Meet the Summerville Dentist
Thomas P. Riley, DMD
Dr. Thomas Riley, our Summerville dentist, considers himself a homegrown ‘Summervillian’ through and through. His exposure to the community extends far back, as he attended Summerville High School, played soccer for the Summerville Soccer Club, and went to St. Paul’s Episcopal Church while growing up. He then went on to attend Auburn University and the College of Charleston, where he finished with a degree in Chemistry.
Prior to becoming an active member of the Summerville dentistry community, Dr. Riley graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina and joined the U.S. Air Force, in 1994. While in service, Dr. Riley was stationed in Little Rock, Arkansas (where he met and married his wife, Natalie); Kunsan, Korea; and finally, back at Charleston Air Force Base. His time in the service allowed him to garner experiences and build relationships in and out of the dental practice that he will always treasure. Dr. Riley is still in the Air Force Reserves and proudly serves the troops stationed at Charleston AFB.
In 2007, Dr. Riley and his wife Natalie opened Azalea Dental in an effort to serve the growing dental needs of the community. It is also through this practice that Dr. Riley aims to establish himself as a compassionate and caring practitioner. His vision is not just to be another Summerville dentist, but someone who is part of the area’s traditions and community. Dr. Riley is a true Summerville native and understands the community’s needs.
Dr. Riley believes in delivering the highest level of dental care with a personal touch to every patient who seeks his help. The team at Azalea Dental understands that dentistry can be overwhelming. Led by Dr. Riley, everyone on the Azalea Dental team takes the time to understand each patient’s point of view and unique dental situation to ensure a comfortable and pleasurable experience.