Meet Dr Shigley

Brett M. Shigley, DMD, MS

A Greenville, SC native, Dr. Shigley moved to Charleston for college and like many others, fell in love with the Lowcountry. So much so that he planted roots there, living in Charleston for nearly 13 years as he completed college, dental school and residency. He met his wife while attending the Medical University of South Carolina James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine. They were married just before graduation, him from dental school and her from law school.

Upon receiving his diploma, Dr. Shigley did a one-year rotation in oral and maxillofacial surgery at the renowned University of Maryland Health Center and Shock Trauma Center. In 2014, he returned to MUSC to complete a four-year residency in oral and maxillofacial surgery. During his final year of training, Dr.Shigley was appointed chief resident. Today, he feels incredibly fortunate to have trained at two high-quality and high-volume programs that helped him hone his unique skill set. Dr. Shigley attained a high level of expertise in training in dental implants, wisdom teeth removal, full arch rehabilitation, orthognathic jaw surgery, oral pathology and TMJ surgery.

Dr. Shigley believes that there are many ways a surgeon can ensure the best quality of care for patients, including continued education. Dr. Shigley is a huge advocate for this, regularly advancing his training on the latest evidence-based surgical and implant practices. He also organizes and attends local and national events focused on the advances in dental implant treatment planning, placement and restoration.

Dr. Shigley is thrilled to be back in his hometown of Greenville, SC – and to watch his two young children grow up there, too. He and his wife spend as much of their free time as possible with their children and enjoy boating, biking, hiking, golf and participating in local and global dental mission trips.


  • Provider, New Faces For Honduras Oral Surgery Mission Trip, San Pedro Sula, Honduras
  • Coordinator/Provider, Charleston Dental Clinic
  • Provider, Dental Community Fellowship Trinidad Mission Trip
  • Provider, SCDA/ SCHA Dental Access Day



  • OMFS Residency at Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC. 2014-2018
  • OMFS Internship at University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD. 2013- 2014
  • Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, 2009–2013
  • College of Charleston, 2002-2006


Courses and Meetings

  • 98th American Association Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) Annual Meeting
  • 2016, 2017 American Association Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery (AAOMS) Dental Implant Conference
  • Advances in OMFS Virtual Surgical Planning Stryker & 3D Systems Course
  • S.O.R.G Advanced Treatment Planning in Facial Implants Course
  • S.O.R.G. Dental Implants Review Course
  • AO Maxillofacial Trauma Course
  • Stryker Maxillofacial Trauma and Orthognathic Surgery Cadaver Course


  • MUSC Presidential Scholar
  • MUSC Student Leadership Society
  • American College of Dentists Student Leadership Award
  • Dean’s List Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine
  • AAOMS Dental Student Award
  • AAOMS Dental Student Implant Award
  • South Carolina Dental Association Annual Award
  • Center for Digital Government & Education Best of the Web Award
  • Dean’s Silver Award for National Boards
  • Academy of Operative Dentistry Award



  • 3rd Bicentennial Collaborating Across Borders Interprofessional Conference
  • Panelist, Center for Digital Government & Education Workshop
  • ADEA Annual Session Tech Expo
  • CLARION Interprofessional Case Competition ­



  • Basic Life Support (CPR)
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)


Experiences and Interests

  • Dental mission trips — Honduras, Ecuador, and Trinidad
  • Outdoor sports — Golf, boating, skiing, cycling, hiking