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Get to Know Dr. Tompkins Ramey

A South Carolina native, Dr. Tompkins Ramey is thrilled to be helping patients in Simpsonville, Greenwood (his hometown), and Powdersville achieve healthy, happy smiles. For him, dentistry is all about the people. Whether he’s hearing stories from patients about how they made their way over to Tylan Creek or he’s catching up with our awesome team, he genuinely loves connecting with others. He looks forward to meeting you at your next visit, and you can learn more about him in the meantime by reading on!

Why Did You Decide to Become a Dentist?

From a young age, Dr. Tompkins Ramey knew he wanted to do something in health care. Wasting no time, he started shadowing doctors and dentists in the 8th grade! It wasn’t until his sophomore year of college that he decided dentistry was the best choice. Once he had the revelation that this career path was the perfect combination of his enjoyment of working with his hands and contributing to the healthcare community, he was sold!

Where Did You Study Dentistry?

Dr. Tompkins Ramey studied at Clemson University before attending dental school. A South Carolina native, he chose to pursue his dental doctorate close by at the Medical University of South Carolina. From there, he attended a General Practice Residency in Columbia at Prisma Health- Richland Hospital. During this time, he completed training in a wide range of topics, including IV sedation, implant dentistry, hospital dentistry, and more. Although this additional training is impressive alone, he continues to stay at the forefront of dental technology and the latest techniques by maintaining active memberships with the following professional organizations:

Outside of the Dental Office, What Do You Like to Do?

Dr. Tompkins Ramey comes from a very close family, including his mom, dad, younger brother, and younger sister. When he isn’t at the office, some of his favorite things to do are play golf, fish (fly-fishing particularly), go to Clemson football games, and attend any concert he can. Here’s a fun fact about him: he auditioned for an Oscar Meyer commercial at the age of 7, dressed as a hot dog (he never made it to the big screen).