Okay, it’s time to come clean. Yes, we have an incredible dental practice that is the envy of most other dental practices in our state. But why? I’d like to think it is our fabulous facility or all the continuing education we pursue every year. It could be the high technological advances we employ or even our ability to perform some dental procedures rarely undertaken by other dentists. I’d like to think it is those things, but, alas, it’s not true.

The true secret to the success of our practice is the staff. Yes. I’ve finally said it. They are the reason you love coming to our office. They are the ones greeting you with a smile. They are the people looking after your comforts. They are the ones who write the sweet cards, give you warm mouth wipes, and offer you a flower when you leave. Take a look at this picture. You are looking at a team of absolute “givers”. I wish I could say the reason our patients love coming to our practice is the doctors. Yet, the truth is, these ladies work hard every day to exceed your expectations on each and every patient visit. The credit goes to them.



michels-resizeDr. Gary Michels has been serving the public of eastern North Carolina for over thirty years. He has been involved in the community by serving on church councils and chairing school boards. He is co-founder of the Dream Factory of North Carolina. This charity has granted over 250 dreams to seriously ill children in eastern North Carolina.



Dr. Chris Gauquie has been a North Carolina resident for over thirty years. He received his undergraduate degree from North Carolina State University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the Medical College of Virginia, where he graduated with honors. He has been practicing dentistry since 1999.