5 Signs You Need a New Toothbrush

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You rely on your toothbrush twice a day to clean your teeth. However, if you’ve neglected to replace your toothbrush when it needed, your oral hygiene efforts may be falling short. In some cases, a neglected toothbrush could be doing more harm than good. Regardless of the type of toothbrush you use or the stage… Continue reading

The Value of the One-Visit Dental Crown

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As technology advances, the less we have to wait for the things we want or need. Dentistry is no different. Modern technology has drastically changed the way we restore damaged teeth. Thanks to state-of-the-art dental systems like CEREC, patients don’t have to wear temporary crowns or make multiple trips to the dentist to restore a… Continue reading

Mouth Trauma and the Value of an Emergency Dentist

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While you may rely on the hospital emergency room for an injury to your body, an accident involving your teeth warrants a trip to the dentist. In fact, an emergency dentist is much more equipped to properly handle your dental trauma. Not only does a dentist have ways to relieve your pain after a mouth-related… Continue reading

Is Six Month Smiles Right for Me?

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Unlike past decades, adults have more than one option for straightening their teeth. If you never had braces as a child, you are certainly not stuck between the decision to keep your crooked smile or endure years of metal braces. Today, you can choose from clear, short-term orthodontics such as Six Month Smiles. This is… Continue reading

Exposing The Truth About Root Canals

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Getting a root canal may not be on your bucket list in life, but it shouldn’t be a procedure you fear or put off if it is recommended for you. In fact, if you were told that you need a root canal, then this dental treatment is what will bring you relief and save your… Continue reading

Easing Your Fears About Tooth Extraction

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When it comes to a tooth that is struggling to survive, there are many specialized dental treatments like root canal therapy, dental crowns and fillings that can save a compromised tooth. However, some teeth are beyond repair or pose a risk to your oral health. In such cases, tooth removal or extraction may be recommended.… Continue reading

Your Toothpaste Shopping Guide

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All dentists agree that patients should brush twice a day for optimal oral health. This means you will buy countless tubes of toothpaste over the course of your lifetime. If you’ve ever gone to the supermarket or drug store to buy toothpaste, however, you will quickly discover that there is more than one variety. In… Continue reading

Are Bruxism and Sleep Apnea Related?

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Grinding your teeth and breathing problems may not seem related, but in many cases, people can experience both while sleeping. Bruxism includes nocturnal teeth grinding and jaw clenching; obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway is blocked during sleep. These two conditions have a few things in common – they both involve the oral cavity… Continue reading

Why Choose Dental Implants?

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Over the years, dental implants have undoubtedly become the preferred method to replace missing teeth. Due to their individual placement and permanent anchor into the jawbone, they are as close to natural teeth as you can get when it comes to restorative dentistry. In fact, compared to other replacement teeth methods, like bridges and dentures,… Continue reading

Have a Sensitive Gag Reflex? How Your Dentist Can Help

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If you suffer from a sensitive gag reflex, the dental office may be your least favorite place to visit. An “overly sensitive” gag reflex affects many patients in varying degrees, and it can even cause patients to avoid professional dental care completely. Regardless of whether you have a mild or severe gagging reflex, a qualified… Continue reading

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Absolutely phenomenal dental office. Not only are the dentists outstanding at their craft but, like every person in the office, they are incredibly friendly and genuine. And that is so important. I earnestly recommend Peninsula if you are looking for the highest quality care, expertise and, equally important, quality people. I would give them 10 stars if I could.
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The BEST dentist. Megan the hygienist is always so professional and thorough! Every time I have a visit here the staff from the front desk to back are always so efficient and courteous. Dr. McPherson is an amazing dentist and always takes time to explain everything in a way that makes sense. I will only go to Peninsula for all my dental needs!
Dana M.
Excellent staff and excellent experience from entering until leaving. Dr. McPherson is terrific!! Her assistant Kate is very knowledgeable and caring. I felt like I had two dentist attending to me. This was my first visit to this practice. I’ll always remain a patient due to my experience
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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. James B. Wisner

Dr. James B. Wisner was raised in Charleston and attended Porter-Gaud High School. He graduated from The Honors College at The University of South Carolina in 1996 and received his D.M.D. degree in 2002 from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine.

Dr. Wisner served in Las Vegas, Nevada and Spangdahlem, Germany as a Captain in the United States Air Force for three years where he completed an AEGD residency and was certified in Intravenous Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Caitlin McPherson

Dr. Caitlin McPherson was born and raised in Charleston, South Carolina. A graduate of Porter Gaud High School, she went on to receive her Bachelors of Science from Clemson University’s Calhoun Honors College. Dr. McPherson earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine. She is an active member of The American Dental Association and The Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. McPherson performs all aspects of general dentistry and is Invisalign certified. Dr. McPherson especially enjoys treating pediatric patients.


538 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

Phone (843) 507-5481
Fax (843) 577-4653

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Monday - Thursday 8am - 5pm
Lunch break: 1pm - 2pm

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