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Dr. Jeff Horowitz, a native of New Jersey, pursued his undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh and earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1991. Prior to opening his dental practice in Conway, South Carolina, Dr. Horowitz completed an additional year of training in a general practice residency at the Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, N.J. During this year, Dr. Horowitz gained advanced training in all areas of dentistry and general medicine.
In the summer of 1992, Conway dentist Dr. Horowitz, founded the Carolina Center for Advanced Dentistry. For over 20 years, Dr. Horowitz has offered contemporary clinical dentistry to families in the Conway and Myrtle Beach areas. It has been his passionate pursuit to stay on top of new advancements in the fields of cosmetic and general dentistry. A stickler for quality, Dr Horowitz has dedicated himself to continuing education, earning the prestigious fellowship award from the Academy of General Dentistry. To qualify for such an honor, he was required to complete a minimum of 500 hours of continuing education and to pass a rigorous fellowship examination. He is also required to take a minimum of 25 hours of continuing education every year to keep the fellowship. This distinction is shared by only 7% of dentists nationally, further illustrating Dr. Horowitz' level of commitment to providing safe, effective, and excellent results.
Dr. Horowitz has dedicated himself to continuing education, earning him Mentorship status at the prestigious Kois Center for Advanced Dental Studies, and fellowship in the Pierre Fauchard Academy. Dr. Horowitz is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the American Dental Association, and the American Association of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is a past-president of the Grand Strand Dental Society, and since 2008, Dr. Horowitz has been an executive board member of the South Carolina Academy of General Dentistry, where he is former president of the organization. Dr. Horowitz has lectured at the Medical University of South Carolina, Horry Georgetown Technical College, Patterson Dental Company, and the Academy for Arts, Sciences, and Technology. Most recently Dr. Horowitz was asked to present at the Kois Center in Seattle, Washington on Laser Crown Lengthening.
Additionally, Dr. Horowitz has been featured in several television news segments, including dental management of the sleep apnea patient on WBTW and WPDE, and in print in The Sun News, S.C. Woman Magazine, and Coastal Business Life Magazine.
Dr. Patricia Carolyn Coleman Lawson ("Cara") is from Lake City, South Carolina. She graduated Magna Cum Laude and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry at the University of South Carolina. Dr. Lawson graduated from dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston in May 2012. After her time at MUSC, she completed the Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program at Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Georgia. The program helped further her education in general dentistry as well as implant dentistry and conscious sedation. She is a current member of the South Carolina Dental Association.
Dr. Shawna Collins, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, attended Wofford College, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Biology. She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 1994, where she was awarded the Sandra K. Thore Integrity Award and the Organization of Teachers of Oral Diagnosis Award. After dental school, Dr. Collins advanced her education by completing a General Practice Residency at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia, South Carolina.
Originally from New York, Dr. Bockler received his Bachelor’s degree in Physics from Polytechnic Institute of New York and his Doctor of Dental Medicine from Washington University in St. Louis, MO. Dr Bockler started practicing Dentistry in New York in 1976, and brings some 40 years of experience in Adult, Geriatric, Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry to our practice.