About Us - Children's Dental Group of South Carolina

About Us

We are the fastest growing pediatric dental office in Columbia, offering dental care and sedation dentistry for children ages 3-18. 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. Benetta Bell

Dr. Bell is a graduate and former instructor of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. She volunteers her time at the HOPE Health Corps and the Richland County Children’s Clinic. Dr. Bell enjoys treating children and offers sedation for a more pleasant dental experience. She provides care for our patients on Tuesdays.

Dr. Christopher W Collins

Dr. Collins grew up in Cayce, SC and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1993. He has been practicing dentistry since 1997 after graduating from the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He has worked with children in his rural practice with pediatric dentists in Columbia. Dr. Collins believes maintaining oral health is critical to every child’s development, general health and happiness! Dr. Collins understands that every individual requires a unique approach when in the dental chair and enjoys the challenge of determining what approach is best for each patient.

Dr. Mechell James

Dr. 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.