Office Hours:

MON – TUE 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

WED 8:30 am – 1:30 pm*

THURS 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

FRI 8:30 am – 1:30 pm*

*Closed – Alternating Weekly Call For Appointment

Philosophy of Care

Philosophy of Dental Wellness & Care

Relationship based, collaborative dentistry

Health is something that YOU, the patient give yourself.  Unfortunately, health care in this country is traditionally, “disease care”.  That is, services are rendered, and paid for by insurance when a person is ill or in pain.   Wellness Care is a newer model, whereby services and treatment are aimed at preventing disease.

In the disease model, the doctor assumes the active role and the patient passively receives care.  In the wellness model, the patient assumes reasonable responsibility for maintaining their health.  In the dentistry wellness model, the doctor and patient collaborate to obtain the optimal level of care the patient desires.    It is our belief that our responsibility is to help you make good choices about health care, and that you understand the consequences of your choices.   Dr. Ramos is passionate about education of patients and in this spirit, she begins the relationship with her patients by listening.  Recognizing that everyone has a story of their health and unique understanding of how they go to be where they are today, she listens to your story.

After a gentle and detailed “tour of your mouth” she provides you with a written review of our diagnostic findings, along with recommendations for achieving and maintaining health.  Once again, health is something you chose for yourself, but Dr. Ramos gives her guidance and careful recommendations for you to consider.  It is our core belief that everyone is a work in progress and it is our privilege to help you obtain the optimal health you want.

What Our Patients Are Saying

“Dr Ramos and staff are extremely professional but also friendly Having extremely sensitive teeth, I really appreciate the extra care taken to ensure I am comfortable with all procedures. Dr Ramos, too, is very logical in her approach and does not recommend a plan to do a service that is not necessary I gladly make the drive from Garner to Durham to keep Dr Ramos as my dentist.”

– Dawn G.

“Dr. Ramos and staff are phenomenal. I always value her expertise and knowledge and appreciate her walking me through each step towards my dental health. The staff are friendly and always strive to make you as comfortable as possible. She has a terrific practice and I always recommend her to those looking for a new dentist.”

– Anne B.

“Dr. Ramos and her staff provide the best dental care I have ever had. Kristi is an amazing hygienist and teaches you tricks about brushing and flossing that no one else ever tells you. This is not a corporate office where they give minimal care and maximize profit. Dr. Ramos and her staff really care and give individual attention way beyond what you get in other dental practices.”

– Lori B.