Dr. James Swick

Meet Dr. James Swick

Dr. Swick is so easy to talk to! It's one of the things that make his patients super comfortable with him. Of course, he's also well-qualified and completes at least 40 hours of continuing education each year.

He earned his DDS from West Virginia University School of Dentistry, and did a year-long residency in Richland Memorial Hospital. He’s a member of AGD, ADA, Greater Columbia Dental Association, American Association of Endodontists, International Association of Orthodontics, and The American Academy of Implant Dentistry. Dr. Swick also completed the year-long American Academy of Implant Dentistry comprehensive continuing education course to bring the best methodology in implant placement to his patients.

When he’s not in his office, he enjoys being active outdoors, and spending time with his wife, Lisa, following his children's activities.


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Meet Dr. Luis Miranda

Dr. Luis Miranda grew up near Atlanta, Georgia. He attended the University of Georgia and received a Bachelor of Arts in Music. He went on to the University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine to complete his Doctor of Dental Medicine. He completed a year-long AEGD (Advanced Education in General Dentistry) residency at East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine where he helped to treat under-served populations around the Elizabeth City, North Carolina area.  Dr. Miranda is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. He resides in Northeast Columbia and is excited to join the wonderful team at SmileCare.

Pam - Licensed Dental Hygienist

Licensed dental hygienist

Pam graduated with a bachelor's of science degree in Dental Hygiene, and boasts 25 years of experience in dentistry! She enjoys working with our patients, educating them on how to keep their smiles healthy for a long time, and enjoys getting to know them. She’s pleased to be part of a team that creates a comfortable, fun, upbeat atmosphere. Pam adores her family, and in her free time, she likes to be outside, go to the gym, and bake!

Joesy - Licensed Dental Hygienist


Joesy has been with us at SmileCare since 2012. Before that, she was on active duty for the US Army. Now, she gets a thrill from seeing people change their oral hygiene habits after she teaches them; she loves making a difference. She enjoys being part of the team, and is proud of the atmosphere we create here for the patients. She loves her job. When she’s not in the office, you’ll find her in the gym, or hanging out with her family.

Frances - Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Frances has been in dentistry for 24 years. She’s been with us at SmileCare since 2014. She loves everything about her job, and is just thrilled to be part of such a fun, dynamic, friendly team. She enjoys her three grown children and spends her spare time riding her Harley.

Patti  - Scheduling Coordinator

Scheduling Coordinator

Patti has worked in dentistry since 1973 and she loves it as much today as she always has. She’s been with SmileCare since 2011, and is just thrilled to be part of a team that is so genuine, that takes its time to provide the best care, and that offers enjoyable experiences. When Patti’s away from work, you’ll catch her gardening, reading, and spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.

Carrie - Dental Assistant

                 Carrie                     Dental Assistant

Carrie has been in dentistry for 30 years.  She really takes pride in giving patients a positive dental experience and being part of a caring team.  She enjoys reading and spending time with her husband and two children.

Michele - Accountant & Office Coordinator

ACCOUNTANT & OFFICE administrator

Michele attended Winthrop University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting and has been with our practice since 2012. She is essential to our smooth operation as she handles many, many details. She appreciates working for such a warm, friendly dentist in a family atmosphere. When she’s not here at the office, she enjoys digital scrapbooking, exercising, and volunteering in a local church.

                     Heather                          Financial Coordinator

                                                                Heather moved from Ohio to South Carolina in 2011.  She has a passion for the criminal justice field and earned a degree in Criminal Justice with Honors.  Prior to SmileCare, Heather worked in banking for 2 years.   Heather started with SmileCare in 2016 where she serves as the financial coordinator.  Being new to the dentistry world, she’s happy being a part of a great team and learning about new things.  When she’s not at the office, she loves spending time with her family, traveling and reading.