“Hello, I’m Richard Dest of Dest Family Dentistry. Our company has had the privilege of providing Charlotte and its surrounding counties with quality, gentle and compassionate dental care for over 30 years. We have accomplished this through the caring dedication of our dentists and support staff who follow our basic philosophy of treating others with the respect and compassion with which we would like to be treated. Exceeding your expectations for gentle, high quality dental care in a caring, friendly atmosphere is the reason we are here. Our vision at Dest Family Dentistry is to make positive contributions to our communities by providing exceptional dental care while treating patients and employees like family. I invite you to visit one of our locations in Kings Mountain, NC; and Salisbury, NC; each unique in its own way but the same in the way you are treated… like family.”

Richard F. Dest, DDS, Owner/Founder
Dest Dental Management & Dest Family Dentistry


Salisbury Office

140 Mahaley Avenue
Salisbury, NC 28144
Phone: 704.637.0150
Fax: 704.637.5507

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Kings Mountain Office

107 East Mountain Street
Kings Mountain, NC 28086
Phone: 704.739.4473
Fax: 704.734.1572

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Locust Office

403 S. Central Avenue
Locust, NC 28097
Phone: 704.888.6247
Fax: 704.888.3480

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Over 30 Years of Quality, Gentle & Compassionate Dental Care in Charlotte and Surrounding Counties

General Dentistry

At Dest Family Dentistry, our general dentists in Kings Mountain, and Locust strive to provide the best care for you and yours during exams, cleanings, oral cancer screening and more.


Cosmetic Dentistry

We offer many cosmetic dentistry services. If you have any blemishes in the appearance of your smile we can help. Our goal is to boost your smile. Call us to learn more about our cosmetic services.


Restorative Dentistry

Restorative dentistry is essential in returning your teeth back to a healthy state. Learn about how our dental crowns, bridges, and fillings can restore your teeth back to the condition you want them.


Invisalign - Clear Braces

Invisalign Clear braces are a great alternative to big bulky metal braces. This option straightens teeth but also gives you the comfort that braces do not allow. Dest Dental is a proud Invisalign provider.


Pediatric Dentistry

Dest Dental is proud to treat children of all ages in our comfortable kid friendly dental offices. Let us provide worry-free dental exams, teeth cleaning, and dental x-rays for your children. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.


Oral Surgery

We offer oral surgery to heal any gum disease or mouth related issues that require surgical work. Our professional and trusted surgeons are very experienced and have completed many successful surgeries.


Dental Implants

Dest Dental offers dental implants that will give you the full set of teeth you have desired for years. Our implants are top of the line implants that patients are very pleased with. Call us to learn more!


Root Canal Treatment

Dest Dentists have been proudly working on root canals for many years. Our experienced staff can treat root canals before serious issues arise that need for tooth extraction.