About Your Dentist

Thomas Flanders, DDS

"Restoring Murrells Inlet smiles one tooth at a time."

My Mission

"I am proud to partner with my patients in their dental health, offering caring, compassionate and comprehensive treatment; never forgetting that teeth are connected to a person who deserves the very best."


Cornell University, Bachelor of Science – Ithaca, New York

SUNY at Buffalo School of Dentistry, Doctorate of Dental Surgery – Buffalo, NY

Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Prosthodontic Residency – Memphis, TN

Professional Memberships

Dr. Flanders is currently an active member of the American Dental Association and South Carolina Dental Association.

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Flanders was raised on a dairy farm in upstate New York. Once he graduated dental school, Dr. Flanders became a United States Army Active Duty Dentist, serving through the Desert Storm War. He came to Murrells Inlet in 2017, after spending over 24 years in private practice in Delhi, New York. Delhi is a quaint town in the Catskill Mountains.

Dr. Flanders and his wife, Katharine, currently reside in Murrells Inlet, and they have two grown sons. Their eldest son is an oncologist in the United States Navy, and their youngest son is a math professor at Grove City College in Northwest Pennsylvania.

Dr. and Mrs. Flanders are active members at the Coastal Life Community Church.

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Annika Garcia, DMD

"Teeth are always in style." – Dr. Seuss

My Mission

To make a positive impact in the lives of children, youth and adults by providing the highest quality dental care in an enjoyable and relaxed environment. I am committed to providing my patients with a family atmosphere and a place they feel comfortable bringing their friends and family. By providing a team of professional employees, we aim to improve patients' oral health and overall quality of life.


Illinois State University, Bachelor of Science in Biological Sciences – Normal, IL

Southern Illinois University School of Dental Medicine, Doctorate of Dental Medicine – Alton, IL

Life & Hobbies

Dr. Garcia moves to the Murrells Inlet area in 2018 from Illinois, where she resides with her husband, Ronnie, who is a proud firefighter in our area. Together, they have 2 young children who keep them busy and active on the weekends. In her spare time she enjoys working out in the gym and spending time with her family. Dr. Garcia is proud to be your Dentist here at Prince Creek Dental Care.