About the Advanced Dental Center of Florence

The Advanced Dental Center of Florence is a full-service dental facility. Our staff pride themselves on maintaining an office at the brink of modern technology in the dental world, but an environment that is friendly and welcoming as well. Our team of skilled cosmetic dentists  proudly offer porcelain veneers to you and any of our patients in and around Florence, Darlington, and the surrounding Pee Dee area.

Meet Our Team of Dentists

Doctor GriffinDr. Joe L. Griffin, Jr. DMD is Florence, SC native. Dr, Griffin completed his undergraduate studies at Francis Marion University. He then went on to receive an advanced dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1985. In addition to receiving his advanced dental degree, Dr. Griffin has benefited from additional training at the Hinman Dental Conference. He also remains an active member of the CEREC Study Club. In addition these organizations, Dr. Griffin is also a member of:

  • the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • the American Dental Association
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • Pee Dee Dental Society

Aside from remaining active member of these numerous organizations, Dr.Griffin continues to devote much of his free time to extending his already extensive knowledge of the dental field. Dr. Griffin feels this is paramount in retaining his ability to offer you and all of his other patients the latest in dental care and techniques.

When not practicing or studying dentistry, Dr. Griffin is an active member of the community. He serves as a volunteer at the Billy Hardee Home for Boys and the Mercy Medical Clinic for underprivileged children and adults.

dr-hessJohn Hess, DDS attended the State University at Stoney Brook School of Medicine, where he graduated with honors. In 2007, Dr. Hess completed the General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. There he participated in receiving advanced training in the arts of cosmetic dentistry, implant dentistry, and oral surgery.Hal W. Herbert, Jr. DMD graduated from Coker college in 1971. He then went on to receive his advanced dental degree and graduate from the Medical University of South Carolina just four years later. During his time at the Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Herbert was a member of the Alpha Epsilon Delta Medical Honor Society. He is also an active member of

  • The American Dental Association
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • Pee Dee Dental Society.

Aside from also being a father of two and a grandfather to three, Dr. Herbert is also a volunteer for Children’s Dental Health Week.

Dr ParksDevon Parks, Jr. DMD received his undergraduate degree in Biology at the University of South Carolina. He then went on to achieve a Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr.-Nichols-232x300Julian Wade Nichols, DMD received his B.S. Degree in Business Administration and Chemistry from Newberry College, Doctorate of Dental Medicine and facility member of the Medical University of South Carolin, Endodontics Training from the Medical College of Virginia.

Call Us Today!

Our skilled staff of dentists can’t wait to meet you. Our main goal is to ensure you obtain the smile of your dreams with as little as little trouble and as much comfort as possible. If you are tired of looking at cracks, chips or gaps in your teeth then let the Advanced Dental Center of Florence help you with porcelain veneers. We can be reached Monday through Friday at (843) 629-8000.