Welcome to Our Practice
Tar Heel Smiles
James H. Eaker, DDS
We appreciate the opportunity to get to know you and look forward to your visit.
What most people want is no dentistry. Utilizing preventive dentistry, technology and caring attitudes, our ultimate goals are to gain your trust by being thorough but honest and to provide comfortable care. We want to help you preserve your natural teeth for life and help you maintain your health at an optimum level.
Conservative dentistry means preserving natural tooth structure as well as trying to make existing restorations last as long as possible. Our patients become like family because we treat them the way they would expect a family member to treat them—with honesty, selflessly, but striving to figure out the best options for treatment. We don’t just offer the most ideal or expensive restorative option but consider pros and cons of no treatment or more simple repair. We aren’t selling anything and are a no pressure place. We take our charge to care for you seriously but we like to enjoy our days, laugh a lot, bird watch and enjoy our patients and each other.
Most people don’t understand dental issues any more than they know how their car motor works. When you find a car mechanic that you know is not trying to sell you things you don’t need, you cling to them. But, you want them to be thorough and be able to tell if a belt is almost worn through or some kind of preventive treatment would be helpful. That analogy probably describes us best.
However, we are thorough with low radiation digital x-rays, in the mouth cameras in all rooms and were the first in the triangle with digital impressions for crown and bridge fabrication. If we provide treatment, simple or complex, we do want it to be done well but as comfortably as we can. We offer bose noise canceling headphones with iTouches, temperpedic pads in all chairs, bird feeders at every window, lots of pillows and blankets and aromatherapy.
We’re not perfect but we try hard to please you. Our office hours reflect our family value to work hard while we are here but try to be home for our families. We can’t be everything to everyone but we want to care for those we have the privilege of serving.
Our services include:
- General Dentistry
- Teeth Whitening
- Preventive Care
- Periodontal Exams
- View a Complete List of our Dental Services
We always welcome new patients of every age. Whether you are new to Durham or seeking an improved dental experience, we invite you to call our office for additional information.
Please join our warm welcome and introduction of:
Dr. Caitlin Singleton
Dr. Caitlin Singleton first stated “when I grow up I am going to be a dentist” at 6 years old! She was able to make that dream happen with inspiration from her childhood dentist, Dr. Strong, & the experiences she had at the Univ. of Michigan’s dental hospital. Dr. Singleton served as an assistant & learned a great deal about treating dental emergencies from toothaches to large trauma cases.
Dr. Singleton is proud to be a dental graduate of UNC – Chapel Hill & has loved living in the south! She enjoys giving back to the community by participating in dental clinics across NC, the nation & the world. Dr. Singleton is dedicated to furthering her dental education & regularly takes continuing education courses to stay current with the latest techniques & technology. She is excited to continue her studies with a 10-part dental series by the world renown Dr. John Kois in Seattle. To read more Click Here!