T. Max Frawley, DMD
Born and raised in Lexington, SC, Dr. Max graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2008 with his Bachelor of Science and the Medical University of South Carolina in 2013 with his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D.), before completing an optional, one year Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency at East Carolina University in 2014. Dr. Max has been practicing in the Midlands since 2014 and when the opportunity arose, he fulfilled his dream in 2019 of opening his own practice in his hometown of Lexington, SC. With the constant evolution of dentistry and its techniques, Dr. Max understands the importance of staying current with his treatment for patients by staying active in continuing education with his fellow colleagues.
Dr. Max is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), the South Carolina Dental Association (SCDA), and the Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society. Dr. Max is also a participatory member in the Columbia Implant Association and the Greater Columbia Dental Association, local study clubs that meet to educate local dentists on modern advances in the dental profession.
Dr. Max takes a unique approach in building rapport with his patients. Whether it is a simple filling or more complex treatment, he holds the patientsʼ education in high regard; using visual representation and simple metaphors to help the patients better understand the necessary treatment.
Dr. Max was born and raised in Lexington, South Carolina, where he currently resides with his beautiful wife, Natalie, and their two adorable daughters, Raegan and Adelyn. Dr. Max is an avid USC Gamecocks sports fan and is excited to serve the very community at which he was raised. He currently lives in Lexington with his wife and two daughters and is an avid Gamecocks fan.
Meet Our Team
Personalized, customized care is the core value of our practice, and our team exemplifies that value. Our front desk team has a combined 50 years of experience, and our hygienists and assistants are here to listen to you and give your smile the care it needs to help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. Our team members work well together to provide outstanding dental care. You can learn more about them below or call 803-359-7100 to schedule your dental appointment in Lexington, South Carolina, at Lexington Smile Design Studio.
Trish is an Ohio native, who after many years of vacationing to the Carolinas decided to move to Columbia, SC, in May 2016 with her husband, Ray, and their two sons, Kyle and Clay. The Deels love their two dogs, Allie and Harley, and enjoy traveling & camping in their motor-home.
Trish began her dental career as an assistant in 1988 where she attended The Ohio State University (Go Bucks!!!). Since then she began managing dental practices in Ohio until she relocated to South Carolina, where she found a special connection with Dr. Max and Barb.
Trish is our Practice Manager and truly “the Jack of all Trades”; having over 30 years of experience, she takes the utmost pride ensuring that every patient leaves with an unforgettable dental experience – rich in customer service, tailored to patients’ individual needs, and with no questions unanswered. Despite her dental office setting she has the sweetest tooth and per customer service protocol will make sure you don’t leave without being properly equipped with treats/gifts.
Barb is originally from New Jersey, but has considered South Carolina her home since 1989. She is a graduate of William Paterson University in Wayne, NJ, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration.
Barb and her husband, Russ, just celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary, having traveled west to Yellowstone and Glacier National Park. More than anything, she enjoys spending time with her beautiful family and spoiling her beloved granddaughters, Bella and Sophie.
Barb is our Financial & Billing Coordinator, with a seasoned 24 years of experience in her field. One of the sweetest people you will ever come across, she holds the relationships that she builds with her patients near and dear to her heart. Always willing to go above and beyond, she takes great pride in facilitating the process of maximizing insurance benefits and discussing payment options with her patients. She is an integral part of Dr. Max’s office and we know you’ll come to love her as much as we do!