Dr. David M. DeCillis is a 1983 graduate of the University of Maryland. As a Dental School senior he completed an externship in dentistry for the handicapped. He has practiced in Heath Springs since graduation from Dental School. He is a Master in the Academy of General Dentistry indicating his extensive commitment to a broad variety of continuing education. He has completed more than 2000 hours of courses to achieve the honor of Mastership in the Academy, their highest award. Dr. DeCillis also holds a Doctor of Pharmacy Degree which he completed prior to Dental School. He is past President of many Dental groups and other organizations. He sponsors many local recreation teams and was a Best Buddy for the local school. He has also been involved in the Lion's Club, Rotary and the Lancaster Children's Home. He is married to the former Janet Sims of Camden, and they have five children.
Dr. David DeCillis received his MAGD, this stands for Master of the Academy of General Dentistry. Earning Membership takes dedication to dental continuing education beyond graduation. Less than 2% of general dentists in the U.S. and Canada are AGD Masters. When you see a dentist with MAGD after their name, you can rest assured that they care about knowing the latest techniques and best practices in dentistry. AGD Masters practice these techniques in a classroom setting multiple times a year- not every dentist does this.
To become and AGD Master, a dentist must:
1. Complete over 1,100 credit hours of continuing education.
2. Earn 400 of those 1,100 credit hours in hands on courses.
3. Pass an exam equal in difficulty to board certification exams.
Dr. Christopher B. Phillips graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina, School of Dentistry in Charleston, SC. In addition to being a current member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association, Having practiced at the office since graduation in 2003 , Dr. Phillips has experience in all phases of dentistry. He is married to the former Mandy Thompson of Kershaw and they have three children.
Our six dental assistants help Dr. DeCillis and Dr. Phillips in all phases of your care. We want you to be comfortable at all times, so we provide warm blankets, headphones, laughing gas and various levels of sedation if you need it. Just ask us.
Our dental hygienists can help you keep that sparkle in your smile. They help us treat all phases of gum disease from simple cleanings to scaling and even surgery for advanced gum disease.
With a combined 60 years of experience our business staff makes the appointments and insurance seem so easy. We go the extra mile to set up your treatment to fit your schedule. Our advanced Mac computer system keeps your entire chart digitally making the paperwork you fill out never more than 2 pages.