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Our Technology
At James Island Dental Associates, we are excited to offer a new way of imaging for our patients. Dr. Thomas and Dr. Weir now have the ability to perform CBCT (Cone Beam Computed Tomography) of our patients’ jaws with our new low radiation Planmeca ProMax 3D.
What Our Patients Say
  • You are a top-notch dental practice! I have been to several in my lifetime and yours tops the list of professional services, timeliness of appointments and a wonderful staff! I have found your business runs like a well-oiled machine which I do appreciate. Many thanks to Dr. Weir, Dr. Thomas and your kind and caring staff.
    Ginni P.
    No issues, just accolades! Everything went very well and was particularly impressed at your attention to customer service. Both dentist and DA explained what they were doing at every step of the way, I got full answers to all of my questions. You seem to have the needs of the patient at the heart of everything you do!
    Phil W.
  • The staff was great during the procedure. Having wisdom teeth extracted was a bit distressing but confidence of staff helped me get through the process and have had very little pain afterwards. Great job team Thomas!!!
    Brett K.
    As with previous visits, this one was smooth and efficient. The technician answered my questions about whitening my teeth and was very thoughtful and friendly. I would, and have, recommended your practice to friends and co-workers.
  • We usually see Dr. Weir and this was our first time seeing Dr. Thomas, but he was great as well. Ms. Holly is the greatest, especially with kids. I used to have a major fear of going to the dentist and now it's kind of a nice thing to do. Thank you all!
    Very professional and courteous staff. Clean office, thorough work, and wonderful patient care. I feel very confident with the knowledge and expertise of Dr. Weir and would highly recommend his services. Top notch support staff.

Meet the Doctors

James Island Dental Associates, PA

Dr. L. Thomas Weir has been practicing dentistry since 1988. Dr. James Thomas III joined him in 2003 and now has become a partner at Smiles for Charleston.

Our office is located on James Island, convenient to downtown Charleston, West Ashley, Folly Beach, Johns Island, Kiawah, and Seabrook Islands.

Dr. Weir and Dr. Thomas accept most insurance, so please bring your insurance cards and forms with you. We also accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express credit cards.

Most families are on a budget these days, and we understand the need to spread our dental costs over time. To help with this, we offer Citi Card and CareCredit, which both allow no-interest payment plans (upon approval).

James H. Thomas III, DMD, FAGD

 James H. Thomas IIIDMD, FAGD

Dr. James H. Thomas III graduated from the College of Charleston in 1998 with a Bachelor of Science in biology. Following graduation, he attended the Medical University of South Carolina, where he earned his DMD. He received hands on training during his general practice residency, which took place at Palmetto Richland Hospital in Columbia.

Dr. Thomas is a member of many dental societies and associations, which helps him stay on top of the latest developments in dentistry. His memberships include:

  • The American Dental Association
  • The South Carolina Dental Association
  • The Academy of General Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists
  • The American Dental Society of Anesthesiology

As a long-time resident of South Carolina, Dr. Thomas feels a deep connection to the people of his community and takes time out of his schedule to offer assistance to those in need. He volunteers at his alma mater, MUSC, at the Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center, and has even served as part of a medical and dental mission trip to Honduras.  

L. Thomas Weir, DDS

 L. Thomas WeirDDS

After graduating from the Ohio State University, Dr. Thomas Weir earned early enrollment to the university’s dental school. After earning his DDS, he headed to the VAMC here in Charleston for his general practice residency.

Dr. Weir is a fellow of the American College of Dentists and a member of the OKU National Dental Honor Society. He also holds memberships in

  • The American Dental Association
  • The South Carolina Dental Association
  • The Academy of Oral Medicine
  • The American Academy of Implant Dentistry
  • The International Congress of Oral Implantologists

Since 1989, Dr. Weir has served as the clinical assistant professor in MUSC’s graduate periodontics program, where he trains graduate residents in such advanced procedures as implant placement, ridge grafting, and sinus lift bone grafting.

In his spare time, Dr. Weir gives back to the Charleston community, serving as MUSC faculty at Our Lady of Mercy Outreach Center.  

Meet Our Team

Dental Hygienists

 Dental Hygienists

Meet our talented dental hygienists, Kit, Lori, Rosemary, and Sandy!

Dental Assistants

 Dental Assistants

Our team of friendly and knowledgeable dental assistants, Heather, Jan, Jessica, Dale, and Missy, are ready to help welcome you to our practice!

Front Desk Staff

 Front Desk Staff

Our front desk staff members, Samantha, Walt, Dana, and Sherry, will greet you with a smile every time you arrive to our practice!

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