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1577 Ebenezer Road, Rock Hill, SC 29732
We don't have clinic visits we have clinic experiences! Visit a Smile Doctors and you'll see how we make you Smile Happy from start to finish.What to Expect
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.
Super nice. Professional and organized. They have an amazingly beautiful office. Great smiles everywhere.
- Steve B.
Kind, Loving, Understanding, Patient, Accommodating, Awesome... there is so much to say but not enough space.
- Amy Thomas
Absolutely phenomenal care, from the moment we walked in the door. It is a fun yet professional environment and clearly very up-to-date with the newest in orthodontic procedure and technology. We love Dr. Whitney and Dr. Tripp!
- Lindsay Meek Luton
Awesome and friendly team!
- Juan Manuel Elizalde Elizalde
kids can get points to get reward cards or can get dip in dots
- Brittiane Stillwell
Awesome staff. Very patient with the young clients. Has lots of fun contests and prizes to keep kids engaged.
- Susan Watts Kehl
Our family loves Dr. Whitney! She is great with kiddos and always communicates exactly what is going on with our orthodontic treatment. Our results have been phenomenal! On top of that, the staff is super friendly and makes us look forward to our visits there!
- Madison Wedding
From our 1st consultation to the very last appointment everyone was super nice, we never had to wait long, and the visits didn't take to long as well. My youngest daughter will be next for braces and we know exactly where we are going!!! :)
- Cynthia Enriquez
Great experience with braces!! Highly recommend them!!
- Ann C
On our way driving from Chester, we encountered two school buses and emergency vehicles that played a part in missing our scheduled appointment by 7 minutes. Staff was able to solve the scheduling problem and see my daughter. Staff flexibility and problem solving was greatly appreciated.
- Jim Kiley