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Forest Drive Dental Care

3731 Forest Drive

Columbia, SC 29204

Phone: (803) 782-8786

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Joanna Dover, DMD; Sarah Anne Knowlton, DMD

What an incredible milestone! Happy Birthday to us!
The fall of 2021 will mark the 10-year anniversary for Forest Drive Dental Care — Joanna Dover, DMD, and Sarah Anne Knowlton, DMD, give thanks to the other dentists in the community who voted for them as well as the community of patients, dental professionals, and neighbors who have been, and continue to be, such an important part of their lives.
It seems like only yesterday that Dr. Joanna Dover and her single employee, Robyn Paschall Millwood, opened the doors to patients in just 800 square feet of office space right across from Gregg Park on the corner of Forest Drive and Lakeshore Drive. Since that time, Forest Drive Dental Care has expanded tremendously with the addition of Dr. Knowlton in 2015, followed by relocation to a larger facility to incorporate Columbia Children’s Dentistry in 2017; the practice now includes three other dentists: pediatric specialist James Nyland, DDS; Ashley Price, DMD; and Susan Gregory, DMD. This year, they are also excited to welcome Ambulatory Anesthesia Associates to assist in providing sedation dentistry for their pediatric patients.
The practice and its doctors wish to thank everyone for an incredible decade; they look forward to collaborating with and serving both the Forest Acres and the Greater Columbia communities for years to come!
When Joanna Silver Dover moved to Columbia for what was supposed to be just one year, it turned out to be the most pivotal year of her life. During that year she not only received a dental educational experience that South Carolinians should be proud to host from the General Practice Residency at Prisma Health, but she also fell in love with a man who had deep South Carolina ties and, just as importantly, fell in love with this city that allowed her to create a life doing what she loves 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. As a member of numerous organizations, including the International Association of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, her patients are often referred from other healthcare providers and travel from all over the Southeast.
Dr. Dover offers a wide array of services including Botox and dermal fillers, zirconia implants, intraoral scanning that eliminates “gooey” impressions, the “SMART” amalgam removal protocol, laser lip and tongue revisions, products that are fluoride-free, gluten-free and dye-free, platelet rich fibrin, Eco-line orthodontic clear aligners, ceramic-based filling materials, and same-day crowns and veneers in addition to many other dental services. Driven by years of research and a passion for providing patients with high-quality care and products that are as safe as they are effective, she put her love of dental materials to use and created a toothpaste that is available for purchase at her office and at other select locations across the Midlands.
Dr. Dover received both her undergraduate and dental degrees from the University of Florida. She is married to Michael Dover and has three children, Ethan, Weston, and Layton Rose. She is also mommy to Etta James, the office’s emotional therapy goldendoodle who can be followed on Instagram with the handle @ettajamesdover and on the Etta James Dover Facebook Page.
Dr. Sarah Anne H. Knowlton has been practicing with the team at Forest Drive Dental Care and Columbia Children’s Dentistry since she returned to Columbia in 2015. She is best known for her gentle spirit, providing high-quality care to both adults and children in a soft and compassionate manner. Dr. Knowlton uses the latest dental materials and technology, which has come to be a hallmark of her team, and she offers a wide array of services including same-day crowns and veneers, the “Smart” amalgam removal protocol, intraoral scanning that eliminates “gooey” impressions, products that are fluoride-free, gluten-free and dye-free, ceramic-based filling materials, and more.
Dr. Knowlton is a member of the American Dental Association, SC Dental Association, and Greater Columbia Dental Association, and has participated in a Spear study club. She enjoys working with the wonderful staff at Forest Drive Dental Care and Columbia Children’s Dentistry and cherishes the relationships she has built with so many wonderful patients throughout the past several years.
Born in Columbia, Dr. Knowlton grew up in Greenville, attended Clemson University for undergraduate school and received her dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Knowlton and her husband, Dr. Yates Knowlton, have two young children, Rob and Sally, as well as a Labrador retriever named Harry whom they adore.