Dr. Phil Higginbotham

Dr. Higginbotham, our experienced orthodontist near Upstate South Carolina

Dr. Phil Higginbotham

Dr. Higginbotham has been in the exclusive pratice of orthodontics in Spartanburg, South Carolina for 42 years.

Dr. Higginbotham was born and raised in Crossett, Arkansas. Upon graduating from high school, he attended the University of Arkansas (Go Razorbacks!). He attended dental school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis, where he graduated with a Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree. After graduation, he served his country in the United States Navy as a dentist,spending three years in the Philippines. He traveled extensively throughout the Far East to Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong, and India. After his military service, he attended St. Louis University School of Orthodontics, receiving a Master of Science in Orthodontics in 1972.

Dr. Higginbotham has maintained membership in various professional organizations throughout his career. He was also one of the first members of the prestigious Schulman Study Group, a nationally recognized association of prominent orthodontic practices. Dr. Higginbotham estimates treating over 15,000 patients through the years. 

See His Story!

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Dr. Nease, in the practice performing an orthodontic procedure.

Memberships & Affiliations

Dr. Higginbotham maintains membership with the following associations
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When He's Not at Work...

He is married to Marta, who is originally from Bogata, Colombia.

Between them, they have five children, three grandchildren, and two golden retrievers. He enjoys golf, traveling and spending time at the beach, with a little yard work thrown in just for fun!