We are committed to the pursuit of excellence.
Dr. James Hargrove
Dr. J. Lauren Hargrove, D.M.D. has been a valued member of the Dental Home family for years -- beginning in Charleston and now as a founding member of the Bluffton office. He first laid the foundation for his dental career at Kennesaw State University where he majored in biology and chemistry. After graduating with a Bachelor of Science in 1994, he enrolled at the Medical College of Georgia, School of Dentistry. After earning his D.M.D. in 1999, he opened his first private practice in Atlanta. In 2006, he was awarded the prestigious “Fellow” certification from the International Congress of Oral Implantology (ICOI) for “Prosthetic Implant Reconstruction” and “Surgical Placement of Implants.”
Dr. Hargrove performs an array of procedures such as oral surgery, bone grafting, implant placements and restorations, periodontal surgery, full mouth reconstructive dentistry, endodontics and more. He has placed in excess of 100 implants per year for many years and has worked with systems such as Strauman, 3i, Nobel, and his latest, BioHorizon. In his downtime, Dr. Hargrove enjoys fitness, hiking, photography, traveling, spending time with his family and friends, and his work in charity.
Dr. Kimberly Frisk
Dr. Kimberly A. Frisk, DMD graduated from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine in 2013. She was then selected to complete a multi-disciplinary hospital residency at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Youngstown, OH. This residency provided her with advanced training in all the specialties of dentistry including oral surgery, endodontics and the treatment of medically compromised patients. During her residency, she served as part time faculty at the Youngstown State University School of Hygiene and the Choffin School of Accredited Dental Assisting. Dr. Frisk then moved to Wilmington, NC where she practiced full time at the Pender County Health Department and became adjunct faculty at the University of North Carolina’s Dental School for two years before relocating to Bluffton, SC.
Dr. Frisk is a member of the American Dental Association as well as a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. She spends her free time with her growing family, her husband who is a Navy Dentist stationed at the Marine Corp Recruit Depot Parris Island, and her 1-year old son Caden who keeps her quite busy!
Dr. Frisk looks forward to meeting you and providing you and your family the best dental care in a friendly, relaxed environment.