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    Welcome Dr. Williams and Dr. Barnard!

    We’re excited to announce two awesome additions to the Howard Family – Dr. James Michael Williams and Dr. Ian Barnard. Get to know our new dentists a little more and don’t forget to schedule a cleaning in Beaufort or Bluffton today.


    Dr. James Michael Williams, DMD

    Dr. J. Michael Williams was born in Atlanta, Ga. and grew up in Louisville, Ky., but he never lost his southern roots. He received his undergraduate and graduate degree from the University of Louisville. As a seasoned provider for over 30 years, he enjoys working with patients of all age groups and strives to make every patient feel as comfortable as possible during their visit. Dr. Williams was inspired to enter the field of dentistry by his grandfather, who was a general dentist in Atlanta. He would travel frequently to Atlanta to visit his grandfather’s practice and realized the unique opportunity dentistry offered to positively impact the live of patients. As a general dentist, he is a master of many skills, but thoroughly enjoys doing anterior cosmetic dentistry, veneers and even dental makeovers to help boost patient’s confidence by improving their smile.

    Dr. Williams strives to be a life-long learner and stays on the cutting edge of dental treatment by taking several continuing education courses throughout the year. He is committed to ensuring a positive, comfortable experience for the patient while visiting the office and looks forward to fostering relationships with the Bluffton community. Outside of the office, Dr. Williams enjoys trying new restaurants and spending time with his wife of over 35 years, Jeanie, and sons, Aaron and David.


    Dr. Ian Barnard, DDS

    Dr. Barnard is a graduate of Purdue University, where he received a bachelor’s degree in animal science and double minored in international studies and biological studies. He went on to graduate from Indiana University, School of Dentistry in 2015. Dr. Barnard completed a one-year residency and is certified to perform IV sedation.

    Dr. Barnard hails from Kendallville, Indiana, and fondly looks forward to serving the coastal community of Beaufort, S.C. His hometown oral surgeon inspired him to enter the field of dentistry by serving as Dr. Barnard’s mentor and dear friend. Dr. Barnard enjoys using his hands to help patients not only improve their oral health, but increase their confidence and reduce their pain. Outside the office, Dr. Barnard enjoys traveling, yoga, exploring the outdoors, thrifting, photography and spending time with his wife, Angela, and two cats, Steve and Wallyta.