Dr. Mary Charles Haigler DMD, MS
After her graduation from Laurens District 55 High School, Dr. Mary Charles attended Winthrop University, where she graduated with a BS in Biology. Dr. Mary Charles went on to the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine, earning her Doctorate. While attending, she was an active member of the American Student Dental Association, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and the American Association of Women Dentists.
She received honors, including the National Council Scholastic Achievement Award from Psi Omega and membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
Dr. Mary Charles is currently a member of:
American Dental Association
South Carolina Dental Association
Piedmont District Dental Association
Upper Savannah Dental Society
Psi Omega Dental Fraternity
American Association of Women Dentists
Omicron Kappa Upsilon
American Academy of Orofacial Pain
American Academy of Oral Medicine
She is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD)
Dr. Mary Charles completed the Essentials Courses at the Pankey Institute.Dr. Mary Charles embraces the Pankey Institute dental philosophy that focuses on knowing each patient, and providing the best care she can for you, the patient. This level of focus also helps to ensure that every patient is treated with individual attention and care.
Dr. Mary Charles has learned that there are many sources and types of Orofacial (Head and Neck) Pain that cause patients to suffer. She has made it a priority to learn more so that she can better serve patients with TMD (TMJ disorder), Head Ache, Sleep Disordered Breathing (Obstructive Sleep Apnea/ Hypopnea), Bruxism (Clenching/ Grinding), Neuropathic Pain, and other oral pathologies.
She completed a Continuum in Orofacial Pain at Louisiana State University's Dental School, as well as a postdoctoral Masters degree in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California's Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
Her model of practice is to provide a thorough review of Medical History, Chief Complaint, Physical Exam, followed by Diagnostic Tests or further Referrals. Then a Diagnosis can be given, so that together you can work too improve your quality of life through treatments tailored to your needs.
Dr. Mary Charles enjoys spending her time away from work with her family. She and her husband have a son and a daughter who keep them very busy. She also enjoys being able to serve of the Board of Visitors for Beyond Abuse, and the Board of the Greenwood Chapter of Kiwanis.