Dr. Stephen Randall
Dr Stephen Randall is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. He moved to UNC-Chapel Hill as undergraduate in 1970, and then to Carrboro in 1973.
Welcome to Carrboro Family & General Dentistry
Carrboro Family & General Dentistry
Welcome! Our practice was conceived as a resource for our community. Our objective is to practice general dentistry in a calm, comfortable, and safe setting to meet the dental needs of our family of patients.
While a student at the UNC School of Dentistry I learned the importance of helping patients maintain the health, comfort, function, and aesthetics of their teeth and gums. We were also reminded that there is a complex person attached to each tooth we restore and we should remain considerate of each person’s unique needs. This is something we keep in mind with each individual.
We practice using tested and accepted techniques and materials. Our techniques are those taught at accredited dental schools. We do not practice treatments that are taught only by dental product company representatives in week-end seminars.
In those instances where a patient requires a service that we choose to not offer, we readily refer to practitioners who can provide the service with skill and excellence. Over the years we have built quality relationships with specialists in the area and (as I have often thankfully said to them) they enhance the quality of our practice.
In our practice we form a partnership with each patient. We explain problems and treatments. We discuss your objectives and expectations and explain what WE need to do to help you achieve your objectives. We also explain what YOU need to do to help achieve your objectives. This is truly a collaborative effort. And yes, it will involve daily flossing. We will not make you feel guilty or cajole or berate you if you have not been to the dentist for a while or if your home-care is not stellar, unless of course you want us to. We will treat you as an individual and try to respond to you and your needs as you would have us. And if we miss the interpersonal mark in some way we want you to feel free to redirect our efforts. Feedback is always appreciated.
We practice conservative dentistry. What this means is that we recommend the least invasive therapy that will allow you to achieve your desired goals. It also means that we do not offer quick fixes that are inappropriate. For example, If a person wishes to improve their smile and if there is a substantial need for braces, we will recommend orthodontic treatment rather than offer veneers as a quick fix. In the long run this approach can be more cost effective, provide a far superior result and allow teeth to remain natural. Except in very unusual instances, we believe it is best to allow healthy teeth to remain as natural as possible.
Please feel free to explore our website and to use its resources. Within the site you will find potentially valuable information about dentistry, dental problems and dental treatments. We believe informed patients are better prepared to make decisions about their health and well being.
Our site also provides you with background about Dr. Randall, his staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, and directions to our Carrboro office.
Please feel free to call or email us for an appointment. ALTERNATIVELY you can request an appointment by clicking here.