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About Dr. Buddy Davis

Dr. Buddy Davis is a Board Certified Orthodontist who is dedicated to building a strong community of smiles by giving his patients healthy smiles and by helping the community. A practicing orthodontist since 2008, Dr. Buddy started Davis Orthodontics to offer cutting-edge treatment with an emphasis on friendliness, openness, and superior customer service. Through his practice, Dr. Buddy is able to marry his love of people and hearing their unique stories with his ability to provide quality orthodontic care to improve patients’ self-esteem. He knows when patients feel confident interacting with the world, it enriches their lives and those of everyone around them.


Dr. Buddy has always enjoyed school and graduated cum laude from both Furman University with a bachelor’s degree in health and exercise science and the University of Louisville, where he received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. He was also honored with membership in the Delphi Society and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society during his time at the University of Louisville. After dental school, Dr. Buddy completed his specialty training in an orthodontic residency program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, serving as Chief Resident and obtaining a Certificate in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

Away from the classroom, Dr. Buddy excelled on the golf course. He was an All Southern Conference golfer and Most Valuable Player on the Furman’s men’s golf team. He was even named a Cleveland Golf Academic All American two consecutive years.

A Love of Learning

These days, Dr. Buddy pursues continuing education offerings on a local and national level. Through these courses and seminars, he’s able to stay up to date on the most recent scientific findings and technology in order to offer only the best, proven orthodontic treatments to his patients.

Dr. Buddy’s passion for education doesn’t just apply to his own training. He’s an Assistant Clinical Professor within the Division of Orthodontics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. There, he serves as an attending orthodontist and teaches orthodontic residents in all aspects of the field.

On a Personal Note

A native of Orlando, Florida, Dr. Buddy now lives in Greenville, SC with his wife, Sarah-Ann, and their four children, Trey, Mary-Claire, Anna-Bea and William. When he’s not busy perfecting smiles, he can usually be found spending time with his family, golfing, playing tennis, exercising or cheering on the Florida State Seminoles. He’s also active within his church, Westminster Presbyterian Church.

While the atmosphere at Davis Orthodontics is light and upbeat and Dr. Buddy strives to make it a place where patients and his team can express themselves and have fun (theme days, anyone?), he is serious about offering the highest quality of care and making the world a better place. He participates in the Smiles Change Lives program, which offers pro bono treatment to those who cannot afford braces. He also volunteers with the SC Children’s Rehabilitative Services Program, treating children with craniofacial anomalies who are in need of orthodontics.

Professional Associations

  • American Dental Association
  • American Association of Orthodontists
  • American Board of Orthodontics
  • South Carolina Dental Association
  • Southern Association of Orthodontists
  • South Carolina Association of Orthodontists
  • Piedmont Dental Society
  • Greenville County Dental Society

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