Ceramist Columbia

Mastering the Art of Dentistry

Ceramist ColumbiaWhen it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry procedures, Dr. Nicholas Pournaras is dedicated to providing superior results for each of his patients. That’s why he has partnered with master ceramist, Dr. Wayne Payne to provide flawless restorations to patients who visit his Columbia, South Carolina practice. With over 20 years experience as a ceramist, Payne is responsible for crafting precise, natural-looking crowns, implants, veneers, and other restorations for Columbia Smiles patients.

If you have been considering cosmetic or restorative dental procedures and would like to learn more about how our partnership with Payne Dental Labs can provide you with outstanding results, contact our Columbia practice today.

About our Master Ceramist

Wayne Payne has owned and operated Payne Dental Lab, Inc. since 1977. Located in San Clemente, California, this dental lab uses state-of-the-art technology and innovative products to provide first-rate restorations to dental practices across the country. With a focus on functional aesthetics Wayne Payne has revolutionized the way that dental professionals think about restorative and cosmetic dentistry products by providing practical and attractive ceramics.

Wayne has always had a passion for highly aesthetic dentistry and in 1988 he studied occlusion with Dr. Robert L. Lee at the Loma Linda University. With a commitment to continuing his education, Wayne then studied advanced ceramic techniques with Matt Roberts and Don Cornell. In 1998, Wayne became a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and is now a fully accredited member of the organization. Since the founding of Payne Dental Lab, Inc., he has also been involved with the research and development of some of the most advanced ceramic materials available.

With his continued education, precision, and artistry, Wayne is able to provide his clients with designs that range from the most simplistic to the most complex mouth restorations. His combination of designing the case with function for longevity and aesthetics for natural beauty truly sets him apart from other ceramists.

In addition to providing quality products to practices throughout the country, Payne is also interested in giving back to the community. He uses his skills as a ceramist to contribute to “Give Back a Smile” which provides free dental care to victims of abuse. He is also consistently involved in educating other dentists and ceramists, sharing his expertise with the dental community.

Working Together to Deliver Results

Dr. Nick and Dr. Payne have had a strong working relationship for nearly a decade. Throughout the time of their professional affiliation, they have worked closely together to provide outstanding results for patients and continue their education in dentistry. As skilled professionals, Dr. Nick and Dr. Payne share their knowledge and information on the latest technologies, allowing them both to further their expertise and grow professionally. Through his affiliation with a master ceramist, Dr. Nick is able to provide patients who visit his Columbia practice with cutting-edge products and outstanding results following cosmetic and restorative dentistry procedures. This is just one of the elements that set Columbia Smiles apart.

Learn More about our Master Ceramist

When it comes to restorative and cosmetic dentistry, every detail matters. At Columbia Smiles, we provide patients with remarkable results by partnering with one of the most advanced dental labs in the United States. If you are interested in learning more about the results that our master ceramist can deliver for you, please contact our Columbia practice today. We are pleased to serve patients throughout South Carolina.

Nick Pournaras, DMD

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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