DentalWorks Durham

3600 N Duke Street Suite #28, Durham, NC 27704-1769
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Life-changing smiles, it’s what we do.

From checkups and cleanings, to transforming your smile, our family is here for yours.

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"Very professional and patient with the customer."

S.C. | Google

"Great Hygienist (Faith) and Dentist (Dr. Zhao). Faith is especially understanding of discomfort patients may have about seeing the dentist and skilled at putting them at ease. Both congratulate patients about their efforts in maintaining dental health. Wait times for appointments are short and follow-up visits are immediately scheduled. Staff at the front desk are willing and able to inform patients on costs of procedures."

R.K. | Google

"Great staff! Everyone is so friendly and kind. Dr. Zhao is awesome and really ensured I was taken care of. They got me in really quickly when I was in so much pain and took care of the insurance set up (instead of trying to avoid doing their due diligence like some other places like Lane & Associates). I had a great overall experience, would recommend."

C.H. | Google

"Great first time experience and got instant relief for my pain. My insurance covered everything in full and I know that is a privilege that not everyone else may have so I cannot comment on price of services. My 5 stars are for the great environment, from front desk staff, hygienists, to Dr. Zhao! Everyone was kind and caring. They got me an appointment very quickly which felt like a lifesaver since I was having extreme pain while nearly 39 weeks pregnant."

C.K. | Yelp

"Faith is a great dental hygienist!"

C.H. | Google

"This office was awesome! From the office staff to the dentist... All were very polite, welcoming, and professional."

K.D. | Google

"This was the first appt. for both my son and I. It was very easy and convenient to make an appt. online, and we were able to get in pretty quickly. Everyone from receptionists to the assistants to Dr. Zhao were great. During the visit everything moved along at a good pace. They answered all questions, addressed all concerns, and explained everything in detail. My son is autistic and can be a bit much, but Jessica, the technician, as well as Dr. Zhao were outstanding. They were all very patient and made him feel comfortable. I would definitely recommend this office."

I.H. | Google

"I am new to Yelp.....but I felt like I needed to give my review to anyone else who may have dental fears such as mine. When I was 9, I was in a terrible bicycle accident.  I lost 2 of my front teeth and chipped 2. When I was 14, I had a Maryland Bridge made for my front teeth, and I will say, it lasted me approximately 25 years. The way the Maryland Bridge is made with wings on one side, caused damage to the good teeth next to the bridge. Through the years I've had some real bad dentists. I read 1 review where the patient said they made her sign a waiver & she had never been asked by other dentists to sign one, I've signed many waivers...that protects the patient and the practice. Because of that Dentist, I now have "permanent" nerve damage on my left side, where he dentist tried pulled a tooth for over 3 hours, taking a break and trying again. They finally called an oral surgeon to get me seen and he pulled my tooth in less than a minute!! I got home that evening and as the numbness was wearing off, I noticed my left side of my chin was still numb feeling....and to this day, I still have it & it will always be there. I also had a huge gash under my tongue, I'm assuming where he jammed the instrument in my mouth. I'm only saying all of this to let everyone understand just how traumatic all this has been for me. This happened in 2003, I haven't been to the dentist since, so about 15 years, 7needless to say, my bridge was in terrible shape and I had molars that had fillings which had fallen out, leaving me with 4 or 5 teeth that were broken at the gum line. I wouldn't smile, and if I did, I was constantly trying to hide my teeth, either by smiling with my mouth closed or using my hand to hide it.  I don't have Dental Insurance, but it was never about the money, my fiancee had been telling me for the last 10 years to make an appointment & he would pay for it. I was that afraid, ashamed, nervous, etc. One morning in September 2018, something clicked with me & I knew I needed to go to the dentist before I ended up either in pain or losing all of my teeth....and I was tired of not smiling and being self conscious,  so I made my 1st appointment for September 19th, 2018. I must say, my anxiety was through the roof & I also have panic attacks from time to time,  but  everyone there was so understanding, Lisa, Jessica & Dr. Zhao made me feel at ease. My heart was racing!! They took the x-rays and gave me options of either trying implants, a new full top bridge, or dentures. I absolutely didn't want dentures as I've always had nightmares about my old bridge falling out.  So we went with the bridge, which was expensive no doubt, but still half of what implants would have cost.  I still had 5 good teeth on top that would remain and act like an implant. My journey started on September 19th & I had my new "Smile" before Christmas, on the 12th of December......3 months.  Sorry for the long review, but, my hope is that if this helps just one person,  who is afraid of the dentist make their appointment, then that's awesome.  My daughter also started going here in October and her fears were almost as bad as mine. I absolutely love this office and I will continue to go here as long as I'm able. No fears anymore!! Dr. Zhao was Excellent and Jessica was also just as Excellent. She made sure I was always comfortable and at ease, and she made sure she was always with me at each appointment. I really can't explain how awesome it is to finally be able to actually Smile now.  Thank you to everyone at this office.....you will never know how you changed my life!!!!!!! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you so very much!! My next appointment is March 2019, for my 6 month cleaning,  I can't wait."

M.M. | Yelp

"I absolutely love this place. I can honestly say that I haven’t been to the dentist in a long time and this one here made me feel right at home. Everything was great from the Beautiful young desk clerk with the entrance greeting and getting me settled in....I’m sorry that i didnt get her name but you will most definitely know exactly who she is. She has the most precious personality there is. I love her smile. Then there were Jessica E....she helped me in the back and did X-Rays which i thought were going to be the most painful part about being there but turns out was the best part. I mean the conversation that we had made me feel like we knew each other all my life. So i was so at ease with the procedures, and she also explained everything very thoroughly....i can go on for days about this place but cant wait until my next appt... THANK YOU GUYS VERY MUCH!!!!!Sincerely, Jeremiah"

J.M. | Google

"Lisa was very professional and friendly during my visit for cleaning and fluoride treatment."

J.M. | Google

"Do a great job!"

J.C. | Google

"Great, fast service! Dr. Zhao is friendly, considerate, professional, and knows his stuff! Pricey but comparable to many dental offices."

C.A. | Google

"I came with a bad tooth problem. The staff and the doctor was courteous, professional, the dentist the best bed side manners. I do not like dentist but he made my visit so at ease and fixed my problem."

S.W. | Google

"Came in the same day and was taken care of. Awesome"

P.H. | Google

"They were great!! I don't know if I've laughed so much at the dentist in a long time. And if you feel comfortable enough to laugh, that's a great start!! This was my first visit with them, and Brittany, Lisa, and everyone was extremely nice."

S.C. | Google

"very nice! , they are kind people. they take good care of you and give reasonable advice"

J.B. | Google

"Problem with a molar! DentalWorks always does a great job and their staff are wonderful - kind, efficient and friendly as well as very good at what they do! Dr. Gau is terrific!"

K.B. | Google

"DentalWorks of Durham is a great dentist office the dentist was great the staff even better very nice and helpful this was my first time there and I want go any place else they have a me as a patient for as long as I need dental work done Thanks for everything ????????"

M.W. | Google

"very nice! , they are kind people. they take good care of you and give reasonable advice??"

J.B. | Google

"Great customer service!"

T.G. | Google

"I always have a good experience here. They do a good job on my teeth."

G.E. | Google

"Very friendly professional and user friendly....."

P.B. | Google

"Great staff and seemed very competent."

R.D. | Google

"This dental office is exceptional!!! Dr. Zhao and his staff are professional, caring and helpful.  Jessica and Jasmine are caring and professional assistants.  I have had issues, unexpected, and I was treated with care and concern.  This is an excellent facility and a caring staff.  Thank you Dr. Zhao and your exceptional staff. Patricia Taylor"

P.T. | Yelp

"Great dental office. Great front desk staff, great financial staff and Dr. Zhao is an excellent dentist. He explains thoroughly, he is professional and a gentle dentist. I have been afraid of going to the dentist in the past, and although I feel better, it is because of Dr. Zhao, Jasmine, Jessica and Lisa. Everyone is very professional Even though I have had issues with my dental health, I have felt supported and taken care of very well. Dental work is expensive, but I appreciate the options presented by Dr. Zhao as the expert. Professional and excellent staff!!! If you need to visit a dentist, visit Dr. Zhao and his staff. You will be treated with respect and professionalism."

P.T. | Google

"Lisa and Jessica made this a very pleasant visit. The compassion and personal care of the two of them made me more at ease about my dental procedure."

S.W. | Google

"Great staff and service"

M.N. | Google

"Easy and user friendly"

T.R. | Google

"As a new patient being referred by existing patients, I went in for 2 surgical extractions and was VERY nervous. Jasmine the assistant did an excellent job calming, encouraging, assuring me and talking me through the whole process. Dr. Zhao is incredibly skilled, professional, gentle and an overall Dentist I would highly recommend to anyone looking for top notch care for an affordable rate. Thank you."

J.A. | Google

"I have been going to this dentist office since 2015.  I am fairly new to Yelp and just read the reviews provided.  My experiences with Faith, who is, hands down, the most thorough, gentle and sweetest person I have ever had that takes "pleasure" of deep-diving into my mouth with scary sharp objects to help me improve my overall health.  ;-).  She is simply an amazing person who makes you feel welcome and not "just a customer."   Lisa is another Dental Hygienist whom I have also had the pleasure of her hygiene practice that I have also enjoyed (Despite her choice in Pro Football teams!). I have not had the negative experiences that others have had several years ago.  Dr. Zhao is a wonderful dentist and I highly recommend them.  I have had to have 2 Crowns during this time.  Dental insurance is helpful but doesn't cover all the costs, however that isn't the dentist's fault!  I have never been chastised nor belittled for my lack of knowledge of services offered.  There isn't any "high-pressure" sales pitches...  you can simply say "no, thank you!" And move forward with your life!   The front office staff are friendly and helpful.  If someone is tied up on the phone, someone else will quickly step up to help.   It is a busy office and I have never felt like I was rushed.  Dr. Zhao, Faith and Lisa spent quality time explaining the Who, what, when, where, how and why of my body's needs and explained the options and consequences.  Simply an awesome place... well worth the money and visit!"

P.P. | Yelp

"I have been going to this dentist office since 2015.  I am fairly new to Yelp and just read the reviews provided.  My experiences with Faith, who is, hands down, the most thorough, gentle and sweetest person I have ever had that takes "pleasure" of deep-diving into my mouth with scary sharp objects to help me improve my overall health.  ;-).  She is simply an amazing person who makes you feel welcome and not "just a customer."   Lisa is another Dental Hygienist whom I have also had the pleasure of her hygiene practice that I have also enjoyed (Despite her choice in Pro Football teams!). I have not had the negative experiences that others have had several years ago.  Dr. Zhao is a wonderful dentist and I highly recommend them.  I have had to have 2 Crowns during this time.  Dental insurance is helpful but doesn't cover all the costs, however that isn't the dentist's fault!  I have never been chastised nor belittled for my lack of knowledge of services offered.  There isn't any "high-pressure" sales pitches...  you can simply say "no, thank you!" And move forward with your life!   The front office staff are friendly and helpful.  If someone is tied up on the phone, someone else will quickly step up to help.   It is a busy office and I have never felt like I was rushed.  Dr. Zhao, Faith and Lisa spent quality time explaining the Who, what, when, where, how and why of my body's needs and explained the options and consequences.   Simply an awesome place... well worth the money and visit!"

P.P. | Yelp

"Friendly, professional service. Very understanding staff got me through tough procedure with virtually no pain and kind support. Highly recommend."

P.M. | Google

"I have been to this office four times now, and each time I experience a pleasant, smooth appointment process, something I have not experienced at other dental offices. The first time I came in, I had an infected wisdom tooth that needed to be pulled. They went ahead and gave me antibiotics and a mouthwash to use while the infection cleared up, took bitewings, and had me come back to get both wisdom teeth on the top out. The oral surgeon (can't remember his name but he was very nice) had both teeth out in just a few minutes, explained everything to me very thoroughly, and listened when I told him that I need more Novocaine than most people as I am a natural redhead and therefore more resistant to anesthesia.At the time of my wisdom teeth being removed, they told me that I needed a list of cleanings and fillings as I had not been to the dentist in a long time, but that I could schedule them at my convenience, when I could afford to come back.Last week, I broke a tooth and came in to have an exam done. They told me I needed a cleaning on that quadrant of my mouth before they could fill the cavity and broken area, and scheduled me. The hygienist was kind, gentle, and patient, and very thorough. She told me I would probably need to take Tylenol or Ibuprofen following my appointment for a day or so while my gums recovered from the scaling and root planing. I went back in yesterday to have the tooth filled and Dr. Legler was great, he remembered me from the previous cleaning visit when I said I needed extra numbing, without me saying it out loud. When I did feel pain during the procedure, he offered me the option to keep going or get numbed again- I tried to brave it one more time but the second time I raised my hand he went ahead and numbed me more and was very kind and patient about having to stop his procedure halfway through to make me more comfortable. Until I have a reason not to I will continue to come to this dental office! I've had nothing but good experiences here, the staff are always great and even though I hate dental appointments I always leave feeling like I worked myself up for nothing because they make it so easy."

A.K. | Google

"Friendly, professional service. Very understanding staff got me through tough procedure with virtually no pain and kind support. Highly recommend."

P.S. | Google

"I can't say enough about this practice. I was ten minutes late for my appointment and everyone was totally understanding. I wish I knew my hygienist's name. She is such a kind person and gave me such an outstanding cleaning. Dr. Zhao is wonderful and personable. This practice really knows how to take care of their patients. Thank you!"

M.M. | Facebook

"Myself and three of my sons go to dental works for orthodontic care. The staff is always warm and friendly. And although we have had different orthodontist over the coarse of care they have all been top notch"

J.S. | Google

"7/27 Thursday my appt with Dr.Zhao was great!! I am so glad I went there & feel I have finally found a dentist. He was patient & kind understood my anxiety. I really appreciate the staff jasmine his assistant, I think it was the office manager that came & checked on me as well. Thank you! Thank you!!"

J.R. | Google

"Great experience every time. The Staff is always pleasant. The front staff are incredible as well."

L.P. | Google

"They are great. All of the staff and Dentist are great. Jessica is definitely awesome. The two hygienist that worked with my kids were also amazing. Everyone is very informative and they really seem to care. I drive over an hour to go to this office but its worth it."

A.D. | Facebook

"Staff is top-notched.Faith did an outstanding job on the deep cleaning."

A.B. | Google

"GREATEST dental experience in my life."

W.B. | Google

"This was my first visit to Dentalworks. It started a little late but I understand computer problems. The staff made an outstanding first impression. They were all cordial and respectful. Everything was explained to me and a dental plan was worked out for my needs. I was very pleased."

B.M. | Google

"Great experience! Clean atmosphere, friendly, confident and knowledgeable staff who made my daughter feel very comfortable. The Dentist and the DA's were very thorough.Thank you, Dental Works!??"

W.L. | Google

"Great experience! Clean atmosphere, friendly, confident and knowledgeable staff who made my daughter feel very comfortable. The Dentist and the DA's were very thorough.Thank you, Dental Works!??"

T.J. | Google

"Great experience, they went out of their way to make it very comfortable for me. I, like many people have a general anxiety about dentists but shortly into my first visit all my anxiety was gone. Explained everything very well and was continuous of my limited budget. Would definitely recommend."

V.K. | Google

"DentalWorks is great; Lisa is an excellent hygienist!"

B.M. | Google

"Great experience and I cried because I was nervous, Jessica, Lisa and Dr. Z were so reassuring?"

P.C. | Google

"It was my first visit:  I was extremely pleased with the dentist, hygienist and the other staff.  Very friendly and a positive experience, unlike the snotty Houston dentist office I had used previously. I used the $99 new patient coupon and ended up paying $214 total (I don't have insurance) for the appointment, since I got the added-on cleaning and flouride.  It became apparent from the condition of my gums that the 5 min Houston cleanings had been half-baked.  I'm grateful that the problems were found before the damage was irreversible."

A.M. | Yelp

"7/27 Thursday my appt with Dr.Zhao was great!! I am so glad I went there & feel I have finally found a dentist. He was patient & kind understood my anxiety. I really appreciate the staff jasmine his assistant, I think it was the office manager that came & checked on me as well. Thank you! Thank you!!"

J.R. | Google

"I went to Dentalworks today and it was like super awesome tots recommended like yessss!!! There staff is super nice, this girl named Genesis attended me in the front desk and like I kinda want to be friends with her now she was so friendly and sweet!!! Hey gen hey girl let's be friends ??"

H.S. | Google

"Great experience! I will return"

T.F. | Google

"Ms. Lisa was very informative of my current oral health and gave excellent advice on how remediate my issues. The process of becoming a patient was fast and easy. The staff were welcoming and Dr. Zhao was very nice."

F.K. | Google

"Jasmine and Faith were so sweet to my son. Faith cleaned, polished and sealed his teeth and was so encouraging and comforting the entire time!"

W.F. | Google

"Great place!!! This team has been excellent with me. I've always had anxiety with the dentist. I did t go to one for 18 years. They have done everything from extractions to crowns a d not o e bit of anxiety."

N.L. | Google

"I was passing through NC on our family vacation and needed some work done due to a bad tooth. After calling several places along our route, I thankfully ended up calling Dental Works and they were able to help me without a new patient exam and get me fixed up without any issues. I was so happy with the staff as they were able to take care of me just as I was an everyday patient. Thank You!!!"

M.B. | Google

"Great experience and I cried because I was nervous, Jessica, Lisa and Dr. Z were so reassuring?"

P.H. | Google

"Glad to get my teeth looked at. You all are so nice. The people there are friendly."

D.R. | Google

"If I could give them 0 stars I would. Disorganized is an understatement...the staff changes every 30 days..no one ever seems to know what is going on..You can never speak to a manager...Finances not handled well...Orthodontist changed in the middle of my daughter's care and no idea what is the next step because you can never talk to anyone...if you or your child needs braces then do yourself a favor and seek care elsewhere because THIS PLACE SUCKS!!!"

Anonymous | Facebook

"Friendly staff."

D.S. | Google

"First time getting Wisdom teeth extracted. Dr. Zhao and his assistant Denise did an absolute wonderful job. Thank you alll so much."

T.S. | Google

"Dr. Zhao is an excellent ! He is very knowledgeable and a caring Dentist. ??"

D.B. | Google

"Faith is awesome! I look forward to my cleanings b/c she always does such a great job! Dr Zhao is pretty awesome as well! Dental Works is the place to go for great dental health & an incredible smile!"

M.I. | Google

"Timely and courteous"

G.L. | Google

"Nice staff! Made sure you understood everything and willing or help you and awesome dentist Dr.Zhao"

T.F. | Google

"I have been going to Dental Works in Durham for about a year and every visit with both the orthodontics team and dentist team has been great. I recommend this Dental Works office."

S.S. | Google

"As a new patient being referred by existing patients, I went in for 2 surgical extractions and was VERY nervous. Jasmine the assistant did an excellent job calming, encouraging, assuring me and talking me through the whole process. Dr. Zhao is incredibly skilled, professional, gentle and an overall Dentist I would highly recommend to anyone looking for top notch care for an affordable rate. Thank you."

J.A. | Google

"Great staff. Dr Z is the best. I had quite a bit to have done but Dr Z made sure I didn't feel anything and Ingrid, Assistant is very comforting and professional. LaToya at the reception desk is very professional and kind. Way to go Dentalworks staff."

P.T. | Google

"This is the best dental experience that I ever had. The staff cleaned my teeth extremely well, walked me through the process, and it was very affordable. I will definitely be coming back!!! Highly recommend!!"

B.K. | Yelp

"Wonderful"

J.J. | Google

"I've never had a tooth pulled before and I have anxiety issues when it comes to dental visits. I didn't feel a thing and they took great care of me. I will be back for any other dental issues."

J.W. | Google

"I have a good experience and nice people like always"

A.G. | Google

"Always the best care!"

T.H. | Google

"Hadn't been to the dentist in a very long time. Denise was great. She suggested the best course of action for my dental health. All of the staff made me feel at ease and nobody made me feel slightly guilty about not seeing a dentist in so long."

J.H. | Google

"Have used dentalworks for 10 years.always a superior experience. Lisa does my cleanings. She is very professional and friendly. Overall great service."

R.K. | Google

"I not only work here but I am a patient, as well as my family. I have had a crown done and wisdom teeth removed by Dr Zhao. My little 4 yr old has gone here and loved getting his teeth cleaned. Even let them take x-rays. My husband has had fillings as well as cleaning. The staff made them feel comfortable."

D.P. | Google

"My cleaning experience was great! Lisa is always gentle, kind and has lots of dental advise. She makes going to the dentist fun."

B.M. | Google

"My experience today was so great that my entire family is having our records sent from our previous dentist to Dental Works! The staff we dealt with today were efficient and very friendly! I was very impressed with Dr. Zhao and the treatment he recommended for my situation."

R.R. | Google

"Great experience overall! Jess was wonderful as she helped ease my nervousness as I hadn't visited a dentist in a while, she is very accommadating. Dr. Calvin is kind and gives options to best suit your circumstance. Lisa the hygienist was pleasant as well! Very thankful and hopeful for my dental health journey."

S.W. | Google

"I absolutely love every minute of it! The ladies are amazing especially Jessica! Definitely will recommend it to everyone I know!"

J.M. | Google

"Every one was awesome, they put my fears to rest and made sure I was comfortable with every thing they did, explained it all as they went and also helped me find the best treatment for me. I would recommend them to any one."

P.K. | Google

"All of the staff are friendly and nice. I've been going here for years."

S.M. | Google

"Excellent service"

M.W. | Google

"professional greeting very professional dental hygienist great dr very pleasant and professional overall great"

N.B. | Google

"I just had my second visit at this DentalWorks this month. Faith is wonderful! The manager, Kam, came by just to say Hello and introduce himself which has never happened at a dental or doctor's office. The dentist, Dr. Zhao is so nice and funny. He was very thorough. The entire experience was easy and carefree. I would recommend this office to anyone who hasn't been to a dentist in a while or anyone searching for a new dentist or hygienist. The entire office is great!"

J.D. | Yelp

"I have been going to Dentalworks for 3 years and I couldn't be happier. The staff is amazing and makes sure you are well taken care of. I know I will continue going."

S.W. | Yelp

"The dental hygienist s are awesome. Very personable. Make you very comfortable...know what to do if somebody is freaking. So grateful to them all..."

C.H. | Google

"They treat me well."

L.H. | Google

"Staff is always courteous, professional, and attentive."

C.B. | Google

"Excellent From the receptionists, to MsJessica , Ms Faith And Doctor I was very please - everyone was in office Very Pleasant. They made me feel very welcome -- I would Differently Recommend Them to my friends and co-workers"

M.O. | Google

"Dental Works in Durham is an extremely professional experience from the time you walk into the door. The staff is very professional and kind. Faith Mwanga is one of the best hygienists I've had. She is competent and caring. Dr. Zhao is a great dentist who listens to your concerns, and makes you feel comfortable. Consequently, I am grateful that I found them."

C.R. | Google

"I just had my second appointment at this practice. I've had my teeth cleaned by Lisa and Faith and both experiences have been great! I used to have a pretty bad phobia of going to the dentist, but Dr. Zhao and the staff at this practice have helped me get completely over this. Every visit is thorough is carefree. The manager and front desk staff is also very friendly and approachable."

J.D. | Google

"Very professional staff and the service was great!!"

T.E. | Google

"Loveeeee it here. They go out of the way to make sure you feel comfortable every step of the way , would definitely recommend!"

J.W. | Google

"The staff members are friendly and professional. Dr. Zhao is the best!"

R.W. | Google

"We have been going here now for nearly two years. Prior to this clinic my son (now 6) went to a pediatric dentist. I was skeptical if this office would be what he needs...let me say that unfortunately he required a filling on a tooth that came through as a toddler with a calcium deposit on it. My son is very sensitive type and when his anxiety started to heighten the staff took over. They calmed him down, got the procedure finished and made me more at peace so I could look after my 3 year old.  They also helped to entertain the said 3 year old who now loves to come to the dentist herself . This is the not first time they have exceeded my expectations. Kudos to The dr and his team. Appreciate you all fully."

H.G. | Yelp

"A NY resident but I recently got a full mouth crown done with Dr. Zhao.  My office visits throughout the week in the Durham office were completely amazing.  Dr. Zhao's office is meticulously clean and filled with fun and caring staff that really loves what they do.  The service and attention that I've received is by far the best I have ever had in my life.  Dr. Zhao is very thorough and skillful in his field.  He took the time to explain every step throughout the procedure so there were no surprises.  Dr. Zhao's expert knowledge and precision care resulted in a very beautiful set of new teeth.  I absolutely love them and find myself smiling more often since its placement.  The only downside is that I really wish Dr. Zhao was closer to NYC!  I highly recommend him for any work."

A.S. | Yelp

"Very professional, polite, and friendly group of dental workers and doctors. I've been going there for 5 years and look forward to my next five."

M.B. | Google

"I've been you Dental Works twice now, and the service is always amazing. They always make me feel like family and treat me with the utmost respect. I would highly recommend Dental works to anyone looking for a dental office that takes great care of you and does a great job."

B.S. | Google

"The dental hygienist s are awesome. Very personable. Make you very comfortable..."

C.H. | Google

"Friendly, efficient, and trustworthy staff!"

K.C. | Google

"Very caring Dentist and staff."

S.E. | Google

"It has always been a pleasure going to Dental Work. I have worked with Lisa "Hygienist" for over 14 years! She has a great personality and will get you in and out. Latoya "Front Desk" very knowledgeable and will assist with any insurance/billing issues! Dr. Zhao has also been a pleasure! Amongst these three are other great team members that I have encountered. Keep up the great work Duke Street!"

L.E. | Google

"The dental hygienist, Lisa is awesome! She make you feel comfortable and right at home...not the dentist chair. Lisa and Dr. Zhao are very attentive to my needs. What a great team!"

N.P. | Google

"Everyone was friendly and empathetic. I am very happy with the work I had done. I felt like they really cared about me."

N.H. | Yelp

"I not only work here but I am a patient, as well as my family. I have had a crown done and wisdom teeth removed by Dr Zhao. My little 4 yr old has gone here and loved getting his teeth cleaned. Even let them take x-rays. My husband has had fillings as well as cleaning. The staff made them feel comfortable."

D.H. | Google

"I'm terrified of the dentist however the whole team made me comfortable n I will return.5 stars!!!!!"

T.D. | Google

"My mother is a proud patient of DentalWorks! Their cleaning technique is amazing!! All of the staff and Dr. Zhao are wonderful and have been great with my mother! If you are looking for a new dentist in Durham you need to head over to DentalWorks."

S.P. | Google

"Had a cleaning done and it was great. My hygienist was great. Dr Zhao is a great Dentist. Staff was very professional and friendly. Wonderful experience."

K.R. | Google

"Awesome. Always easy. Very professional."

S.T. | Google

"I have had a great experiences. The staff are very welcoming and great to talk to. The service is wonderful and you can't beat free life time whitening."

K.H. | Google

"Extremely caring and professional dental staff! Would highly recommend this office! You will be more than pleased with the services offered!"

J.M. | Google

"I not only work here but I am a patient, as well as my family. I have had a crown done and wisdom teeth removed by Dr Zhao. My little 4 yr old has gone here and loved getting his teeth cleaned. Even let them take x-rays. My husband has had fillings as well as cleaning. The staff made them feel comfortable."

D.H. | Google

"Although just being nervous with a dental appointment ,I really was so at ease once I was in the chair, the doctor and the hygienst put me so at ease.I would encourage anyone to visit Dentalworks,north duke mall. Great Staff!!"

J.H. | Google

"I started having pain last week so I made an appointment to come into the office. I thought I had broken my filling and needed a crown. Dr. Zhao and his assistants were very helpful and caring during my visit. No crown needed! Next check up in a few months with Faith to clean my teeth. She's awesome as well!"

T.P. | Google

"Just had a root canal (my first) and a cap. I was extremely nervous and have very sensitive teeth, Other than the quick short pain of the injection, didn't experience any pain during the procedures. This team was patient, caring and concerned about my comfort. I highly recommend this team of professionals."

P.H. | Google

"Poor customer service and the prices and charges are too high even though we have insurance. The Orthodontist is very rude."

Anonymous | Facebook

"Absolutely EXCELLENT is the only way to describe the care I have received over the years at DentalWorks. Years ago I had a tooth that bothered me a lot. When I would go to other dentists, I would be sent here and there but the problem remained UNTIL I WENT TO DentalWorks. Dr. Zhao was the FIRST dentist to tell me why and he actually fixed it when no other dentist had done so over the years. I ONLY GO TO DentalWorks and the care I receive there is the best I have ever had. By the way, I travel over 30 miles one way to reach their office and consider myself lucky they are located within traveling distance."

B.L. | Google

"Our family has been going to the Durham office for over 5 years and been comletely satisfied. We've had cleanings, fillings, a couple of caps, orthodontics - what I would call "normal" care for a family of 5. I find the staff to be courteous and extremely friendly. They are efficient - we get in at the appointed time and never leave without our next 6 month check up scheduled. They've been wonderful about getting our college student in when she gets home on breaks. Only my husband received the recommendation for a deep cleaning. I had always been a big chicken when it comes to the dentist but because of their caring environment, I actually enjoy going."

Google User | Google

"Great place, great people. I highly recommend that you give them a try. Thanks"

B.H. | Google

"Very friendly staff and very little waiting time by the loaby. I love this dentist office."

R. | Google

"It was great to get out quickly"

A.N. | Google

"I was very happy with the overall work I had done with Dental works. Crown, several fillings, periodontal cleaning, plastic partial and extractions. The price was high but comparable with other Dentist offices. I would like to be able to tell them what I wanted instead of being told what I was required to purchase though. Routine cleaning appointments are extremely high and I will be shopping around for less expensive maintenance. The staff in the office was very sweet and understanding."

M.W. | Google

"The staff was absolutely amazing. I was greeted, once called back, by a young lady who seemed to be a fine pen enthusiast. (Would somebody PLEASE get this sweet young lady a nice pen?? She definitely deserves it!) From someone that DESPISES going to the dentist, I was at ease immediately upon conversing with her. A plethora of young ladies and dentist(s)? came in, made me feel at ease and oddly in control of an uncontrollable situation. I have to applaud them for that. The ONLY reason they lost a star was because the price didn't fit the job; in my opinion. What seemed to be a routine extraction requiring two shots of local anesthetic and a pair of (what felt like channel locks) and with the grip of a pitbull on steroids, removed said problem tooth in under 60 seconds. GREAT! The bill reflected. "surgical procedure" and again; in my opinion, was not a surgical procedure. I appreciate the warmth and kind mentality of all the staff there, pleas understand that. I simply don't agree that $370 was necessary, especially when dealing with a cash patient that received no general anesthesia nor was cut in an invasive manner as described in the bill. Other than that, they were great and I will return to that location for any and all of my dental issues."

B.D. | Google

"Staff was very nice and accommodating. There were some issues with check but a staff member jumped in and completed our registration. We were pleased as new patients and plan to return"

J.R. | Google

"People where great. Price was high."

R.N. | Google

"Staff is nice"

M.F. | Google

"The staff were extremely nice, funny and friendly/personable. They took the time to explain everything to me! I have never had a dental experience this great! Thank you!"

C.P. | Google

"Staff is nice"

A.M. | Google

"The staff was absolutely amazing. I was greeted, once called back, by a young lady who seemed to be a fine pen enthusiast. (Would somebody PLEASE get this sweet young lady a nice pen?? She definitely deserves it!) From someone that DESPISES going to the dentist, I was at ease immediately upon conversing with her. A plethora of young ladies and dentist(s)? came in, made me feel at ease and oddly in control of an uncontrollable situation. I have to applaud them for that. The ONLY reason they lost a star was because the price didn't fit the job; in my opinion. What seemed to be a routine extraction requiring two shots of local anesthetic and a pair of (what felt like channel locks) and with the grip of a pitbull on steroids, removed said problem tooth in under 60 seconds. GREAT! The bill reflected. "surgical procedure" and again; in my opinion, was not a surgical procedure. I appreciate the warmth and kind mentality of all the staff there, pleas understand that. I simply don't agree that $370 was necessary, especially when dealing with a cash patient that received no general anesthesia nor was cut in an invasive manner as described in the bill. Other than that, they were great and I will return to that location for any and all of my dental issues."

B.U. | Google

"Fun, friendly staff. Always a delightful visit. Front office could do better at Scheduling, but the quality of work done by the doctor and assistant completely makes up for it!"

M.W. | Google

"Great staff - the front staff, the assistant, hygienist and Dr. Zhao."

L.O. | Google

"Everyone is very friendly. They try to give you a honest assessment of your current dental problems and work out a game plan to get the issues resolve."

C.K. | Google

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