Gentle Dentistry for Adults and Children

Welcome To Our Office

We take great satisfaction in helping you maintain optimal oral health. Our practice is devoted to comprehensive and preventive patient care.

Throughout our website, you will find an abundance of information about our practice, the procedures we provide, and dentistry in general. Please explore and learn as much about dentistry and our services as you desire. We believe our patients should have as much information as possible in order to make important, informed decisions regarding their oral health and treatment options.

Our patients are our most important asset, and we strive to develop long-lasting, trusting relationships with all of our patients. Your referrals are welcome and appreciated.

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Meet Dr. Waddell

Dr. Valerie Holmes Waddell is a dual graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She received her undergraduate degree in Dental Hygiene and practiced as a Dental Hygienist for three years. She returned to dental school and received a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. After dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency at the Department of Veterans Affairs in Hampton, Virginia. Dr. Waddell has served as an Adjunct Professor at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, on the Board of Directors of Holy Angels, Piedmont Community Charter School, the Aids Council of Gaston County and the Multi-Advisory Council for Gaston Community Action. Dr. Waddell often volunteers in many local and civic efforts including the Mission of Mercy Dental Clinics and has been told that “Dentistry is your Ministry,”

In 1995, Dr. Waddell became the first Public Health Dental Director in Gaston County. She opened her solo dental practice in 2009. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society and the Old North State Dental Society. She is a Past President of the Old North State Dental Society. Dr. Waddell completed a Fellowship with the Misch Implant Institute and is a past member of the Spear Study Club.

Dr. Waddell is a member of St. Stephens A.M.E. Zion Church, the Gastonia Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., The Links, Inc.-Piedmont Chapter and a charter member of the Gastonia-Piedmont Chapter of Jack & Jill of America. She is married to Attorney Beady Waddell, III. They have three children and three grandchildren. Dr. Waddell enjoys interior designing, sports, music, and quality family time.