Dr. Luis Leite
Orthodontics is my life. Every new patient who comes to our practice brings a unique set of occlusal problems. Each person deserves an individualized treatment plan that ensures effective and comfortable care to achieve the best smile in a timely manner. I enjoy the challenges each person presents as much as I enjoy getting to know them!
Aside from possessing outstanding technical skills, our team understands there is nothing more important at any given time in our practice than the well-being of our patients. We firmly believe our patients must always know we are honored by their presence and humbled by the trust they place in us.
Dr. Singh and I know the best way to help people achieve their full potential is by empowering them. A philosophy that is shared by each member of our team. We strive to create and maintain a partnership with each patient and work toward the shared goal of a beautiful and healthy smile that is filled with confidence and happiness.
Education and Experience
- Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Medical University of South Carolina
- Master of Science and Orthodontic Certificate – University of Kentucky
- Specialty training in Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology – University of Alabama
In addition to practicing orthodontics for more than 20 years, I have been involved in academic dentistry for most of my professional life.
I served as chair of the Department of Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina for 12 years. In this role, I oversaw the education of both orthodontic and pediatric dental residents in training.
I attend many orthodontic continuing education courses to stay current on new treatment techniques and technology. I believe in lifelong learning that sets the foundation for how I use evidence-based research to continually improve the quality of care I provide our patients.
- American Association of Orthodontists
- South Carolina Association of Orthodontists
- Angle Society of Orthodontists
- Fellow, American College of Dentists
I am an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity and the Special Olympics and I love participating in the Give Kids a Smile Day.
Additionally, I have been honored to have been appointed by the U.S. Department of State as Honorary Consul of Brazil in the State of South Carolina. In this position, I am able to help fellow citizens by providing free consular services and assistance to members of the Brazilian communities in South Carolina.
Beyond the Practice
I grew up in São Paulo, the mega-city in Brazil, and have lived in South Carolina since I finished my orthodontic residency in 1997. I currently divide my time between Charleston and Columbia and spend as much time as possible with my family.
My wife, Dr. Renata S. Leite, is a periodontist. We have two young children, Sophia and Nicholas, who keep us very busy outside of our practices. We enjoy boating, hiking, reading, and cooking together.