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Robert F. Berger, DDS

Dr. Robert Berger opened this practice on May 5, 1969.  He graduated from Emory University Dental School in 1966 and spent two and a half years in the U.S. Army Dental Corps.  This included a year in Vietnam from May 1967-May 1968.

Dr. Berger has taken over 2000 hours of postgraduate study and earned fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry.  He is a life member of the American Equilibration Society, the American Dental Association and the South Carolina Dental Association.  He is a fellow in the International Congress of Implantology and is a fellow in the American College of Dentists.  He has lectured on Temperomandibular Joint Therapy and has lectured for MUSC Dental School on the study club circuit.  He has voluntarily taught for eight years at MUSC on dental implant restoration.  He has placed and restored dental implants since 1989.

Dr. Berger also has practiced all phases of restorative dentistry and is known to be capable of treating the most complicated cases.  He has knowledge in all phases of dentistry and always puts emphasis on proper diagnosis and treatment planning prior to beginning to treat complicated situations.

Dr. Berger has kept himself in excellent physical condition, enjoys golf and hiking around town and is always active in the community.  He is an avid reader who especially likes historical works and thriller fiction.  He has been selected as the “best dentist of the Midlands” yearly for many years with Columbia Metropolitan Magazine by his peers.

He has been married to Amy Berger since 2000 and has five children and two stepsons as well as three grandchildren.  His daughter Deidre Crockett has been practicing with Berger Dental Group since 2006.  His son Marc has his own dental practice in the area.  Rhett Berger works in real estate and does some financials for Berger Dental Group.  Kenny Berger is a highly respected plaintiff lawyer a block away at 5205 Forest Drive.  Francie finished Georgetown Law School in May 2017 and will practice Winston and Strawn Law Firm in Washington, DC.  His wife, Amy, has been a speech therapist and is retired at this time.
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Deidre Berger Crockett, DMD

Dr. Deidre Crockett graduated with a Bachelor of Science from the College of Charleston in 1994. She taught math and history in the SC Public School System for four years as well as night classes for parents in Berkeley County, S.C. She excelled in teaching and enjoyed her teaching career but her move back to Columbia altered her plans. When her husband Tyler Crockett, was finishing his Chemical Engineering degree at the University of South Carolina, Mrs. Crockett became office manager for Berger Dental Group. She then decided to pursue a career as a dentist. She entered the Medical University of South Carolina in 2002, graduating in 2006. There she served as President of the Honor Council, was a member of Psi Omega Dental Fraternity for where she served on several committees. She also participated in Give Kids a Smile, head and neck cancer screenings, and volunteered in a free surgical dental clinic in North Charleston for two years serving those who have no means to receive dental care.

Dr. Crockett graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina in May of 2006 with a Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree. Dr. Crockett is currently a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and has taken courses that have expanded her knowledge and abilities in this area. This makes her more capable of bringing the practice a higher degree of aesthetic dentistry, as well as functionality for her patients. She has completed the in depth IV sedation residency at the University of Alabama leading to certification in IV and Oral Sedation. She considers continuing education courses a vital necessity of being an excellent dentist. She has an outstanding ability to relate to her patients; and she’s shown caring and kindness that is very much appreciated by her patients. She brings a high degree of skill, caring and professionalism to Berger Dental Group. Dr. Crockett is a member of The South Carolina Dental Association, The American Academy of Cosmetic Dentists, The American Dental Association, The Palmetto Study Club, former president of the Central District Dental Society, and is a fellow in the Pierre Fauchard Academy.

She has also provided dental exams for the military guard units, Navy, Air Force, and Marines for 10 years.

Molly Pincelli, DMD

Dr. Molly Pincelli is originally from Long Beach, CA. She attended the University of South Carolina where she earned her bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with honors in 2014.

Dr. Pincelli earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2018. She is an avid supporter of organized dentistry and served as Vice President of the MUSC chapter of the American Student Dental Association. She was also an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, American Association of Women Dentists, Student National Dental Association, and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity. She volunteered at Our Lady of Mercy Community Outreach Dental Clinic and served on dental mission trips to Peru and Ecuador with Dental Community Fellowship.

Staying current on dental trends and techniques is very important to Dr. Pincelli, so she can provide the best care to her patients. She has attended Continuing Education courses in Chicago, Los Angeles, Orlando, and various courses across South Carolina. Additionally, she completed a one-year general practice residency at Prisma Health Richland where she gained advanced training in treatment planning, IV sedation, dental trauma, surgical extractions, implant placement, and treating medically complex and special needs patients. 

In her free time, Dr. Pincelli enjoys participating in group exercise classes, backpacking the Appalachian Trail, attending church at Shandon Baptist, and spending time with her husband, Luke, who is an Assistant Solicitor in Richland County. Dr. Pincelli looks forward to making lasting relationships with her patients. She brings a youthful energy to the office and is dedicated to providing high level dental care with kindness and sincerity.

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Berger Dental Group

Berger Dental Group has been serving the community for over 50 years. Our dentists work hard to provide advanced dental procedures at affordable rates, and we offer sedation dentistry to help patients feel comfortable from start to finish. We are members of many notable organizations, including: 

  • American Dental Association
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of General Dentistry

Schedule a consultation today by requesting an appointment online or calling our Columbia office at (803) 787-9793.

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