Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, MS, PhD

Meet Charleston SC Periodontist Dr. Blanton

Photo of Patricia L. Blanton, DDS, MS, PhD, Charleston SC Periodontist

Professor Emeritus, Biomedical Sciences, TAMUS/BCD; Past Interim Dean, James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, MUSC; Diplomate in Oral Medicine; practicing periodontist and consultant in head and neck surgical anatomy. 

Dr. Blanton earned a BA in Chemistry from Hardin Simmons University, an MS and PhD in Anatomy from Baylor University, and a DDS and Certificate in Periodontics from Baylor University College of Dentistry. Dr. Blanton has held numerous state and national offices including past President of the American College of Dentists, Vice President of the American Dental Association, and President of the Dallas County Dental Society.  She was the first woman President of the Texas Dental Association (TDA) and received the Gold Medal of Distinguished Service, the highest honor given by the TDA.

Photo of Charleston SC periodontist Dr. Blanton with Award

Dr. Blanton was named Distinguished Alumnus of TAMUS/BCD, Distinguished Alumnus of the Department of Periodontics, Distinguished Alumnus of Hardin Simmons University, and received the Dallas County Dental Society Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2012, she was inducted into the TAMUS/BCD Hall of Fame.  Most recently, Dr. Blanton received the “Distinguished Service Award” – the highest award given by the American Dental Association, and the Pierre Fauchard Gold Medal, the highest award granted by the Pierre Fauchard Academy. 

Dr. Blanton serves on the Foundation Board of the American College of Dentists and is a member, ADEA Advisory Committee on Diversity and Inclusion.  She lectures nationally and internationally and has authored more than one hundred articles in peer-reviewed journals.

To schedule a consult or appointment with Dr. Blanton, please use the Appointment Request form below or call our Charleston office ☎ James Island Family, Cosmetic, & Implant Dentistry Charleston Office Phone Number 843-795-1111.