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Wayne County's Best of the Boot Winner

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C. Bradley Adams, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Brad Adams is a unique small town dentist. His extensive focus on postdoctoral study of clinical dentistry places him in the top 5% of all dentists for continuing education, enabling him to provide some of the latest advances in dental technology - things like digital x-rays, implant dentistry, and Invisalign® orthodontics.

Dr. Adams was the Recipient of the American Dental Golden Apple Award for New Dentist Leadership in 2012, an honor given to ONE dentist in the US Annually. He was also the Recipient of the Monte Miska Award in Prosthodontic excellence at UNC.

Meredith Smith Adams, DDS

Children’s, General & Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Meredith Smith Adams is a special kind of children's dentist. With her kid-oriented approach, she helps children get genuinely excited about their dental care. You will find that her warm personality and fun teaching style help children to develop healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Dr. Adams earned her doctorate from University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. She is active on the staff at Wayne UNC Health Care and is a proud member of the American Dental, the North Carolina Dental Association and the Wayne County Dental Society.

Her parents started Smith and Adams Family Dentistry in 1976, and she continues the tradition with her husband Dr. Bradley Adams, and her mother Dr. Deborah Smith.

Deborah J. Smith, DDS

Children’s, General & Cosmetic Dentist

“Dr. Debbie” Smith has been setting the highest standards of excellence in general dentistry for children in Goldsboro since 1976. She earned her degree from the University of North Carolina Dental School and her entire professional career has been focused on providing dental care for children and adolescents.

She continues to update and improve her skills by regularly attending continuing education courses throughout the year, and is on staff at Wayne UNC Health Care. She is a member of the American Dental, the North Carolina Dental Association and the Wayne County Dental Society.

Emilee Q. Pilkington, DDS

General & Cosmetic Dentist

Doctor Emilee Q. Pilkington is a different kind of dentist. Her use of advanced dental technology combines with a gentle style that will make you and your family more comfortable than you ever thought possible.

Graduating in the top 5% of of her class at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill Dental School, she was inducted into the Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honors Society, awarded the Southeastern Academy of Prosthodontics Award for excellence in Prosthodontics and the American Academy of Esthetic Dentistry Award for outstanding achievement in the study of Esthetic Dentistry.

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Experience big city dentistry with small town care and relationships
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Limited Time Summer Specials

Offers end September 20, 2019

Offers Good for New Uninsured Patients Only

New Patients Save $173

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Dental Exam


Includes comprehensive exam by the doctor and necessary x‑rays.

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Dental Cleaning


A new patient exam is required. Includes a professional dental cleaning. Does not include periodontal therapy.


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Exam & Cleaning


Patients 12 and under receive a professional dental cleaning, fluoride treatment, needed x‑rays, and a comprehensive exam.

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For both adults and teens, get the smile you've always wanted with Invisalign® Orthodontics! Straight teeth and a revitalized smile no longer need to come from a mouth full of unattractive wire and bracket braces. Enhancing self-esteem and physical confidence, invisible braces offer an aesthetic and barely visible alternative to conventional wire/bracket braces.


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Be Proud of Your Smile

With Implant and Traditional Dentures

Do you feel insecure about your smile, wear old dentures or have a mouthful of missing or failed teeth? Traditional dentures are not attached to anything and simply rest on the gums. Fortunately, dentures can be attached to implants to help improve their fit and greatly increase chewing ability. As an added benefit, the implants prevent the steady bone loss caused by traditional dentures. Dentures attached to implants give a more youthful appearance and enhance chewing ability.

Our Goal is to Make You Feel at Home

Many Services in One Convenient Location Click on an item below to learn more

Complete Family Care

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From toddlers to the elderly, our skilled dental team is familiar with the unique needs of every patient, no matter their age. Our goal is to help them develop great oral habits that will last them a lifetime. Join us today and discover how our practice can help treat your entire family.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry Learn More

Cosmetic dentistry is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your appearance. A beautiful, bright, healthy smile will increase self-confidence and overall life satisfaction. Cosmetic dentistry includes things like tooth-colored restorations, dental implants, and crowns. We have many options, so please call us today!

Crowns and Bridges

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Protect and keep badly decayed or fractured teeth while maintaining a beautiful smile. Made to perfectly match the shape and shade of your other teeth, they’re durable, strong, and undetectable. Crowns should be placed before the tooth is so decayed that it may fracture. This can often help prevent the expense of root canal therapy in the future. If a tooth is too damaged to have a crown applied, a porcelain bridge may be a good alternative.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain Veneers Learn More

Veneers are very thin porcelain pieces that are custom made to adhere directly to the front of teeth without grinding or shaving. Transform your smile without drilling on your natural teeth! In the hands of a highly skilled dentist, porcelain laminates can provide you with an incredibly natural, beautiful smile. They are virtually undetectable and can dramatically improve your appearance. They are durable and long-lasting when compared to other cosmetic treatments.

Dental Implants

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Dental implants are a great option for replacing missing teeth, improving chewing ability, eliminating bridges, and replacing dentures. Several implants may provide a base for a series of artificial teeth known as a fixed bridge. Implants can even be used to secure a full set of removable dentures for people who have no remaining natural teeth.

Smile Whitening

Smile Whitening Learn More

Many everyday things like coffee, tea and wine can significantly dull teeth. Smile-whitening enables us to significantly brighten your smile for that dazzling white smile you deserve. Plastic whitening trays will be made from models of your teeth. You will then place a special whitening gel in each tray and wear the trays in your mouth for several hours per day. (Many patients wear their trays after dinner and before bed.) A significant change in tooth color is usually seen in just four to six weeks.

Digital X-Rays

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Our use of digital x-ray technology reduces your radiation exposure and eliminates the use of chemicals. It’s better for you and the environment. It's also easy for you to see what the doctor sees. Your digital x-ray can be seen on a computer screen located next to your dental chair. This helps you understand your needs and make informed choices about your treatment.

Sleep Apnea Treatment

Sleep Apnea Treatment Learn More

Obstructive sleep apnea occurs when the airway completely collapses, blocking airflow into the lungs. The harder one tries to breathe, the tighter the airway seals. This airway obstruction persists until the brain partially awakens the person, unconsciously closing the jaw and returning the tongue and throat to a normal position. We offer effective, nonsurgical relief from sleep apnea and other sleep-related disorders - including snoring. Ask us how you can get the restful, healthy sleep you’ve been missing.

Mercury Free

Mercury Free Learn More

The common silver filling contains mercury. Our doctors use the highest-quality biocompatible, tooth-colored restorations to create healthy, beautiful smiles. Since the composite material adheres directly to the tooth enamel, less preparation of the tooth is required before using it. This means it is more durable and provides a more natural-looking result.

Kids Love it Here!

We Have Over 50 Years Experience Caring For Your Children

Dr. Meredith Smith Adams and Dr. Debbie Smith welcome children to a fantastic dental experience! With our kid-oriented style, our doctors get children excited about their dental care. Their extensive training as general dentists and their long history of focusing their dentistry on kids will help them guide children toward healthy habits that will last a lifetime.

Our doctors communicate carefully with parents and children to build a foundation for great smiles.

Complete Children’s Services

Our goal is that your kids will ask when they go to the dentist Click on an item below to learn more

Advanced Diagnostics

Advanced Diagnostics Learn More

Dental x-rays or radiographs allow the dentist to see things about your child's oral health that cannot be seen by the naked eye. These items include cysts, cancerous and non-cancerous tumors, invisible decay that occurs between teeth, and the location of teeth that haven't grown all the way in. Modern dental x-ray machines are very safe. We use only state-of-the-art, low radiation machines. The amount of radiation exposure your child's body receives on an airplane flight from Los Angeles to New York exceeds the amount of exposure they will receive from a modern dental x-ray machine. Contrast this minimal exposure with the risk of not finding an illness until it is too late, and you can see why we prescribe regular diagnostic x‑rays.

High Tech Sterilization

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We know that bringing your child to our office can be a bit scary, and you don’t want them to catch any bugs from other children or adults, so we take every precaution to keep our office clean, all instruments sterile, and use the latest technology to ensure each patient is safe. You and your child’s safety and health is our highest concern.

Special Needs Care

Special Needs Care Learn More

We’re committed to providing the best dental care for all children regardless of their developmental or other special health care needs. With over 50 combined years of experience helping children, including those who are faced with daily challenges, we have developed ways to be more efficient and decrease the stress of dental health at home and at the dental office. We provide comprehensive oral health care in a gentle, understanding, environment for everyone.

Fun Office Environment

Fun Office Environment Learn More

With our kid-oriented style and fun personalities, we get children excited for their dental care. We look forward to meeting your children and introducing them to our office which caters to kids. We also offer music headsets and movies to keep kids entertained during treatments.

Prevention & Home Care

Prevention & Home Care Learn More

Prevention is always better than treatment. Brush your teeth twice daily using any soft-bristled, ADA-approved tooth brush. We also recommend the use of modern electric tooth brushes such as Sonicare and Braun. Floss daily to remove plaque between teeth that you can't reach with regular brushing.

Always rinse thoroughly with water after brushing (or after meals if you are unable to brush). You may occasionally use a mouthwash to rinse. Children may benefit from the use of ACT fluoride rinse, to help prevent cavities from forming in between the teeth.

Sealants & Fillings

Sealants & Fillings Learn More

Normal pits and grooves on the chewing surfaces of back teeth can trap food that can't be removed by brushing or washed out by water or saliva. A sealant is a tough material designed to bond (stick) to tooth enamel. Composite fillings are more than just attractive. They require minimal tooth preparation, in other words less healthy tooth structure is removed to restore the tooth. Also, a sealant can be placed over the remaining exposed grooves of the tooth to minimize the risk of decay on another area of the tooth.

C. Bradley Adams, DDS

Meredith Smith Adams, DDS

Deborah J. Smith, DDS

Emilee Q. Pilkington, DDS

2300 Wayne Memorial Drive, Suite F
Goldsboro, NC 27534

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New Patient Hotline: (888) 603-2390

Existing Patients Call: (919) 734-3564

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Office Hours
Mon-Thu: 8:00am – 5:00pm
Friday by Appointment