- In This Section
- Dr. David M. Van Patten
- Dr. William T. "Buddy" Noonan, Jr.
- Dr. Thaddeus H. Vincent, Jr.
- Dr. Alexander Whittington
At Palmetto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry, Drs. Thaddeus H. Vincent Jr., David M. Van Patten, William T. Noonan Jr. and Alexander M. Whittington, set patients at ease with welcoming surroundings and gentle care to facilitate a positive and virtually pain-free dental experience.
Our family dental practice has two locations in Sumter, SC, for your convenience: our Tahoe Street office is located at 2590 Tahoe Drive, and our Guignard office is located at 434 N. Guignard Drive. Both of our offices are currently accepting new patients of all ages. When you entrust your dental health to us, you will find that our team will go the extra mile to ensure comfort and clinical excellence.
About Our Office
The teams at both of our locations are ready to serve you with their expertise and warm clinical demeanor.
Our Tahoe Drive office is homey, inviting, and spacious. Our entire staff is friendly, patient and strive to give patients quality care. Dr. Van Patten and Dr. Noonan are available to see patients at this location.
Our Guignard Drive office is located in what was the Stanley Welch Clothiers Building. We have completely renovated the outside and inside. The space is modern but cozy and intimate. The welcoming ambiance will make you feel right at home. Dr. Vincent and Dr. Whittington are available to see patients at this location.
Our Commitment to Community
We love Sumter, and we enjoy giving back to the community that has been our home for decades. We are involved with a number of local service organizations, including Young Life, an outreach ministry for teens, and Palmetto Medical Initiative, an organization that establishes medical clinics in third world countries.
When you entrust your dental health to us, you will find that our team will go the extra mile to ensure comfort and clinical excellence.
CEREC® is an in-office computer-aided design and manufacturing system that utilizes unique software to create digital designs for custom restorations, based on scans of the patient’s mouth. CEREC®’s milling unit uses these scans to fabricate restorations from solid ceramic blocks, available in a variety of shades to match virtually any patient’s teeth. Within about one hour, we can produce an aesthetically pleasing and durable crown, inlay, onlay, or veneer, and secure it to the patient’s tooth.
Besides CEREC®, we utilize a digital radiograph, which has many advantages over a traditional x-ray machine. Most importantly, it subjects patients to levels of radiation that are 80% lower than a traditional x-ray. In addition, digital radiographs instantly produce extremely detailed images that we can share with you on a chairside monitor in your treatment room, explaining our findings and suggesting treatment options.
Our soft tissue laser allows us to perform gum contouring, crown lengthening, biopsies, and cold sore treatments quickly, precisely, and with minimal discomfort. Laser gum surgery requires no stitches, because the laser seals tissue as it works.
Finally, our popular air abrasion unit has replaced the need for the traditional dental drill. Most patients dislike dental drills because they emit loud sounds, heat, and vibrations. In contrast, the air abrasion unit is quiet and gentle, utilizing air, a fine abrasive substance, and water to prepare teeth for fillings. In some cases, when patients receive air abrasion treatment no anesthetic is necessary.
We Would Like to Serve Your Family
If you are looking for a group of family dentists who are dedicated to patient comfort, clinical excellence, and the implementation of the most cutting-edge dental techniques available, look no further. Palmetto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry is accepting new patients, and we look forward to meeting you and your loved ones.
Our goal is to help you establish and maintain optimal oral health, and a smile that you are happy to share with the world. Contact us today to schedule your consultation at our Tahoe Drive or Liberty Street office.