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Douglas F. Cottingham, DMD

Dr. Cottingham is originally from Moncks Corner, SC, where his parents, sister, and her family still reside. After graduating from Berkeley High School in 1994, Dr. Cottingham attended Clemson University, graduating in 1999 with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and in 2000 with a Masters of Professional Accountancy. He then worked for Arthur Andersen, LLP in Columbia until his wife, Dr. Sarah Stevenson Cottingham, began medical school in Charleston, SC. While in Charleston, Dr. Cottingham worked for Pratt-Thomas, Gumb, & Company, a local accounting firm.


During this time, he decided to examine other careers. Dentistry always appealed to him and he took a leap of faith after shadowing several dentists to attend the Medical University of South Carolina where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine in 2010. Upon graduation, Dr. Cottingham received the Quintessence Award for Achievement in Restorative Dentistry.


He has volunteered with Give Kids a Smile, the Special Olympics, the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and the SC Junior Golf Association. Dr. Cottingham is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Dental Education Association.


Dr. Cottingham's wife, Sarah, is a physician at Palmetto Family Medicine When they are not treating patients, they enjoy spending time with their young children, Mac and Lila, and their two dogs, Esso and Cooper. Dr. Cottingham's hobbies include golf, music, and the outdoors. He enjoys all aspects of dentistry and enjoys treating his patients.

Fran Stevenson - Office Manager

Fran graduated from Clemson University in 1976 and began her career as an English teacher at Lower Richland High School. After 13 years, she joined Southern Way Catering to work in the family business for over 20 years. In 2009, she became office manager of Palmetto Family Medicine, a practice started by her father and continued by her brother and daughter. Fran began working at Cottingham Family Dentistry in 2012. She enjoys reading, family activities, traveling and her grandchildren.

Amanda Magyar - Dental Assistant

Amanda has worked in the dental field for over 10 years. She graduated from Midlands Technical College and is a certified dental assistant. She enjoys spending time with her husband and daughter. A few of her favorite things are being silly with her little girl, reading, singing, and striving to be a good mom and wife.

Kim Ferres - Dental Assistant / Front Desk Assistant

Kim is a native of Columbia with a degree from Midlands Technical College. She has been
a dental assistant for over 35 years. The loves of her life include her two daughters, two grandsons, and her daschund, Sadie. Kim enjoys needlework, crafting, decorating, music,
the lake, and the movies. Favorite vacation spots include the beach and the mountains.

Margi Lauffer - Dental Hygienist

Margi, a native of Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from Community College of Baltimore. She has lived in Columbia since 1989 and has been a certified dental hygienist for over 25 years. Margi loves cooking and baking, spending time with her family and friends, and supporting the Gamecocks.

Grace Ball - Dental Hygienist

Grace is from Blythewood, SC. She moved to Columbia when she married her high school sweetheart. A registered dental hygienist and registered dental assistant, she is a graduate
of Midlands Technical College and has over 6 years in the dental field. Grace enjoys living
an active lifestyle, trips to the beach, and everything Carolina Gamecock.

Libby Allen - Dental Hygienist

Libby is originally from Lake City. She has over 30 years experience in the dental field with
16 years as an assistant and the remainder as a hygienist. Libby loves spending time with
her husband, an ordained Methodist minister, her children, her grandchildren, and her three lady cats. Her other pleasures include walking, running, cooking, and participating in church activities, reading the Bible, and shopping.

Colleen Wilson - Insurance and Treatment Plan Coordinator/Front Desk Coordinator

Colleen is a native of West Columbia. She graduated from Brookland Cayce High School
and Columbia College. Colleen has worked in the dental field for over 20 years. Her favorite activities include spending time with her family, enjoying church activities, being at the lake, bowling, and exercising.


(803) 776-4234
3722 Devine Street
Columbia, SC 29205

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