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Why Choose Vista Smiles?

Are you happy with your smile? Is there anything you'd like to improve? We can give you a smile makeover. Schedule your comprehensive exam today, and we'll get you back on track to feeling better about yourself.

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You Can Relax

Can you really feel relaxed during a dental visit? Well if your dentist is Dr. Phillips then the answer is yes! Your comfort is our top priority. Our calming spa atmostphere and Tempur-Pedic cushioned chairs will help you feel at ease. If you want, you can lay back and enjoy a movie during your exam. Need some added help in relaxing? Dr. Phillips and team are highly trained in oral conscious sedation. That means you can enjoy a pleasant and pain-free experience. People remember your smile...Vista Smiles love doing smile makeovers!

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Guilt Free Dentistry

Looking for a smile makeover without a stern lecture? Our staff will take care of you without passing judgement. We help patients improve their smiles, without putting them down. Our friendly staff is up to date on the latest technology and techniques through extensive training and years of experience. When you leave our office you'll feel like you just spent time with trusted friends.

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Flexible Financial Options

Dr. Phillips believes that everyone deserves a beautiful smile. To help make this possible we have several financial options for patients to choose from. We are happy to accept a wide variety of insurance plans and no interest financing is available (upon approval) through Care Credit. We also accept all major credit cards.

About the Team

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Dr. Wes Phillips

Dr. Phillips was born and raised in Morgantown, West Virginia where he received a B.A. in biology, and D.D.S. in dentistry from West Virginia University. After graduating from dental school, he earned a three-year, post-doctoral masters degree in prosthodontics from Ohio State University. Dr. Phillips practiced dentistry in Kentucky and Pennsylvania before accepting a position with Vista Smiles. He appreciates, through personal experience, the difference a dentist makes in the lives of patients in improving their health, appearance, self-confidence and overall quality of life.

Dr. Phillips enjoys traveling with his wife Claire, tennis, reading, cycling, painting, sculpting and learning about advances in technology. He has always loved the State of South Carolina and is excited to make Columbia his home.

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Dr. Benetta Bell

Dr. Bell is a graduate and former instructor of the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine and a former president of the Palmetto Medical, Dental & Pharmaceutical Association. She is currently a member of the American Dental Association, National Dental Association & South Carolina Dental Association.

In addition to running the daily operations of Vista Smiles, Dr. Bell serves on the advisory board for the Midlands Technical College and the Richland School District 1 Dental Committee. She also volunteers her time at the HOPE Health Corps and the Richland Couny Children's Clinic.

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Laura - Hygienist

Corinna - Lead Assistant

Jamie - Assistant

Amber - Hygienist

Chanel - Assistant

Shamba - Assistant

Kristin - Admin Support

Cindy - Patient Concierge

Wanda - Assistant

Anne - Office Manager

Regina - Patient Concierge


From the moment you arrive at Vista Smiles you are welcomed with caring, helpful, and knowledgeable friends and you are well taken care of throughout your entire visit. Whether it is the front desk personnel, your dental hygienist, the dentist, or the office manager who greets you on your way out the door - you will feel at ease knowing you are getting the best care and surrounded by the nicest people. Not many people like going to the dentist, but since my husband and I started going to Vista Smiles, I can honestly say I look forward to getting my teeth cleaned and catching up with my dental hygienist, Anthony, who does a spectacular job. I love that they have early morning appointments on Wednesdays, so I can get in to see Dr. Phillips before heading into the office to start my day. And, it's a relief to me that the folks running the office know the ins and outs of all the major dental insurance plans, and can give me fast quotes on any work that I need done and are always willing to work with me on scheduling and payment options. Most of all, I just enjoy walking into a doctors office and feeling like the people taking care of me know who I am, remember me, and take pride in their job. Thank you, Vista Smiles!

Sarah Rand-McDaniel

I have had the pleasure to have been under the care of Dr. Benita Bell for 3 or more years. I must say that I have never felt so genuinely cared for as a patient as I have with Dr. Bell as my primary dentist. Dr. Bell and her assistants have focused on my dental treatment plan as if I was their only patient. They are truly professional, caring and put my comfort at the forefront of any and every treatment. I would wholeheartedly recommend Vista Smiles and especially Dr. Bell and her team to anyone seeking dental treatment. Kudos to Dr. Bell and her assistants...Great job!

Anthony Kincaid