Your SouthPark, NC Dentist
At Gentry Dental we’re proud to offer high-quality dental care to the families of Barclay Downs, SouthPark, Beverly Woods, Cotswold, Foxcroft, Starmount, Sharon Woods, and other surrounding communities.
Dr. Heather Gentry and her highly skilled team provide personalized care in a modern, warm, and friendly environment. We know that you’re going to love the differences you experience when you come to Gentry Dental.
We use state-of-the-art technology to provide an exceptional experience every time you visit us, and our advanced equipment makes your treatment procedures more comfortable and efficient. Dr. Gentry is highly skilled, and we provide a wide range of comprehensive services to meet all your needs here at our practice.
Most of our staff members have spent many years providing quality dental care to patients, and we know you’ll appreciate the individualized care and attention you receive when you choose Gentry Dental.
We can’t wait to welcome you into our dental family! Contact our office today to schedule your next appointment.
Dr. Heather Gentry
Dr. Gentry is originally from Alabama and graduated from the University of Alabama School of Dentistry with honors in 2005.
With over 25 years of experience in the field, Dr. Gentry has a comprehensive background in dentistry. She has held almost every position in the industry- from receptionist, assistant, associate dentist, and now, as the owner of her practice. It's this experience that has led her to develop her own practice philosophy, which is to provide the highest quality care along with compassion and understanding for her patients.
Dr. Gentry and her team strive to provide the best dental experience possible. They pride themselves on getting to know their patients on a personal level, and they take all the time necessary to explain treatment procedures and to answer any questions so that their patients feel both comfortable and informed. This is how she's built her reputation over the years for providing the exceptional dental care, and it's also why she was voted "Best Dentist in Charlotte" and "Nextdoor Neighborhood Favorite".
You'll also notice that Dr. Gentry strives to provide the most current procedures available, and for this reason, she has invested in state-of-the-art dental technology. She also continues to take hundreds of hours of continuing education, in and out of the country, in order to best serve her patients. Dr. Gentry has advanced training in full mouth reconstruction, smile makeovers, veneers, dental implants, same day crowns, and microscope dentistry.
Dr. Gentry moved to Charlotte in 2008 and considers the Queen City her home. Besides her passion for dentistry, her main interests are animal rescue, interior decorating, gardening, and cooking.
Carla has worked with Dr. Gentry since 2009 and has been in the dental industry for over 30 years. She’s originally from Martinsville, VA, and she moved to Charlotte in 2008.
Carla loves getting to know each person on an individual basis and enjoys spending time talking with them. She says, “I have a passion for working in the dental field and making sure the patients are comfortable.” You can’t miss her smiling face during your visit with us!
Carla is the proud mom of one daughter, Marvetta, and she enjoys spending time with family and friends, attending jazz concerts, and relaxing on the beach when she’s not helping patients.
Dr John Goelz
Dr. Goelz joined us earlier this year and we couldn’t be happier to have someone with his talents working with us! He enjoys focusing on night guards to treat jaw pain and headaches. His other main interest is using laser therapy (LANAP- laser assisted new attachment procedure) to treat gum disease. Gun disease is the number one reason for tooth loss in adults, but a laser can be utilized to painlessly treat the disease and increase stability of teeth. He is one of a small number of general dentists nationwide to be trained in lasers for treating periodontal disease.
If you are experiencing jaw pain, clenching or grinding, or bleeding gums schedule an appointment with Dr. Goelz to evaluate you!
Dr. Elizabeth Smith, DMD
Dr. Elizabeth Smith considers herself a Charlottean, living in the Queen City most of her recalled life. She spent a short period of time in Chapel Hill, NC – graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor’s degree in biology and closing her Tar Heel roots by graduating from UNC School of Dentistry. Since dental school, she values continuing education to remain up to date with the latest advancements in comprehensive and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr Smith has been in dentistry since 2007, working in all aspects of the profession. But it was the combination of medicine and art that ultimately drew her to being a dentist. She loves to build a relationship with patients and to help them to understand their dental needs. With her gentle chairside manner, patients can be comfortable during their treatment.
In her free time, Dr Smith enjoys spending time with her husband, Chris, and spoiling their beloved dogs. She is an avid traveler and looks forward to experiencing all the laughter that life can offer. She also enjoys baking foods that are not dentist approved!
Dr. Smith looks forward to being able to exceed your expectations by consistently providing comfortable, gentle, and high-quality dental care. She believes that smiles change lives and can’t wait to help you get the smile you want and deserve!
Janna joined our team in May of 2020 and has become an invaluable asset to our patients. She is a highly skilled hygienist who prides herself on being thorough but very gentle with our patients.
Janna enjoys playing tennis, summer heat, and spending time with her husband and her pets.