4760 Hardscrabble Road, Ste. 102
Columbia, SC , SC 29229
Gary A. Bethea, DDS, is honored to again be selected by his peers as one of the Top Dentists in the Midlands. Since opening his practice in 2018, he has worked hard to provide exceptional dental care to his patients and run a successful startup. Every day, he and his team strive to live up to their motto: Dental excellence made personal.
Dr. Bethea earned his undergraduate degree at the University of South Carolina and dental degree at Meharry Medical College. Upon finishing school in 2011, he returned to Columbia to complete a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland.
He is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and Greater Columbia Dental Association. In addition to being involved in his profession, Dr. Bethea continues to work actively in his surrounding community. He is a firm believer that “we are here not to be served, but to serve.” Earlier this year, along with his wife Shayla, Dr. Bethea established the nonprofit organization, Deeper Than Dentistry, to help mentor youth exploring careers in healthcare and other related programs.
When not helping his patients, Dr. Bethea loves spending time with his wife and three boys — soon to be four boys this month! The Betheas are also active members of First Northeast Baptist Church and enjoy spending time with other family and friends, traveling, and pursuing visual storytelling projects.