Dr. Richard Porcelli, DDS

Dentistry  |  
Male  |  
Age 41
Dr. Richard Porcelli, DDS
Dr. Porcelli graduated from prestigious Chaminade High School in Minneola, NY—a school known to produce high-achieving academic individuals with strong ties to community, and leadership qualities in their professional careers and in all aspects of life. Through hard work, Dr. Porcelli graduated high school one year early, pursued his studies at Siena College, and completed his bachelors degree in biology. He received his masters degree in biology and education at C.W. Post in Brookville, NY. Dr. Porcelli was already working in the dental field, and this reaffirmed his desire to pursue his doctorate. He believed he could nurture his artistic abilities and educational dedication, and provide health care excellence. Dr. Porcelli is a top graduate of New York University College of Dentistry. Upon graduation, he was accepted to an advanced dental residency at New York Methodist Hospital, where he worked with specialists in prosthodontics, oral surgery, endodontics, periodontics, oral medicine, and emergency care. The program allowed him to hone his skills in complex dental diagnosis and treatment, and became exemplary for his high standards in dental medicine and patient care. He is also a Dawson-trained dentist, having trained at The Dawson Academy-one of the most prestigious post doctorate learning institutes in the world. Private practice in New York City and Long Island was followed by the move, with his family, to Charleston, SC, in 2008. In 2009, he founded Beaufort Family Dentistry. Dr. Porcelli continues advanced training in reconstructive, implant, laser, and cosmetic dentistry. In 2012, he opened the Advanced Dentistry & Periodontics division to treat his patients' most comprehensive cases. He opened his current practice, Bluffton Center for Dentistry in 2013 to treat Bluffton dentist patients, as well as patients living and working on Hilton Head and the surrounding area. With a focus on holistic and biologic dentistry the practice is committed to minimizing potential dental toxins and seeing the mouth as part of the whole body's wellbeing. Dr. Porcelli is affiliated with the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists (AACD), American Dental Association (ADA), Academy of General Dentists (AGD), International Academy of Oral Medicine & Toxicity (IAOMT), Holistic Dental Association (HDA), and South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA). Dr. Porcelli is a perfectionist, and he insists on working with people who are equally meticulous. He works with small labs—not with big conglomerates—because he wants people who can build prosthetics with the same care and artisanship he brings to his own craft. Dr. Porcelli aims to create a smile that you will proud to share!

29 Plantation Park Dr Ste 303

Bluffton, SC 29910

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Dr. Richard Porcelli, DDS

Dr. Richard Porcelli, DDS

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This content was provided by Dr. Porcelli "With a keen artistic eye and advanced training in facial aesthetics, Dr. Porcelli instinctively understands the issues and concerns of his patients. He has a passion for helping people and will make sure they will get the smile they have always dreamed of. He is determined to raise the bar even higher through nutritional counseling and educating patients on biocompatibility to help promote the lifelong value of good, conscientious oral care.

In recent years, dentistry has made a significant shift in favor of prevention. Dr. Porcelli finds this development most gratifying. "People primarily used to come in for management of pain," he recalls. But what he calls Dental IQ is increasing, largely due to public education programs. He and his colleagues are determined to raise the bar even higher through articles, in-office education, pamphlets, audio, video and animation—anything that will help the public understand the lifelong value of good, conscientious oral care."


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Practice Areas

  • Dentistry
  • Cosmetic Dentistry
  • Reconstructive Dentistry

Conditions Treated

  • Broken Tooth
  • Cavity
  • Chipped Tooth
  • Gummy Smile (Oversized Gingiva)
  • Misaligned Teeth
  • Sleep Apnea
  • TMJ
  • Tooth Discoloration
  • Tooth Discoloration (Resistant to Whitening)


  • Amalgam Filling Removal
  • Composite Fillings
  • Dental Bonding
  • Dental Bridge
  • Dental Crown
  • Dental Inlays
  • Dental Onlay
  • Denture Repair
  • Invisalign®
  • Lower Dentures
  • Porcelain Veneers
  • Restoration of Dental Implants
  • Root Canal

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  • Sienna College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • New York University / College Of Dentistry
    Medical School | Graduated 2007
  • New York Methodist Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • International Congress Of Oral Implantologists
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • World Clinical Laser Institute Associate
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Dawson Scholar
    Other Education | Completed
  • Dental Organization For Conscious Sedation Certified
    Other Education | Completed
  • Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique Certified
    Other Education | Completed

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Great practice. Wonderful friendly staff. Easy to get appointments. Dr. Porcelli is easy to speak to, answers questions asked. So happy we found his practice.
Thank you for the positive feedback. We are happy you found us too! We warmly welcome you to our family of patients.
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