Meet Our Doctors
Led by Dr. Craig Horton and Dr. Jim Howell, the My PermaBridge team is here to help you create winning, healthy, and beautiful smile. Backed by years in the field, advanced degrees, and years of surgical expertise and training our doctors are uniquely equipped with the training and technical ability to provide you a shining, healthy smile.
Doctor Craig A. Horton (Prosthodontist)
D.M.D, MS in Dental Sciences
Doctor Jim Howell (Oral Maxilofacial Surgeon)
Moving from Anchorage, Alaska, to his hometown of Greenville, South Carolina, board certified oral surgeon Dr. Jim W. Howell has seen patients in new and familiar frontiers. Dr. Howell earned his Business degree with an emphasis in Marketing from Clemson University in 2002. And, in 2007, he graduated with a Doctor of Medicine in Dentistry degree from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine. After two years of general dentistry and service as an adjunct professor at the University of Florida’s College of Dental Medicine, he decided to return to continue his specialization. In 2009, he returned to MUSC for his oral and maxillofacial residency.
From there, Dr. Howell’s career took him to Anchorage, Alaska, where he held various teaching appointments as an oral surgeon appointment with the NYU Lutheran Dental Medicine’s partnership with the Southeast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) in Juneau, AK. However, a passion for his hometown brought him back to Greenville as head of Carolinas Center for Oral & Facial Surgery’s Greenville office. Today, he focuses on orthognathic surgery, treatment of maxillofacial trauma, facial trauma repair, dental implant reconstruction, cleft lip/palate surgery and wisdom teeth removal. Dr. Howell loves working in his hometown, where he lives with his wife and two (yes, two) sets of twins.