South Strand Dental Associates
by Melissa LaScaleia
South Strand Dental Associates is a general dentistry practice comprised of Dr. Daniel Miller, Jr., Dr. Daniel Miller III, and Dr. Benjamin H. Collins. The office offers a full range of comprehensive dental services for patients of all ages. They specialize in routine cleanings, preventative oral care, crown and bridge, extraction services, and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Daniel Miller, Jr. has been practicing dentistry for forty-four years, initially in Dillon, SC.
“As a dentist, I like helping people and being able to help people maintain beautiful teeth and smiles,” he says.
Dr. Daniel Miller III, or Dr. Dan, as he’s known in the office, has always been rooted in South Carolina. He was born in Dillon and graduated from Dental School at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2004. Directly after graduation, he joined his father’s dental practice in Myrtle Beach.
“In college I knew that I was interested in the areas of science, health and medicine, but I wasn’t sure what specific field I wanted to pursue,” Dr. Dan says. “I grew up in a household of dentistry— my dad’s grandfather was a dentist; I finally decided to go that direction too.”
“It’s been really good for us to work together,” he adds, speaking of the business relationship with his father. “We’ve always gotten along well. He’s a great father, and has been helpful to me in my career in every possible way.
“I’ve always appreciated him as a mentor. Our personalities are just different enough, which I think makes us work better together. I’m a little more quiet, and he’s a little more talkative. I think that makes us a good team— even though we have the same name.”
Today the dental practice is jointly owned by Dr. Daniel Miller, Jr., Dr. Daniel Miller III, and Dr. Benjamin H. Collins. They are a well-rounded team that covers all age groups.
Dr. Collins is a native of Perry, Georgia. He played football at Coastal Carolina University and attended the Dental College of Georgia at Augusta University. He has been practicing dentistry at South Strand Dental Associates for five years.
“I fell in love with coastal South Carolina while I was attending CCU,” Dr. Collins says. “Upon graduating dental school, it was an easy decision to set up shop here. This area offers all that I love: the beach, golf, an amazing team to work alongside, and the best patients. I can’t really ask for much more than that. And I look forward to providing the best dental care possible to my patients, and serving this community for a long time to come.”
“Our dental office has a family feel to it because of the atmosphere we create as a team and the care we show our patients,” Dr. Dan says. “We take the time to get to know our patients so we can provide them with the best service possible. Many of our patients are retired— it’s interesting to get to know them and hear about their lives.”
“We are constantly working to stay current with new methods, techniques, and technology to offer the best in dentistry services,” he adds. “The new ways make procedures more simple, less painful, and our patients’ lives as well as our jobs easier.”
South Strand Dental Associates P. A.
1616 Azalea Drive, Surfside Beach, SC 29587
Open M-Th 8:30am-5pm; F 8:30am-1pm.