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.


"For about 5 years now this has been the best dentist I’ve ever been to. They really do care about the patient. Everybody is always so friendly & thorough, and Dr Mills is a hilarious guy who I’ve never seen in a poor mood. Thank you for the high level of service!"



"exceptional service.   friendly and accommodating staff.    I’ve been going to Dr Mills for over 20 years and refer this practice to my friends and family."



"When I first moved to the area. I needed a permanent dental bridge put in, the other dentist that was practicing there did it, who is no longer there, not Dr. Mills. Anyhow it broke a lil less than 3 years later. Went back in and Dr. Mills did the honorable thing and made me a new bridge at no additional cost to me. That is the correct way to do business and much appreciated by me. Dr. Mills is the best. I have worked in the medical field for many years and this is the right way to treat patients."



"Had my 6 Month cleaning.  A great thorough cleaning. Dana is amazing   They found a gum issue for which I’ll be returning.  Dr Mills is an amazing Dentist"



"I actually enjoy going to dentist now. Everyone is cheerful, polite and helpful. Dana does a great job with the cleaning and Dr Mills is knowledgeable and always has time for questions. The office atmosphere is relaxing and clean.   I highly recommend market Common Dentistry."



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