Dr. James “Tripp” Leitner loves orthodontics because it is about building relationships while having fun and creating amazing, energetic smiles.
Dr. Leitner receives his undergraduate degree from the The Citadel and stayed in Charleston to attend dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina. He then continued training at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center where he completed his orthodontic residency.
Dr. Leitner is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, and South Carolina Association of Orthodontics, among many other organizations.
Outside of the office, Dr. Leitner enjoys working on his farm in Chester, hunting, playing golf, Gamecock football, cooking and fitness.
Dr. Whitney Buechel is a persistent perfectionist who tries to bring out every patient’s best smile while making them smilein the process.
Dr. Buechel earned her bachelor’s degree from the University of South Carolina. She then attended dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina where she completed her residency and completed her Master’s of Science in Dentistry.
Dr. Buechel is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, South Carolina Association of Orthodontics, American Dental Association, and South Carolina Dental Association.
In her spare time, Dr. Buechel likes to spend time with her family – including her two 60-pound lap dogs – running, skiing, riding bikes, and passing the summer by on the beach.
Dr. Greg Goggans did his undergraduate work at the University of Georgia. He received his dental degree from the Medical College of Georgia and his orthodontic training from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Goggans began his orthodontic practice in 1986 and has been with Fender-Goggans Orthodontics since 2007. He is a leader in his community and a dedicated volunteer.
Dr. Goggans is presently serving as part owner and Director of Douglas National Bank and the Georgia Dentistry Board. He served as President of the Georgia Dental Association before being appointed to the Board of Dentistry. Dr. Goggans served four terms as a Georgia State Senator. During his four terms in the Senate he was recognized 12 times as Legislator of the year.
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