At Tidelands Dental, one of the things you'll likely notice first is our Southern hospitality. Sure, we rely on cutting-edge technology every day to help ensure your every visit here is as productive and painless as possible. But, it's more than that. It's heartfelt care and compassion. It's unwavering understanding and sincerity. It's a commitment to you that reaches past the patient chair and starts long before you enter our office doors.
What makes all of this possible, and truly sets Tidelands Dental apart from a sea of lookalikes, is our amazing team. As individuals, we're both pioneers and experienced leaders in the field of dental medicine. As a team, our collective educations and years of experience in dentistry are matched only by our strong cohesiveness and our unwavering commitment to your oral health. At the base of this, is our shared goals, all centered around you, our patient. You see, you're what brings us together, what binds us, and it shows throughout your treatment process and in the consistently outstanding results we're known for.
Dr. Raymond Cleary is a native of Cincinnati, OH and received his dental degree from Ohio State University. Upon graduation, he entered the United States Air Force and served as Director of Operative Dentistry at Shaw Air Force Base. Afterward, he moved to Surfside Beach, and established his first dental practice, which became Glenns Bay Dental in 1985.
Dr. Cleary has always had a strong sense of community and an unwavering desire to serve, which led him to his work as President of the Grand Strand Soccer League. Dr. Cleary also served as President of the Grand Strand YMCA, Sertoma, Rotary, the Dental Hygiene Board and the Board of South Carolina Dental Associates. He was also instrumental in the organization of two community banks, all the while maintaining a successful dental practice.
In 2004, Dr. Cleary was elected to the South Carolina Senate, where he sponsored and passed the first bill concerning autism and sponsored the Raffle Bill, which assists all non-profits, especially the Shriners and Lions Clubs. After 12 years in the Senate, and while simultaneously serving his dental patients, Dr. Cleary chose not to seek election for the then unopposed Senate seat. In 2018, Dr. Cleary left Glenns Bay Dental, where he most recently returned to its physical location (1625 Glenns Bay Road), and reopened the practice as Tidelands Dental.
Practicing dentistry since 2008, caring for smiles in South Carolina. Dr. Robert Carimi earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee, College of Dentistry. Prior to entering private practice, he completed advanced training in surgical techniques at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Memphis, TN, and he is one of the only sedation general dentists in the area. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology.
Continually dedicated to providing care that optimizes oral health, Dr. Carimi is committed to pursuing ongoing education that enables him to provide patients with the latest advancements in dentistry.
Dr. Carimi has been with Tidelands Dental since 2020 and has a great chairside manner. He specializes in implant fixed dentures, implants, crowns, and cosmetic dentistry.