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Forest Drive Dental Care and Columbia Children’s Dentistry

3731 Forest Drive

Columbia, SC 29204

Phone: (803) 782-8786

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Sarah Anne H. Knowlton, DMD, Joanna Dover, DMD; Etta James

Joanna S. Dover, DMD; Sarah Anne H. Knowlton, DMD; James Nyland, DDS; and Ashley Elizabeth Price, DMD, form a dental dream team and have fun applying their mission to provide conscientious, comprehensive care, offering options that are not easily found elsewhere. With the most up-to-date technology and patient-focused comforts, the two offices continue to grow and expand services, garnering more than 1,000 5-star reviews from patients. Their new facility has creature comforts like an emotional support goldendoodle who will sit on your lap, overhead televisions allowing patients to stream their favorite shows, calming massage chairs, large windows providing lots of natural light, and “laughy gas” (nitrous oxide) in each room to ensure every patient has a relaxing and productive experience.

SAFER — As part of the ever-expanding mission to provide the best possible care, specialty air flow engineers were consulted to achieve a safer dental experience. In each operatory, doors were installed, Merv 8 air filters were installed to remove contaminants, and supply/return air flow were added and configured to achieve a negative pressure system. All treatment room air now flows in a closed loop system through Aerus air scrubbers that eliminate bacteria and viruses from both air and hard surfaces. This ActivePure® technology is the only Certified Space Technology and was created in cooperation with NASA to protect the health of the astronauts on board the International Space Station. All areas have been upfit with high efficiency CM 3000 HEPA filtration boxes that provide particulate filtration of 99.97 percent to ensure a safe and clean air environment for all who enter the facility.

Sarah Anne Knowlton, DMD, has been practicing with the Forest Drive Dental Care and Columbia Children’s Dentistry team since she returned to Columbia five years ago. She is best known for her gentle spirit, providing quality care to both adults and children in a soft and caring manner. Dr. Knowlton enjoys using the latest dental materials and technology that have come to be a hallmark of her team. She is a member of the American Dental Association, Greater Columbia Dental Association, and multiple other dental organizations. 

Dr. Knowlton loves working with the wonderful staff at Forest Drive Dental Care and Columbia Children’s Dentistry and getting to know so many wonderful patients the past several years. Born in Columbia, she grew up in Greenville, and attended Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Knowlton and her husband, Dr. Yates Knowlton, have two young children, Rob and Sally.

Joanna Dover, DMD, is overjoyed to be featured about what she loves to do most — taking care of people. With an undergraduate degree in Human Nutrition, Dr. Dover believes in total-body health, offering the most biocompatible products and staying current on research behind holistic and alternative treatments and materials.

She offers a wide array of services including Botox and dermal fillers, zirconia implants, intraoral scanning that alleviates the need for uncomfortable and gooey impressions, the “SMART” amalgam removal protocol, laser lip and tongue revisions, fluoride-free, gluten-free, dye-free products, platelet rich fibrin, Eco-line orthodontic clear aligners, ceramic-based filling materials, same-day crowns and veneers.

A member of numerous organizations including the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, Dr. Dover’s patients are often referred from other health care providers and travel from all over the Southeast. With a passion for dental materials and an unwavering desire to research and incorporate the newest and safest options, she has spent the past couple of years making and selling a nano hydroxyapatite toothpaste that is available at her office and at select locations across the Midlands. She is married to Michael and has three children, Ethan, Weston, and Layton Rose. She is also “mommy” to Etta James, the goldendoodle who visits the office. Originally from Florida, Dr. Dover applied to dental school out of high school, attending the University of Florida for both undergraduate and graduate work before moving to Columbia to attend residency at Palmetto Health Richland.