Paul R. Downing, DMD
Dr. Paul Downing grew up in Fort Mill, South Carolina, graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry in 1982, and earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine at MUSC in Charleston, South Carolina. After a one-year General Practice Residency at the VA Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, he returned to South Carolina in 1988 to establish his practice.

In 2009, Dr. Downing earned certification in the use of the LANAP laser system, which is revolutionizing treatment of gum disease. No more cutting and painful sewing of gums. The laser treats disease with minimal discomfort and virtually no downtime. It is regenerative not resective.

In 2011, Dr Downing successfully completed the Medical College of Georgia Maxi-Implant course and has been placing implants since then. He promptly joined the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and is honored to be an Associate Fellow.

Dr. Downing has the prestigious honor of being a Fellow of the Academy Of General Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and the Palmetto Study Club.

In 2015 he opened a second office in Lexington, SC located at 1825 South Lake Dr.

Meet Our Team

At our practice, our team’s goal is to help you have an enjoyable experience with Dr. Downing. If you would like to learn more about our treatment options, please feel free to contact our dentists in Columbia, South Carolina. We are eager to care for your smile!

Dental Hygienist

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Dental Assistants

Myra is a Certified Dental Assistant . She earned her certification along with her Associate of Science degree from Greenville Technical College .
Myra enjoys getting to know her patients. She loves being a part of changing someone’s smile and helping them feel better about themselves.
Outside of the office Myra enjoys traveling, hiking, cooking and Alabama football. Myra and her husband Bill love to restore Classic Cars .

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Office Coordinators

Jolie has worked in the dental field since 2008. She started with Dr. Downing in May of 2014. She is the proud mother of two wonderful girls. Jolie enjoys kayaking, college football, and spending time with friends and family.

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