About Your Dentist

Derek Griffith, DMD

“Patients don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

My Mission

“My goal is to treat every single patient with the same kindness and respect I would give to a member of my own family. I want to cultivate collaborative relationships built upon mutual trust in order to provide the highest quality dentistry possible. My sincere desire is for my patients to leave smiling and satisfied, knowing my team and I did everything we could to exceed their expectations.”


Doctor of Dental Medicine
James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina - Charleston, SC

Bachelor of Science in Biology - cum laude
University of South Carolina Upstate - Spartanburg, SC

Professional Memberships

Dr. Griffith is an active member of the Spartanburg County Dental Society.

Life & Hobbies

“I have called the Upstate of South Carolina home for the past twenty years and I truly could not think of a more wonderful place to work, live, and raise a family. I feel blessed to be able to serve the community that has given me so much over the years, and I am fully committed to treating the incredible patients that live here for many, many years to come. I currently reside in Spartanburg with my beautiful wife, MeLeah, and our two young daughters, Calloway and Sullivan. As a family, we enjoy being very active in our home church, traveling, family movie nights, anything outdoors, and cheering on the Gamecocks! I am also an avid sportsman, so I love hunting and fishing as much as possible. I also enjoy playing basketball, reading, watching historical documentaries, and the occasional woodworking project." Romans 5:8.