Dr Cynthia Garner
Garner Family Dentistry
1059 Chuck Dawley Blvd.
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
Dr. Cynthia Garner has been practicing dentistry, her love and her passion, for 20 years. Her goal is to help people feel good about themselves, and Garner Family Dentistry in Mount Pleasant is her pride and joy. There is nothing she enjoys more than the privilege of being her patients’ dentist.
To Dr. Garner, each of her patients is special. Whether they are adults or children, she provides a customized treatment plan.
She does offer some tips that apply to all parents and their children, however.
“Brush with them. Floss their teeth when they’re younger, because it’s hard for kids to floss,” she said. “And if your kid doesn’t like to brush, have them do dry brushing. Get a little baby toothbrush and let them get used to putting it in their mouth. Make it a routine, twice a day. Make it part of their daily schedule.”
Her best advice, though, is to set a good example to children by taking care of yourself.
Dr. Garner’s dental practice on Chuck Dawley Boulevard offers a full range of family dental health care services, including checkups and hygiene visits, fillings, crowns, dentures, fluoride treatments, sealants to protect those young teeth, as well as cosmetic services such as veneers, implants and tooth whitening for adults. She believes in utilizing technology to help her patients achieve the absolute best results, using digital X-rays to minimize radiation and intra-oral cameras to capture a clear picture to diagnose oral issues.
Working with a great team has been crucial to the success of the practice. Dr. Garner knows there is no substitute for experience. Her staff averages 20 years of experience in tasks from cleaning teeth to solving insurance issues for patients.
“I’m very fortunate to have an amazing and talented staff. They’re super with kids and great with all our patients. We have fun together doing outstanding dentistry. We try to make it a pleasant experience for all of our patients. Above all, we love to see our patients smile,” she said.
Dr. Garner attended dental school at Creighton University in her hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Following graduation, she was selected for an intensive residency program at Temple University in Philadelphia, where she earned an advanced degree in General Dentistry.
“Each year I devote 100 hours of advanced education to improve my expertise and learn the latest techniques and materials available for dentistry. Annually, I attend Dr. Frank Spear’s hands-on workshops in Scottsdale, Arizona, for advanced techniques in dental occlusion and cosmetic dentistry taught by some of the finest dentists in the United States,” Dr. Garner said. “I am also a member of the Seattle Study Club, a professional association of dentists for the advancement of dental excellence.”
Dr. Garner lives with her husband, two teenage girls and 9-year-old lab “Buster” on Daniel Island. She opened her practice after her husband, originally from the Isle of Palms, retired from the Air Force and moved back to Mount Pleasant. As part of a traveling military family, she gained a lot of experience working as a managing and associate dentist for practices in Iowa, Nebraska, Wyoming and Colorado.
Dr. Garner loves what she does: “Dentistry is a rewarding career with many opportunities to make a difference in people’s lives. I am very fortunate to work with such a great staff and care for so many wonderful patients. It is such a privilege having the trust of our practice families.”