Dental Anxiety or Fear??

Dr. Wisner and Dr. McPherson prioritize patient comfort. We employ several new technologies that allow our office to complete dental procedures with less pain and anxiety.

Lightwalker Dental Laser

The Lightwalker laser allows our doctors to do many procedures, including fillings, without anesthesia. This state-of-the-art laser outperforms dental handpieces in many instances while simultaneously offering less pain and shorter healing time to patients.

For Our Patients Who Require Anesthesia:

The Dental Wand

The Wand is a Computer Assisted Anesthesia System. It is significantly more comfortable than the syringe, which greatly reduces patient anxiety.

It also allows SINGLE TOOTH ANESTHESIA! This eliminates the need to numb a large area when we are working on a single tooth. Our patients can return to work/life without a numb face.

Sedation Dentistry

Many dental offices promote “sedation dentistry” through the use of nitrous oxide, or laughing gas. This is an effective method to alleviate mild anxiety and allow patients to leave the office without an escort.

However, many patients require more than nitrous oxide to be comfortable in the dental office.

In addition to nitrous oxide, Peninsula Dentistry also offers oral AND IV sedation.

Depending on the procedure and our patient’s anxiety level, we can provide the most appropriate and effective sedation possible.

Oral sedation involves taking a pill prior to your appointment that delivers very effective anxiolysis and amnesiac results. Not only are you completely calm, but you will remember very little of your appointment after returning home.

IV sedation allows a very safe and completely comfortable experience for our patients. We offer IV conscious AND moderate anesthesia (provided by a licensed certified nurse anesthestist). IV sedation is generally used for longer appointments (including full mouth cases in one visit!) and for surgeries.

Our breadth of services and priority on patient comfort truly sets us apart!

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Dentistry should be as affordable as it is high-quality. At Peninsula Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, we firmly believe that the terms of a dental insurance plan (or lack thereof) should not dictate the quality of care our patients deserve. That’s why we are pleased to offer our in-house savings plan. Now, patients who are uninsured can STILL save on general, preventative, and even ortho services!

Our Patients Testimonials

Our Patients Reviews

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.
Matthew W. L.
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
John C.

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

Opening Hours

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

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