James Island Dental Associates
James Thomas, DMD:
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James Island Dental Associates
James Thomas, DMD
Charleston, SC













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 8:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Cornelia S. from Laurel Park, NC (Source: Yelp)


The staff at James Island Dental Associates are friendly and knowledgeable. The office has made some changes related to Covid and I feel safe and well cared for. Dr. Weir is the best!! He always explains what he is getting ready to do. He is very proficient and gets the job done in a timely manner. I made a good decision going to James Island Dental. Cornelia S.

Phyllis Ladson (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr Thomas for over ten years and his office never disappoint. They are amazing group of people and super friendly. What made me fall in love was after having extensive work done, Dr Thomas himself called me at home to check on me. What a gem! I have recommended my brother as well as a very close friend to this dental office. Great job guys.

John Davis (Source: Google)


I started with Tommy when he first opened his practice straight out of dental school. He was one of the most gifted thoughtful Dr.’s of any type I had experienced. His dedication to his craft & ability to provide the highest quality, most advanced services is unparalleled. It has truly been my (our since my wife also sees him) honor to have him as our oral physician, advisor, and just plain ole “true gentleman dentist!”

Sally L. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


I cannot speak highly enough of Dr. Weir and Dr. Thomas. My children have been going to them since 1997. They are great with kids, making visits enjoyable and pain free. Dr. Thomas did my daughter’s wisdom teeth extractions – all 4 in 1 visit with no pain and minimal swelling. Just saw Dr. Weir last week for a root canal to repair damage done by another dentist. I’ve never had a root canal so imagined it to be a nightmare experience but he was GREAT! No pain at all. My mouth feels better than it has in years. Today I had the crown applied and because of their amazing technology, no temporary crown is required. He makes it in the office while you wait. In and out in less than an hour. I will never go to another dentist! Oh, and when I called with a toothache, even when I was not a patient at the time, they got me in that afternoon.

Aloha Chavers (Source: Google)


I made an appointment for a second opinion and I am so happy I did. I know in the midst of covid things are very annoying but they made it simple and easy. Dr. Thomas and his assistant Rachel were very sweet and made me feel so much better about the dental work I need to have. Definitely making him my dentist! The office staff is also very helpful.

Jules I. from Bowman, GA (Source: Yelp)


Doctors & staff are friendly and very knowledgeable and up to date. The office is open and handling COVID-19 precautions well. New patients fill out forms online; on arrival, patient calls from the parking lot and answers COVID-19 related questions,then front desk calls back to say it is time to come to the door. Patient must wear mask at all times except for during exam, cleaning, or other procedure. Pens are sanitized for signing COVID form and hand sanitizer is available. All staff wear masks at all times.

Joseph K. from New York, NY (Source: Yelp)


So I went in a couple days ago with a tooth ache. I told them in advanced that I was scheduling last minute because I just turned 26 and my parents dental insurance coverage was ending on November 1st. The Dr. looked at my x-ray and said there was a suspicious spot where he could put a filling, but said that it didn’t seem urgent. I asked his honest opinion on what he would do, and he told me he would wait. The dentist could have billed my insurance a couple hundred dollars for a procedure I probably did not need, but chose honesty and integrity instead. I’d recommend these guys to everyone. Great people all around

Glenn Justis (Source: Google)


James Island Dental Associates are fantastic. Dr Weir and Dr Thomas are great and so are the rest of the staff. I live in Summerville and I have been driving 45 minutes each way for over 16 years to get my dental needs and those of my family handled by Dr Thomas. For me it is worth driving the extra miles because they are the best.

Christopher Moss (Source: Google)


James Island Dental Associates has been a family to my family for almost 20 years. Dr Thomas and Dr Weir and their amazing staff are professionals of the highest caliber yet warm and inviting to all patients. After all who really likes to go to a dentist? But knowing they are the best dentists in Charleston goes a long way. I highly recommend Dr Thomas and Dr Weir.

Francesca D. from Johns Island, SC (Source: Yelp)


Let’s be honest, most dentists in the area have an ego. I previously went to one of those in Mt.P but then learned that there were indeed some awesome ones on James Island. My first experience was as good as it could be for having a wisdom tooth rupture. I was in and out within 20 minutes and literally felt nothing, dr. Thomas was so slick, I didn’t even swell at all. I love that they genuinely care. I even got a phone call to check in after I left. The second time around was for a routine visit since it has been about a year or two since my last at the other dentist. Again, quick, easy and painless, and to top it got, I even got to watch the kardashians during my visit. Can a dental visit get better? I don’t think so.

Harvey Loew (Source: Google)


This dental office combines a high level of professional care with the right personal touch. It is consistently demonstrated by the dentist, hygienists, assistants and office management. I would suggest more feedback from the dentist even when things are not problematic. I would like to know what else to be aware of as an aging patient in how to be more preventative and proactive in addition to brushing and flossing.

Ciri Colee (Source: Google)


Dr. Thomas is such a caring and compassionate dentist. He is always willing to listen and to take his time with any concerns you might have. He is highly skilled and makes dentistry a painless process. In fact, the goal of the entire staff is to make each patient as comfortable as possible. Throughout any procedure, Dr. Thomas is constantly asking if you’re ok. He is without a doubt the gentlest and most caring dentist I have ever seen. I am so grateful to have found him!

Leila B (Source: Google)


Recently (aug 2020), I had my scheduled dental cleaning and I was so impressed with the staff and their efforts to make things as safe as possible during the COVID-19 pandemic. The office texted the day before with very specific instructions and to arrive early, from there I was instructed to do my wellness screening over the phone from the car. I was called when they were ready for me and Sandy, hygienist, escorted me back. As always, Sandy is so great, efficient and gentle.. I can not recommend her enough. Dr. Thomas pointed out that they’ve added some ventilation that brings new clean air in the exam rooms. I would highly recommend this dental office under normal circumstances but especially now during pandemic, they’ve thought of everything and it feels so safe.

Jeff Weinstein (Source: Google)


I have been under the care of Dr. Thomas and his amazing staff for a decade now. I have had numerous procedures performed by them including yearly check-ups/cleanings, implants, crowns, extractions, and cavities. I have been pleased with the procedures and results throughout and would highly recommend a visit for whatever your dental needs are. Most recently, I have to thank Dr. Thomas and his assistant, Heather, for the placing this last implant-it had been a few years in the works but we got it finished! Thanks!!

Merry Berry (Source: Google)


I have been a parient for 10 years, I have always had a phobia about going to the DDS but they have changed me. They are patient and kind…..love the office staff, Dana in financial department is a wiz at helping me stay on track, Shawna as a hygenist is kind and Dr Thomas is outstanding! Shares all the details and gives you every option. Now I love to smile!

Jennifer Woodworth (Source: Facebook)


Getting wisdom teeth out is not FUN- but Dr. Thomas made it as painless as possible. We felt well prepared prior to appointment and were thankful to be greeted by gentle and understandable professionals upon arrival. The procedure was quick and painless and my daughter and I were quite impressed with the evening follow up call. Thank you to the whole team for taking such good care of my daughter!

Pamela Bartenfield (Source: Google)


I have been receiving dental care from James Island Dental for over ten years, mainly, but not exclusively, as a patient of Dr. Thomas. During this time, my care has always been esceptional, a “6” star! Whether it’s billing, scheduling, dental hygiene or dental procedures like crowns, fillings and implants, I have always received the best attention and care along with professionalism. I have referred family and friends to this practice for years and will continue to do so. I appreciate all they have done for me!

Melissa Y. from SC, SC (Source: Yelp)


I have been a patient of Dr. Thomas’s for 10 years now. They are reasonably priced, trustworthy and reputable in our community. The staff is super friendly and runs a tight ship in the office. I love my hygienist, Rosemary, who is gentle, patient, and fun to visit with. I have never spent more than 3 or 4 minutes in the waiting room and am usually out of there in under an hour. Couldn’t recommend this practice enough.

Liz M. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


I cannot say enough good things about JIDA!  I had major anxiety about the dentist based on previous experiences elsewhere, so had put off regular cleanings and some recommended dental work over the years. Knowing I was only making matters worse, I decided to switch dentists and face my fears head on.  I found JIDA on Google and took a chance based on positive reviews, and am so glad that I did.  The office and staff are warm and welcoming, and Dr. Thomas is super laid back and puts you at ease immediately.  I opted for IV sedation and he was able to complete years of work in 1 visit, and I don’t even feel like my mouth was worked on yesterday.  What a great feeling to wake up and have all of that behind me!  They even called that evening to check in – top notch customer service that I have never before received from a dentist.  My husband will be making the switch, too!

Sara Rich Dwyer (Source: Facebook)


My family has been coming to Dr. Thomas Weir for years. The care and professionalism of the staff, especially Rosemary, is what I wish everyone could experience during a dental appt. You all deserve 10 stars ⭐️

Garrett Schmelter (Source: Google)


Excellent customer service in the office. Dr. Thomas really breaks down what is going on and educate you about all of your dental maintenance and any of your dental needs. He actually takes the time to have a conversation with you instead of making you feel like he just needs to get onto the next person.

Suzanne Huguley (Source: Google)


As always even during Covid, my dentist office was efficient and made effort to insure my safety, which is very important to a 67 year old asthmatic. Their new ventilation system was very evident, the air and whole office felt clean and fresh; you are there by appointment only, there is no waiting, your temperature is checked and you are offered hand sanitizer as soon as you walk in. Very secure feeling throughout, I have no qualms about going for my cleaning in September. Suzanne Huguley

J C. from Pittsburgh, PA (Source: Yelp)


I had a crown drop out and they had time today to help me! Not only that but they cleaned my dental appliance and gave me all kinds of helpful advice for my crown and teeth. Dr. James Thomas spent a lot of time helping me as he got the crown put back in. Many thanks to a great staff, affordable (out of pocket) costs, superb environment and great work!

Tymi H. from Orlando, FL (Source: Yelp)


Being a brand new resident to Charleston, SC and having the same dentist for over 20 years and same Peridontist for over 10 years, I was nervous about finding doctors who were as good and as knowledgeable. I am also in process of extensive periodontal work, and was uncertain about changing midway through the treatment. From the very first call the team at James Island Dental was friendly, informative and extremely helpful in providing me with all the necessary information and made the transition fast and simple. Doctor Weir took extra time to explain the entire treatment plan, and made me feel at ease and actually excited to have him doing all of the periodontal work. I highly recommend this team for all of your dental and periodontal needs. It’s apparent they love what they do and enjoy helping people.

Mark L. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


Written on behalf of my teeth: Thank you James Island Dental Associates for reminding me what a full service caring dental practice is like. My first impression was warm and inviting from the beginning. My second, wow, is this place huge. I believe there were at least nine rooms, each serving a unique purpose. My third impression was how fascinated I was with the technology and focus on preventative care. Along with my x-ray impressions, digital pictures were taken of every inch of my mouth to monitor my teeth and gums with each follow up visit as long as I am a patient. Well done. With detailed explanations and process steps, I was cleaned, educated and given some great dental care advice. This was a long visit, but not from lack of attention but extreme detail to attention. This may not be the inexpensive way to spend a few afternoons, but the care and end result will be worth it.

Jamie B. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


I love Dr. Thomas. I have anxiety at the dentist, but he is so laid back. I had to have a wisdom tooth out and refill a cracked filling. While doing work in my mouth, he was talking about boating/crabbing. It was like hanging out with friends rather than the usual awkwardness of someone digging in your mouth. Also called me later in the night to make sure I was doing alright. Put me at ease. I’ve correlated some dentists with car salesman but did not experience this here. I found their prices to be reasonable and staff very friendly. Also super fast service. Love them!

Robyn Stern (Source: Google)


This dental practice is top notch. Dr Thomas is great and a perfectionist. He spends as much time with you as you want and I never feel rushed. There is also no wait time. I have been seen as soon as I have checked in for my appointment. Everyone in the office is professional, knowledgeable and so friendly you feel like you are with family. (Kit my hygienist is the best!) I recommend this practice without reservation.

CW V (Source: Google)


To say that I dislike going to the Dentist would be a massive understatement. However my experience with James Island Dental Associates has been phenomenal. Everyone that I have come into contact in this office has been caring, compassionate, and highly professional. I wholeheartedly recommend them for any Dental needs. Thank You for all of your help. -Chad V

Jenelle K. from Gainesville, FL (Source: Yelp)


Here was my situation: I went to James Island Dental for a second opinion about two fractured molars from my large fillings that I’ve had since childhood. I went to 2 previous dentists in the charleston area and both told me that I needed 2 root canals and then crowns on my teeth. I was mortified. I could not afford this dental work without any insurance. Plus I wasn’t in any sort of pain when I bit down on these teeth. I went to Dr. Thomas and it was a relief when he said root canals were not needed, but crowns definitely were since the fractures were so deep. Still apprehensive, they mentioned the payment plan CareCredit. Which I know gets a bad rep because of their high APR. BUT as long as you pay it off within the pay period you’re golden. I scheduled for my first crown, the procedure went smooth and Dr. Thomas saw me right away when I needed readjusting to my bite. I went to him about 3 times for this, and each time was friendly and welcoming. Since I felt bad I kept bugging him. After a month I scheduled for my second crown. I was welcomed in again and there was no pain or soreness after a day of the procedure. (He must of known I would come back) haha. Overall I would absolutely recommend james island dental based on my repeating appearance to their office and always being welcomed back with a smile.

Diana Deaver (Source: Google)


This has been my dentist for 15 years. I had a good amount of work done at the begging and it was a very challenging and stressful time emotionally. I was seen by doctor Thomas who changed my opinion about dentists- before I was terrified of them, now I look forward to going because I know my dental health is in the best of hands. I have been coming back annually for maintenance. Dc Thomas is patient, thorough and genuinely interested in the patient’s well-being. The staff is friendly and personable. I send all my friends who are looking for a dentist here.

Lizzie McNeal (Source: Facebook)


Took my 2 year old daughter to her first dentist appointment and it went really well! Everyone was gentle, patient and kind to her. I found them off of a recommendation and wanted to share my experience as well!