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Todd R. Barrett, DMD

As an endodontist, Dr. Todd Barrett is specially trained to save teeth. He uses various endodontic therapies, which include diagnosing, and treating pain through root canals and surgical procedures. He also treats teeth with traumatic injuries.

He and his wife, Crystal, have two sons and reside in northeast Columbia. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and fishing.

Education
The University of Maryland Dental School: Certificate in Endodontics, 2000

The Medical University of South Carolina: DMD, 1998 (First Honor Graduate)

Wofford College: BS Biology, 1994

Professional History
Palmetto Endodontics, P.A. Columbia, SC: Owner/Endodontist (2001 - Present)

Spartanburg Endodontic Associates, Spartanburg, SC: Associate Endodontist (2000-2001)

Faculty (part-time) Appointment: Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine (2000 - Present)

Professional Organizations / Affiliations
American Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
Central District Dental Society
Greater Columbia Dental Association (Board of Directors)
Mid-Carolina Study Academy (Former President)
MUSC, College of Dental Medicine Alumni Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Alumni Association
Psi Omega Kappa Upsilon Alumni Association
Southeastern Endodontic Study Group
South Carolina Association of Endodontists (Former President)
South Carolina Dental Association
Wofford College Alumni Association

Activities & Interests
Family time
Fishing
Hunting
Landscaping

Mayes McEntire, DMD, MS

Dr. Mayes McEntire is trained to save teeth through the practice of endodontics. He specializes in performing root canals and surgeries on teeth that would otherwise require extraction. He is skilled at diagnosing and treating tooth pain as well as treating teeth that have sustained traumatic injuries

He and his wife reside in Lexington. When he is not working he enjoys spending time with his family and playing golf.

Education
The Ohio State University: Certificate in Endodontics & Masters of Science 2009

The Medical University of South Carolina: DMD 2007

Presbyterian College: BS Biology 2003

Professional History
Palmetto Endodontics, P.A. Columbia, SC: Endodontist (2009 – Present)

Professional Organizations / Affiliations
American Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
South Carolina Dental Association
Greater Columbia Dental Association
MUSC, College of Dental Medicine Alumni Association
Omicron Kappa Upsilon Alumni Association

Activities & Interests
Spending time with family
Golf
Watching college football

April K. Spitz, D.M.D., M.S.D.

Dr. Spitz is a native of Bamberg, South Carolina and graduated from The University of South Carolina, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She continued her education at The Medical University of South Carolina, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) degree. During her preclinical and clinical training, she developed a passion for the specialty of endodontics. After completing her D.M.D, she stayed at The Medical University of South Carolina where she earned her certificate in endodontics and Master of Science in Dentistry.

Dr. Spitz strives to provide compassionate and expert care utilizing her knowledge and today’s advanced micro-endodontic techniques. During her free time, Dr. Spitz enjoys spending time with family and friends, watching college football, and cooking.

Education
The Medical University of South Carolina: MS Dentistry

The Medical University of South Carolina: DMD

University of South Carolina: BS Biology

Professional Organizations / Affiliations
American Association of Endodontists
American Dental Association
South Carolina Dental Association
South Carolina Association of Endodontists

Honors and Awards
Omicron Kappa Upsilon- National Dental Honor Society
John Meador Sneed Award- Awarded to one student with “a genuine love and concern for others and a talent for practical accomplishment.”
American Association of Endodontists Membership Award
South Carolina Endodontic Society Award

Our Staff

Our friendly staff is ready to assist you with any questions you may have about your endodontic treatment. Please feel free to call any time!