Joel Yates DDS

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Smile Brighter with Jefferson’s Top Dentist!

Looking for a trusted Jefferson dentist? Joel Yates Jr DDS offers a comprehensive dental experience in the heart of Jefferson, ensuring that all patients receive top-notch care in a comfortable and welcoming environment. With state-of-the-art technology and a commitment to staying abreast of the latest advancements in dental care, this practice provides a wide range of services, from routine cleanings and exams to advanced restorative treatments.

Choosing Joel Yates Jr DDS for your dental needs means selecting a practice that prioritizes personalized care tailored to each unique smile. The team understands the importance of a patient-centered approach, ensuring that every visit is as relaxing and stress-free as possible. Whether it’s cosmetic enhancements, emergency dental care, or routine maintenance, patients can trust that they are in skilled and compassionate hands.

Joel Yates Jr DDS offers top dental care with advanced tech in Jefferson, NC.

Personalized, stress-free dental visits with a focus on patient education.

Trusted for excellence in cosmetic, emergency, and routine dental services.

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Smile Bright, Dental Delight!

Experience unparalleled dental care with us! Our cutting-edge treatments and compassionate team ensure your smile shines its brightest.

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Experience cutting-edge dental care with our state-of-the-art technology, ensuring precision treatments and unparalleled comfort for every smile.

Relaxing Dental Oasis Awaits!

Experience unmatched comfort at our practice, where serene ambiance meets personalized care for your peace of mind. Your comfort, our priority.


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    Dr. Joel W. Yates, Jr.

    In 1999, upon graduating Valedictorian from Beaver Creek High School in West Jefferson, Dr. Yates attended The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  In 2002, Dr. Yates earned his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology with a minor in Chemistry.  He was accepted into the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and graduated in 2006.  He was awarded his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with Honors.  Immediately after graduation, he moved back to Jefferson, North Carolina and began construction on his office.  The office opened its doors in July 2006.

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What Our Amazing Patients Have To Say

Glenna Brown
Glenna Brown

Dr. Yates and staff are efficient and courteous.

Savannah Sheets
Savannah Sheets

I’ve been going to Dr. Yates for many years and I couldn’t imagine going anywhere else. He’s such a great doctor and he and the staff are so nice. It’s always such a great experience every time I go!

Sharon Little
Sharon Little

These people are fantastic! I’ve never liked going to the dentist!! They make it a non stress environment and Dr. Yates is the best!!! They are very helpful with any questions and they listen.

John Dixon
John Dixon

Excellent service and patient care. Staff is friendly and professional. The only negative (and this is very rare for this practice) I feel today’s appointment took longer than it should. Only needed to put a crown on an implant. I was in the chair for an hour and a half.

Reba Rash
Reba Rash

Very good

Mark Harvell
Mark Harvell

First visit. Dentist and Staff were great. Would recommend.

Kelsey Lauren
Kelsey Lauren

Staff here are very nice, and Dr. Yates is so cool!

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Frequently Asked Questions

What can I do to reduce anxiety before a dental appointment?

Try practicing deep breathing exercises or listening to calming music before your visit to help soothe your nerves.

Are there any techniques I can use to distract myself during dental procedures?

Consider bringing headphones to listen to your favorite music or podcasts, or ask if the dental office provides entertainment options like TV.

How can I communicate my fears to my dentist effectively?

Be open and honest with your dentist about your anxieties; they can tailor the treatment to your needs and ensure you’re comfortable throughout the procedure.

Is it possible to take breaks during a dental treatment if I’m feeling overwhelmed?

Absolutely, signal your dentist anytime you need a pause, and they will accommodate your request to ensure you’re at ease.

Can sedation dentistry help with my dental phobia?

Sedation options, ranging from mild sedatives to general anesthesia, are available and can be discussed with your dentist to determine the best choice for your comfort level.