About Your Dentist

Ralph Pruette, DDS

"Dentistry is a rewarding profession. I enjoy helping people and learning, all the time."

My Mission

My mission is to provide the best dental care I possibly can by staying up-to-date through continuing education and using evidence-based procedures.

Education

  • University of North Carolina School of Dentistry Chapel Hill, NC
  • Clemson University Clemson, SC

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Pruette completed a 2-year Advanced Education n General Dentistry through Keesler AFB and a 2-year Hospital Dentistry Fellowship at Wilford Hall Medical Center. He also completed the Triangle Area Dental Institute Implant Continuum. He is an adjunct clinical instructor of the Georgia Dental College at Augusta University. He was a diplomat of the Federal Service Board of General Dentistry. He is also a former Fellow of the International Congress of Implantologist.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Pruette and his wife, Windy, have been married over 40 years. They have two children, Autumn, who is a pediatrician in Houston, and Todd, who is an attorney in Anderson. Dr. Pruette is retired from the Air Force. His hobbies include tennis, golf, trivia competitions and beekeeping.

George Gaillardetz, DMD

“I pride myself on the relationships I make with my patients by taking time to talk with each patient as we determine together what treatment is best for them and their individual circumstance. My staff and I look forward to meeting you as you allow us to care for your oral health needs.”

My Mission

I am dedicated to using my extensive experience to provide my patients the highest level of dental care in a gentle, compassionate manner. I am committed to developing and maintaining long term relationships with my patients and always have their best interests as my focus.

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, University of New Hampshire – Durham, New Hampshire
  • Doctor of Dental Medicine, Tufts University School of Dental Medicine – Boston, Massachusetts

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Gaillardetz continues to stay current with changes and advances in dentistry by attending continuation education courses while maintaining an active membership in the American Dental Association and South Carolina Dental Association, as well as several state dental societies.

Life & Hobbies

Following dental school, Dr. Gaillardetz began treating patients in private practice in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire but continued to give back by serving on faculty in the Department of Restorative Dentistry at Tufts. His love of dentistry and desire to provide treatment to populations in need led him to participate in several humanitarian mission trips to Haiti throughout the years. He was able to care for hundreds of patients, supervise Haitian dental students and eventually assist in establishing a much-needed dental clinic.

Dr. Gaillardetz is grateful to have had the opportunity to care for patients for over 28 years at his private practice in New Hampshire before relocating with his family to South Carolina where he resides with his wife, Melissa and their three children. They appreciate the southern hospitality of the community and the ability to enjoy outdoor activities year-round.