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Cleveland Avenue Dental Center

The Cleveland Avenue Dental Center is part of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. We serve children and adults of Forsyth County and surrounding areas. We accept Medicaid, NC Health Choice, Ameritas and self-pay patients. A sliding fee scale may be applied for self-pay patients.

We are a fully functioning dental clinic for both children and adults. Our caring, compassionate staff will help ensure that you have a pleasant dental experience and will give you the personalized attention you need to make great choices about your dental health.

Hours

Monday : 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am – 11:30 am

501 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
336-703-3090

Meet Our Team

Emily Smith, DMD

Dr. Smith is originally from Albemarle, NC. She received her undergraduate degree from Campbell University in Buies Creek, NC in 2005 and received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from Tufts University in Boston, MA in 2009.

Dr. Smith’s background in public health started in 2009 when she worked at a federally qualified health center and worked for the Ronald McDonald mobile in Vermont. For the past three years, Dr. Smith worked at the Stanly County Dental Clinic, part of the Stanly County Health Department. Dr. Smith began working for the Cleveland Avenue Dental Center in October 2014.

She is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. Her special interests are working with children and giving phobic patients a positive, pleasant experience. She enjoys working for the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.

Sun Min Lee, DDS

Dr. Lee is originally from Archdale, NC. She received her undergraduate degree (2010) and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (2015) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

While she was in dental school, Dr. Lee enjoyed volunteering with SHAC, a student-run clinic, and the Missions of Mercy (MOMs) clinics. She has various global dental trip experiences in Moldova, Brazil, and Cambodia. Dr. Lee’s background in public health began in dental school when she rotated through the Madison County Health Department and Lincoln Community Health Center. Dr. Lee began working for the Cleveland Avenue Dental Center in January 2016.

She is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. With her calm personality, she makes sure that every patient has a comfortable and positive dental experiences. She is excited to work for the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.

  • Darlene Steele

    Office Manager

  • Madelin de la Cruz Diaz

    Senior Office Assistant

  • Loretta Edens

    Dental Assistant II

  • Erica Littlefield

    Dental Assistant II

  • Lauren Pegram

    Dental Assistant II

  • Tammy Michel

    Registered Dental Hygienist

For Our Patients

Insurances Accepted

  • Medicaid
  • NC Health Choice
  • Ameritas

Sliding Fee Scale: Self-pay patients are eligible for our sliding fee scale. To determine eligibility for the sliding fee, the following documents will be accepted: check stub, W2 forms, SSI, Social Security benefits, VA benefits, etc. Payment is due at the time of service. To learn more about the sliding fee scale, please call our office at (336) 703-3090.

Policies

Cancellation Policy: 24 working hours notice is required for all cancelled appointments. If a patient fails to call with advance notice, the appointment will count as a broken appointment. After 2 broken appointments, the patient will be dismissed from the practice.

Late Arrival Policy: Please call if you are going to be late for your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment you may be rescheduled for a later date.

Co-pay: A $3 co-pay will be required of Medicaid and NC Health Choice patients, age 21 and over, at the time of service.

Parent/legal guardian must be present for the 1st visit.

Things to Bring with You to Your Visit:

  • Updated list of medications
  • Insurance information and insurance card
  • License/identification form
  • Premedication (if indicated by your doctor)
  • Pregnant Patients: medical clearance from your OB/GYN

Walk-ins: Walk-ins are seen on a first come, first served basis, schedule permitting.

New Patient Paperwork

For your convenience, you can fill out the following forms in preparation of your first visit.

Medical Providers

Our Services

We offer Comprehensive Dental Care Including:

An exam including necessary x-rays to determine your treatment needs and form a treatment plan.

Removing all plaque, stain and calculus (tartar) from the tooth surfaces.

The removal of plaque and calculus from above and below the gums to allow for better evaluation of oral health.

A “deep cleaning” which removes plaque, calculus and stain from above and below the gum, reducing bacterial load.

A plastic coating that goes into the grooves of the teeth to prevent tooth decay on the chewing surface of the tooth.

A highly concentrated form of fluoride applied to the tooth/teeth to prevent tooth decay. The patient is able to eat and drink immediately following application of varnish.

Silver or white colored fillings that are placed after removal of decay.

A full coverage restoration that mimics appropriate size, shape and color of your tooth to prevent fracture or to improve the way the tooth looks.

Removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and attaches to your natural teeth for retention.

Removable appliance for people missing all teeth. Multiple steps required to make sure you are happy with your new smile.

The removal, simple or surgical, of a tooth.

The removal of diseased pulp (the nerve of the tooth), the shaping of the canal and the filling of a canal. Typically due to large cavities, trauma, or cracked teeth.

Commonly known as "laughing gas;" is available for all anxious patients as a service.

Frequently Asked Questions

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends bringing your child to the dentist by the first birthday or the eruption of the first tooth.

In the first visit, you will learn about proper brushing techniques, snacks and drinks that are encouraged and drinks/snacks that should be avoided. You will have a discussion about bottles, sippy cups and oral habits, such as thumb sucking and pacifiers. Your child will also have an exam, toothbrush cleaning, floss and fluoride varnish placed.

Yes, primary (“baby”) teeth will fall out but they hold space for permanent teeth. If a child loses a baby tooth too early, this will lead to the teeth moving and will sometimes block out the permanent teeth causing crowding and the need for braces later in life.

Dental sealants fill in the grooves of the teeth, shutting out food particles that could get caught in the grooves and cause cavities. Properly placed sealants drastically reduce the tooth’s likelihood of getting a cavity.

Inform your dentist of your fears and the dentist will be able to work with you to calm your nerves and make your dental visit as pleasant as possible. Nitrous oxide (“laughing gas”) is available for very anxious patients and children to calm nerves.

A treatment plan will be made at your appointment to best replace your missing teeth. Discussions will include what is covered by insurance, as well as what works best for you.

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