There’s a new sign at 3102 Highway 17 North in Mount Pleasant, but the dental practice that is opening there has years of experience in Summerville.
Solomon Family Dentistry has been an institution in the Lowcountry for 41 years. The practice has built its reputation on competitive pricing while offering patient-friendly evening and weekend hours. Each Solomon Family Dentistry location will also take just about any type of insurance (over 300 different plans). Its sixth office opened Oct. 1, and Mount Pleasant residents are discovering these offerings that patients in Summerville have known all along.
The practice has been around since 1979 when Dr. Frederick Solomon opened his one-man dental office on Beauregard Road. In the more than four decades since, it’s expanded to five locations and 18 dentists to meet the demand of Summerville residents who have flocked to it for quality oral care at an affordable cost.
The move to Mount Pleasant, which began a year ago, expands the practice’s reach. Headed by Dr. McCall Rupp, DMD, the staff at Solomon Family Dentistry’s Mount Pleasant location is excited to bring their one-of-a-kind services to a new location.
“I just thought there was a need there for the way we do things,” says Dr. Jason Solomon, a Middleton High School and College of Charleston graduate who followed his father into the dental field. “We take over 300 insurances, and we have an in-house membership plan for those patients that don’t have insurance. So we take anybody and everybody. We kind of felt like people who lived in Mount Pleasant didn’t have a real weekend dentist or someone who was always available. So that’s why we looked that way.”
Dr. Jason Solomon recalled one patient who was a retired worker from Alaska, whose insurance was through the union he had belonged to in The Last Frontier. Solomon signed up to accept it, just as he’s done for hundreds of other types of insurance. That’s a core value of the practice — being available to all who need their services. In addition to traditional insurance, they also take adult and children’s Medicaid.
“I think people want stability,” Solomon says. “I think people want you to take their insurance. I’ve talked to people that live in Mount Pleasant who don’t have a lot of options.
“It’s a lot of work to take these insurances, and you have to have the staff to do it. But we feel like everybody should be offered quality treatment at an affordable price and with flexible hours, which is our motto.”