Dentist in Charleston, Summerville, & Camden
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New Patients

First Dental Visit

At your first dental visit with us, you can expect to receive a thorough oral examination, so we can have an idea about your current dental health. It may be necessary to take x-rays, so that all issues can be seen clearly and identified. We will ask you about any dental issues you may have been experiencing recently, and investigate those issues more fully.

Hellos and paperwork

After you are greeted by our friendly office personnel, there will be the inevitable paperwork to fill out, and this is necessary so we can have information about how to contact you when necessary. Some of this paperwork will also be related to your medical history, and this too is important, because it provides us with information which may impact your dental health and future treatment.

Dental Insurance

We accept most forms of dental insurance, but we’ll be sure to take care of this when you make your first visit to our office. We have a good working relationship with most dental insurance carriers, so billing should be smooth and efficient.

Affordable Financing

For those situations where insurance doesn’t cover the entire cost of a procedure, and there’s a significant balance, we can offer affordable financing to help relieve you of the financial burden. Our philosophy is that we don’t want cost to be the lone factor which prevents you from receiving the dental care that you need. We offer in-office financing as well as third-party financing which can help you cover the cost of a fairly expensive dental procedure. Whatever your financial situation and budget is like, we can probably help you get financing for your dental procedure, so you won’t have to simply live with the oral issue because treatment is too costly.

Accepted Payment Methods

We accept several forms of payment for services rendered, so as to make it convenient for our patients. We will of course, accept cash if you prefer to pay for services with that method. All major credit cards are also honored, whether it be for debit cards or credit cards, so your Visa, MasterCard, or American Express cards can all be used to pay for services received. If you prefer to pay by check, we can accept those also, so you can have an easy tracking process with your bank for all transactions.

Commonly Asked Questions of New Dental Patients

Here are the questions you can expect to be asked during your first visit with us:

  • Do you have any current toothaches, sensitivities, or pain?
  • How important is oral hygiene in your daily routine?
  • Is there anything that bothers you about your smile? Tell us what that might be.
  • If you could change something about your smile, what would that change be?
  • Do you feel confident about your smile?
  • Have you ever had a bad experience with a dentist? If so, what was it about?

Schedule a New Patient Appointment

Scheduling your initial appointment with us is very much like taking the first step toward better oral health. When you have good oral health, that can have a major impact on the entire body, just as having poor oral health can. We look forward to having a mutually satisfactory relationship with you for the long term, and you can expect our full attention toward keeping you in the best oral health.

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See What Our Patients Are Saying

  • "I don't think I've ever been to a dental office that has been this friendly and happy and it just makes you feel at home. It's been a wonderful experience and I certainly wouldn't want to go anywhere else."
    ~ Grateful Patient ~
  • "Great experience here. Been here for about a year and a half or something. My name is John Murphy. They do a terrific job in here and I'm very very pleased with their performance and trust what they do for me. Thank you."
    ~ John Murphy ~
  • "I came in today as a new patient and was surprisingly cared for. Everyone was very patient with me, as somebody who has a fear of the dentist and they took me through everything so I knew exactly what's going on and they put together an awesome treatment plan. I would recommend to anybody."
    ~ Happy Patient ~
  • "I love coming to Ammons Dental By Design. The staff is always so friendly and helpful and they make coming to the dentists office fun again."
    ~ Happy Patient ~
  • "Hi there. Very pleased with my care at Dr. Ammons. He has a modern facility with friendly people and happy faces and it's always a pleasing experience."
    ~ Happy Patient ~
  • "I had a great experience getting my implant done here. The staff and Dr. Ammons have been great and everything was virtually painless. I definitely recommend them for all your dental needs."
    ~ Implant Patient ~

Multiple Convenient Dental Locations Near Charleston

Ammons Dental By Design has four locations so you can find the most convenient office for your family.
CAMDEN
1015 Fair St.
Camden, SC 29020
Monday – Thursday:
8am – 5pm
P: (803) 969-0365
F: (803) 432-2625
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DOWNTOWN CHARLESTON
14 Lockwood Dr,
Charleston, SC 29401
(Suite A on the exterior of the Ashley House Building, across from the marina)
Monday – Thursday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-2734
F: (843) 577-4464
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JAMES ISLAND
1739-B Maybank Hwy.
Charleston, SC 29412
Tuesday – Friday:
7am - 4pm
P: (843) 380-8889
F: (843) 990-9504
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SUMMERVILLE
1710 Old Trolley., Ste.B
Summerville, SC 29485
Tuesday – Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Monday & Friday*: 8am – 5pm
*Rotating schedule
P: (843) 380-8904
F: (843) 871-0617
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