess each child’s personality and meet them at their level. A new patient’s first visit is very relaxed with an office tour, a dental goodie bag and T-shirt. Only when the child is comfortable do Dr. Isabel and her colleagues start the actual exam. The treatments that they offer go beyond education, exams and dental filling and sealants; they also offer laser tongue and lip tie correction for nursing infants, tooth extractions for damaged teeth, root canals, dental crowns and emergency dental services.

3

Dr. Victoria Tatum, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Victoria Tatum, DMD, illustrious career started with her nomination to attend the North Carolina School of Science and Math. She then earned a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics Summa Cum Laude on a full-ride scholarship to Wofford College. Following these academic achievements, she was accepted into the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine where she earned the title of doctor. Dr. Tatum then completed a 1-year general practice residency at Emory University and has been practicing dentistry in Charleston for nearly 30 years since. Dr. Tatum’s compassionate nature has led her to volunteer with both East Cooper Community Outreach Dental Clinic and the John’s Island Wellness House.

Tatum Dentistry is an award-winning bilingual dental office with modern dental technology, ample free parking. Dt. Tatum’s handpicked team is made of highly experienced and compassionate dental healthcare practitioners. Tatum Dentistry is affiliated with the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. They use Philips ZOOM! in-office teeth whitening and Opalescence Go for customized at-home treatments. They are also a Gold+ Invisalign® provider and utilize the iTero Element 5D for less invasive dental imaging. The full range of therapies that Dr. Tatum offers include Botox for the treatment of TMJ and chronic headaches, dental implants, oral appliances for snoring and sleep apnea and cosmetic dentistry. All of which can be performed with various forms of sedation, making them a stress-free experience.

4

Dr. Suzanne Kinnear-Adams, DDS

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Suzanne Kinnear-Adams, DDS, completed her BS in Pre-dental Biology at Gannon University in her hometown of Erie, Pennsylvania. From there she moved to Cleveland, Ohio’s Case Western Reserve University and attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. While pursuing her doctorate Dr. Sue provided much needed dental care to underprivileged children by routinely volunteered with the Case Western Reserve University Healthy Smiles Dental Sealant program. Degrees in hand Dr. Sue then attended a residency program at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Youngtown, Ohio. In addition to practicing dentistry Dr. Sue served on the Board of Directors for the Great Lakes Institute of Technology Dental Assistant program and as an adjunct professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health.

Coastal Kids Dental & Braces is a group pediatric dentistry with nine locations spread across Charleston. They focus exclusively on providing children with general and restorative dental care but are affiliated with pediatric orthodontists and oral surgeon specialists. They also provide 24/7 dental emergency care and accept most insurance plans, financing through Care Credit and offer a 25% discount for self-pay patients. While all of the doctors and staff at Coastal Kids are specially trained to handle the unique emotional and physical needs of their young patients, some treatments may be too uncomfortable for a child to sit through. In such cases “laughing gas” is can be safely administered to ease anxiety.

5

Dr. John Rink, DDS

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. John F. Rink, DDS, has been providing the Charleston community with exceptional dental care for nearly 35 years. His extensive dental education began with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina and then moved to the Bowman-Gray School of Medicine for a fellowship in implant dentistry. Dr. Rink has since graduated from several dental health institutions including Baylor College of Dentistry and L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education. He has completed programs covering a variety of oral health topics such as bite disorders, contemporary esthetic diagnosis and advanced restorative esthetics. Dr. Rink is highly involved with and the first dentist in Charleston to be accredited by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

Charleston Center for Cosmetic & Restorative Dentistry is equipped with the latest dental technologies and patient amenities such as oral conscious sedation, CEREC same-day crowns, low-radiation digital x-rays, warm massage pads on dental chairs, VR DVD glasses and scented mitts and intraoral cameras. Dr. Rink offers cosmetic treatments, restorative procedures and a combination of both in either a full mouth reconstruction or a smile makeover. The cosmetic treatments offered include Invisalgn®, dental implant restoration, gum contouring, teeth whitening, SureSmile, dental bonding and instant orthodontics. For patients needing dental restorations Dr. Rink provides, bone grafting, dental crowns and bridges, crown lengthening, root canal, inlays and onlays, all-on-four prosthetics and gum disease treatment.

6

Dr. Ashley Christopher, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Ashley F. Christopher, DMD, is a native of South Carolina with a Bachelor of Arts in French which she received Magna Cum Laude from Furman University. She chose to attend the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine to attain her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and stayed on to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry Residency. Dr. Christopher takes her continuing education seriously and holds memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Coastal District Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry. Dr. Christopher gives back to her community through Dental Access Day and Dental Community Fellowship.

Dr. Christopher is an essential member of the dental team at James Island Family, Cosmetic & Implant Dentistry. A full-service, group dental clinic with emergency and pediatric dentistry services. They are equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as STA Wand System for anxiety-free anesthetic injections, laser dentistry for drill-less and faster healing dental procedures intraoral cameras for more accurate lab work and better insurance reimbursements. As a family dentistry they provide pediatric dentistry including “happy visits” which serve to make children comfortable with the office and dentists which makes future visits less stressful and encourages future healthy mouths. Dr. Christopher offers cosmetic, general and restorative dentistry treatments such as dental crowns and bridges, porcelain veneers, fillings, clear braces, sealants and teeth whitening.

7

Dr. Virginia Gregory, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Virginia Gregory, DMD, has been serving the Charleston Community for over 35 years. She initially attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill where she attained a Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. After graduation she moved to the Medical University of South Carolina for her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Along the way Dr. Gregory also earned a Master of Science in Speech Pathology. She is one of a select few to have reached the accomplishment of being a Las Vegas Institute preferred dentist and has also joined the ranks of the top 5% of North American dentists by attaining the title of Fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Gregory founded her self-titled dental practice in Mount Pleasant nearly 20 years ago and has been a staple of the community since. Her office provides a luxury experience with comfortable and homelike décor, a beverage bar and concierge service, warm blankets and noise canceling headphones. Despite the luxury environment Dr. Gregory and her team work closely with patients’ budgets, they have specials for new patients and offer a variety of CareCredit financing plans. Their office is state-of-the-art and full-service with treatments including soft tissue lasers, All-on-4 dental implants, tooth-colored fillings, porcelain veneers, scaling and root planing, oral cancer screening, sleep apnea therapy, root canal therapy, TMJ and bruxism therapies and many more.

8

Dr. Adam Forehand, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Adam C. Forehand, DMD, an Alabama native, achieved his Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences with honors at Auburn University. He then moved to the University of Alabama’s School of Dentistry and attained his Doctorate of Dental Medicine. To further improve his hands-on skill and increase his knowledge of dentistry, Dr. Forehand attended the Foundry Dental Center in Birmingham’s Advanced Education in General Dentistry program. While there he learned many different aspects of dentistry such as CEREC CAD/CAM restorations, advanced bone grafting and oral surgery. He continues to learn by holding active memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the Alabama Dental Association.

As an invaluable member of the team at Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, Dr. Forehand works hard to give each patient the best treatments for their long-term health and self-confidence. Visitors to their office are greeted by smiling faces and a comfortable home-like environment. Dr. Forehand is fully capable of handling extensive oral restorations and can perform a multitude of procedures including wisdom teeth removal, dental implants, CEREC® same-day dental crowns, root canal therapy and both full and partial dentures. Dr. Forehand also provides preventative and cosmetic treatments such as custom athletic mouthguards, sleep appliances, nightguards, dental veneers and teeth whitening and cosmetic bonding.

9

Dr. James Wisner, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. James B. Wisner, DMD, attended The University of South Carolina’s Honors College for his undergraduate degree and the College of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina for his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Wisner then served in the United States Air Force as a Captain and was stationed in both in Las Vegas, Nevada and Germany. During his service he not only became IV Conscious Sedation certified but also completed an Advanced Education General Dentistry residency. Dr. Wisner is dedicated to staying at the forefront of his profession by furthering his dental education through memberships in several dental organizations including the Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, the American Academy of Facial Esthetics and the American Dental Association.

At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry Dr. Wisner has brought together a team of friendly and highly trained dental healthcare practitioners who have made it their mission to improve the long-term health of patients of all ages. They are equipped with state-of-the-art equipment such as CEREC® same-day dental crowns, VenusWhite® Professional teeth whitening, Galileos Sirona 3D imaging and Six Month Smiles®. Dr. Wisner and his team provide preventative, cosmetic and restorative dentistry as well as periodontal and orthodontics. They also offer treatments for obstructive sleep apnea including NightLase and Optisleep.

10

Dr. Julie Obenchain, DDS

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Julie A Obenchain, DDS, decided that dentistry was her calling in 6th grade and was so excited to pursue her dental studies that she graduated a year early from Bowling Green State University. She completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry and then a 1-year residency at Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Dr. Julie stays up to date with the latest dental medicine breakthroughs by maintaining memberships in the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Dental Association.

As a breast cancer survivor Dr. Julie’s dental practice, Pleasant Smiles Cosmetic and Family Dentistry, is uniquely dedicated to patient safety by being biologically responsible and is BPA and mercury free. Dr. Julie has a special empathy for patients undergoing cancer treatment and treats them with the utmost care. The Pleasant Smiles team is friendly and go above and beyond to curb patients’ dental anxieties. They provide pediatric, preventative, restorative and cosmetic dentistry which allows them to treat patients of all ages. Dr. Julie and her colleague, Dr. Varadi, provide such dental treatments as dentures, emergency dental care, dental implants, Clear Correct braces, root canal therapy, dental bridges and crowns, nightguards, porcelain veneers and oral appliances for snoring prevention.

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Dr. James Thomas III, DMD, FAGD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. James Thomas III, DMD, FAGD, attained his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the College of Charleston and then received both his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree and the title of Doctor from the Medical University of South Carolina. He took his education from the theoretical to practical with a general practice residency at Columbia’s Palmetto Richland Hospital. Dr. Thomas holds a deep compassion for this community and his fellow man in general. For this reason, Dr. Thomas has served the people of Honduras through medical mission trips and the people of Charleston through Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center and makes himself available to help those in need.

James Island Dental Associates is a conveniently located, award-winning, state-of-the-art, family dental clinic which accept most insurances and offer both Citi Card and CareCredit financing. Their team of highly experienced professionals treat each patient with respect and empathy, going out of their way to address patients concerns and needs. Dr. Thomas uses Cone Beam Computed Tomography for 3D dental imaging, Diagnodnet for cavity detection and Periolase lasers for faster healing gum surgeries. Dr. Thomas and his colleagues offer many dental procedures such as dental implants, porcelain or ceramic and bridges, wisdom tooth extractions, pediatric dentistry, cosmetic dentistry, LANAP procedures and more.

12

Dr. James Dickert, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. James Dickert, DMD, has over a decade of experience providing quality dental care to his home state. He gained that experience after earning his Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences degree from Clemson University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. Dr. Dickert’s love of learning has led him to complete courses at the Dawson Academy covering such concepts as bite management, TMJ therapies and cosmetic dentistry. He also stays abreast of the latest in dentistry through memberships in the South Carolina Dental Association and the American Dental Association.

West Ashley Family Dentistry is a lovely and comfortable dental clinic with modern dental technology and a team that is friendly and knowledgeable. The technologies that they offer include Cavitron for less painful ultrasonic oral scaling and E4D CAD/CAM for higher quality ceramic dental restorations and low-radiation digital x-rays. Dr. Dickert and his team offer general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Most patients will receive general treatments like fillings, and dental cleanings. Patients in need of more extensive treatment can have root canals, Invisalign®, porcelain veneers, dental crowns and bridges, gum disease treatments, tooth bonding or TMJ therapies to name a few.

13

Dr. Eddie White, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Eddie White, Jr., DMD, is a second-generation dentist and has over 35 years of experience as a dental healthcare provider in the Lowcountry. He earned his undergraduate degree at Furman University and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dentistry. Throughout his career, Dr. White has studied many specialties of dentistry and provides endodontic and periodontic dental care along with cosmetic, restorative and general dentistry procedures. Dr. White is a proud father of 3 and is heavily involved with the local music scene as the owner of Awendaw Green.

Sewee Dental Care is a spacious and bright dental office with a warm and welcoming esthetic. Dr. White’s staff are friendly and well educated and his office offers financing through Care Credit. They stress patient education and strive to empower patients to make the best healthcare decisions for themselves. Dr. White believes in looking for the most beneficial solutions to patient’s needs without going over the top and using unnecessarily complicated or invasive treatments. Some of the therapies that he utilizes include porcelain veneers, teeth whitening, dental crowns and bridgework, root canals, TMJ/TMD treatments, oral cancer screenings, removable dentures, Invisalign® and fillings.

14

Dr. James Myers, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Jay Myers, DMD, is a South Carolina native and completed his undergraduate studies at the College of Charleston, which is also where he was introduced to his future profession. He chose to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine and received an Award for Excellence in Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Myers has given back to his community through high-quality dental work for over 20 years since his graduation. As a devoted family man Dr. Myers makes an effort to treat every patient with empathy and gentleness just as he would his own family.

Dr. Myers home away from home is Cannon Park Dental, a caring family clinic which provides extended hours and emergency dental care. His team of highly experienced and compassionate dental healthcare providers go above and beyond to give patients the care they need. They use state-of-the-art dental technologies including the CEREC® CAD/CAM same-day dental crowns. They treat patients from infant to elderly and provide such treatments as metal-free crowns and bridges, tooth whitening, painless injection systems, deep cleanings, full and partial dentures, both non-surgical and surgical tooth extractions and mercury-free tooth-colored fillings.

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Dr. Gerry George, DMD

Location

Charleston

Focus

General Dentistry

Dr. Gerry George, DMD, chose to become a dentist because of the unique opportunity to combine human interaction, science and hands-on artistry. He completed his undergraduate degree at Bob Jones University. Dr. George then earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. George has great empathy for his fellow man and is frequently involved in volunteer work internationally and locally with East Cooper Community Outreach dental clinic.

Lowcountry Dental Arts is a relaxed and patient-centered atmosphere with Sirius Satellite music, spa hand treatments and new patient specials. To help patients with the financial burden that medical treatments can incur Dr. George offers up to 100% financing, accepts all major insurance carriers and is in network for many. Dr. George offers a plethora of dental health procedures including walk-in emergency dental care, dental implant restoration, dental sealant, tooth extractions, full and partial non-metal dentures, Invisalign® and root canals.

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  • David Krug

    David Krug is the son of a dentist, and the brother of a dentist. He's been around and worked in helping dentists grow there practices nearly his whole adult life prior to starting United Dentists. He's a proud member & supporter of the Dental Trade Alliance.