2302 Bush River Rd
Columbia, SC 29210


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8:00 am – 5:00 pm

8:00 am – 12:30 pm

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Doctor Bio

Dr. Darren Thompson, DDS

Dr. Darren Thompson is a native of Columbia, SC. He graduated from Winthrop University with a B.S. degree in Biology. He completed his dental training at Howard University College of Dentistry. After dental school, Dr. Thompson moved to New York, NY, where he attended Columbia University to further his training in dentistry. Following his general practice training in NYC, Dr. Thompson moved to Spartanburg, SC, where he was the dental director at Regenesis Health Care Family Dentistry. In July of 2014, Dr. Thompson decided to follow his passion and return to Howard University to obtain a specialty degree in pediatric dentistry. What Dr. Thompson loves most about being a pediatric dentist is the amazing kids he gets to interact with. He feels wonderfully blessed to be able to experience the world through the eyes of a child.

Dr. Thompson is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is also a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. In his spare time, Dr. Thompson enjoys traveling, exercising, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Matt Rivera, DMD

Dr. Rivera grew up in Anderson, South Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in health science from Clemson University and his Doctorate in Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Rivera joined our team at Murrells Inlet Dental Group in 2017. He is committed to providing the highest standard of care to his patients. Dr. Rivera is a member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association.

Dr. C. E. Willard, DMD

Dr. C. E Willard was born in Ware Shoals, South Carolina and has lived there his entire life. He received his undergraduate degree from Lander University in 1976 and his doctorate degree from MUSC in 1986. Dr. Willard owned a private practice in Ware Shoals where he practiced for 25 years. Dr Willard enjoys all aspects of general dentistry. In his free time, he enjoys fishing, hunting and playing bluegrass music.