5250 Clemson Avenue
Columbia, SC 29206
R. Sims Tompkins, DMD, MS, is honored to be named once again as one of the Top Dentists in the Midlands. He has provided orthodontic care and treatment for almost 35 years and the Tompkins name has been synonymous with orthodontics in the Columbia area for more than 60 years. Dr. Sims joined his father in 1988, and they worked together for five years as Dr. Linn Tompkins shared with him his wealth of orthodontic knowledge and wisdom.
As excited as Dr. Sims was to follow in his father’s footsteps with the goal of delivering quality orthodontic treatment in a family-oriented environment to his patients, he is equally excited to welcome his son, Sims, Jr., into the family practice to carry on the Tompkins legacy. Dr. Sims, Jr. completed his residency in orthodontics in the fall of 2022 and is thrilled to have the blessing of working alongside his father and learning from generations of Tompkins experience. He is a member of several dental and orthodontic associations and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is also proud to serve as a Captain in the South Carolina National Guard.
The doctors truly enjoy working with the children and adults who entrust them with their orthodontic care. Not only do they help people gain confidence in their smile, but also improve the quality of life of their patients suffering from obstructive sleep apnea by treating them with custom fabricated oral appliances.