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Dr. Stephen Durham finishes advanced course 

Dr. Stephen Durham, DMD has completed training in the care of denture patients who suffer from TMJ.  This specialized training means Dr. Durham can provide neuromuscular dentures, a progressive treatment that solves problems in the way the jaws fit and the muscles around them work together.

Dr. Stephen Durham

Dr. Durham completed the course, “Rehabilitation of the Edentulous Patient,” under Dr. Mark Duncan and Dr. Norman Thomas of LVI Global. While at LVI, Dr. Durham underwent training to evaluate, diagnose, and treat denture patients “so that they not only look good but feel good in ways they might not have thought possible.”

A recipient of the 2012 Mastership Award from The Academy of General Dentistry, Dr. Durham received his bachelor’s degree from Clemson University and achieved his dream of becoming a dentist when he earned his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine.

For more information call Dr. Stephen Durham at 843.379.5400.

Dr. Denise Carter joins Palmetto Eye Specialists

Palmetto Eye Specialists, the region’s largest ophthalmology practice with four office locations, has announced that Denise Carter, O.D. has joined the practice as an optometrist. Dr. Carter will be working at the Beaufort office location at

Dr. Denise Carter

Palmetto Business Park, located at 33 Kemmerlin Lane in Lady’s Island.

Dr. Carter has nearly 20 years of experience as an optometrist. She’s a half-marathon runner who received her undergraduate degree at Ohio State University and her doctorate at the Ohio State University College of Optometry

Palmetto Eye Specialists Beaufort office location is located at 33 Kemmerlin Lane on Lady’s Island. Visit www.palmettoeye.com or call 843-521-2020.