by Melissa LaScaleia
Market Common Dentistry is a small, local, and privately-owned dental practice which has been addressing the dental needs of those along the Grand Strand in Myrtle Beach for the past thirty years. Spearheaded by James E. Mills, DDS, the dental practice specializes in building strong relationships to meet their patients’ dental needs effectively and sustainably.
Market Common Dentistry offers a variety of cutting-edge dental procedures to best serve their patients. Every year, they continue to add to their repertoire of procedures and offerings with technological advancements, equipment updates, and continuing education.
Lisa Yazici is the practice manager for Market Common Dentistry. She oversees the business and clinical team. She presents the doctors’ treatment plans, markets the practice, and keeps up with all human resource tasks.
“One of the things that we are known for in the community is our ability to help alleviate the fear and anxiety of patients with the aid of the various sedation treatments we offer— oral, intravenous, and intramuscular,” she says. “I love knowing that now, nervous patients have the ability to get their dental work completed with calm and ease. It’s extremely rewarding. Even though I don’t perform dentistry, I feel like I make a difference by being a part of the process.”
Market Common Dentistry extends this level of care beyond the dental chair and into the community by supporting a number of local charities.
“We’re very active in the community,” Lisa says. “We donate to St. Michael’s Church, Precious Blood of Christ Church, Helping Hands of Georgetown County, South Carolina Sheriff’s Association, A Father’s Place, Backpack for Buddies Help 4 Kids, and Toys for Tots to name a few. We like to give back whenever we can in whatever ways we can.”
Backpack for Buddies Help 4 Kids helps to provide school supplies for children in need. For several years now, at different times during the year, Market Common Dentistry has donated toothpaste, floss, and toothbrushes for these children, helping to fulfill the much needed dental hygiene needs of these children.
They also make monetary donations to A Father’s Place, which offers education and services specifically tailored to fathers trying to rebuild their lives and those of their families after hardship.
Dr. Mills, a passionate golfer, was one of the sponsors for the Lowcountry Church’s golf tournament; the event raised funds to support a children’s program in Kenya.
Substitutes for Santa is a charity which provides underprivileged children on the Grand Strand a merrier Christmas. Market Common Dentistry helped to fill these children’s stockings by donating toothpaste, toothbrushes, and floss.
They are proud to act as a local toy drop-off site for Toys for Tots. Be sure to stop by their lobby and drop off your unwrapped gifts for children this holiday season.