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Meet Dr. Joseph Griffin, Jr.

A Proud Palmetto Patriot

Dr. Joseph Griffin Florence, SC Dentist | Advanced Dental Center Read Transcript

Many Florence, SC dentist have a parent who is a dentist too. That wasn’t the case for Dr. Joseph Griffin. His father had a construction business, and his mother was a nurse. Yet their parental examples did influence his career choice. Dr. Joseph Griffin learned both building and health care skills from his parents, skills he now uses to repair, restore, and build beautiful smiles in his Florence, SC dentist office.

A graduate of Francis Marion University, Dr. Joseph Griffin became a dentist at the age of 24 and practiced for a few years in Rock Hill, SC before returning to his hometown of Florence. He built his office with the assistance of his father. In fact, his father selected the location!

His working-class roots also influenced Dr. Joseph Griffin to ensure the dental care he provides is affordable. He enjoys working with patients over time to get them to the highest level of oral care possible, and he does so by offering flexible financing options to fit nearly any budget.

Dr. Joseph Griffin loves to serve his local community! He is a proud recipient of the South Carolina Palmetto Patriot award, which is awarded by the lieutenant governor’s office in recognition of a commitment to community service. Francis Marion University has also honored him with its Lawrence F. Swails award for biology Alumnus of the Year in 2014 and an Alumnus of the Year award from the Kappa Alpha Order in 2015.

Dr. Joseph Griffin is a Paul Harris Fellow in Rotary Club International, a college trustee and board member at Florence-Darlington Technical College, and a proud member of Ebenezer Baptist Church. He is also an active volunteer in the Give the Kids a Smile Week program, sponsored by the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association, and with the Mercy Medical Clinic for underprivileged children and adults.

He also has a strong commitment to continuing education to keep his skills sharp and up-to-date. He is a member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, and Pee Dee Study Club. He received advanced training from the Hinman Dental Conference and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation (DOCS) and is a member of the CEREC Study Club. He also serves as a consultant for NCGS, Inc., a medical research and drug approval corporation.

Dr. Joseph Griffin is married to Susan J. Griffin. They have two daughters, Ashley and Hannah. When not practicing dentistry, he enjoys golf, fishing, boating, traveling, and spending time with his family.

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