James E. Mills, D.D.S.

Meet Dr. Mills

Dr. James E. Mills is a skilled dentist offering innovative dental procedures for his Myrtle Beach, SC patients at Market Common Dentistry. Utilizing his advanced training and expertise, Dr. Mills is able to accurately diagnose existing dental conditions before creating a customized treatment plan based on the patient’s needs and smile goals. His dedication to providing optimal outcomes and a positive patient experience make Dr. Mills a highly sought-after dental professional in South Carolina.

Skills and Specialties

At Market Common Dentistry, Dr. Mills offers general, cosmetic, restorative, periodontal, and endodontic dental services in order to transform the function and appearance of his patients' smiles. As a part of advanced cosmetic dentistry, he performs smile makeovers, dental bonding and contouring, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers, and inlays and onlays. For patients in need of a restorative procedure, Dr. Mills is skilled in providing dental bridges, crowns, and implants, as well as dentures and sinus lift surgery. In order to help patients restore or maintain optimal oral health, he also administers treatment for periodontal disease and offers comprehensive dental exams.

Education and Training

A graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Mills received his doctor of dental surgery degree from Loyola University in Chicago, IL in 1984. He then completed a one-year general practice residency at the University of Chicago in 1987, which provided training in advanced surgical techniques, anesthesia, and general medicine. He maintained a private practice in Chicago until relocating to the Myrtle Beach, SC community in 1991.

Recognizing the need along the Grand Strand for a full-service dental implant practice, Dr. Mills completed advanced training in implant dentistry at the Misch Implant Institute in 1995. He then attained certification in the administration of intravenous conscious sedation from the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Mills stays current in the latest dental techniques by completing numerous hours of continuing education on an annual basis.

Professional Memberships

Dr. Mills is a diplomate of the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. He also maintains an active membership with the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, and the Grand Strand Dental Society.


Dr. Mills resides in Pawleys Island, SC with his wife and their twin sons. Aside from dentistry, he is actively involved with his church and The Boy Scouts of America.


"THE BEST DENTIST EVER. Hands down. I used to be horrified of dentists because of bad experiences when I was a kid. Dr. Mills & Christine could not be more professional and welcoming, I will never miss another appointment here."



"Love Dr Mills and his staff. So pleasant and caring"



"I really hate to go to the dentist & because of this fear, it has been at least 10 years since I’ve seen one. I’ve recently started having some major issues & had to make myself go in for treatment. The whole staff was awesome! From the time I entered the building I was treated with the utmost respect. Dr. Mills & Dr. Latvis were very thorough & never one time made me feel ashamed/embarrassed about my issues. Everyone was extremely professional, but very personable. I’m glad I chose MC Dentistry! Although I’m not looking forward to the months of treatment, I know I’m in great hands!!"



"I have a 30 year fear of going to the dentist, And I was 100% comfortable with Dr. Mills. He was kind compassionate and understanding of my fears. He also took the time to really listen but not only to listen but hear what I was saying to understand where those fears came from.The staff there was very friendly and accommodating as well. I have had consultations with many other practices and dentists etc. and for one reason or another it was a let down.For the first time I am looking forward to Improving my smile and getting the work done to improve my mental health."



"Dr. Mills and staff are fabulous.  I am such a scaredy-cat when it comes to dentists.  The staff are all gentle and kind.  Made me feel very comfortable and less afraid during wisdom teeth extraction.  Minimal pain after, didn’t news prescribed pain pills!  I highly recommend Market Common Dentistry for any and all dental needs!"



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