Welcome to Pleasant Smiles, the office of Julie A. Obenchain, DDS and Laura Jean Varadi, DMD. At our state-of-the-art dental practice located in Mt. Pleasant, we are committed to providing our patients with the highest quality, mercury-free and eco-friendly dental care in an environment that is warm and welcoming. Using the latest equipment and techniques, our skilled and experienced dental staff will handle all of your oral health needs in general, restorative and cosmetic dentistry. We feel that one of our most important functions is to listen to our patients concerns and educate them as to their best options in handling their dental health issues. Our goal is to provide our patients with a gentle, anxiety-free experience and send them home with healthy and beautiful smiles.
We look forward to becoming your lifelong dental health care provider and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams. Call our office in Mt. Pleasant for an appointment, today!
Our friendly staff is dedicated to caring for you and your entire family's oral health and well-being. We take the time to create a personalized treatment for each patient and we offer a wide range of services. It is our goal to make your visit with us an extremely pleasant one and to send you home with a beautiful and healthy smile.
Our office is located at 924 Tall Pine Road, Mt. Pleasant, SC 29464 with ample parking in our lot. Located next to Trader Joe's. Please enter your zip code or city, state below for door-to-door directions.
Meet The Doctors
Dr. Julie A. Obenchain, DDS is honored to provide the very best mercury-free and eco-friendly cosmetic and family dental services to the community of Mt. Pleasant, SC. Prior to Pleasant Smiles, Dr. Julie spent 11 years with the award-winning practice, Glenns Bay Dental Associates in Surfside Beach, SC.
A native of Piqua, OH, Dr. Obenchain knew dentistry was her calling as young as 6th grade. After completing her coursework a year ahead of schedule at Bowling Green State University, she transferred directly into her doctorate program in 1993. Dr. Julie received her Doctorate in Dentistry from Case Western Reserve School of Dentistry in Cleveland OH in 1997. After graduation, she completed a one year residency at the Dayton VA Medical Center before going into practice.
In 2004, Dr. Julie sold her practice in OH and relocated her family to SC. A mother of three wonderful children and breast cancer survivor, Dr. Julie is passionate about practicing dentistry in the safest and most biologically-responsible way by eliminating mercury, BPA, and other toxic materials from her practice. She is also devoted to helping patients undergoing cancer treatment preserve and protect their oral health.
Dr. Julie A. Obenchain, DDS is a proud member of the American Dental Association, South Carolina Dental Association, American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Give Kids A Smile program.
Dr. Laura Jean Varadi is a South Carolina native who grew up on the Isle of Palms. After attending Wando High School, Dr. Varadi received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering at the University of South Carolina where she graduated Magna Cum Laude. After receiving her undergraduate degree, she knew she wanted to pursue a career serving people directly through dentistry.
Dr. Varadi completed her dental education at the Medical University of South Carolina. She was very active during her time in dental school where she was the President of the American Association of Women Dentists (AAWD), a volunteer at the North Charleston Outreach dental clinic, and a member of Dental Community Fellowship. She served on several dental mission trips during her time in dental school including weeks in Ecuador, Jamaica, and Peru. Dr. Varadi also received AAWD’s Outstanding Female Dentist Award.
After graduating from dental school, Dr. Varadi attended one of the nation’s top Advanced Education in General Dentistry residencies at the University of Florida. Dr. Varadi received additional training in placement of dental implants, oral surgery, and prosthodontics. She completed advanced training with the prestigious Dawson Academy. Through her achievements with her residency program, Dr. Varadi received her Fellowship in the International Congress of Oral Implantology.
When she is not seeing patients, Dr. Varadi enjoys spending time with her Boykin Spaniel, Ellie, going fishing, running, and going to the beach. Dr. Varadi is excited to be providing quality and comprehensive care that every patient deserves. Having grown up in the area, she looks forward to giving back to the community that she has called home.
Monday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 7:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm