After her graduation from Laurens District 55 High School, Mary Charles Haigler, DMD, MS attended Winthrop University, where she graduated with a BS in Biology. Dr. Haigler went on to the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine, earning her Doctorate. While attending, she was an active member of the American Student Dental Association, Psi Omega Dental Fraternity, and the American Association of Women Dentists.
She received honors, including the National Council Scholastic Achievement Award from Psi Omega and membership in Omicron Kappa Upsilon, the national dental honor society.
She is a Fellow of the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD) and a Diplomat of the American Board of Orofacial Pain.
Dr. Haigler completed the Essentials Courses at the Pankey Institute and embraces their dental philosophy that focuses on knowing each patient, and providing the best care she can for you. This level of focus also helps to ensure that every patient is treated with individual care and attention.
Dr. Haigler has made learning about the many sources and types of Orofacial (Head and Neck) Pain a priority so that she can better serve patients with TMD (TMJ disorder), Head Ache, Sleep Disordered Breathing (Obstructive Sleep Apnea/ Hypopnea), Bruxism (Clenching/ Grinding), Neuropathic Pain, and other oral pathologies that are causing patients to suffer.
She completed a Continuum in Orofacial Pain at Louisiana State University’s Dental School, as well as a postdoctoral Masters degree in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine from the University of Southern California’s Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry.
Her model of practice is to provide a thorough review of medical history, chief complaint, and a physical exam, followed by diagnostic tests or further referrals. Next, a diagnosis can be given so that will be treatments tailored to your individual needs.
Dr. Haigler enjoys spending her time away from work with her family. She and her husband have a son and a daughter who keep them very busy. She also enjoys being able to serve on the Board of Directors for Beyond Abuse.
- Undergrad – BS Biology -Winthrop University
- Dental School – Medical University of South Carolina (College of Dental Medicine)
- Continuum Orofacial Pain – Louisiana State University
- Master of Science in Orofacial Pain and Oral Medicine – University of Southern California (Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry)