Meet Dr. Rick Mathis

The relationships and personal bonds that I have developed with my patients over the past 40 years are profoundly meaningful to me. It is wonderful to care for their teeth, but an even greater honor to walk with them through the ups and downs of life.

I am so grateful to the Lord for the skills He gifted me with to care and serve the needs of others. However, I have received so many more blessings from those I have been privileged to call my patients and my friends. My life has been enriched beyond measure by the lives dentistry as allowed me to be a part of.

Education and Continuing Education

I have always loved to work with my hands and had an interest in science and biology. I also enjoy working out complex designs in my head. All of this made dentistry an obvious and exciting choice for me. I attended Clemson University for my Bachelor of Science in Pre-Dental and the Medical College of Georgia for my Doctorate of Dental Medicine.


Continuing education courses allow me to keep up with the most current practices and procedures for excellent patient care and successful treatment. My exposure to the latest advancements in restorative materials and instrumentation, whether through attendance at in-person conventions or through online coursework, helps ensure that my patients are receiving the best available dental care.

Professional Memberships

  • Spartanburg County Dental Society
  • Piedmont Dental Society
  • South Carolina Dental Society
  • American Dental Association

Outside the Office

I am originally from Newberry, South Carolina, and have lived in Spartanburg for 42 years. I met my wife at Clemson University 46 years ago. We have four grown and married children, seven grandchildren, and two more on the way!

I play golf several times a week, but you won’t find me riding in a golf cart—I walk when I play! I also spend as much time with my grandkids as possible, though it involves some travel since they are in Minneapolis, Louisville, and Charlotte.

As a devoted Christian, inside and outside of work, I am passionate about developing relationships to share my faith and support and encourage others in their daily pursuits and challenges.

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