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One chilly, English winter evening, two friends (both dentists) attended a youth activity for their church. They had both been stationed at RAF Lakenheath in England with the United States Air Force. As they chatted that night, they began discussing their decisions to “separate” from the Air Force and enter back into civilian life in private practice. In that discussion, they acknowledged the greatest benefit of being a dentist in the Air Force: colleagues with whom they could collaborate! One of the dentists suggested that they should form a partnership after separating from the Air Force. The other, intrigued by the idea, began exploring the possibility, and before he knew it had invited two other friends (with complementary skill sets) into this non-existent partnership! The task at hand turned to finding an opportunity for four young, well-trained dentists to start a group practice together where they could enjoy the same camaraderie and collaboration they enjoyed as fellow officers in the US Air Force.

All four dentists were of like mind and philosophy in life and in the practice of dental medicine. They had each adopted the core values of the US Air Force: “Integrity First, Service before Self, and Excellence in All We Do”. They were all devoted husbands, fathers and men of faith, deeply involved in serving their respective church congregations.

Making their dream a reality was easier dreamed than done! For twelve months they met regularly to review opportunities and create a structure that would maximize the utilization of their specific expertise. Countless late night meetings later, the reality of this dream began to take shape. After many hours of searching for opportunities and meeting with advisers, they finally found an opportunity in the Triangle area of North Carolina (Raleigh and its suburbs—an area renowned for its family-friendly culture). This led to the name that they would call their practice: “Royal Oak Dental Group”. “Royal”, from their collaboration and conception at ROYAL Air Force Lakenheath, and “Oak”, from their translocation to the “City of Oaks”.

A lot has transpired since that initial conversation many years ago. New doctors have been added and new locations opened, all in an effort to improve access and convenience for our patients. The Royal Oak standard of excellence continues. We are very excited about what we have built and even more excited for what the future holds in store! The opportunities to care for and attend to the dental needs of our patients bring us great satisfaction and pride. Our responsibility is to create an environment making every dental encounter as pleasant as possible. We are a group of caring clinicians who find joy and pride in providing the highest quality of dental care. Know that by choosing Royal Oak, you will be treated by a team dedicated to practicing dentistry to the highest standards, with maximum comfort, and providing you, the patient, with the information needed to take ownership of your care. We believe that there is always more than one treatment option. Ultimately, our greatest desire is that you feel like part of our family. Welcome to the family!

Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
 
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
 
Sincerely,
Royal Oak Dental Group