About Our Dental Office 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 come meet our compassionate team, see our modern office, and enjoy stress-free dentistry!

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Our Dentist: 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 three boys. 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 office.

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 and so we can keep on schedule.

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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.