We invest in your family. One of the most important aspects of our practice is the investment of our time in getting to know you and your family...every child, every moment.
Time investment is a lost art in health care, but we set aside precious time to get to know you and your child personally, to understand your story because each child matters to us. And when we invest the time, especially on your first visit with us, we can better care for your child and set them up for better dental health.
Beyond the Toothbrush.
We love Pediatric Dentistry. Having the opportunity to work with children is priceless. Our team works alongside you and your child to allow them to explore and learn “beyond the toothbrush” to create a fun environment where children feel safe and can develop building blocks for a lifetime of healthy habits.
Our entire practice is designed to create a dental home for children and families to help guide them through exploration and education of their oral health and development. We work with your child to build a lifetime of positive attitudes towards dentistry while delivering safe, state-of-the-art treatment.
The real magic behind helping to create healthy smiles is making the experience easy on patients and parents and that’s what we’re all about.
So, how did we get here? Well, it’s kind of in our blood.
We (Dr. Leanna Shetler and Dr. Matt Dahar) were destined to be best friends. In fact, our Dad’s were best friends growing up. They played football together at University of Pittsburgh and were co-residents in Orthodontic Residency, as well. Our families were connected before we were even born. As we grew up together, we naturally became life-long friends.
Once we graduated high school, we both tried other paths but dentistry kept pulling us back. With such amazing examples in our lives of how you can love on and serve others through your God-given talents, the path was there for us. We grew up knowing firsthand what it meant to serve others with love and how quickly patients can become family.
So off we went! First dental school then we reunited at MUSC as co-residents, just like our Dads. Since then, we both found our forever home in the Upstate. Our families have grown since moving here, 2 boys each, and we love that we get to raise them in the beautiful city of Greenville. After a short time, it was a no-brainer. We wanted to start our own practice. One that does things a little different. From our roots, we wanted to have a local practice that is led by two lifelong friends who have the dental gene in their blood. We might be a little silly, and our jokes kind of corny at times, but above all, our goal is to provide excellent oral care and simply... to serve others all while having an absolute blast!
We hope you will join us and become a part of our family. We really can’t wait to meet you! Now let’s start putting smiles on all of those faces.
People, Not Patients
We promise to care for your child with the same gentleness and compassion that we give our own children. We only recommend and use techniques that we provide to our own family and always do what is right for each child’s unique situation.
We Invest In the Future.
We are always evolving! Our doctors are both Board Certified Pediatric Dentists and have gone through a rigorous examination process with the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry and pursued an additional two years of education beyond dental school to be trained to serve children from infants through their teen years.
Only dentists that have completed a residency in pediatric dentistry can sit for the board certification examinations. Involvement in the certification process is a demonstration of our pursuit of continued proficiency and excellence.
At Smile Place, we believe in doing our part to serve the areas that we work and live in. When creating Smile Place, we felt that it was important for us to find a local organization for children and their families that exemplify courage, compassion, and hope. We are fortunate to help give to those in need through Clement's Kindness, a local non-profit that is dedicated to meeting the medical, emotional, and financial needs of Upstate families impacted by pediatric cancer.learn more about clement’s kindness »
We care about your children's futures. We want to leave a lasting impact not only on their dental health but on their world. We are constantly looking for ways to reduce waste and recycle. We reduce waste by using high-end materials and energy efficient appliances. We mindfully use recycled materials in the design and construction of our buildings as well.
As a pediatric dentist for over 40 years, I have seen the best of the best in our specialty. Dr. Matt is one of those best. He has the single most important quality needed to care for your child, heart. The kids in Greenville will be well served by this wonderful new practice and this fine young doctor.
Dr. Leanna is the greatest - caring, gentle, and professional! I have total confidence and trust that my daughter’s oral health is in the best of hands! Smile Place will make your child’s dental experience fun and positive... HIGHLY recommend!
Dr. Matt is the kindest and most sincere person and Pediatric Dentist around. A trustworthy and family-oriented man, who we trust with all of our family’s pediatric dental concerns, even from hundreds of miles away! Highly recommend this practice!
Dr. Leanna is the best pediatric dentist in the Greenville area! She truly cares about each child in her care and has a special way of creating both a fun and relaxed atmosphere that kids can enjoy. Her knowledge and education shines through as she is always willing to talk to her patients about their dental care while setting time aside to address any questions that the child or parent may have. Dr. Leanna goes above and beyond for our kiddos and I am so thankful that I know that we have someone that genuinely cares about my children’s oral care.