About Our Dental Office
We like to provide our patients with the best services and have designed and equipped our office with attention to detail. State-of-the-art equipment, advanced sterilization equipment and well-designed spaces assure that you are getting the best.
Our comforting and friendly doctors, caring staff & calming background music creates the relaxed and stress-free atmosphere that is crucial is a dental office. We have highly-experienced doctors and staff on board our team and are 100% committed to providing you the highest quality of care & patient comfort.
Hours of Operation
Our hours of operation are Monday thru Thursday from 7:30am to 5pm.
After 2 years of practicing dentistry in the dependent clinic at Fort Jackson, Dr. Rudolph C. Harrington opened his new office on Old Bush River Road in Columbia in June of 1975. Twelve years later, having outgrown the first small office, he moved the practice to the present facility at 9 Surrey Court, Columbia, SC 29212, just south of Irmo High School.
His vision was to have a group practice with the benefits of having the latest technological advances due to cost-sharing, immediate sharing among doctors of diagnoses and treatments for patients, having more complete emergency (after hours) coverage for patients, plus having patient records available for the emergency doctor. Dr. Harrington also wanted a more open, friendly reception area where patients would sense a feeling of comfort, caring, and belonging.
In 2004, seventeen years after relocating, the entire office was remodeled. Warmer colors were added into the décor, a stone fireplace was installed and carpet, walls, and cabinetry were updated.
Dr. Tommy Parnell joined the practice in 2006 and is now a full partner. His excellent dental skills and compassion for his patients have been a wonderful asset. He complements Dr. Harrington’s wisdom and comedy! In addition to our traditional dental services, we now offer minor tooth movement with the Six Month Smiles braces system, Lumineers (contact lens thin porcelain veneers that require no shots, no drilling, no pain), sedation dentistry (a pill helps you snooze through your appointment), and Cerec crowns and onlays (one appointment restoration in some cases.)
We welcome and enjoy all our patients and look forward to meeting new patients who would like to join our practice.
In June, 2015, Dr. Patrick Orman, IV joined Midlands Dental. Dr. Orman did his undergraduate work at USC and earned his DMD from MUSC in Charleston, SC. Even though he grew up in Charlotte, NC, he wanted to be back in Columbia near his beloved Gamecocks. However, it was his passion and compassion for helping patients with comfortable, quality dentistry that made him a perfect choice when we needed to expand our team.