Dr. David Van Patten is a Sumter, SC, native. He attended Thomas Sumter Academy and graduated from Lynchburg Christian Academy in 1990. Dr. Van Patten received his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology with a minor in business management in 1994 from Liberty University before attending MUSC. He earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina in 2003, and he joined Palmetto Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in July of that year.
Dr. Van Patten enjoys caring for the oral health of his patients, and he loves that we have a very friendly, caring, and engaging staff. They are family to him and his family. As he says, “I love what I do and a very large part of that is because of our staff and patients.”
In his time away from the office, Dr. Van Patten loves spending time with Lisa, his wife of over 20 years. He and Lisa love to take their four children, Landon, Graham, Miles, and Mary Beth, to as many places as possible. He also enjoys saltwater fishing and all sports.