Meet Downtown Dental

Downtown Dental is dedicated to building honest, lasting relationships with patients while offering the best dental care possible in a warm and calming environment in downtown Aiken, SC. With years of experience in performing conservative and preventive dentistry, the Downtown Dental team looks forward to helping each of our patients achieve and maintain a comfortable, healthy smile.  Our years of experience make us confident in saying, “Your smile.  Our tradition.” 

Our Dentist


Charlotte C. Wiedenman is an eleventh generation South Carolinian with deep ties to Aiken. Her fourth great uncle, was the second dentist to practice in Aiken. She has a bachelors degree from Colorado State University. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine is from the Medical University of South Carolina, in Charleston.  Dr. Wiedenman completed an internship with the American Dental Association in State Government Affairs and served on the Joint Commission for National Dental Examinations.  At MUSC, she was presented with the Pierre Fauchard Academy award for excellence in clinical and academic dentistry.  In addition to her clinical experience, she has worked with dental manufacturing companies and has extensive experience in the dental insurance and dental benefits industry having worked as an executive with Delta Dental.

Her favorite part of practicing is finding ways to calm patients and to offer good news. Her husband works at the Savannah River Site.  They have three children.  Dr. Wiedenman is an historic preservation advocate, a history lover, a gardening junkie, and a tireless hostess.  Her diversity of interests and fascination with learning new things from her patients keeps her looking forward to each day at Downtown Dental.

Our Hygienist

Ruth Ann Adam, is a native of Washington, D.C., just like generations of her family.  Also, like many in her family, Ruth Ann has pursued a career in healthcare.  She grew up playing with her cousins at their house where her uncle had a separate office for his dental practice.  Her mother was a dental hygienist.  Ruth Ann holds a bachelors of science in Dental Hygiene from University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgeons.

She and her husband enjoy renovating cottages and bungalows in Aiken as rental properties.  They have four children who live throughout the country. When they can find time to escape, they enjoy the funky vibe of Folly Beach.  Ruth Ann fox hunts with the Aiken Hounds.  She found a perfect place to enjoy her equestrian pursuits in Aiken. Her gift of gentle thorough care is a perfect match for Downtown Dental.