Smiling Oak Dentistry
Jeff Gardner DMD:
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Smiling Oak Dentistry
Jeff Gardner DMD
Mount Pleasant, 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: 8:00 am to 5:00 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 5:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Bill M. from Mount Pleasant, SC (Source: Yelp)


I just came back from smiling of dentistry and their new technology found a potential problem lurking. It’s only a matter of time till it abscesses in so I need a root canal or an implant. I think I’m going the implant route. Even though neither one of those choices are Enjoyable it sure beats having an abscess tooth. I highly recommend this practice for anyone in Mount Pleasant South Carolina.

Greg Shore (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough good things about Dr. Gardner and the team at Smiling Oak Dentistry. They are top-notch professionals. My cleaning sessions tend to be difficult and the hygienist is always patient and encouraging. Dr. Gardner always takes the opportunity to listen to my cares and concerns and is very knowledgeable about how my other health concerns are affected by the treatment I receive in his office. I have been a patient of Dr. Gardner’s since 2002 and he clearly makes investments in technology that benefit his patients’ care, comfort, and convenience.

Lynda Hodge (Source: Google)


What a Great experience!! My hygienist Ann was so informative and gentle. I have lots of anxiety when I go to the dentist and Ann made me feel relaxed and more confident with my dental care. Dr. Harbin did a great job making me feel at ease and started my dental work plan immediately. I would recommend Smiling Oak Dentistry to anyone looking for an excellent dentist!

Lauren G. from Mount Pleasant, SC (Source: Yelp)


I actually came to Smiling Oak because I wanted to do the Zoom whitening treatment- my other dentist couldn’t fit me in for a cleaning so I just had it done here instead. The dental hygienist Anna does such a good job and is very sweet- I was self conscious about the plaque build up around my teeth but she made me feel comfortable and gave me helpful tips to reduce plaque buildup. She is knowledgeable about insurance-related issues as well. I’ve been going here for the past two years and it’s been great! If you can’t get an appointment, just call the day before because likely they have a last-minute cancellation.

Audrey Coates (Source: Google)


Dr. Jeff Gardner and his staff are always amazing! I used to hate going to the dentist growing up, but once I started going here I look forward to it. I love chatting with the receptionists and seeing everyone’s smiling faces! My teeth always feel squeaky clean after and I appreciate that I don’t have a migraine after 🙂

Eva S. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Dr Gardner’s staff is always and courteous. They practice safety during this pandemic that makes you feel less anxiety. I appreciate being able to afford services when I have insurance and when I am out of pocket. Dr Gardner considers your overall health when examining you. He has seen me for emergencies same. His experience, empathy and compassion goes above and beyond.

Janet G. from Awendaw, SC (Source: Yelp)


Fantastic experience, as always! The office is in a beautiful location and condition; the staff is so friendly and super knowledgeable and helpful. It is a super comfortable experience – and we all know going to the dentist is not always a comfortable event.  I trust them to recommend the best approach for my dental care.

Sherretta Magness (Source: Google)


Have been going to Dr Gardner for years . My first visit was over 10 years ago and I’ve never been disappointed. I recommend them to everyone I know . From Dr Gardner himself to the hygienists to the front desk staff they are all amazing. Lizette can handle any billing question or concern. They all are amazing . Polite , professional …I could go on and on.

George Galante (Source: Google)


When I first moved to M/P in 2003, my wife and I selected Dr. Gardner to be our dentist of choice — and we’ve never regretted that decision! All the staff go out of their way to be cheerful and pleasant. My hygienist, Liz, is very gentle, while still providing a thorough cleaning. Dr. Gardner’s final check assures quality work is being done and identifies potential oral issues.

Kevin K. from Mount Pleasant, SC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gardner and his staff do great work at fair prices in a relaxed atmosphere. Prior to moving to MP had the same dentist in Charlotte for 15 years. Since moving here 4 years ago have been patient of 2 other dental practices before hearing about Smiling Oak. Other places were nice enough but incredibly hard to get an appointment, don’t dare reschedule a cleaning or you’ll be put in “patient time out” and dentists gave off a bit too much ‘holier than thou’ vibe for my liking. The fees were double what I paid in Ballantyne section of CLT. Smiling Oak has a completely different vibe. Interior is bright and modern, the staff friendly and flexible to get me in when an issue arises. Dr. Gardner is a great listener, he explains the what/how/why better than any dentist I’ve ever visited. If you’re a big chicken like me, generally not a fan of visiting the dentists, Dr. Gardner and Smiling Oak is your place. Go get an exam!!

Tony G. from Alpharetta, GA (Source: Yelp)


I am new patient of Dr Gardner. I just moved to Charleston and aligning new medical providers. From making the appt to in the chair and out was perfect. A full staff of real people working to make you feel comfortable is great. Dr Gardner. Was extremely plesant and advising each step he made and why.  Truly a great practice.

ROSEMARY GIBLIN (Source: Google)


Everyone in Dr. Gardner’s office was wonderful in putting me at ease. Their prices are reasonable, and I felt no pain with my filling. Same with my root canal the week before with Endodontist, Dr. Hauser, in the same office complex. They are a really great team for this procedure which I wasn’t looking forward to, but was happily surprised.

Leslie H. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


New in town and needed a good general and cosmetic dentist. Dr Jeff Gardner did a fabulous job on a chipped veneer! He was fast, efficient and has a very relaxing demeanor. Even has a sense of humor which is sometimes rare with Dentists. The office is gorgeous and his staff made me feel welcome and at ease. I highly recommend smiling Oak Dentistry.

Susan P. from Mount Pleasant, SC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gardener is an excellent and most knowledgeable Dentist. His conservative approach is a welcome and refreshing departure from the hard sales tactics of many other practices. Smiling Oak Dentistry recently worked me in for emergency repair work within 2 hours of my initial call. His staff is wonderful and I love the new office. I highly recommend Dr. Gardener for superior work at an excellent value.

Alyssa S. from Summerville, SC (Source: Yelp)


I would highly recommend Dr. Gardner! My husband and I have been seeing him for about 8 years and him and his staff put you at ease and always go above and beyond until the customer is satisfied. His office is hi-tech and clean and everyone is friendly, welcoming and helpful. For the first time in my life, I actually look forward to going to the dentist :).

Sam Berry (Source: Google)


Checked in for routine teeth cleaning, but had questions about a sore spot from denture. Dr. Jeff stepped in and quickly fixed that problem. I also had a problem with a sore jaw muscle; Dr. Jeff checked that and concluded it was just a sore muscle, to my relief. He and staff developed a treatment plan for a denture reline, including an assessment of cost and insurance coverage. I appreciated Dr. Jeff taking the time to check on my problems and spend some time on them, when the original appointment was for a cleaning only. It’s good to have a trusting, long term patient relationship with this highly qualified dentist. Oh; and we talked a little fishing, too.

Lesly L. from Isle of Palms, SC (Source: Yelp)


Let me honest: I.  Hate.  Going.  To.  The.  Dentist.   Or at least I used to.  Dr. Jeff and his excellent staff are tops in caring and going the extra mile to alleviate nervousness or, in my case, what used to be phobic fear.  I am so very grateful to them all.  Dr. Jeff uses the absolute latest in technologies and that equates to more efficiency and less time in the chair.  I can’t recommend him highly enough!

Judy F. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


It has been awhile since I’ve seen a dentist and I was filled with anxiety, but everyone from the initial phone call, setting up the appointment, to the greeting I received when I walked in, eased every anxious thought I had and the cherry on top was Anna! Dr Gardner has a wonderful staff and I am so happy that I found them!

Redding O'Shea (Source: Google)


I have been so blessed to have been seeing Dr. Gardner for many years. He is the best dentist here in the greater Charleston/Mt. Pleasant area without a doubt. Painless, caring, and just a Beautiful Person inside & out. You’ll never go to another dentist again. His team members are all so very nice, attentive, and always helpful. Dr. Jeffrey puts the beautiful smile into the faces of his patients in his gorgeous most comfortable office spaces. THANK YOU DR. GARDNER!

John P. Walterboro, SC (Source: Yelp)


Dr Gardner has been my dentist almost five years. This visit and procedure were performed professionally and with almost no pain. The office is state of the art and the practice is rightfully proud of that fact. Staff is proffesional and approachable. My girlfriend travelled 250 miles round trip for years to be treated by Dr. Jeff and his staff because of his drive to stay on top of the most recent technology and to deal with her severe phobia of going to the dentist. You will not get better care anywhere than at Smiling Oaks Dentistry with the wonderful staff and the thoroughness of Dr. Gardner. Timothy E. Davis

Kathleen P. from Etna, OH (Source: Yelp)


I always get good folks giving me expert attention every time I go for a check up. This time I asked a question about a problem with my bite – an overlap of a crooked front tooth I’ve lived with for a while. And Dr. Herbert offered some good options for correcting it – and then corrected my problem on the spot! And most excellent and gentle work before that from the hygienist. Lovely place to be cared for – and so professional!

JB Wilson (Source: Facebook)


Great experience!!!! My grandfather,father and brother are all dentists . I recommend Dr. Gardner highly. He is the first dentist I have been too that is not a family member. I was very nervous, but his wonderful personally and expertise made me feel so comfortable . I will be returning to have have my teeth whitened. I have seen what an excellent job they do, with no discomfort at all !!!

Meredith J. from Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gardner has been my family dentist for more than 10 years. His staff is amazing and he is awesome (thorough and honest). And his office is run well, which means I never have to wait! I am in and out of the office for my cleanings and dental health check ups in no time. We love this practice — I drive across town just to see him.

Alfredo Pereira (Source: Google)


I have been coming to Dr Gardner’s practice since I moved to SC in 2004 when it was recommended to me by a friend. I have never felt the need to go anywhere else. Dr Gardner is the best dentist I’ve ever had. He has great rapport with his patients and has never recommended any unnecessary work. His technical staff is also terrific, and I actually look forward to Liz’s bi-annual cleanings which leave my mouth feeling spanking new :-). The practice is located in a modern building and supported by the latest medical equipment. If you are looking for dental care in the Mount Pleasant, SC area, I highly recommend this practice.

Phil H. from North Charleston, SC (Source: Yelp)


I have been going to Dr. Gardner for over 10 years. He died AMAZING cosmetic and routine dental work. He does things I could not find at other dentist offices such as my  NTI bite guard and Zirconia crowns. These are important to me since I grind my teeth at night to the point if destroying them. He has taken excellent care of my dental needs. Today I broke off my tooth with a crown. They hit me into the office first thing this morning, I saw Dr. Hartnet who is Dr. Gardners associate. She did an EXCELLENT job providing me with a temporary solution until I can get to the oral surgeon for an extraction and an implant. Then they Dr . Hartnet will then do my new crown. I would HIGHLY recommend this dental practice!

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


Since moving back to Charleston after many years away, I’m so glad to find a great place like Smiling Oak. Dr. Gardner is a true professional who believes in conservative treatment and does not push more complicated /expensive procedures if a filling is all you truly need. He’s just a really good person. Oh, and I didn’t even feel the shot of Novocain today! I’ve been to his new associate and she is great too! All staff are nice, smart and experienced.

Lynda H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


The entire staff at Smiling Oak Dentistry is fantastic!  My hygienist Anna always puts me at ease and shares helpful tips for keep my teeth healthy and bright!  The gentle encouragement from Dr Jennifer Harbin and Anna helped me to quit smoking!  This alone will probably keep my teeth strong and healthy more than anything ever could.  Thank you Dr. Harbin and Anna for always being so encouraging to a super scary cat dental patient!

Eric L. from Isle of Palms, SC (Source: Yelp)


My experience with Dr. G was great! I was in the chair w/in 5 minutes of my arrival. The cleaning was quick and not unpleasant. The equipment used is very modern and cleaning was done in half the time cleanings I have had with other Hygienist. After a quick oral exam by Dr. G, I was out the door in under an hour. Being self-employed, time is a commodity I use wisely. None of it was wasted today. Thanks guys!!! See you in July!

Chad Timmons (Source: Google)


Fantastic quick and easy visit. This was my first visit to Smiling Oaks Dentistry and it went great. The appointment started on time. The hygienist, Rebecca, was very accommodating and did a wonderful job. Dr. Gardner was very nice and had pretty good things to say about my teeth. Overall outstanding visit. Booked again for October..

Amy Ledford (Source: Google)


Finding a new dentist is always hard, but my whole family has had a great experience with Smiling Oak Dentistry. The hygentsts are very thorough. Dr. Gardener is a seasoned professional which is really what I was looking for as the need arises. Thank you Smiling Oak for welcoming us and offering great service.

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


Dr. Gardner and his entire team are truly amazing. I recently underwent a gum graft and was fitted for a mouthguard & retainer to prevent further recession in my gums. It was a heavy investment for me but I knew it was necessary. Not only did Dr. Gardner refer me to a fantastic periodontist who did a beautiful job but not even 2 weeks after I was fitted for my mouthguard did my dog steal it and let’s just say it was the most expensive dog toy I ever purchased. I was absolutely sick about it but Dr. Gardner’s team got me back in the chair, made another mold and worked with my financially. I am so beyond appreciative there are no words. Such a fabulous group of people to work with. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

Randy G. from Mount Pleasant, SC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Gardner was the third dentist I saw when I moved to mount pleasant. I was looking for a dentist with the right combination of common sense, an intelligent and conservative approach to dental care and a professional staff. Smiling Oak Dentistry meets all my criteria plus they always make me feel comfortable and appreciated as a patient.

Tom Michalski (Source: Google)


My 2 front teeth were broken off from previous injury. Because it was too expensive for me to have implants or other procedures done couple years ago, Dr. GARDNER has done a great job cementing the Teeth back on but told me upfront that I will need a more permanent solution in future. I was pleasantly surprised that they lasted over 2 years. Finally last week I bit into something hard and broke off both. I found a great oral surgeon to put in two implants for me and I was extremely happy to see that dr. Gardner fit me in the same afternoon, and even stayed a little after his business hours to put on the temporary crowns for me. Thank you for making yourself available, being extremely fair with your prices and making even the temporary crowns look terrific.

John Fradella (Source: Google)


I have worked in the dental industry for many years including Tulsa Dental who does dental implants and Astratech, a company that does implants. I have worked with many dentists over the years and Dr. Jeff Gardner is my choice when I goto a Dentist. I had a basic cleaning and checkup done today. Dr. Jeff Gardner is def. 5 stars.

Meredith D. from Greenville, SC (Source: Yelp)


I had a great experience with Dr. Gardner, my hygienist, Rebecca, and the rest of the office staff. The paperwork was concise and the office staff was helpful. Rebecca was very thorough in cleaning and examining my teeth and gums. She gave great advice and was very personable! I recommend Smiling Oak to anyone looking for a relaxed, competent dental staff!