Even after practicing dentistry for 20 years, Dr. Cynthia Garner still sees every patient who walks in her doors at Garner Family Dentistry as a special individual. No matter what the age, it’s important to Dr. Garner and her team that each person’s needs are considered and an individualized treatment plan is developed.
For Dr. Garner, dentistry isn’t just a career choice but a passion. She enjoys helping others feel good about themselves and views this goal as a true team effort with her staff. She knows there is no substitute for experience. Her staff averages 20 years of experience, from cleaning teeth using the latest technology to solving insurance issues for patients.
“I’m very fortunate to have an amazing and talented staff. They’re great with kids and great with all our patients. We have fun together doing great dentistry. We try to make it a great experience for all of our patients. Above all, we love to see our patients smile,” Dr. Garner said.
Great smiles are something Dr. Garner works hard to help her patients achieve. She advises parents to start working on good dental hygiene with their children at a young age.
“Brush with them. Floss their teeth when they’re younger, because it’s hard for kids to floss,” she said. “And if your kids don’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 part of their daily schedule. The best advice of all is being a good example to them by taking care of yourself.”
Dr. Garner works hard on her own making sure she is up to date on the latest procedures and techniques in dentistry. Following graduation from dental school, she was selected for an intensive residency program at Temple University, 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,” she said. “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 the finest dentists in the United States. I am also a member of the Seattle Study Club, a professional association of dentists who advance dental excellence.”
When not working on her career, Dr. Garner can be found spending time with her husband, two teenage girls and 9-year-old lab, Buster, at their home on Daniel Island.
Dr. Garner feels grateful to be doing something she loves every day.
“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 patient families,” she concluded.
By Anne Harris