About the Advanced Dental Center of Florence

The key to a great dental experience is to have an equally supportive team behind you. At Advanced Dental Center of Florence, we welcome our patients into a warm and caring environment, driven to provide beautiful smiles. If dental visits are cause for anxiety, contact us about our sedation dentistry methods. Our team of dentists are certified in administering sedation dentistry, and will help discover which one meets your needs. Meet our team below!

Meet Our Team of Dentists

Dr. Joe Griffin

Dr GriffinDr. Griffin is a proud native of Florence, SC, completing his undergraduate degree at the local Francis Marion University before receiving his advanced dental degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He opened the Advanced Dental Center of Florence in 1994 and has surrounded himself with a reliable and hardworking team.

Dr. Griffin is a proud advocate for continuing education in his field, training at the Hinman Dental Conference and maintaining memberships in the CEREC Study Club, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and Pee Dee Dental Society. When out of the office, Dr. Griffin enjoys spending time with his family, fishing, boating, and volunteering at the Billy Hardee Home for Boys and Mercy Medical Clinic.

Dr. John Hess

Dr HessDr. Hess graduated from the State University at Stoney Brook School of Medicine with honors and completed his residency at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Prior to dental school, Dr. Hess served in the army as an intelligence officer for 8 years.

Dr. Hess is trained in a wide variety of services we offer, including oral surgery, implants, and cosmetic surgery. When he’s out of the office, he enjoys fishing, biking, and traveling.

Dr. Hal Herbert

Dr. Herbert has been providing dental services for the city of Florence, SC for over 38 years. He completed his undergraduate degree at Coker College, then graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina with an advanced dental degree.

Dr. Herbert is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and Pee Dee Dental Society. He enjoys hunting, fishing, golfing, and volunteering for Children’s Dental Health Week.

Dr. R. Devon Parks

Dr ParksDr. Parks completed his undergraduate biology degree at the University of South Carolina before receiving his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.

When he’s out of the office, Dr. Parks enjoys golfing, sailing, traveling, reading, cooking, pairing wines, and spending time with family and friends.

Dr. Julian Wade Nichols

Dr NicholsDr. Nichols received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Chemistry from Newberry College. He then completed his dental degree at the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. He furthered his education through Endodontics training at the Medical College of Virginia.

When he’s not working in the office, Dr. Nichols enjoys hunting, fishing, sailing, and gardening.

Contact Us About Sedation Dentistry in Florence, SC

Now that you’ve met our team of dentists, we encourage you to contact us and learn more about our convenient sedation dentistry treatment. You no longer have to be afraid of the dentist, as we’ll work with you to uncover the best method of treatment for your smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with our fantastic team, and we’ll help you get the dental care you need to improve your health and well-being. We proudly serve patients in Florence, SC and surrounding areas.