Mayes McEntire, DMD, MS

Endodontist in Columbia, SC

Columbia SC Endodontist Dr Mayes McEntire

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

Professional History

  • Palmetto Endodontics, LLC, Columbia, SC: Endodontist (2009 – Present)

Professional Organizations/Affiliations


  • 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.

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Palmetto Endodontics

5 out of 5 stars based on 59 Mayes McEntire reviews.

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Great office and great staff

- John B

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Patient Review

Takes really good care of their patients and cares about how you are feeling. I have had two root canals and didn't feel anything at all.

- Joseph B

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Patient Review

I have to report, my first ever root canal process was a breeze! My dentist confirmed the problem during emergency appointment and secured my "next morning" appointment with Dr. M. McEnitre before I completed my cleaning procedure! The anticipation and anxiety throughout the night was gone as the highly qualified staff and gentle manner with which Dr. McEntire attended to me got underway. Reassurances and process updates during the procedure were very calming. Such a "Pro" we have in Dr. McEntire here in the Columbia area, made my experience a positive one. The support staffers were kindly concerned and I feel I have New Friends in the area! I hope I may have many a chance to refer potential patients to this fine facility and doctor.

- Gail W

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