3070 N Highway 17 #101
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466
(843) 849-9990

Our Practice


Life Smiles Dentistry was founded in 2005 by lifelong Mt. Pleasant resident "Dr. Judy" Villanyi.

Life Smiles is a small, family oriented, comprehensive dental practice with over 25 years of experience specializing in the art of genuine patient care focusing on timely, comfortable, and pain-free appointments. Our most significant attribute is a patient education which dispels all dental untruths and fears, enabling patients to choose their treatment of choice with fact-based knowledge dependent upon their current dental condition.

In our office, we provide comprehensive periodontal care (regular cleanings extending to gum therapy), white (composite) fillings, Amalgam (silver) fillings, all porcelain crowns ("caps"), bridges, veneers, implant crowns and bridges, partials, and implant supported dentures ("All-on-4"). We provide laser bleaching and take-home bleaching products.

For patients with anxiety, we offer nitrous oxide (Laughing Gas) and oral sedation (Ativan, Valium). We also perform non-invasive TMJ therapy and power bleaching with our Epic Laser.

We at Life Smiles Dentistry believe that your mouth is a gateway to your health and happiness. Let us put a smile on it!

FAQ's



General questions
We currently accept cash, personal checks, debit cards, and all major credit cards. We also participate with CareCredit.
We file ALL types of insurance as payment towards dental treatment. We are in-network with Delta Dental, Metlife, Cigna, Aetna, Ameritas, Humana-One, Humana Federal/Dentemax, and Principal.

Unfortunately, we do not participate with Medicare/Medicaid.
Please don’t be concerned. Our practice believes that everyone should have access to quality dental care. Our office provides financing through CareCredit.
Our practice offers two types of sedation:
  • Oral sedation via medication such as Ativan/Valium
  • Nitrous Oxide sedation known as “Laughing Gas”
Rest assured that patient comfort is our top priority.
  • Identification such as a Driver’s License, Military, State, or College ID
  • Dental Insurance Card
You will be required to fill out the following forms in our office:
  • Patient Information Form
  • Patient Health History Form
  • HIPAA Consent Form
  • Patient Authorization Form
Many diseases of the teeth and surrounding tissues cannot be seen when the dentist examines the mouth. An examination may reveal:
  • Small areas of decay between the teeth or below existing restorations (fillings)
  • Infections in the bone
  • Periodontal (gum) disease
  • Abscesses or cysts
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Some types of tumors
X-rays can detect damage to oral structures not visible during a regular exam. If you have a hidden tumor, X-rays may even help you save your life.
A number of problems can arise during this type of treatment. Some include: mouth sores, infections, dry mouth, bleeding of the gums and lining of the mouth, and general soreness and pain of the mouth. It is harder to control these discomforts while undergoing treatment as the immune system is compromised as a result of the treatment. It is very important to see your dentist before treatment begins.
Please call our office well before your appointment so we can get you the required premedication.
There are certain conditions that require pre-medication with an antibiotic prior to dental treatment to prevent adverse effects and infection that can be caused by bacteria that enters the bloodstream during dental procedures. Please consult with us prior to your appointment especially if you have any joint replacements or recent surgeries.
We encourage parents to bring their newborns with them, starting in a car seat, at their dental appointments so children can be exposed to the sounds and smells of a dental office early in their life. It becomes familiar to them by the age of 3 when we will clean their teeth professionally for the first time. It is a great way to eliminate dental fear and educate parents from the start on their child’s proper dental hygiene.
Patients of record can call the office and they will be directed to the dentist’s emergency contact number.

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