Dr. James Stuart, DDS
Dr. James Stuart’s time at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he attained both his undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees, included advanced dental research which was later publicized in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society. Dr. James is determined to give patients the best possible care by staying current on dental research and breakthroughs. To do this he actively participates in the South Charlotte Study Club as well as maintains memberships in the Academy of General Dentistry, the Charlotte Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association. Dr. Stuart believes strongly in giving back to the community by volunteering his services through the Urban Ministry Center’s Dental Van and the North Carolina Missions of Mercy.
James Stuart Dentistry is a family dental practice where Dr. Stuart sees patients as young as 3 years old. They are Invisalign® preferred providers and help offset costs with have affordable payment plans through CareCredit and insurance claim filing assistance. Dr. Stuarts’ friendly and considerate staff have over 50 years of combined dental experience and many more in dentistry training. Dr. Stuart has an impressive referral rate with 98% of his patients having been invited by already existing patients. Dr. Stuart offers a large variety of dental procedures including cosmetic treatments such as dental veneers, teeth whitening and composite fillings; restorative therapies including dental implants restorations, dentures and tooth extraction. He also provides specialized care including individualized mouth guards and night guards, sleep apnea appliances and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Nelly Matos, DDS
As a Puerto Rican, Dr. Nelly A. Matos, DDS, is fluent in both English and Spanish. She has been practicing dentistry for nearly 30 years and her patients greatly appreciate her expertise. Dr. Matos completed her undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Biology degree at the Rio Piedras campus of the University of Puerto Rico. She then moved to Howard University of College of Dentistry in Washington, D.C. where she not only gained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree but also met her husband, Dr. José L. Arocho. Dr. Matos has also attained a degree in psychology which she finds useful in helping patients overcome their dental anxiety and helping prevent the development of dental phobias in her child patients. She holds memberships in the North Carolina Dental Society, the Colegio de Cirujanos Dentistas de P.R., the Charlotte Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
Smile 4 U Family Dentistry is a family dentistry in that they not only provide specialized pediatric dentistry services, such as drill-less laser dentistry, but they are also a family business where Dr. Matos and her husband both provide compassionate and gentle care to all of their patients. The office is warmly decorated with a comfortable, homelike feel and the staff are friendly and professional. They provide all dental services in either English or Spanish including forms and written materials. Dr. Matos offers such dental services as emergency dentistry, sealants, porcelain veneers, dental implants, space maintainers, sealants, crowns and bridges, non-metal partial dentures and customized mouth guards.
Dr. Mitchell Hume, DMD
Although Dr. Mitchell D. Hume, DMD, is originally from Ohio, he has over 20 years of experience as a dental healthcare provider in the Carolinas. He attained his Bachelor of Science in Biology at Kent State University and then transitioned to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine to earn his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Hume then moved to Augusta, Georgia’s Medical College of Georgia for his General practice residency. He has never stopped expanding his dental knowledge with courses in every aspect of dentistry and has been awarded the prestigious title of Master in the Academy of General Dentistry, a title achieved by only the top 2% of dentists in North America. Dr. Hume also serves the North Carolina State Board as a Dental Examiner. Several years into his career Dr. Hume moved to Charlotte and took over a well-established clinic which he renamed to Hume Family Dentistry.
Hume Family Dentistry, a dental clinic with over 80 years of service to the Charlotte community, is dedicated to treating multiple generations of patients. They focus on building lasting relationships with patients through trust, empathy and uniquely personalized care. Dr. Hume’s advanced training allows him to meet all of his patients’ dental health needs without referrals. His office accepts CareCredit financing so that patients can receive the treatment they need without overburdening their wallet. Dr. Hume offers a massive selection of dental procedures which include but are not limited to sedation, cosmetic, restorative, preventative and implant dentistry.
Dr. David Petrilli, DMD
Dr. David Petrilli, DMD, has been provide exceptional dental care to his community for over 20 years. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of Florida. He then transferred to the University of Florida’s College of Dentistry and attained his Doctorate in Dental Medicine. Although he initially began practicing dentistry at his brother’s practice Longwood, Florida, Dr. Petrilli couldn’t resist the idea of living in an area with four seasons and quickly moved to Charlotte. He is an active member of the Charlotte Implant Study Club and is a partner at Caldwell, Bills & Petrilli Dentistry.
Caldwell, Bills & Petrilli Dentistry is a family oriented dental clinic with a compassionate and friendly team. Their office is relaxed and welcoming, and they see patients as young as 3. Dr. Petrilli greatly values patient education and goes out of his way to make sure patients understand the condition of their oral health and all of the possible treatment options available. They accept most insurance and offer both flexible spending accounts and CareCredit®. As a modern facility they use modern technology including digital X-rays, intraoral cameras and telescopic loupes. Dr. Petrilli and his colleagues can provide a multitude of dental services such as root canal, dental sealants and fillings, gum disease diagnosis and treatment, ZOOM!® teeth whitening, nightguards for bruxism and TMJ, complete and partial dentures, treatment for bad breath and pediatric dentistry.
Dr. Heather Dowlin, DMD
During her undergraduate studies at Shippensburg University Dr. Heather Dowlin, DMD, had the honor of being an All-American field hockey player. Never one to take things easy while attaining her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Temple University Maurice H. Kornberg School of Dentistry Dr. Dowlin was continuously involved with the student government and received the Pierre Fauchard Leadership Award. She enjoys opportunities using her skills to help those in need via the North Carolina Missions of Mercy and through international mission trips. Dr. Dowlin continues to improve her dentistry through participation and membership in such groups as the American Dental Association, the Charlotte Dental Society and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Charlotte Dentistry is an award-winning group family dental care facility with a wide array of specialists making it a one-stop shop for most dental patients. Their team of award-winning dental healthcare providers are united in their love of dentistry and the practical ability to improve patients’ health and outlook. Their office is easily located, the interior is comfortable and warmly decorated and the waiting area has been completed with a kids’ corner. The types of dentistry that Dr. Dowlin and her colleagues offer range from general treatments, such as custom mouthguards and treatments for gum disease, to restorative procedures such as root canals and dentures. They also offer orthodontics and oral appliances for teeth grinding, TMJ and sleep apnea.
Dr. Melissa Marks Gustafson, DDS
Dr. Melissa Marks Gustafson, DDS, is a native of Charlotte and received her undergraduate degree with Magna Cum Laude honors from North Carolina State University before moving to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Following graduation Dr. Gustafson completed a rotation at Carolinas Medical Center, where she focused on medically compromised as well as elderly patients. Dr. Gustafson continues to take her dental education seriously and is an active participant in both the Greater Charlotte Study Club and the Mastermind Dental Study Group. She is also a member of many dental health organizations such as the ADA, the Academy of General Dentistry and the Charlotte Dental Society, of which Dr. Gustafson is a prior director.
Mallard Creek Family Dentistry is an award-winning group dental practice and an Invisalign® preferred provider. Their team is uniquely dedicated to creating a relaxed and comfortable dental environment while providing highly competent and precise services. They welcome patients whether or not they have insurance and accept Visa and Mastercard as well as CareCredit financing. At Mallard Creek Family Dentistry, Dr. Gustafson is a key member of the dental team and she and her colleagues provide the full spectrum of dental services including root canals, oral cancer screenings, ZOOM!® teeth whitening, tooth extractions, porcelain veneers and oral appliances for sleep apnea.
Dr. Brian McNeely, DDS
Dr. Brian McNeely, DDS, is a native of North Carolina. He earned a degree in chemistry Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University. He later attained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree form the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. From there Dr. McNeely took it upon himself to serve at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Fayetteville for his Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency. Dr. McNeely furthers his dental knowledge through membership in several dental health organizations such as the North Carolina Dental Society and the ADA. He has been both oral sedation and Invisalign® certified.
McNeely Family Dentistry is dedicated to providing compassionate, gentle and high-quality care to patients of all ages. Dr. McNeely hand-picked his team of friendly and empathic dental care professionals. His office is equipped with state-of-the-art technology such as ultra-low radiation Green CT scanner and soft tissue lasers for minimally invasive gum treatments and root canals. They also have special amenities available to help child patients relax and can provide nitrous oxide when needed. They always keep a dentist on-call to assist with any dental emergencies and accept both GreenSky and CareCredit® Patient financing. The dental therapies they offer include but are not limited to fluoride treatments, crowns and bridges, oral cancer screenings, porcelain veneers, dental implants, custom athletic mouthguards and professional teeth whitening.
Dr. Anastasi (Taso) Roupas, DMD
Dr. Anastasi (Taso) Roupas, DMD, is a Canadian born dentist that completed his Doctorate of Medical Dentistry at the University of Manitoba. He heard the call of the Carolinas and headed south to Carolinas Medical Center where he attended a 2 year General Practice Residency. He was chosen as Chief Dental Resident in his second year and received hands-on training for medically compromised patients, traumatic dental injuries and many other specialties. Dr. Roupas has continually expanded his dental education with classes from the L.D. Pankey Institute and the Dawson Institute. He serves the public both as a private dentist and as Senior Attending staff at Carolinas Medical Center.
Mint Hill Dentistry is an award-winning, group dental care facility that has been serving the Charlotte community for nearly half a century. As an office they are strongly involved in community outreaches such as the Moving Wall and Missions of Mercy Dental Bus. They also work with Mint Hill Police Departments K-9 Carnival, Souls to Remember 5K and their office has been used for FBI Child Abduction training. They offer a full range of dental health treatments including cosmetic, family and restorative dentistry. Dr. Roupas and his colleagues’ services include treatments for TMJ and teeth grinding, TeethXpress Dental Implants, Kor teeth whitening, CEREC® same-day crowns, wisdom tooth removal, Invisalign® and much more.
Dr. Thomas Farley, DDS
Dr. Tom Farley, DDS, decided to attend Loyola University of Chicago for his undergraduate degree, a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Dr. Farley was so satisfied with his undergraduate education that he chose to stay at Loyola University of Chicago for his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree as well. After graduating, Dr. Farley joined the Hines Veterans Administration for a clinical rotation in prosthodontics. In an effort to stay at the forefront of the dental industry Dr. Farley has attended several prestigious dental institutions such as the Dawson Center for Continuing Education and the Seattle Institute of Advanced Dental Education. He also holds active memberships in the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Charlotte Dental Society and the American Academy of Osseointegration.
At his self-tilted Dr. Farley practices cosmetic and restorative dentistry. His office is conveniently located and comfortably decorated. He and his staff put patients’ goals and expectations first and take the time to assess each patients’ individual treatments. Dr. Farley is uniquely prepared to provide care to older generations and he is often recognized for his perfectionism and exceptional results. The procedures that Dr. Farley offers include oral cancer screenings, gum disease therapies, CEREC® same-day restorations, tooth colored fillings, both at-home and in-office teeth whitening, dental implants and porcelain veneers.
Dr. Derek Barnes, DMD
Dr. Derek C. Barnes, DMD, began his extensive dental education at The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina, where he earned an undergraduate in biology. His next step was to enroll at the Medical University of South Carolina for his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. Dr. Barnes education since has earned him the title of Fellow in both the International Congress of Oral Implantologists and the Academy of General Dentistry. He has completed the Alabama Implant residency program and taken an impressive number of courses on dental implants from the Triangle Dental Implant Institute. Dr. Barnes maintains memberships in a plethora of dental health organizations such as the Seattle Study Club, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation and the American Dental Association.
Dr. Barnes self-titled family and cosmetic dentistry is staffed with warm and caring dental professionals who make it their mission to treat each patient with respect and excellence. The office is comfortably decorated and they offer both 0% financing through CareCredit™. Dr. Barnes offers cosmetic dentistry as well as general and preventative treatments. His cosmetic options include Invisalign®, dental veneers and bonding, ZOOM!® in-office teeth whitening, and dental bridges and crowns. His general services include treatment for bad breath, root canals, custom athletic mouth guards, tooth extractions, dental implants, fillings and emergency dental services.
Dr. Patricia Rodney, DDS
Dr. Patricia Rodney, DDS, has been providing dental services to the people of Charlotte for 15 years. Originally from Michigan, she stayed in-state for her education, attaining her undergraduate and Doctor of Dental Surgery degrees at the University of Michigan. Dr. Rodney views staying current on dental health technology and techniques as crucial to her career and has earned the position of Fellowship with the International College of Oral Implantologists. She currently takes advanced courses through Florida’s renowned Dawson Center. Her continuing education has covered many topics such as Invisalign®, CEREC® same-day dental restorations, sleep dentistry and dental implants.
Smile Charlotte is a family dental clinic that treats patients from toddler to elder. They take the life of a smile into account and understand that every age comes with different concerns and needs. Their team of highly-trained and enthusiastic dental healthcare providers are dedicated to giving patients the best possible long term oral health outcomes. Dr. Rodney and her colleagues take a patients complete health into consideration and offer sleep apnea testing and appliances to help with better rest and better health. The dental treatments that they offer also include periodontal disease diagnosis, scaling and root planing, dental veneers, tooth extractions, partial and complete dentures, teeth whitening, root canals and dental bonding.
Dr. Carmen Leary, DDS
Dr. Carmen Leary, DDS, attended Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia and earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology Cum Laude. She later transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Adams School of Dentistry and attained her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. To round off her theoretical knowledge, Dr. Leary received hands-on practical training during a general practice residency program hosted by the Veterans Affairs Hospital in Baltimore.
Leary Family Dentistry puts patient comfort as their first priority and go out of their way to create a warm family-like environment with all of their patients. They understand the uniqueness of each patient and spend a great deal of time ascertaining a patient’s dental health concerns and goals and determining how best to help each patient reach optimal oral health. They use the latest in dental technologies including the iTero® digital scanner, the CEREC® same-day restoration laboratory and the OralID™ for oral cancer screenings. Dr. Leary takes pediatric patients needs seriously and provides a plethora of educational material for both children and adults. The services that Dr. Leary offers include comprehensive exam and thorough cleanings, Invisalign®, tooth-colored fillings, fluoride treatments, Opalescence® teeth whitening, tooth extractions, dental bridges, crowns and sealants.
Dr. Benoy George, DDS
Dr. Benoy George, DDS, is both a general dentist and prosthodontist. He began his dentistry education at Boston University where he attended 3 years of prosthodontic courses. After which he chose to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of Detroit Mercy in Michigan. After graduation Dr. George moved to Connecticut and practiced dentistry for several years before finally arriving at Smile Right Dental in Charlotte. Dr. George is renowned for his chairside manner and gentleness, and his patients are often impressed with just how informative and patient he is with them.
Smile Right Dental is conveniently located with extended hours and flexible scheduling. Dr. George and his colleagues want to help people who may not normally be able to afford exceptional dental including emergency walk-in patients. To do so they provide a large variety of patient specials and discounts, accept many insurance plans as well as 3rd party financing. Their office is bright and equipped with modern technologies such as low-radiation digital x-rays. The services that Dr. George offers include but are in no way limited to dental implants, root canals, dental crowns and bridges, both full and partial dentures, tooth colored fillings and tooth extractions.
Dr. Susan Hockaday, DDS
Dr. Susan A. Hockaday, DDS, is a Charlotte native with over 20 years of experience providing exceptional dental care to her hometown. Dr. Hockaday chose to earn her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the New York University College of Dentistry before returning home to be near family. Dr. Hockaday continually invests in her education through memberships to various dental health organizations such as the Charlotte Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Association and the 2nd District Society of North Carolina.
Dr. Susan Hockaday Family Practice is a professional clinic with a relaxing environment and friendly staff. They work with patients to help ease financial strain and offer CareCredit® financing, flexible payment plans and also accept most insurances and will even direct bill for patients’ convenience. Dr. Hockaday focuses heavily on preventative treatments such as low-radiation digital x-rays, oral cancer screenings, radiation-free CariVu® laser decay diagnosis, dental sealants and therapies for TMJ. She and her colleagues also offer cosmetic and restorative options including dental bonding, teeth whitening, gum disease diagnosis and treatment, porcelain veneers, dental implants, removable dentures, conservative drill-free cavities and professional teeth cleanings.
Dr. Leon Banchik, DMD
Having been born in Southern California and graduated from Boston University with a Doctorate in Medical Dentistry Dr. Leon Banchik, DMD, has traveled all across the continental United States. He attended the Dental General Practice Residency program at the University of Nevada School of Medicine. Dr. Leon’s continuing efforts in dental education have covered such topics as Invisalign®, for which he is a preferred provider; all-on-four teeth in a day dental implants and advanced cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Leon and his wife, Dr. Olya Banchik work together to serve patients at their private family dental practice, Reafield Dental. Their office is eco-friendly, meaning that they recycle, are 95% paperless, 100% mercury-free and use low-radiation digital x-rays. They use state-of-the-art dental technologies such as an advanced sterilization system, intra-oral cameras, kid friendly “outside the mouth” x-rays, minimally invasive soft tissue lasers for gum contouring and many other procedures, and cone beam CT x-rays. Dr. Leon and his team are devoted to treating patients with respect, kindness and gentleness. They offer the full spectrum of dental care procedures from gum disease treatments to emergency dental care, athletic mouthguards to teeth whitening.