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.

Lauren S., dental assistant, has worked primarily with Dr. Warnock for the last few years. She attended school to obtain her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant certificate from Midlands Technical College. Lauren has a passion for her career that clearly shows when interacting with patients and parents. Away from work, Lauren likes to travel, is an avid gardener, and spends a lot of time outside with her dog, Ace Cooper.

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.

Cheryl H., our appointment coordinator, is the friendly voice on the phone and the friendly face at the front desk. Her genuine interest in people and calm manner make coordinating your appointments a breeze. Nothing rattles Cheryl. Cheryl is a Chapin native and her spare time she loves to cook and fish, a skill taught to her by her Dad.

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.

Garry C., clinical assistant is our right hand man in the clinical area. His skills help us run like a well-oiled machine. He has grown up in the Chapin area. He is a recent graduate from USC in biology and plans to stay in the dental field. He loves being outside. On the weekends you can find him boating at the lake.

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