40 UNDER 40 HONOREES

  • CHAD MATTHEWS

CHAD MATTHEWS

  • Rock Hill, South Carolina
  • Carolina Periodontics and Endodontics

Age:

31

Name of Practice:

Carolina Periodontics and Endodontics

Specialty:

Periodontics

Education:

DMD, University of Kentucky


Why He Was Nominated

Dr. Matthews met his wife, Rachel (see below), in dental school, and after discovering Rock Hill needed a periodontist and an endodontist, they opened a practice that saves patients time (and pain) by performing procedures in the same place.

Inspiration

Dr. Matthews enjoys prevention and routine procedures, but aesthetic surgery gives him the greatest joy. “I like restoring patients’ smiles, especially when they were told that they couldn’t get implants.”

Exciting New Trend

3D imaging, for everything from placing implants to diagnosing endodontic lesions. “The radiation is so low, and the resolution is so high,” he says. “You can get amazing clarity.”

Tool He Can't Live Without

3D cone beam. “Once you start using it,” he says, “it’s very difficult not to use it.”