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Tompkins Orthodontics

5250 Clemson Avenue

Columbia, SC 29206

Phone: 803.738.9715

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R. Sims Tompkins, DMD, MS

R. Sims Tompkins, DMD, MS, is once again honored to be named as one of the Top Dentists in the Midlands. He has been creating beautiful smiles in the Columbia area for more than 30 years.
A native Columbian, Dr. Tompkins joined his father’s orthodontic practice in 1988 and is excited that Sims, Jr., his son, will join him this August after completing his three-year residency in orthodontics. Dr. Tompkins is excited and proud to have the Tompkins’ name enhancing lives and smiles in the Columbia area for three generations.
Dr. Tompkins is the only person in South Carolina who is a Diplomate of both the American Board of Orthodontists and the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He has helped hundreds of patients with Obstructive Sleep Apnea by treating them with customized oral appliances. Dr. Tompkins is also a member of the South Carolina Center for Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Disorders and is dedicated to serving the children in our community and volunteers his time at the Children’s Dental Clinic of Richland and Lexington counties.
Dr. Tompkins is an active member of many local and professional dental and orthodontic organizations. He has served on the executive committee and as president for several state and local organizations and recently completed his term as the president of the Southern Association of Orthodontists. The SAO is the second-largest constituent association of the American Association of Orthodontists and is comprised of 11 states.
Dr. Tompkins truly enjoys helping people gain confidence in their smile. He enjoys working with the children and adults who entrust him with their care.