About Our Dentist in Columbia, SC

At Bethea Family Dentistry, our motto is “dental excellence made personal.” That means that we are committed to providing you with exceptional care that delivers results, all while getting to know you as an individual and focusing on your unique dental needs. We invite you to meet our compassionate team, see our modern office, & enjoy our stress-free dentist near you!

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Our Dentist in Columbia, SC: Dr. Gary Bethea

Dr. Gary Bethea loves being able to form rewarding, lasting relationships with his patients. His practice philosophy is centered on the belief that we are here to serve, not be served. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and went on to earn his Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Meharry Medical College. Upon finishing dental school, Dr. Bethea completed a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland.

Committed to keeping up with the latest advancements in the industry, Dr. Bethea is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and Greater Columbia Dental Association.

Dr. Bethea is happily married and the proud parent of four children. He and his family are members of First Northeast Baptist Church. Dr. Bethea is also actively involved in several ministries. When not helping his patients, he loves to spend time with his family and friends and pursue visual storytelling projects, including videography.

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New Patient Information

Stress-Free Scheduling

We’re sure you have a lot on your schedule already before factoring in dental visits. Your time is precious, and we don’t want to waste it. Whenever your diagnosis allows for it, we provide same-day treatment to minimize your trips to and from our dentist in Columbia, SC.

Your First Visit

For your convenience, you’re welcome to download and fill out our new patient forms ahead of your initial appointment. Just print them out, complete them, and bring them with you when you check-in at our front desk. We kindly ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment time so you can complete any additional paperwork in the dental office and so we can stay on schedule.

Affordable Dentistry in Your Area

We strive to make your dental visits as stress-free as possible, and that includes the financial aspect, too! No matter what brings you into our office, you can rest assured that we’ll do everything we can to help you fit the quality care you need into your budget. We work with both in-network and out-of-network insurance providers and we track and file your claims for you. We also accept all major debit and credit cards and have a great new patient special for you to take advantage of at your first visit. Questions? Please call our office. Our knowledgeable team would be happy to speak with you!

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Dealing with a dental emergency?

You definitely don’t have to wait around in pain. Call our office at 803-462-4554 so we can bring you in and get you back to feeling great ASAP.