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About Our Practice

We are based in Aiken, SC and serve patients from across the greater Aiken/Augusta area. Our practice was started in 1974 by Dr. Taylor Garnett, who retired in 2017. Our current owner and practitioner, Dr. Robert “Trip” Buchanan III, joined the practice in 2007 and practiced alongside Dr. Garnett for 10 years.

For over 40 years, individuals and families have come to trust our practice for great dental services and compassionate care. As a member of our practice, you can rest assured we truly care about you, your family, and providing you with healthy smiles throughout every stage of life.

Meet Our Dentist

Trip Buchanan

I grew up here in Aiken and returned in 2007 to practice dentistry with Dr. Taylor Garnett. Growing up, I was friends with the Garnetts and Dr. Garnett let me come into his practice to watch and learn. I always had an interest in dental work and was good with my hands, so he really fostered my interest by letting me shadow him.

I graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and completed my undergrad at Presbyterian College. I am a member of the AACD, AGD, SCDA, ADA, CEREC Doctors, and have completed the core curriculum at Spear Education. I am also an active member of the Spear Faculty Club.

In addition to my memberships and certifications, I have been on multiple foreign dental mission trips and am an active volunteer in the Aiken community. In 2016, I was recognized as one of Aiken’s Top Dental Practices with the OpenCare Patients’ Choice Award.

Together with my wonderful practice team, I would like you to know how much we care about what we do for our patients. Your oral health isn’t just important to us — it is our priority every time you visit our practice.

Meet Our Team








For more information about joining our practice or to schedule your next appointment, please contact us today at 803-648-3251.

121 Greenville St SW
Aiken, SC 29801

Contact Info

Phone: 803-648-3251
Fax: 803-648-3242


Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm

8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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