Dr. Matthew Willis
Fun Facts with Dr. Willis
Q: What was your first job? My very first job was at a tennis club. I made sure every court was in tip top shape and even got to teach 4 and 5 year olds how to play tennis!
Q: What do you enjoy the most about being a dentist? I love giving a patient their smile back. This is most fulfilling with denture cases. I love seeing patients grinning ear to ear with their new smile. I also really love the patient interactions and relationships I’ve formed! These are definitely some of the best parts of being a dentist!
- University of South Carolina
- Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Willis' Story
Dr. Matthew Willis knew he wanted to be a dentist when he was 7 years old. His fascination started when he had orthodontic treatment to correct severe orthodontic problems. Even though orthodontics got him interested in dentistry, he fell in love with general dentistry when his mentor showed him the versatility of being a general dentist. Proudly from a small town named Graniteville, SC, Dr. Willis attended South Aiken High School where he met his future wife, Allison. They attended the University of South Carolina together where he majored in Biological Sciences and was a founding member of USC’s premier dental fraternity, Delta Delta Sigma. He and Allison were married in Columbia, SC at First Presbyterian Church where they went to church throughout college. Two days after their wedding, Dr. Willis began dental school at MUSC. While in dental school, he was a Teaching Assistant for all three crown and bridge courses for two years. He also served as the MUSC Academy of General Dentistry president.
Dr. Willis and his wife currently live on Johns Island with their golden retriever named Hunley. In his free time, he loves to watch any type of sporting event in which his beloved Gamecocks compete, spending time with his family and friends, and playing golf and tennis. Dr. Willis could not be happier to be in Summerville, SC with his fantastic team!
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