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Meet The Dentist

 


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Dr. Isaiah L. Davis is a native of Columbia, South Carolina and a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the MUSC College of Dentistry.  He formerly served as Senior Assistant Dental Surgeon with the US Public Health Service. He also served as Director of Dental Services at Thomason General Hospital, Texas Tech University School of Medicine in El Paso, Texas. 

He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, The Greater Columbia Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, the American Dental Association and the Congaree Medical Dental Pharmaceutical Association.

Dr. Davis is a former chairman of Friends of MUSC Scholarship Alumni Committee, which provides funding for scholarships for minority students at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine.  In 2011 Dr. Davis was one of 12 dentist in the US invited by the President of the American Dental Association to participate in the ADA Institute for Diversity in Leadership.  This prestigious 12 month program of leadership training was led by faculty members from the renowned Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.

Dr. Davis has been in private practice in Columbia, South Carolina since 1987.  He is a member of Pine Grove AME Church where he serves as a Senior Steward and Trustee. He is married to Dr. Deborah J. Davis and they have two children; Dr. Melissa A. Davis and Dr. Isaiah Davis, Jr.

Dr. Davis' Philosophy

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Dr. John W. Dingle is a native of St. Stephen, South Carolina and a graduate of South Carolina State University and Medical University of South Carolina College of Dentistry.  After dental school, Dr. Dingle spent four years in the Public Health Service in Pharr, Texas. While there, he served as the Dental Director for the Hidalgo County Health Care Corporation’s three dental clinics. He also completed a one-year residency in Hospital Dentistry at the Medical College of Virginia.

Dr. Dingle has been in private practice in Columbia, SC since 1989. The practice employs over thirty highly trained staff members. Dr. Dingle has a partner, Dr. Isaiah Davis and two Associate Dentists.  

He is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, The Congaree Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association, South Carolina Dental Association, The American Dental Association and the South Carolina Academy of Advanced Implant Studies.  Dr. Dingle also serves on the Board of the Salvation Army.

He is married to Dr. Peggy Toliver-Dingle who is a practicing Physician at Three Rivers Medical Associates in Columbia, SC.  They have two children, one attending North Carolina A&T the other attending Hampton University.

Dr. Dingle's Philosophy

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Dr. Isaiah Davis, Jr. "Dr. Ike"

Dr. Isaiah L. Davis Jr. is a native of Columbia, SC.  He attended Sandhills academy for elementary school and Spring Valley High School.  He graduated from The University of South Carolina with a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering.  He completed his degree in Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

After dental school Dr. Davis, (Dr. Ike) joined the staff of Davis and Dingle Family Dentistry where he is employed as an Associate Dentist.  He is a member of the South Carolina Dental Association, The American Dental Association, The Academy of General Dentistry and The South Carolina Academy of Advanced Implant studies.   He is a Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Columbia Alumni Chapter. Dr. Davis is an avid runner as part of Team Utopia South. 

Dr. Ike enjoys serving his through community health fairs and donations. His hobbies includes outdoor activities such as rafting, running 5k(s) and half marathons. He also enthusiastically continues his dental education through certified dental CE courses.        

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With Dr. Ike

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Dr. Anny Van Dam Zalense

Dr. Anny Van Dam Zalense has specialized in Periodontics for more than 20 years, with a Masters in Periodontics and Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.  She has practiced in South Carolina with Davis and Dingle since 2005, and was previously associated with private practices in Philadelphia.  She also taught Periodontics in the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Van Dam is a member of the American Association of Periodontics, and also has specialized training in the treatment of halitosis.

A native of Caracas, Venezuela, Dr. Van Dam has a degree in Dentistry from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, and worked in clinics in Venezuela during her professional training.

Dr. Van Dam lives in Columbia, has served on the boards of several local organizations, and is also engaged in other business ventures.  She is married and has three sons. 

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