Existing Patients Call (803) 426-1501

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For specific questions email us at reception@riverfrontsmile.com

Meet the Team

Dr. Katie Vargas

An Award Winning Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Katie Vargas has a rare combination of warm personality, artistic eye, and strong clinical skill, but most importantly she listens and gets to know each patient one-on-one, in order to custom tailor treatments to fit their individual needs. Her motto has always been, “I treat all my patients as if they are my family.”

After undergraduate study at Princeton and earning her Masters' Degree at Georgetown, Dr. Vargas earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at New York University College of Dentistry. Dr. Vargas is a an Associate of the American Academy of Facial Esthetics. She is also proud to be an American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry award winning dentist, and loves practicing cosmetic and restorative dentistry for patients at Riverfront Dental Care.

Dr. Vargas is a proud supporter of the military – her husband is a dentist in the US Army. They live in North Augusta, SC, and have 1 little child and 1 little dog. In her spare time, you can find her jogging on the North Augusta Greenway and cooking for her family. She loves travel, fitness and meeting new people.

Dr. Yash Patel

Dr. Yash Patel grew up in High Point, North Carolina. He attended University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in biology. Dr. Patel then continued his education at the UNC School of Dentistry, receiving a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Following dental school, he completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency at East Carolina University where he felt fortunate to serve the underrepresented and underserved community and focused his training on implant placement, surgery, and restorative dentistry.

Dr. Joseph Ivory

Board Certified Oral Surgeon

Dr. Ivory was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in Clinton, Iowa. He attended University of Iowa, earning his bachelors before receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from University of Iowa College of Dentistry. After graduating Dr. Ivory spent many years in the military where he completed his Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery residency at Womack Army Medical Center, he then completed a fellowship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery through the Oral Facial Surgical Institute at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis in 2015.

The Riverfront Dental Care Doctors

The Riverfront Dental Care Team

Limited Time Summer Specials

Offers end September 21, 2017 Offers good for new uninsured patients only

New Patient
Exam & X⁵Rays


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Includes a comprehensive exam by the doctor, including needed x‑rays.

(D0150, D0330, D0274)

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Smile Whitening

$50 mail in rebate

With Zoom® in-office whitening, you can unlock a smile up to 8 shades whiter in just 45 minutes. The added bonus? You get outstanding results with little to no sensitivity.

New Children’s
Cleaning & Exam


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For new patients ages thirteen to seventeen. Includes a professional dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, needed
 x‑rays, and a doctor’s exam.

(D1120, D1206, D0274, D0150)

Save $500 on 4 or more Porcelain Veneers

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Smile Makeovers

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. Cosmetic dentistry includes things like tooth-colored restorations, dental implants, and crowns. We have many options, so please call us today!

Call us today to request a comprehensive smile makeover consultation.

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Implant Dentistry

Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, improving chewing ability, eliminating bridges, and replacing dentures.

Several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge. Implants can even be used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth.

On‑Site Oral Surgery

Save you time and money

At Riverfront Dental Care, we value your time and want you to get the best dental care with the utmost convenience. Dr. Joseph Ivory is our in-house board-certified oral surgeon. With his advanced training and skills, we're able to do dental implants, bone grafts, tooth extractions including wisdom teeth, and other procedures all at our location.

Limiting the number of appointments to as few as possible saves you money, and not having to travel to another location saves you time and headaches with your schedule.

Call us today to schedule a consultation!

Riverfront Dental Care - Dr. Katie Vargas

Katie Vargas, DDS, MS
Yash Patel, DDS
Joseph Ivory, DDS

New Patients Call:(866) 602-5717

Existing patients call: (803) 426-1501

Request Appointment

Monday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
Wednesday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Friday: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Patient Financing

We offer CareCredit financing to help our patients get the dental care they need.