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370 Buckwalter Pkwy
370 Buckwalter Pkwy
“My mission is to treat all my patients as if they were my family members.”
-Richard A. Carlson, DDS

Meet the doctor

Richard A. Carlson, DDS
“My mission is to treat all my patients as if they were my family members.”
-Richard A. Carlson, DDS
Outside of dentistry, Dr. Carlson lives on Fripp Island with his wife, Tara. They recently moved from the Annapolis area of Maryland. The couple has three children together: Alex, who resides in Colorado; Reed and his wife, Paige, who live in New York City with their son Chase; and Courtney, who lives in Maryland. In his free time, Dr. Carlson enjoys traveling, playing golf, spending time at the beach, cooking, and learning about new wines and cuisine.
Experience
Dr. Carlson has completed postgraduate training in Cosmetic Dentistry (check out his Instagram page to view some of his cosmetic dentistry work: @richardcarlsondds), Veneers, Smile Design, Implant Restoration, and Implant Placement. Dr. Carlson is a Fellow of the World Clinical Laser Institute and a member of the Academy of Laser Dentistry, the Gamma Pi Delta Prosthodontic Honor Society, and the Academy for Sports Dentistry. He is a former team Dentist for the Villanova Men’s Lacrosse team and St. Mary’s High School Athletic Teams.
Education
Doctor of Dental Surgery
Baltimore College of Dental Surgery, University of Maryland – Baltimore, Maryland
Bachelor of Science in Zoology
University of Maryland – College Park, Maryland

Meet the doctor

Mark J. Gleckner, DDS
Away from the office, Dr. Gleckner is happily married to his wife, Missy. They have two daughters, Sophie and Sara, and two Labrador Retrievers, Annie and Holly. Dr. Gleckner’s hobbies in addition to spending time with his family include tennis, golf, cycling – and Spartan Races (over 20 races).
Experience
Dr. Gleckner has completed many hours of continuing education including the following courses: Spear Dental Continuum Hands-on Courses 1-5, Las Vegas Institute – Core 1-4, and Morris Seminars 1997-2015. Dr. Gleckner is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the New Jersey Dental Association (NJDA).
Education
Cosmetic Dentistry Residency
New York University – New York, New York
Doctor of Dental Medicine
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Bachelor of Arts in Communications
Lehigh University – Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
"From greeting you with a smile to ensuring you are as comfortable as possible during your appointment, we are here to help you have your best dental care experience yet!"

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Bluffton, SC 29910
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