James "Tripp" Leitner loves orthodontics because it is about building relationships while having fun and creating amazing, energetic smiles.
Leitner receives his undergraduate degree from the The Citadel and stayed in Charleston to attend dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then continued training at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where he completed his orthodontic residency.
Leitner is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, and South Carolina Association of Orthodontics, among many other organizations.
Outside of the office, Leitner enjoys working on his farm in Chester, hunting, playing golf, Gamecock football, cooking and fitness.
Dr. Whitney Buechel
Whitney Buechel is a persistent perfectionist who tries to bring out every patient's best smile while making them smilein the process.
Buechel earned her bachelor's degree from the University of South Carolina. She then attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina where she completed her residency and completed her Master's of Science in Dentistry.
Buechel is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and South Carolina Dental Association.
In her spare time, Buechel likes to spend time with her family – including her two 60-pound lap dogs – running, skiing, riding bikes, and passing the summer by on the beach.
Reviews from our patients
Smile doctors are the best! They have been treating my entire family for a number of years now and we all have perfect teeth! So grateful for their cheerfulness, pleasant manners, state of the art equipment, treatment payment plans and of course for the end results being fantastic!
- Katy Sudano
If you haven’t checked them out, you’re missing out. They are very friendly and affordable for you and your whole family. They work together to get you in and out without a whole lot of waiting as well. They are truly a team!!! My boys and I are very satisfied with their work.
- Quindese Price
I came in for a consultation and was able to leave with braces. The staff was very friendly and pleasant throughout my entire visit. The service that I got when I first walked in to the end of my appointment was by far the best….I was very impressed. I can’t wait to see my finishing results. Thank you guys ! 🙂
- Erica Herrera
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