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March 25, 2021
Spotlight: Dr. Carson Kight
SMILES ALL AROUND! That may not be the motto Dr. Carson Kight lives by, but it certainly is how she leaves her mark in our community.
Born in Prosperity, SC, and based in Aiken County since 1968, Dr. Kight knew from as early as elementary school that she wanted to be a dentist. Her professional career started in 1981 under the mentorship of Dr. David Miles, complemented by top-quality education from Medical College of Georgia (now Augusta University) and Medical University of South Carolina. In 1991, she started her own practice from the ground up, and is currently serving Aiken County in a state-of-the-art dental office on Tea Olive Court.
“I am often asked what ‘Distinctive Dentistry’ is.” Dr. Kight explains, “I would say that what sets us apart is our family-based dental practice, our comprehensive services that employ the latest technologies and procedures available in dentistry, and our commitment to comfort… Our team goes the extra mile to ensure the most pain-free dental care possible!”
Aside from her passion for dentistry, Dr. Kight also finds many reasons to smile outside of work due to her long-standing involvement with foster care in South Carolina and the hundreds of children whose lives she’s touched. “I feel that I gained this interest from my Dad, who, as an educator for fifty years, was so very passionate about advocating for the well-being of area children,” adds Kight. “In particular, foster care is near and dear to my heart because both my husband and our adopted son were once children in the foster care system.”
Appointed by Governor McMaster to the Foster Care Review Board of South Carolina in 2018, Dr. Kight ensures that the necessary efforts are being made by supervising agencies to preserve the mental, emotional, and physical well-being of local children seeking a permanent home. Distinctive Dentistry of Aiken is guided by the same caring principle, and you can be sure you will feel cared for from the very first moment you call to make an appointment.
The practicing dentist/foster care advocate’s go-to gift shops in Aiken are Unique Expressions, Aiken Office Supply, and Aiken Center for the Arts. You can also find her and her beautiful family enjoying a meal at Malia’s, What’s Cookin’, Bobby’s BBQ, and Blue Top Grill (She recommends the cheeseburger and fries)!