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.


"Always a (relatively)  pleasant experience...esp. with the massage dental chair.  Love their modern equipment for tooth cleaning--NO scraping; super high-power water tools. Dr. Mills--of jocular demeanor--does thorough exams, including the neck (for moles, growths, swollen lymph nodes).  They do excellent holistic treatment plans vs. simply resolve any presenting issues.   The only reason I didn't rate them "5-star" is due to the cost of treatments--but that is somewhat unfair as my basis is the cost of treatment we received abroad for 11 years (~1/3 the cost) where costs were lower and our visa status accorded us a 15% discount."



"Dr. Mills came highly recommended by several neighbors.  I'm less than a mile from his office, which makes it very convenient.  At the present time, I am going through extensive dental work requiring several oral surgeries and frequent visits.  He and his staff are wonderful.  I was immediately treated as a valued patient by the way they don't keep me waiting beyond my appointment time, check on me to make sure I'm not experiencing discomfort, and trying to make the experience as painless as possible.  I would strongly recommend them if you need implants."



"Always a pleasant greeting when you arrive for your appointment!  Christine is a terrific dental hygienist who is knowledgeable and efficient. Dr Mills is up to date on the latest dental techniques and technology.  I would highly recommend that you visit this practice!"



"I've known Dr Mills since 2003. Back then, we had our offices in the same medical complex. Every day, late after hours and in the weekends, there were only 2 cars in the parking lot, his and mine. Dr. Mills is a very hard working & dedicated man. A few years later, I became one of his patients & remain under his care for the past several years. I'm very happy with Dr. Mills, his staff and the service. As a cardiologist, I highly recommend it to all my own patients."



"Dr.Mills and his staff are very caring and extremely professional. Whenever I enter their office, I always feel welcome and at ease. Each procedure is thoroughly discussed and explained. Every question is answered. I highly recommend this dental practice."



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