Modern Dental Office in Columbia, South Carolina

At Ivy Creek Family Dentistry, we welcome and accept patients of all ages from all different dental backgrounds. We offer same-day treatment post-diagnosis, and we accept emergency walk-in appointments should a dental-related emergency occur in your family. We always want to make our patients’ experiences in our office as easy and stress-free as possible; our practice was designed with your best interests in mind!

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Dr. Lyde

Chermaine Lyde, DMD

Dr. Chermaine Lyde is from Lee County. Her father served in the U.S. military, so she grew up traveling to many different places. Dr. Lyde received her undergraduate degree from South Carolina State University in 2002 and her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2007. She then went on to complete a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Health Richland Dental Center in 2008. Dr. Lyde is a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the Greater Columbia Dental Association.

Dr. Lyde is married with two sons. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Lyde loves spending time with family, attending her son’s football and basketball games, cooking, and traveling.

Dr. James

Meet Dr. James

Dr. Me’Chell L. James is a native South Carolinian originally from Wadmalaw Island. She obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from South Carolina State University, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude. She then went to the Medical University of South Carolina, where she obtained her Doctorate of Dental Medicine.

She is a member of the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association. Dr. James has been practicing dentistry since 2007 and has enjoyed working with children for 11 years. She has completed the courses “Game Changers in Pediatric Dentistry” through The Institute for Pediatric Dentistry and Pediatric Sedation Dentistry through D.O.C.S education. She loves spending time with her son, Micheal. Her hobbies are bike riding, going to the movies, and cooking.

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Patient Amenities

Our private treatment rooms have TVs, so you can put your favorite show on during your treatment. If you tend to experience dental anxiety, we offer relaxing sedation options that can relieve anxious thoughts and help you relax during your appointment. For the kids, we have child-friendly books and a child-friendly play area they can use while they are waiting in our waiting room. You can also find local art in our lobby, a small detail that we think adds some Columbia charm to our office. We believe little comforts like these can make a big difference for patients who come to visit us!

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Modern Technology

Utilizing state-of-the-art technology is an essential part of providing high-quality dental services. Our team uses digital X-rays, which can offer sharper, more detailed images and can help diagnose problems quickly and accurately. We also utilize panoramic X-rays, which can offer a complete picture of the teeth and jaw and how they are interacting together.

If you have any questions for our team or you would like to learn more about Ivy Creek Family Dentistry, feel free to contact us!