We are the fastest growing children's dental office in Columbia, offering dental care and sedation dentistry for children up to age 18. Our dentists are members of many dental organizations, including: The American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, Greater Columbia Dental Society, DOCS (Doctors of Oral Conscious Sedation).
Dr. Mechell JamesDr. Mechell L. James is a native South Carolinian originally from Wadmalaw Island. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from South Carolina State University where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then went to the Medical University of South Carolina where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine. She is a member of the American Dental Association and South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. James has been practicing dentistry since 2007 and has enjoyed working with children for 11 years. She has completed the courses “Game Changers in Pediatric Dentistry” through The Institute for Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatric Sedation Dentistry through D.O.C.S education. She loves spending time with her son, Micheal. Her hobbies are bike riding, going to the movies and cooking.
Dr. Latisha Kearsley-Folsom
Dr. Kearsley-Folsom attended dental school in Washington, DC at Howard University College of Dentistry. Upon graduation, she completed a General Practice Residency at Bronx Lebanon Hospital in NY. Her time spent in dental school and residency opened her eyes to the dental disparities affecting children in rural and urban areas, due to lack of access to care. As a result, she developed a passion for community health and became a member of the National Health Service Corp. Upon graduation from residency she relocated to South Carolina to work as a dentist in a federally qualified community health center. During her time there she was blessed with the opportunity to provide dental care to children in both Horry and Georgetown Counties, over the course of 7 years. In 2020 she moved to Columbia, SC to join her husband. Together they have four children. Dr. Kearsley-Folsom is a self-proclaimed “foodie” and loves to try out new restaurants. Family trips to the beach and perusing through Target are also some of her favorite pastimes.
Dr. Tashiba Nelson
Dr. Tashiba Nelson is a General Dentist, originally from Montego Bay, Jamaica. She completed her Doctorate of Dental Medicine (DMD) at the University of Connecticut, Farmington, Connecticut and has over 10years of experience providing comprehensive dental care for adults and children. Dr. Nelson is passionate about Oral Healthcare, particularly for vulnerable communities like children and the underserved. She ensures to treat patients with skill, kindness and grace, intentionally making even the most fearful patient at ease in her care.
Dr. Nelson has traveled national and international using her training, expertise and skills to provide dental care for those in need. She is respected by patients, staff and peers for the compassion and talents she brings to the dental profession. In her spare time Dr. Nelson loves to travel, visit friends and family, enjoys gardening, cooking, the movies or listening to a good book. Her life's motto is, "To those who much is given, much is expected."