Dental Staff

Our  professionals at Joel Yates Jr., D.D.S. maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

You will leave our office feeling like family.

  • Joel W. Yates, Jr., DDS

    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. In his free time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and children, farming, gardening, movies, traveling, cooking, and being outdoors.

  • Pam Bard
    Scheduling Coordinator)

    Pam is a graduate of the University of North Carolina Dental Assisting program.   Pam keeps the office seasonally decorated.  She is the Cerec crown office specialist, where you can watch your new crown become digitally fabricated and wear it home the same day.  Pam enjoys spending time at WJUMC where she is President of the United Methodist Women.  She also enjoys spending time with her husband Gwyn, and daughter Brittany, who always has projects planned for her.  Go ASU!!!! 

  • Charles Maynard
    Lead Registered Dental Hygienist

    Hi!  My name is Charles and I have served as Dr. Yates' dental hygienist since 2010.  I graduated school in 2006 from Catawba Valley College in Hickory, NC.  I take pride in assuring your cleaning appointments are comfortable, thorough, and entertaining.  You will leave our office feeling satisfied and looking forward to our next visit together.  When away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family, disc golfing, and staying current on the Carolina Panthers.

  • Helen Holt
    Dental Assistant

    Helen has worked in the dental field for over twenty years, beginning her career in California.  She enjoys making all patients feel comfortable and right at home.  Helen enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and water sports during the summer.

  • Amanda Kirby
    Registered Dental Hygienist)

    bio coming soon

  • Amanda Pritchard
    Dental Assistant

    bio coming soon

  • Sarah Berth
    Front Desk and Insurance Coordinator

    bio coming soon

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Joel Yates Jr., D.D.S.


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