Columbia Smiles A Modern Approach to Dental Wellness

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of the Miss South Carolina Organization

Why Choose Dr. Nick?



Meet Dr. Nick Accredited Cosmetic Dentist

Columbia Smiles is under the leadership of our esteemed cosmetic dentist, Dr. Nick Pournaras, a South Carolina native who has dedicated his professional career to helping individuals improve their oral health and rejuvenate their smiles. He has been honored as one of only six dentists in the state of South Carolina to receive an Accredited Membership by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD).

Perhaps as tribute to Dr. Nick, or to our incredible patient base, many of our tremendously talented staff members have been at Columbia Smiles for multiple years. Long-time patients have come to expect the signature positive attitude and good humor of our team members, and you can as well.

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Great Reviews for Our Dentist And Your New Dental Team


J Legree

Columbia, SC


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From the moment I stepped through the door of this dental office, I was greeted with warmth, friendliness, and an infectious energy that immediately put me at ease. Dr. Nick and the entire team exemplify professionalism coupled with genuine care for their patients. They took the time to thoroughly explain each treatment, ensuring I was comfortable and informed every step of the way. I'm thrilled to have found this dental office and am grateful to be a new patient.

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J Shad

Cayce, SC


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Such a First Class ! If I could give them an 10, I would! Always uplifting and encouraging. Never had such excellent Dental care in my life! Dr Nick is definitely the Trick!! He considers all recourses and has passion for perfection! I am so thankful I found him and his amazing organization of positive knowledgeable professionals!!! Please give them a try and I know you will never regret it!!

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Ready to Begin? Contact Columbia Smiles Today

Are you seeking a truly exceptional dental practice in the Columbia area? Dr. Nick is one of only six doctors in the state who has received an Accredited Membership from the AACD.

If attentive service, quality care, and beautiful results are important to you, contact Dr. Nick and the team at our Columbia, SC, dental office. We are always welcoming new faces into our office, and we look forward to meeting you in person! Request a consultation by sending us a message or by calling us today. 

(803) 888-6504

Gorgeous Transformations With Porcelain Veneers

Small chips, deep stains, or unevenness in your teeth can leave you feeling embarrassed to show your smile. While some cosmetic solutions provide faster results than others, porcelain veneers offer you a near-instant smile transformation.

These thin porcelain restorations fit directly over the front surfaces of the teeth to mask all manner of minor flaws and restore the aesthetics of your smile. As an accredited member of the AACD, Dr. Nick works closely with his staff to design, craft, and place custom veneers that blend in with your natural teeth.

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Dental Implants

Fill in the Gaps

Missing teeth can do more than put a damper on your smile: gaps between teeth may affect your facial structure and cause oral health problems. Dental implants are the most reliable and permanent tooth restoration option available today.

Once your implants have been surgically placed in your jaw, Dr. Nick will top them with beautiful porcelain restorations that blend in with your surrounding teeth and restore your oral function. You’ll be able to speak, chew, and smile normally.

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We Love What We Do A Family and Locally Owned Dental Practice

Along with Dr. Nick, as we call him, our entire team shares a genuine excitement and enthusiasm for dentistry. Coupled with a true love for people and a strong work ethic, this passion has allowed us to expand our practice into a tight-knit community of happy, loyal patients.

We hold ourselves to the highest standards at Columbia Smiles; customer service, value, and quality care are the cornerstones of our practice, and we strive to uphold these values with every one of our patients. We’re not living up to our high standards unless you leave our Columbia, SC, cosmetic and restorative dental practice completely satisfied with your experience.

Visits to our modern, conveniently located dental office in Columbia SC, are anything but routine—enjoy the beautiful artwork canvases displayed on our walls, flip through the latest issue of your favorite magazine while listening to soothing music, or chat with one of our caring team members.

Whether you are undergoing a biannual cleaning and examination, smile rejuvenation with porcelain veneers, teeth whitening session, or the placement of a metal-free restoration, you’ll soon forget the reason for your visit, because you’ll be too busy enjoying your surroundings.

Creating Beautiful Smiles for Miss USA & Miss Teen USA Contestants

Dr. Nick is the official dentist for Miss USA/Miss Teen USA in both North Carolina and South Carolina. Contestants trust him with their smiles because of his incredible skill and consistently vibrant results.

Through cosmetic dentistry procedures like Invisalign, teeth whitening, and veneers, Dr. Nick can help you achieve a stunning smile that will turn heads.

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Browse Our Beautiful Results

Stay up to date with what's happening at our Columbia dental practice and see more of our beautiful results on Dr. Nick's Instagram page. You might just find some inspiration for your next smile upgrade!

Tour Our Downtown Location

Columbia Smiles has an office located in the historic district of downtown Columbia. Our space is in loft suite 600 of the Palmetto state building. Columbia Smiles Downtown is a modern dental office with a unique style and relaxing atmosphere. Our location includes a state-of-the-art sterilization area, dental suites featuring massaging patient chairs, outfitted with the latest technology. While you wait, we offer refreshments to match the elements, as well as smooth custom leather couches and a WIFI bar. A complimentary warm towel sprinkled with pure essential oils will be delivered to you for an added touch following each dental experience.

A Kind Testimonial From One of Our Satisfied Patients

"I had my second appointment with Dr Nick and his staff.I have to say the best experience every at a dentist office he and his team are amazing and they make you feel so a home.I can  honestly say I look forward to going to the dentist now.If you are looking for a great dentist and staff I 1 recommend 100% you go there you want regret it."
Jeff S., 5-Star Google Review
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Columbia Smiles Nick Pournaras, DMD

Dr. Nick Pournaras, DMD and the team of dental professionals at Columbia Smiles in Columbia, SC, are dedicated to helping our community improve their oral health and rejuvenate their smiles. Dr. Pournaras is a member of a number of professional dental organizations, including:

  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • Academy of Comprehensive Esthetics
  • South Carolina Dental Association

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or call us at (803) 888-6504 today.

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