Kris O'Neill, D.M.D.
Dentist in Columbia, SCDr. Kris O'Neill
I have been a dentist since 1994 and I absolutely love it! I love the technicality of the "hands on" aspect as well as the wonderful relationships with my patients. I get great joy and satisfaction in helping my patients achieve optimal oral health as well as a beautiful smile. There is no greater accomplishment than to provide a patient with a smile they can be proud to share with the world.
I decided to become a dentist in high school. My grandmother would tell you that when posed the question as a child, "what do you want to be when you grow up", I answered "a dentist". I suppose dentistry has been a passion in my heart even before my mind was positive.
I began my education at The College of Charleston due to its proximity and slight affiliation to the Medical University of South Carolina and the dental school there. I received a Bachelor of Science with a minor in Psychology. I then took a two year break to rejuvenate prior to entering dental school. I became a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina School of Dentistry in 1994. It was at that time that I had the pleasure of experiencing life outside of South Carolina as I completed a residency at the University of Alabama Birmingham.
Upon completion of my residency, I took six months to stay home as I had given birth to my first son, Thomas, during my residency and had not had time to just be a mom. I then practiced for six months in Charleston before my family and I moved to Columbia to gain our lives. I desired to be in a part of an established practice that could teach me dentistry beyond a simple filling or crown. I wanted to know the business end of dentistry as well. I was not comfortable beginning practice on my own until I had this opportunity. It was during this time that we welcomed the birth of my second son, Sean. I then felt prepared to begin my own practice.
I have been at my Millwood location since 2000. I have a wonderful team that is just as devoted to welcoming patients into our "family" as I am. We all take a genuine interest in our patients beyond dentistry. We strive, as a team, to provide our patients with the best dental health possible. A beautiful smile on a patients face is immensely rewarding to all of us.
We look forward to making you a part of our practice. We would love to share in the first steps of changing your future!
- Graduate of Medical University of South Carolina
- Residency at University of Alabama, Birmingham
- Owner operated practice, established in 2000
- Customer service oriented
- Comfortable, relaxing Environment where patients are top Priority
- Friendly, dedicated and well-trained staff
- American Dental Association
- AGD Member
- Greater Columbia Dental Association
- Delegate for the South Carolina Dental Association Better Business Bureau