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JAMES D. WHITEHEAD, III

You can feel confident in choosing Whitehead Orthodontics for you and your loved one’s orthodontic care knowing that you’ve selected the best from a family dedicated to serving our community. Dr. Whitehead delivers Smiles Made Local.

The Whitehead name has deep roots when it comes to providing exceptional care and service. Dr. Whitehead is the fourth generation delivering care to South Carolinians! Although he is the first orthodontist in his family, his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather were all physicians. His great-grandfather began practicing in 1892. In addition, his maternal grandfather and great-grandfather were local pharmacists.

Dr. James D. Whitehead has been practicing orthodontics in the Lexington area for more than a decade. A South Carolina native, he received his BS from Clemson University, and his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree (DMD) from the Medical University of South Carolina. Dr. Whitehead completed his residency in orthodontics at the Medical College of Georgia, where he earned his certificate of specialization, as well as his MS in oral biology. Dr. Whitehead regularly attends continuing education meetings and courses that keep him abreast of the latest developments in technology and orthodontic care. He holds active memberships to local, state and national dental and orthodontic organizations, including the South Carolina Dental Association, Southern Association of Orthodontists and the American Association of Orthodontists. Dr. Whitehead is an avid sportsman, and enjoys spending time with his wife, Crissy, and their three sons.

Our Reviews

My experience as an adult with braces was a breeze with Dr. Whitehead and team! I had braces in the 80’s as a teen, having no idea back then that my teeth could change over the decades to a point that I would want/need to straighten them once again. Braces and retainers are completely different today, much improved and more comfortable from my first experience as a NC teen. Dr. Whitehead was excellent from our first consult in explaining the process. Appointments were smooth, quick, and always timely to accommodate my busy schedule. Very comfortable office environment and friendly staff! Both of our teens are also in braces treatment here and doing well. My braces are now off, and with the permanent bottom retainer he placed and comfortable clear retainer I wear nightly, my teeth will not move again! I love the results and so happy I did this! I highly recommend Whitehead Orthodontics as your place of choice, you will not be disappointed! Kelly Blose

Robert B

Robert B
14:52 14 May 18

Great experience with Jim and his staff! 2 kids down 1 to go!

Tim McLeod

Tim McLeod
16:19 18 Apr 18

Great office with super friendly staff!! Dr Whitehead is the best

Courtney Teston

Courtney Teston
17:06 03 Apr 18

Whitehead Orthodontics has been good to our family! Not only is it a great practice with knowledgeable, skilled staff, they have excellent customer service. The business side of the office has women who are also very personable and accommodating. The waiting area is comfortable and appointments run efficiently and quickly. Aside from his skills as a great Orthodontist, Dr. Whitehead, himself, is very friendly and genuine. Our oldest got his braces here and when it was time for our next child to get braces, we didn’t think to go anywhere else.

Jaime Wilson

Jaime Wilson
12:21 03 Apr 18

Awesome place, friendly staff, they explained everything to my son and I thoroughly and in terms we understood.

Toni Schoonmaker

Toni Schoonmaker
17:11 22 Feb 18

I have four children that see Dr. W!! He and his staff are great with all of them and their specific needs. His office always have smiling faces and great attitudes! I always recommend WO to everyone! I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for an orthodontist.

marilee seboe

marilee seboe
01:43 21 Feb 18

Dr. Whitehead has been amazing for both of my children! He is very knowledgeable and cares about his patients. The staff enjoy what they do and it shows. Highly recommended, you will not be disappointed!

Heather Judy

Heather Judy
01:43 02 Oct 17

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Lexington Office
  • 203 Mallard Lakes Dr.
  • Lexington, SC 29072
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  • 1781A. S. Lake Drive
  • Lexington, SC 29073