Dr. Trinkner Dental FAQs

Are you accepting new patients?
Yes, Dr. Thomas Trinkner gladly welcomes new patients from Columbia, SC and the surrounding area.

Do you see children?
Yes, Dr. Trinkner offers dentistry for children in his Columbia, SC dental office. We generally do not see children younger than age 4, but we can make special arrangements as needed.

Do you accept dental insurance?
We will process nearly all dental insurance claims so that you can receive reimbursement for your treatment. Dr. Trinkner works with most dental insurance companies as a non-participating or out-of-network provider. You will be responsible for the treatment costs at the time of your visit and your insurance company will send you a reimbursement check, typically within 3 weeks. If you have specific questions about your dental insurance, contact our office.

What should I bring to my first dental appointment?
Please download our patient forms and bring them with you to your first dental appointment. If you have dental insurance, please also remember to bring that information as well. If you are seeking a second opinion or being referred by another dentist, contact our office to find out if we will need copies of your medical or dental records.

Do you offer cosmetic dentistry?
Yes, Dr. Trinkner is one of the leading cosmetic dentists in Columbia, SC and was the first cosmetic dentist in South Carolina to become an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. Dr. Trinkner works with some of the world’s leading dental laboratories to create metal free restorations that look just like natural teeth.

Can you replace missing teeth?
Dr. Trinkner offers several options for patients with missing teeth. Implant dentistry is one of our strengths. In addition, Dr. Trinkner offers exceptional bridgework.