Hampton and Estill Dentistry

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Hampton - Estill Dentistry


We would like to thank our patients for their enthusiastic support of Hampton Dentsitry, our new office located at 649 W Carolina Ave in Varnville, SC.  This office was formerly the office of Dr W.J. Saules and is located right next to the Hampton County Regional Medical Center.

Our staff has been working both locations for the last 9 months and our Estill patients have gradually transitioned their appointments to our newer facility Varnville.  After much deliberation, we have decided to to close our Estill location.  We look forward to seeing all of our current Estill patients and welcome our new patients from Hampton and the surrounding areas to our Varnville office. We can be reached by calling the Estill Dentistry number (803) 625-3640 or the Varnville number (803) 943-4895. 


Emerson F Gower III, DMD




Dr. Gower has been fortunate to call South Carolina home all of his life. He grew up in Florence, SC and completed his undergraduate studies in 2005 at the University of South Carolina in Columbia where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology.  Dr. Gower attended dental school in the Lowcountry, where he received his D.M.D. degree at the Medical University of South Carolina in 2011.  Dr. Gower also met his beautiful wife, Jessica, during his time in Charleston and they were married one week before his graduation from MUSC in her hometown of Columbia. 

In 2010, Dr. Gower went on a dental mission trip with Dental Community Fellowship to Burundi, Africa where the team spent sixteen days performing dental extractions in local school houses.  This trip was a life changing experience for Dr. Gower and has left him with a strong calling to serve.

In 2011, Dr. Gower joined the Navy and completed a one year residency program called an Advanced Education in General Dentistry, where he trained alongside some incredible specialists to advance his skill-sets in oral surgery, implants, root canals, and larger crown and esthetic veneer cases. He felt honored to serve the dental needs of the Marines at Camp Lejeune and most recently at MCAS Beaufort and Parris Island. In 2015, he trained at the comprehensive Maxi Implant Course at Georgia Regents University, gaining invaluable experience in hands-on dental implant surgery throughout the year. He is grateful for the opportunity that the Navy has afforded him to serve our country’s bravest while continually growing as a clinician.

If he’s not working, you can find Dr. Gower on the water. Living by the coast for the last decade, he has developed a healthy passion for offshore fishing.  He and his wife, Jessica share acommon interest of being on the water and pulling for their favorite college football team. They have a loving 11 year old black lab named Ace.

“I am excited to be joining the local community and the team at Hampton and Estill Dentistry.  I am committed to providing the highest level of quality dental care and customer service that our patients deserve. I look forward to meeting you and am grateful for the opportunity to serve your dental needs!”

This website has been specifically designed to familiarize you with our staff and office procedures here at Hamtpon and Estill Dentistry. Check out our complete list of services, such as general dentistry, teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care or periodontal exams. Or, browse our educational patient library, find directions to our Hampton and Estill office sor even request an appointment.

New patients are always welcome. Our Hampton - Estill dentists look forward to meeting you and being your lifelong partner in dental health.