Meet Our Doctor

Meet the owner of Smile Design & Implant Center of Charleston, Dr. Nathan Faber.

Dr. Nathan Faber

Dr. Nathan M. Faber started Smile Design and Implant Center of Charleston after having practiced family, cosmetic, root canal, surgical and implant dentistry in Alaska for 15 years, primarily in remote Kodiak and Dutch Harbor. There are very few specialists in remote Alaska. Dr. Faber was delighted to serve his patients in all phases of dentistry.


He went into private practice after graduating from the prestigious Oregon Health Sciences University with his DMD. He completed his Bachelor of Science, Magna Cum Laude from Oregon State University.

Originally from McAlester, Oklahoma, where he was an All-State football player and Heavyweight state champion in wrestling, Dr. Faber graduated from the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA) Prep School with honors, before continuing on to the USAFA, where he played football and wrestled for two years.

He eventually transferred out of the Academy to give a chance at professional football a try, but when injuries ended that dream, he switched to wresting, where he ranked top 10 nationally and was an Olympic hopeful in 2000.

Dental Career and Membership

Dr. Faber has practices dentistry in Kodiak and Dutch Harbor, Alaska for more than 15 years. Dr. Faber says, “I am happy to be here in the Low Country, at Smile Design and Implant Center that exemplifies my core values and allows nothing but the most excellent patient care.

Dr. Faber is a member of the:

  • American Dental Association
  • Alaska Dental Society
  • Academy of General Practitioner Orthodontics

Personal Life

He is the proud husband of Leslie and proud father of five – three boys and two girls. He is an avid marathoner and sportsman, (“I love to hunt for the table.”), and shares an addiction for offshore fishing with his family, who love chasing King Salmon, Billfish and Bluefin Tuna wherever they can be found. Time with family, church, and rebuilding custom Carolina Sport Fishers round out his many interests.

Outside of work Dr. Faber enjoys coaching football, soccer and wrestling, and is a passionate sponsor of Relay for Life and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

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Dr. Rachel Donnelly

Dr. Rachel Donnelly a keystone of Smile Design and Implants of Charleston. She is delighted as a Charleston native to brighten he hometown smiles. 


Dr. Donnelly received her DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina after graduating magna cum laude from Clemson University. Her favorite part of dentistry is having the opportunity to improve her patients’ oral health as well as educating them about proper home care and different treatment options.

Personal Life

In her free time, Dr. Donnelly loves to be outside, whether it be sitting on the beach, being on the boat, or walking around Charleston. Her hobbies include reading, baking, and fitness.

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