Dentistry Practitioners in South Carolina

Columbia (374)Charleston (296)Greenville (250)Beaufort (127)Spartanburg (115)
Mount Pleasant (110)Rock Hill (99)North Charleston (96)Summerville (94)Lexington (90)Florence (82)Myrtle Beach (77)Anderson (76)Aiken (75)Fort Mill (61)Simpsonville (58)Bluffton (54)West Columbia (51)Sumter (48)Greer (45)Easley (43)Moncks Corner (39)Orangeburg (37)Seneca (35)Hilton Head Island (34)Goose Creek (31)Taylors (31)Conway (31)North Augusta (30)Hanahan (28)Irmo (28)Greenwood (27)Walterboro (26)Murrells Inlet (24)SUMMERVILLE (24)Lancaster (18)Clemson (17)Pawleys Island (16)Johns Island (16)North Myrtle Beach (15)Camden (14)Georgetown (13)Mauldin (13)Hartsville (12)Chapin (12)Clover (11)Daniel Island (11)Gaffney (11)Newberry (10)Mt Pleasant (10)Boiling Springs (10)Ridgeland (9)Saint George (9)Union (9)Lyman (8)Surfside Beach (8)Pickens (8)Cayce (8)Little River (8)Loris (8)Laurens (8)Inman (8)Landrum (8)Shaw AFB (8)Clinton (8)Hardeeville (8)Woodruff (8)Manning (7)Duncan (7)Blythewood (7)Piedmont (7)Barnwell (7)Darlington (7)Okatie (7)Travelers Rest (7)Chester (7)York (6)Cheraw (6)Bishopville (6)Edgefield (6)Lugoff (6)Indian Land (6)Westminster (6)Parris Island (6)West Union (6)Charleston AFB (6)Pendleton (5)Marion (5)Society Hill (5)Dillon (5)Saluda (4)Port Royal (4)Kingstree (4)Kershaw (4)Honea Path (4)Saint Matthews (4)Andrews (4)Hilton Head (4)Leesville (4)Estill (4)Lake Wylie (4)Denmark (4)Bennettsville (4)Belton (4)Bamberg (4)Holly Hill (3)Hodges (3)Lake City (3)Liberty (3)Graniteville (3)Fountain Inn (3)Folly Beach (3)Mc Coll (3)Edisto Island (3)Mc Clellanville (3)Saint Helena Island (3)Wagener (3)Walhalla (3)Chesnee (3)Pageland (3)Saint Stephen (3)Mullins (3)Winnsboro (3)Mc Cormick (3)Abbeville (3)

Learn more about Dentistry Practitioners

A general dentist, or simply dentist, specializes in primary dental care: the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and conditions of the oral cavity (mouth, teeth and gums) and the maxillofacial area (head, neck, face and jaw). Dentists also maintain the function and appearance of these areas. The overall goal is to help people keep their teeth, mouth and gums healthy.

A dentist typically: 

  • Evaluates the patient's dental and medical history and performs an oral exam
  • Teaches patients about dental conditions and diseases, good oral hygiene, and oral disease prevention
  • Orders and interprets laboratory and imaging tests, such as X-rays and saliva tests, and prescribes medications including antibiotics and pain medications
  • Diagnoses oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions based on an evaluation of tests and exams
  • Provides preventive oral and primary dental care including dental cleanings and fluoride treatments
  • Treats various oral and maxillofacial diseases and conditions including tooth decay, gum disease, and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorder
  • Works closely with other dental specialists and members of your healthcare team as needed to ensure optimal care

A general dentist may also be known by the following terms: dentist, primary dentist, tooth doctor, family dentist, Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS), and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD).

There are 2996 specialists practicing Dentistry in South Carolina with an overall average rating of 4.4 stars. There are 26 hospitals in South Carolina with affiliated Dentistry specialists, including Prisma Health Richland Hospital, Musc Medical Center and Prisma Health Greenville Memorial Hospital.