105 Ben Casey Drive Suite 109, Fort Mill, SC 29708
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.
Went in for a consultation, and with in 3 hours I had braces. They had really good payment options, worked really well with me! The staff is amazing!
- Hailey Ratliff
Great people always trying to help there customers
- Ronald Gardner
I have been to Tripp Leitner Ortho for the past year mainly for Invisalign. Always a great experience! The coordinators and assistants are very attentive, kind, and skilled! Dr. Whitney and Dr. Leitner are both incredibly welcoming, friendly, and knowledgeable about their speciality. Every member of the staff works to make sure you are comfortable from the moment you walk in the door and throughout your visit. If you have real fears of going to the orthodontist, you will not find a more compassionate, respectful and caring orthodontic practice than this one. I highly recommend either of their locations!
- drashti patel
- John McAllister
Dr. Tripp is very friendly as well as his staff ! I hardly ever have to wait when I take my son to him. Very neat and clean environment !
- Christi G.
Everyone on Staff was so very friendly making Brittany so comfortable she almost went to sleep 😁 Both doctors took the BEST of CARE with her! As her Nana this is GREAT seeing the WONDERFUL ATTENTION they were giving her😁😁Thanks Everyone 🙏🏻🙏🏻😘 I'm giving them a 10😁👍
- sharon Rash
- Hayla Banish
Great nurses and doctors amazing
- Gracyn Wright
The staff is well trained and courteous, from a warm welcome as you enter the front door to the clinical staff engaging in getting to know you throughout treatment. I was treated by the same staff, which was comforting in building a level of confidence that I was always in good hands.They were timely and efficient with appointments, scheduling, and follow up. Dr Leitner explained the Invisalign process to me at the beginning and throughout treatment, he is a perfectionist and ensured that I was happy with the outcome of my treatment.I would and have recommended Tripp Leitner Orthodontics to friends, family, and co-workers.
- Brandon Chin
Everyone is so nice....
- James Gay