Our Children’s Dental Team

 

From the moment you walk in our front door, our goal is for you to feel comfortable and informed.  We have a highly trained and friendly team with years of experience with childrens dentistry. We look forward to seeing you soon.

 

We are constantly keeping up with the latest trends and techniques through continuing education courses.  Our priority is the comfort and safety of our patients. We never lose sight of this and hope you will feel it every time you visit us.

Your First Visit

When you arrive for your first visit, please be prepared to complete all insurance and health information forms that will allow us to begin your dental treatment. We will ask you to fill out several forms that will get you acquainted with our office.

 

Your initial exam will last approximately one hour. Oral hygiene instructions will also be given with suggestions to help your child care for their own teeth. In most cases, we will also clean their teeth on this visit, and provide an evaluation that will outline any existing dental problems and proposed treatment.

 

Please complete our New Patient Forms.

 

General Dentistry Limited to Children

Dr. Collins is a general dentist limiting her practice to infants, adolescents, and teens. Their focus is in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Dr. Collins is qualified and experienced in the dental needs of infants, children, and adolescents.

 

Dr. Guram is a board certified pediatric dentist.

Pediatric dentists like Dr. Guram specialize in the treatment and prevention of dental disease, as well as the overall oral health of children. Through extra years of schooling, training, experience, and certification, a pediatric dentist is uniquely qualified to treat the dental needs of infants, children, adolescents and those with special needs.

 

A pediatric patient not only has a different dentition than adults but he/she may have specific dental and behavioral needs that are unique to a child. These needs may include orthodontics, dental sealants, fluoride applications or home treatments, or just simply education in oral hygiene. In addition to treating existing dental problems, our office focuses on prevention through patient and parent education. We like to feel that you and your child do not come to our office to have their “cavities fixed” but rather to prevent them.

 

Our mission is to provide all of the educational tools necessary for our patients to enjoy a cavity-free future.

We love what our patients have said.

We’re looking forward to seeing you soon!

Meet  Our Dentists

Dr. Kristi Collins grew up in West Columbia, SC where she graduated from Brookland Cayce High School.  She then attended The University of South Carolina and pursued her Dental Degree from the Medical University of South

Carolina in Charleston.

 

Dr. Collins was in private practice after dental school and worked with the SC Department of Disabilities and Special needs for over eleven years. Dr. Collins is a member of and an officer for SALD, a benevolent group of

dental professionals whose mission is to improve the oral health of people with disabilities and special needs. She is also a member of the SC Oral Health Coalition.

 

Dr. Collins currently lives in Saluda and has three children - two children are attending the College of Charleston and one is a student at Saluda High School. She is also the proud owner of two rescue dogs. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, gardening and traveling. She is also a member of Butler United Methodist Church.

 

Hours

 

We are open to serve you, answer questions, or schedule an appointment during the following hours:

8am – 1:45pm Monday thru Friday

 

For after-hours emergencies or questions, please call our office 803.252.7725 and follow our instructions.

Your Appointment

 

Your scheduled appointment time has been reserved specifically for you. We request 24 hours notice if you need to cancel your appointment. We are aware that unforeseen events sometimes require missing an appointment.  After missing your second appointment, we implement our broken appointment policy.

Dental  Insurance

 

Our office is committed to helping you maximize your insurance benefits. Because insurance policies vary greatly, we can only estimate your coverage in good faith, but cannot guarantee coverage due to the complexities of insurance contracts. Your estimated patient portion must be paid at the time

of service.

 

We have helpful financing options available. We are currently accepting new patients and are also a Medicaid provider.

Ways to Request a Visit!

 

Call us at

803.252.7725

 

Email us at

info@ColumbiaChildrensDentistry.com

 

Stop by our office at

655 St. Andrews Road, Suite 8

Columbia, SC 29210

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We are available Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 1:45 pm

 




Dr. Sukhi Guram is a South Carolina native, born and raised in Charleston, S.C. When she was eleven years old her family relocated to the mid-state, where she graduated from Irmo High School and attended the University of South Carolina Honors College, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She moved back to the Lowcountry for dental school, attending MUSC’s College of Dentistry, where she graduated in the top 15% of her class and received the “Award in Pediatric Dentistry” for her class. Her enthusiasm to work with children started early in college when she volunteered her time weekly with an after-school tutoring program for under-served children.

After dental school, Dr. Sukhi started her residency training at the University of Florida and spent two years in Gainesville, Florida to become a Pediatric Dentist.

 

Dr. Sukhi lives in Charleston, SC.  During her spare time she loves enjoying all the city has to offer with her family, friends, and her dog Gigi! Whether it’s attending the local farmers market, enjoying Sullivan’s Island and Folly beach, or going on runs around the Battery and downtown area, you will see her out and about enjoying the community. She is so excited to be back in South Carolina and treating patients in her favorite city!

(803) 252-7725

 

655 St. Andrews Road

Suite 8

Columbia, SC 29210

Sukhi Guram, DMD

Pediatric Dentist

 

Kristi Collins, DMD

Family Dentist

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