3126 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205
“Good oral health is a partnership and patient education is the cornerstone of our practice.” University Dental has operated on this premise since its doors opened in 1988. Loretta Felder McKelvey, DDS, who has achieved Mastership in the Academy of General Dentistry, is a lifelong learner. The practice focuses on restorative and preventative dentistry and exemplifies the mantra that the profession of dentistry is about service.
Dr. McKelvey and her husband Walter are active members of the community and Francis Burns United Methodist Church. The couple established the Lorraine and Daniel Felder, Sr., Endowed Scholarship at the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington, DC, to assist students from South Carolina in pursuing their professional goals. Dr. McKelvey has served on a variety of boards and commissions, local and statewide. She currently serves as the board secretary for PALSS, Inc. and is one of the founding members of SC Women in Leadership.
Dr. McKelvey is privileged to work with a gifted staff who are equally involved in the community and embrace their roles as champions of oral health and welfare.
A graduate of Old Dominion University and the Howard University College of Dentistry, Dr. McKelvey is a member of numerous professional and honorary organizations. She is a Fellow of the Pierre Fauchard Academy, the American College of Dentists, and the International College of Dentists.
She is a lover of sports and a proud supporter of the National Champion Lady Gamecocks. “The victory is a fitting tribute in the 50th anniversary year of Title IX.”
Dr. McKelvey is honored to be selected by the members of her profession as one of the Top Dentists of the Midlands for 2022.