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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, 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.
This past year brings another journey for the team of providers who share Forest Drive Dental Care and Columbia Children’s Dentistry. As always, the practice is working to create individualized patient care through the use of inquisitive, comprehensive exams, new products, and technology. This year, Drs. Dover, Knowlton, Nyland, Price, and Gregory welcome Angela Schweiger, DMD. When Dr. Dover first opened Forest Drive
Dental Care, she covered maternity leave for Dr. Schweiger over 10 years ago.
Joanna Silver Dover moved to Columbia for what was supposed to be just one year, and 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. She 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, Invisalign clear aligners, ceramic-based filling materials, same-day crowns, and veneers in addition to many other traditional and non-traditional 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, and has three children, Ethan, Weston, and Layton Rose. She is also mommy to Etta James, their office’s emotional therapy goldendoodle who can be followed on Instagram with the handle @ettajamesdover and on the Etta James Dover Facebook page.
Dr. 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 enjoys using the latest dental materials and technology which has come to be a hallmark of her team and offers a wide array of services including same-day crowns, 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. She enjoys working with the wonderful staff at Forest Drive Dental Care and Columbia Children’s Dentistry and loves the relationships she has built with so many wonderful patients throughout the past several years.
Born in Columbia, she grew up in Greenville, South Carolina, and attended Clemson University and the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Knowlton and her husband, Dr. Yates Knowlton, have just welcomed a daughter, Nina, to their family of Rob and Sally, and their labrador, Harry.