Mayes McEntire, DMD, MS
Endodontist in Columbia, SC
Dr. Mayes McEntire grew up in Newberry, South Carolina, and graduated with honors from Presbyterian College. He completed Dental School at the Medical University of South Carolina and then attended The Ohio State University where he received his Specialty Certificate in Endodontics and his Masters of Science.
While at Ohio State, he completed extensive clinical research involving local anesthesia and is committed to providing pain free endodontic procedures for his patients.
Dr. McEntire returned to South Carolina in 2009 to join Palmetto Endodontics and has performed thousands of endodontic procedures.
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- The Ohio State University: Certificate in Endodontics and Masters of Science, 2009
- The Medical University of South Carolina: DMD, 2007
- Presbyterian College: BS Biology, 2003
- Palmetto Endodontics, LLC, Columbia, SC: Endodontist (2009 – Present)
- American Association of Endodontists
- American Dental Association
- South Carolina Dental AssociationSouth Carolina Association of Endodontists
- South Carolina Association of Endodontists
- Greater Columbia Dental Association
- MUSC, College of Dental Medicine Alumni Association
- Omicron Kappa Upsilon Alumni Association
- Spear Study Group
- Anesthetic Efficacy of 4% Articaine with 1:100,000 Epinephrine versus 4% Articaine with 1:200,000 Epinephrine as a Primary Buccal Infiltration in the Mandibular First Molar Mayes McEntire DMD, MS, John Nusstein DMD, MS, Melissa Drum DMD, MS, Al Reader DMD, MS, Mike Beck DDS, MA. Journal of Endodontics Vol. 37 Issue 4, p.450-454.
Activities & Interests
Dr. McEntire and his family reside in Lexington. When he is not working, he enjoys spending time with his family, playing golf, following college athletics and boating.
Dr Mcentire was absolutely amazing. He was very kind and compassionate. Most improved gentle!!! This was my second root canal with him and I would highly recommend him. Thank you so much Doc for you and your staff. You truly made my experience way more comfortable!!!!
- Angela S
Wow! I am in complete awe of the kindness and professionalism shown to me by Dr McEntire and his staff. I am an RN, so of course I am in observation mode of everything. I could tell that the care and concern were genuine. I was extremely nervous but everything was explained to me from start to finish! He tells you what he’s doing and constantly ask if you’re ok, which is extremely comforting...and that dreaded needle, not bad at all! If I ever need another root canal...I am certainly going back there and will tell everyone I know...”Dr McEntire, is who you need to see”!
- Nancy H
my overall experience with Dr.McEntire was definitely one of the best visit that I've ever experience at any dentist office from Ga to South Carolina. My mouth had severe nerve Faith, and reassurance, along with his awesome staff , I made it through. "Thank You Lord I Survived."
- Tia B
I have had at least 3 prior root canals. Today was my first where I started falling asleep ! Painless, as most root canals are (unless abscess is there, then you have pain) In this case , the way the Dr and tech work together is what makes the technique go quicker and without making you nervous. Being asked how you are , often, means alot to me.
- Ruthie H
The moment I walked into the office the staff was so friendly. I want to thank Dr McEntire for fitting me in on his lunch break to do my root canal. I had been in severe pain for days and the moment I went into the office he fit me in on his lunch break. Thank you so much!
- Crystal L
Dr. McEntire at Palmetto Endodontics was amazing. I would recommend Dr. McEntire to anyone that needs a root canal!
- barbara b
This was the best dental experience I have had so far. Dr. McEntire is very gentle and patient and the procedure was painless
- Danika m
My root canal was painless and would definitely use Dr. McEntire again if needed. Very patient and made sure I was comfortable the whole time.
- Georgia C
Nobody wants to get a Root Canal. I’ll tell you this I have had several over the years and this by far was the best experience I have ever had. I was in and out of the office in record time. The quality of work cannot be matched. The staff was AMAZING. They made sure I was extremely comfortable throughout the entire procedure. I kept waiting for the pain to hit. I’m still waiting. It was Virtually painless. I recommend Palmetto Endodontics to anyone looking for a PAIN FREE PROFESSIONAL Dental experience.
- Raleigh H
Nothing makes me more nervous than going to the dentist! I can honestly say from the moment I walked into their office until the moment I left, they took all my fears away! They are professional, compassionate, super nice and make you their priority! I would recommend them to anyone who is uneasy about dentistry!!!
- Sherry K
I can not say enough about Dr. McEntire. He is WONDERFUL and I will return for any future root canals!
- Josephine W
I was scared, but the visit and treatment were easy. I don't know why I was scared. These folks will treat you right!
- Chrisian P
From start to finish my experience was excellent. Dr. McEntire and the staff made me feel welcome and relaxed. The procedure though long, was done carefully with a break for my comfort. I feel assured that the very best was done for me and my unhealthy tooth. Thanks to all.
- Lee T
Dr. McEntire was great. I am very uncomfortable with dentist but he put me at ease. The root canal procedure was painless. I would use Dr. McEntire again.
- Zenobia E
I WILL COME HERE FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE! ! LOVE DR. MCENTIRE
- bree t
The doctors and staff are excellent. I would highly recommend this practice.
- Betty W
Dr. McEntire was very kind, thorough. The best Doctor in town!!
- sharon c
I have always had a fear of dental work. Dr. McEntire put my mind at ease, explained everything he was doing during the root canal and made me feel beyond comfortable. I am grateful to both he and his staff for the work done and overall experience.
- marie m
I appreciated the professionalism and care!
- Cheryl H
As the son of a retired dentist who was known for his patient care, I am extremely critical of what good dental care should look (and feel) like. I've got to say that Dr. McEntire and his friendly and professional staff at the Summit Office blew me away. Who knew that the "dreaded root canal" could be so easy and almost totally painless? Dr. McEntire is skilled with his tools, but it's the way he takes the time to put you at ease by calmly explaining to you what he is doing that sets him apart! Thanks!
- George L