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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.
Very professional, the whole team is great Thank you everybody
- Sue G
I recently got my braces put on by Dr Whitney & she’s great! From the second i walked through the doors they were all very friendly and still are! The receptionist made me feel very welcome. I was having a few issues with my dental insurance but the receptionist and Crystal were very patient and helpful in helping me find out what was going on. Crystal was my treatment coordinator and she was very nice and thorough with everything we discussed. I can’t remember everyone’s name unfortunately lol but everyone i’ve talked to and met so far has been beyond helpful. Great Office & Staff (fort mill) location, I haven’t been to the other offices but I’m sure they’re great too! Now I’m just playing the wait game to see how these braces help my teeth! I’m sure it’ll be great * Can’t Wait 😁
Dr. Whitney is a skilled, knowledgeable, innovative orthodontist, but not only that, she has a kind, friendly, easy going personality that makes her a ideal orthodontist for any kid, teen or adult. She just has a way to be able to communicate (and motivate) to them and their parents about each individuals treatment plan and progress. Not all orthodontist are the same and with newer technologies and advancements in the field, it’s important to research who you want working on your mouth. Dr. Whitney exceeded our expectations and proved herself a master in her field! We trust her with all four kiddos orthodontic treatments.
- Ashley Hiser
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