Meet Our Team page for pediatric dentist Dr. Ralph Warnock

Dr. Ralph D. Warnock, D.M.D.Dr. Warnock of Pediatric Dentist in Chapin, SC

Dr. Ralph Warnock grew up in Warner Robins, GA, and received Bachelor of Arts degrees in Music and Biology from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 1998. His General Practice Residency was at the Medical College of Georgia, where he completed a two-year residency in Pediatric Dentistry. That same year, he opened his own private practice in the Columbia area. In 2008, he relocated his practice, Lake Murray Pediatric Dentistry, to Chapin, SC.

Dr. Warnock is a member of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, the South Carolina Dental Association, and the South Carolina Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently on staff at Palmetto Health Children’s Hospital where he provides dental rehabilitation for infants and special needs patients. Dr. Warnock has consistently been selected by his colleagues and peers as a Top Dentist in Pediatric Dentistry for the Greater Columbia Metropolitan area as seen in the Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.

Outside the office, Dr. Warnock enjoys spending time with his wonderful family. He is married to the former Jennifer Newton of West Columbia, SC. Dr. Warnock and his wife reside in Chapin and are the proud parents of two sons, Eli and John Spencer, and a daughter, Brynn.

Our Staff

Traci H., hygienist, brings to our staff 22 year’s experience in pediatric dentistry. That experience working with children – and as a mother of two of her own -- goes a long way toward making our young patients feel right at home. Traci is a graduate hygienist and a specialist in anesthesia. Her goal is to help her patients relax and keep them comfortable – putting to rest any anxiety about a visit to the dentist.

Patty W., treatment coordinator, presents and explains treatment recommendations with any options and works to ensure that patients and their parents are comfortable with financial arrangements. She’ll spend all the time you need to help you understand your dental insurance plan or help you make other arrangements. She’s been doing this a long time and understands the anxiety that goes along with treatment. Her three children (and one grandson!) have taught her what it takes to make everybody happy.

Angie C. received her certification as a Registered Dental Hygienist from Midlands Technical College. Angie has a “gift” for working with young children. Her calming personality and professional demeanor makes her a calming influence to our team and our patients. In her spare time, Angie enjoys camping, bike riding, and reading as well as spending time with her two girls.

Patti C., dental assistant, treats each child with a gentle touch. Patricia is passionate about dentistry and providing a positive experience for her patients. She has been an expanded duty dental assistant for 23 and brings to our team her wealth of knowledge. She loves spending time with her two yorkies, Anna Bell and Natalie and is an avid crafter.

Betsy, our Patient Service Coordinator, is the friendly face at the front desk. Her genuine interest in people and calm manner makes all our patients at ease when they first walk in the door. Betsy lives in a divided house-hold (Clemson-Carolina). She enjoys water sports, crafting and spending time with her husband and child.

Rachel, is an experienced dental assistant, now our Appointment Coordinator. She brings her expert knowledge on how to make our schedule flow efficiently. She is a transplant from North Carolina (Go Tar Heels) but makes her home in Chapin now. She is a first time Mom to a beautiful baby girl and an experienced Mom to her fur-children Darcy and Ralph.

Mitzi, an 18- year experienced Dental Assistant, has worked with Dr. Warnock for the last few years. Mitzi has a passion for her career that clearly shows when interacting with patients and parents. She loves working with children. Away from work, Mitzi coaches basketball and is an avid baker (yes we get treats).

Tori, is our new dental assistant and we are glad she chose us. Her drive to become a dental assistant resulted from a bad experience at the dentist when she was a child. She works hard to ensure each child has a great experience in our office. She loves all things outdoors, gardening, fishing etc and she full fills her creative side by refinishing furniture.

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