Providing the very best modern dentistry has to offer since 1998

At Couzens Dental, you’ll find a caring, experienced team of professionals ready to help you achieve the smile of your dreams.

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Commitment to Clinical Excellence

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We’re Here For You

When you visit the office of Couzens Dental, you’ll find our entire team is dedicated to providing you with personalized, gentle care. We have the most advanced diagnosis and treatment options that modern dentistry has to offer - all without ever leaving the island! Our commitment includes providing patients with the information they need to experience the benefits of wise oral health decisions and home care.


Susan Hale Couzens, DMD, received her dental degree from the University of Kentucky in 1995, and practiced dentistry in Danville, Kentucky for over 25 years before relocating to Hilton Head, SC to begin her next chapter. With a commitment to clinical excellence, she stays up to date with current research and continuing education, which allows her to implement use of the latest technology, materials, and techniques. In addition to membership in the American Dental Association, she is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine.

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Dr. Savarese began practicing on Hilton Head Island in 1985. He's become a mainstay in the community and is going to continue to treat patients alongside Dr. Couzens and Dr. Pauls. He is a native of Wantagh on Long Island, NY and graduated from Bucknell University in 1977 with a degree in Biology. He attended graduate school at the University of Pennsylvania where he earned his Doctor of Medicinal Dentistry and taught in the prosthetic department.


Dr. Pauls began practicing on Hilton Head Island in 1984. He loves practicing dentistry and is going to continue to treat patients alongside Dr. Couzens and Dr. Savarese. He grew up in the small town of Bethany, WV, attended undergraduate school at West Virginia University and then on to the WVU School of Dentistry. Upon graduation in 1981, he entered the US Navy and proudly served 3 years as a dentist at Parris Island, SC where he came to love the Low Country.

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Regardless of your dental health needs—from a complete exam and cleaning to total full-mouth restoration—we promise to provide you with exceptional care as we enhance the natural beauty of your smile.

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Payment is typically expected at the time of service, and we offer patient financing plans in addition to major credit cards, such as Discover, Mastercard, and VISA. Those who have extensive restorative work done will want to become familiar with these options.

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We offer complimentary second opinions. If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact us using the information provided below.

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