1600 Lake Murray Blvd.
Columbia, SC 29212


(803) 749-4001

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James W. Raman, DMD

Dr. Jim Raman received a BS from the University of South Carolina before going on to dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina’s College of Dental Medicine where he received his DMD.  Dr. Raman’s passion for orthodontics took him to Fort Lauderdale where he completed his post-graduate training in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.  Dr. Raman has received extensive training in conventional orthodontics as well as Invisalign, the use of mini-implants (TAD’s), surgical orthodontics, Accelerated Osteogenic Orthodontics (Wilckodontics) and the treatment of TMD & orofacial pain.

Dr. Raman and his wife Dr. Misti Raman live in Irmo where they are raising their children Lexi (4 years old) and Jimmy (2 years old).  With most of their families living in the greater Columbia area, Dr. Raman and his wife plan on spending the rest of their lives calling the midlands home.

Dr. Raman is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists, the South Carolina Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the Greater Columbia Dental Association.

Columbia, SC Dentist Dr. James W. Raman

Heather- Treatment Coordinator

Heather is our Treatment Coordinator and has been in orthodontics for over 13 years, having worked previously for Dr. Ken Lagina and Dr. Michael R. Zetz, Jr. at this practice.   She has lived her whole life in SC and is a graduate of Spring Valley High School and received her BS from Francis Marion.  She currently lives in the Northeast with her husband Sean, her amazing children Megan and Mac, and two dogs.  Heather enjoys spending time with family, volunteering, baking, gardening, traveling and making our wonderful patients smile.


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Lori is an orthodontic assistant and has been in orthodontics for 19 years, having worked previously for Dr. Ken Lagina and Dr. Michael R. Zetz, Jr. at this practice.  Lori is passionate about orthodontics and couldn’t imagine herself in any other field.  She has been happily married to her husband Alan for almost 28 years and has 3 wonderful sons, Matthew, Jacob and Dustin.  Her 4thchild John is a West Highland Terrier who is spoiled rotten.  Lori is a member of Chapin Baptist Church where she is involved in the music ministry and teaches 8thgrade girls in the student ministry.  Lori loves to sing and can often be heard accompanying the radio in our treatment area.


Sandy- Orthodontic Assistant
Sandy is an orthodontic assistant with 26 years of experience.  Sandy was born and raised in South Carolina and has been married to her husband Russell for 13 years.  In her free time Sandy enjoys showing Australian Shepherds in AKC conformation, going camping, watching movies and listening to Christian and Country music. 




Tammie- Orthodontic Assistant
Tammie is an orthodontic assistant with 12 years of experience and has been at this practice since Dr. Lagina owned it.  Before “finding” orthodontics Tammie was a pediatric dental assistant for several years.  Tammie lives in Winnsboro with her husband Nic and two sons Nicholas and Ryan.  Tammie and her husband are big sports enthusiasts and can often be found at the field cheering on their sons.