Family Dentist in Mount Pleasant, SC
Our staff at Garner Family Dentistry maintains the highest level of accreditation and pursue continuing education courses to stay current with the latest dental technology and procedures. They are a talented group of professionals that always make the needs of our patients the first priority. The brief introductions below are provided to familiarize you with our staff.
Dr. Cynthia L. Garner, DDS, AEGD
Family Dentist in Mount Pleasant, SCGarner Family Dentistry
Dr. Garner thinks it is important for a dentist to provide a background about themselves and communicate their philosophy of dentistry.
Dr. Garner is originally from Omaha, Nebraska and went to Creighton University Dental School, a nationally recognized private Catholic school noted for its challenging dental program and strong academic reputation. In fact, her dental graduating class achieved the highest operative dental score in the nation on our dental boards in 1995. Following dental school graduation, she was selected for an intensive dental residency program at Temple University in Philadelphia and earned an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) degree. As a result of that challenging program, her skills and experience were greatly enhanced in the areas of general and cosmetic procedures.
After graduation from Temple in 1996, she returned to Omaha where she worked as an associate dentist. While there, Dr. Garner met and married an Air Force officer, Alan Garner, who is from the Isle of Palms, South Carolina. During their years as an Air Force family, they moved around to various states while Dr. Garner continued to work as a managing dentist and associate at different practices. After her husband's retirement from the Air Force, they found their way back to Charleston and beautiful Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina.
Though Dr. Cynthia Garner has been in private practice for many years, she continues to pursue further education to enhance her skills and to provide outstanding care to my patients. Each year she devotes 100 hours of advanced education to improve her expertise and learns the latest techniques and materials available for dentistry. Currently, Dr. Garner is involved with Dr. Frank Spear's hands-on workshops in Scottsdale Arizona where some of the finest advanced techniques for Dental Occlusion and Cosmetic Dentistry are taught by some of the best dentists in the United States. In addition, she is a member of the renowned Seattle Study Club which is a professional association of dentists committed to the advancement of dental excellence. These hands-on professional development activities result in the best possible care and choices for our patients.
Building a foundation of trust by treating our patients as special individuals is vital to our success. The entire Garner Family Dentistry team is committed to providing personalized gentle dental care that will preserve and enhance your smile in a friendly atmosphere. We are a dental team devoted to restoring, preserving, and enhancing the natural beauty of teeth using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful long lasting smiles. Above all, we are a team and our patients make the decisions about the care we pursue.
It is an honor to be a part of the profession of dentistry and we would consider it a privilege to meet your dental needs.
Janie works in our front office and has been at this practice for over 20 years and has such vast knowledge of dentistry. She is a former dental assistant with experience assisting along with over 25 years working dental office insurance claims, billing and patient scheduling. She is the friendly face most patients recognize over the years at the practice. Janie's interests are cooking, playing Bunko and spending time with friends near the pool or beach. Her latest passion is being a grandmother for her new granddaughter. She has two children and recently became a proud Grandmother. Janie and her husband Ralph reside in Mt. Pleasant.
Donnette is our lead dental hygienist and has been at this practice for about 15 years as part of the incredible personalities here at the practice. She is an outstanding and accomplished dental professional. She has worked for over 20 years as a hygienist and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our hygiene department. With her many years at the practice, she has developed close relationships with our patient families while developing an outstanding reputation for our hygiene program. Her passion is art and she has become one of the areas talented artists. She also loves to play golf and can be found on the golf course as often as possible. She is very proud of her son who attends Clemson University. Go Tigers! Donnette and her husband Doug reside in Mt. Pleasant.
Connie has been in dentistry over 22 years. Connie is married and has two sons. She enjoys the beach and spending time with family and friends. She is a life long resident of Mount Pleasant!
Holly has been in a dental assistant for over 20 years. Holly is married and has one daughter. She enjoys spending time with her family and going to the beach. Holly has been working in our office for over 8 years.
Originally from upstate New York I moved to Charleston in 2013. I have a B.S. degree in Physical Education and pursued Hygiene in 2011. I graduated from Broome Community College as an RDH in 2013. I have one daughter, Elise Paige. I am also a Buffalo Bills fan- Let's go Buffalo! I live locally in Mount Pleasant.