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About Your Dentist

About Your Dentist

Philip Benton, DMD

Dr. Philip Benton grew up in Clinton, Il. and graduated with a B.S. in Ed. in Speech Pathology and Audiology from Illinois State University. He received his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (D.M.D.) from Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine. Following dental school, Dr. Benton enlisted in the U.S. Navy Dental Corps and practiced at the Navy Dental Clinic at Parris Island Marine Base and Beaufort S.C. Naval Hospital. Upon discharge from the U.S. Navy, Dr. Benton associated with Dr. C. W. Love in McColl S.C. and purchased the practice in 1989. The practice moved to it's present location in 1995, and was incorporated into Palmetto Dental Health Associates, P.A.

Dr. Benton is a member of the American Dental Association, the S.C. Dental Association, the Academy for General Dentistry, the American Orthodontic Society, the International Association for Orthodontics, and the Academy for G. P. Orthodontics.

Kevin Jasinski, DMD

Dr. Kevin Jasinski was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Later moving to South Carolina, he graduated from North Myrtle Beach High School. In 1987, he received a BS degree in Biology from The College of Charleston. After completing dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina, and receiving a Doctorate in Dental Medicine (DMD) in 1991, he began private practice in McColl, South Carolina that same year.

Dr. Jasinski is a member of the American Dental Association, the South Carolina Dental Association, and in 2008 he was awarded Fellowship status from the Academy of General Dentistry.

He resides in Laurinburg, North Carolina with his wife, Tonya. In his spare time, he enjoys participation in the Emergency Medical Services field in both training and leadership roles.

Matthew Thompson, DMD

"Dentistry is about more than just teeth, it's about creating and maintaining a beautiful, healthy smile to help improve a patient's overall health."

My Mission

"Providing thoughtful, gentle dental care is my passion. I treat my patients just like family so they can expect compassionate, knowledgeable care every time they visit."


  • Houghton College – Houghton, NY
  • Mary Washington University – Fredericksburg, VA
  • Midwestern College of Dental Medicine – Chicago, IL

Continuing Education & Professional Memberships

Dr. Thompson is currently an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry and American Dental Association. He has received advanced training with CEREC technology, and he is Invisalign Certified. In order to provide his patients with the most up-to-date services in dentistry, he continues to seek out advanced training opportunities in a wide range of dental techniques and issues.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Thompson currently lives in Raeford, NC with his wife, son and Golden Retriever. He enjoys spending his free time with his family. Dr. Thompson and his family spend most of their time outdoors, going to the beach, camping, and playing soccer.