Meet Our Friendly Dentists!

Dr. Collins belongs to the

following professional organizations:

  • South Carolina Dental Association

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Greater Columbia Dental Association

  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

Dr. Alexis Collins

Dr. Alexis Collins was born in Pittsburgh, PA but grew up in Irmo, SC.  As a high school student at Irmo High School, she spent the hours after school at Dr. Nyland’s pediatric dental office . It was at this office that her love of pediatric dentistry began. Dr. Collins graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Clemson University. After college, Dr. Collins moved to Charleston, SC for her dental education at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following completion of her Doctorate of Dental Medicine degree, Dr. Collins completed a two year Pediatric Dentistry Residency at MUSC and specialized in infant through adolescent care with extra focus on growth and development and special needs dentistry.  Dr. Collins and her husband, Spencer, love spending their free time with family, playing with their two dogs, and keeping up with their three kids, six year old Avery, and their three year old twins, Thomas and Anna.

Dr. Collins is board certified through the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and has been granted medical staff privileges at Palmetto Health Richland Hospital.

Dr. James Nyland

Dr. James Nyland has been practicing pediatric dentistry in Columbia for over 30 years. He received his D.D.S. degree at Ohio State University and completed his residency at Columbus Children’s Hospital in Ohio. Dr. Nyland served in the United States Military at Fort Jackson as an Army dentist. His military career of 10 years also included 8 years as a reservist. Dr. Nyland belongs to many dental organizations.  He was president of the Greater Columbia Dental Association in 1987.  In 1992, Dr. Nyland was president of the South Society of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently serving as Chairman of Continuing Education for the Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry, a job he has held for over 25 years. 

Dr. Nyland belongs to the

following professional organizations:

  • South Carolina Dental Association

  • American Dental Assoctiation

  • American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry

  • Greater Columbia Dental Association

  • Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry

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