Meet Your Rock Hill Dentist
Dr. Paul Coombs
Excited to Meet You and Protect Your Smile
Over the past 36 years Dr. Paul Coombs has been working in the dental field, one of the things he’s enjoyed most is not only helping people achieve a healthy smile but building wonderful relationships with his patients along the way. We can’t wait for you to meet him in-person, but until then, give his detailed bio a look for yourself. In it, you can learn more about his background and how he came into the dental field!
Why Did You Become a Dentist?
While he was originally born in Norfolk, VA, Dr. Coombs grew up in Charleston. At a young age, he got to see what being a dentist was really like thanks to his father. Since he was also a dentist, he got to see firsthand the high level of art and science that was required to provide quality dentistry, and watching his father gave the necessary insight to recognize that it was the field for him. With over 36 years of clinical experience under his belt, (including 32 years at Coombs & Ross Family Dentistry), there’s not a day that goes by where he isn’t happy to he serving up smiles to the community!
My Educational Background
Dr. Coombs attended Bishop England High School in Charleston, then enrolled into Clemson University before going to dental school. Following his undergraduate education, he went on to earn his dental degree from the Medical University of South Carolina. During his general practice residency at the Naval Hospital in San Diego, he was ranked first in his class. He would eventually go on to be assigned to the USS Samuel Gompers in Alameda, CA as the dedicated dental officer. After two years of duty, he would practice general dentistry in Anderson, SC, then practice in his very own dental office in Rock Hill in 1987.
Following his formal education, Dr. Coombs would go on to earn his Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry as well as Fellowship in the International College of Dentistry. He has since studied at multiple professional organizations and institutions, including the Pankey Institute of Dentistry, the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies, SPEAR Education, and the Dawson Academy. He holds training in all aspects of dentistry, particularly in restorative dentistry, dental implants, and endodontics.
Dr. Coombs was also appointed by the SC State Board of Dentistry by Governor Haley in December of 2013 and served a six-year term. There, he served as president. Today, he’s a member of the following dental organizations:
- American Dental Association
- South Carolina Dental Association
- Academy of General Dentistry
- International College of Dentists
What Do You Enjoy Outside the Practice?
Dr. Coombs is happily married to his wife of 36 years, Karen. They have two grown children who are happily married and have since been blessed with two grandchildren. In his spare time, He enjoys traveling with his family, playing golf, and competitive running. He’s completed three marathons, including the Boston Marathon.