Welcome to Dr. Wendy Willoughby and Dr. Teresa Bare’s general dental practice. We are located at 192 E. Chestnut St. Suite B Asheville, NC. We have been practicing general dentistry in the Asheville area for over 20 years. We are a holistic and environmentally conscious general dental office and we believe in the philosophy of reuse, recycle, and reduce. We are very cautious when it comes to the prevention and the safety of infectious disease transmission. There for each patient has their own package of sterilized instruments that have been disinfected by going through a dishwasher like machine, then through an autoclave where each load is monitored with indicator strips to verify the proper time and temperature has been reached. We are a family dentist in Asheville, NC. Our patients trust with all of their oral health care needs. Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS is an Asheville based veneers dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dentist equipment. We offer cosmetic dentistry solutions like Veneers, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening services, Dentures, Laser Dentistry and more. Dr. Willoughby is a veneers dentist that also offers implant dentistry services for those with more complex cosmetic dentistry needs. We also perform emergency dentist services that include root canals, crowns, periodontics, and bridges. As a Cerec dentist we offer same day services. In our cosmetic dentist office we work to create lifelong relationships with our patient and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed dentist office. Dr. Willoughby and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment with our general dentistry office by calling (828) 255-0936 and experience why our patients think Dr. Willoughby and Dr. Bare are the best dentists in town.
Dr. Wendy Willoughby DDS is an Asheville based veneers dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using state-of-the art dentist equipment. We offer cosmetic dentistry solutions like Veneers, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening services, Dentures, Laser Dentistry and more. Dr. Willoughby is a veneers dentist that also offers implant dentistry services for those with more complex cosmetic dentistry needs. We also perform emergency dentist services that include root canals, crowns, periodontics, and bridges. As a Cerec dentist we offer same day services. In our cosmetic dentist office we work to create lifelong relationships with our patient and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed dentist office. Dr. Willoughby and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment with our general dentistry office by calling (828) 255-0936 and experience why our patients think Dr. Willoughby and Dr. Bare are the best dentists in town.
Meet Our Team
DR. WENDY D. WILLOUGHBY, DDS
I grew up in Wichita, Kansas, where I started my career in dentistry at the age of 14, working for my father after school, on Saturdays, and during summer breaks. My family moved to Asheville, where my dad became chief of staff at the VA clinic. I worked for several dentists in Asheville, NC as a dental assistant before I decided to go to dental school. Wanting to stay in North Carolina I applied to the University of N.C. at Chapel Hill undergraduate program. During the four years of undergraduate school while I was earning a BS in Biology, I worked at the dental school under Dr. Tim Turvey who specializes in cleft lip and cleft palate repairs. I graduated from dental school in 1987. I completed a post graduate year in Advanced General Dentistry. I moved back to Asheville, NC, where I opened my general dental practice. I am married to my wonderful husband of 24 years; he continues to make me laugh. We have two beautiful girls ages 22 and 20. My oldest daughter Merritt is in NYC going to college at The School Of Visual Arts. Photography is her major and she is spending the summer in NYC fulfilling her internship responsibilities. She has two more years until she graduates and is talking about graduate school. Cammie is a rising Junior at UNC-Greensboro and majoring in Nutrition and Fitness. They have both spent a lot of time in my office. You will see Cammie as a chair side assistant and sometimes up at the front desk entertaining Cheri. Merritt is a little more Squeamish and would rather be behind the camera. It will be interesting to watch them grow and become adults and see what direction they take. I belong to the following organizations: Buncombe County Dental Society, N.C. Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, American Dental Association, CEREC Dentist, and CAD/CAM Dentistry, International Dental Implant Association. I became a dentist because I wanted to make a difference for all the people that have had bad experiences going to the dentist. I want to make their visit as comfortable and easy as possible. We want the children in our practice to grow up unafraid of going to the dentist and with the knowledge to take care of their teeth and prevent disease for a lifetime. My goal is to teach our patients how to prevent disease not just fix a cavity or get them out of pain, but how to take care of their oral health and prevent disease not only in the mouth but their body as a whole. The other joy in dentistry for me is the new technology. It is phenomenal to be able to generate a crown or an onlay with a computer right in my office. With this new technology we can prepare a tooth for a crown and generate it in our office and deliver it the same day. Patients no longer have the messy impressions or temporaries they would typically have to wear for 3-4 weeks. This past year I have been working hard at acquiring my Fellowship in Implantology, and past my exams and clinicals in March 2014. We are presently placing and restoring implants in our office. I look forward to the future of dentistry, and being on the cutting edge of the new technology that is around the corner. My staff works as a team so you will see, dental assistants helping our hygienists’ and the hygienists helping patients at the front desk. Everybody is cross trained so they can step into any other position in my office. We pride ourselves in community service, especially the sealant program put on by the Eblen foundation. My staff is required to keep up their education. They spend many evenings, Fridays and Saturdays going to continuing education courses so we can all stay on the cutting edge of dentistry.
BS in Biology University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
DDS – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
AGD – University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
International Dental Implant Association
Buncombe County Dental Society
Member of North Carolina Dental Society
Academy of Computerized Dentistry
TERESA ELLIS BARE, D.D.S.
Dr. Teresa Bare completed her undergraduate education at Wake Forest University with a BA in Chemistry in 1985. Her dental degree was obtained from the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989. She then completed a one year General Practice Residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital in Greenville, NC. She worked in the Winston-Salem area from 1990 to 1998 while her husband completed his training at Bowman Gray School of Medicine. She was happy to move back to western North Carolina in 1998 having grown up in McDowell County. Dr. Bare has been working with Dr. Willoughby since April of 1999. Practicing dentistry is an honor and it is fulfilling to help patients learn how to care for their own oral health. She feels fortunate to work in a beautiful office with a caring team where patients’ concerns are heard and connections are made. Dr. Bare enjoys providing all aspects of patient care including oral surgery procedures and she treats patients of all ages. She volunteers with the North Carolina Baptist Men Medical/Dental Bus when it comes to the Mountain State Fair in September and is excited about volunteering with the North Carolina Dental Society Missions of Mercy clinics. She challenged herself by taking the Academy of General Dentistry Fellowship exam in 2015. This is significant because she has taken over 800 hours of continuing education classes to achieve this honor. Dr. Bare lives in South Asheville and is married to Dr. Rick Bare, a urologist here in Asheville. They have four children. She enjoys family activities, family history, Bible Study Fellowship, reading and is an active member of Arden First Baptist Church.
DDS – UNC, Chapel Hill
General Practice Residency at Pitt County Memorial Hospital
BRANDI YOUNG – DENTAL HYGIENIST
Hi! I’m the Registered Dental Hygienist here with Drs. Willoughby and Bare. I grew up in Burnsville, NC and still live there. I have been in the dental field since 2001 and a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2005. I also graduated from Asheville Buncombe Technical Community College with a Diploma in Dental Assisting in 2003. I met Eve, our dental assistant, while in the dental assisting program, so we’ve been friends for a long time. I joined the team here in 2012 and have loved every minute of it. I thoroughly enjoy interacting with the patients to help them achieve optimal oral health, because a healthy mouth leads to a healthier body. I love working here with our doctors because of their passion for dentistry and bringing the BEST care possible to our patients. And our team is awesome! We are all friends and everyone is so amazingly helpful. Working here is fun! Here at Chestnut Family Dentistry, we stay up to date on the latest and greatest in technology so we can offer the very best, most recent care options to our patients. From basic dental cleanings, to periodontal treatment, to same day crowns, implants, bridges, dentures, even the newest thing—the Pinhole Surgical Technique for recession rejuvenation, we offer it all! And we take pride in that. In my spare time, you can find me outdoors—gardening, tubing down the South Toe River or camping. Or maybe taking on my latest DIY project because I am a Pinterest addict! I have a “fur baby”, Bella. She is a Shih Tzu, but don’t tell her because thinks she’s human. Come see us for all your dental needs; you’ll be glad you did.
EVE MORETZ – DENTAL ASSISTANT
I am a native of Fletcher, NC. I’m also a graduate of Fletcher Academy & ABTech with my degree in Dental Assisting. I have over 13 years experience in general dentistry. I love being a Dental Assistant & can’t imagine doing anything else. Working in general dentistry has allowed me to assist in all different procedures & in all situations. I love how exciting & modern dentistry is becoming. It is constantly changing and evolving.
We have a fantastic office that keeps up with the latest technology. I love that we can offer quality care in a small family- friendly environment. It is very rewarding to have patients that are like family. My main goal every day is to make people feel comfortable when they join our dental family & help them achieve their best smile.I live in Fletcher with my husband, daughter & son. In my spare time, I enjoy camping, reading, shopping and spending time with my family and friends.
JENNA SPRINKLE – DENTAL ASSISTANT
I am in the chair with you!” That is my motto every day that I come into the office. I thrive to make sure every patient gets treated exactly how I would want to be treated if I were in their place. I have had the pleasure of assisting with oral care for almost 2 years. I graduated the Dental Assisting Program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College in the summer of 2015 and I received my certification. I love all aspects of dentistry and I am what I call… a tooth nerd. I believe that understanding your oral health is one of the most important things in understanding your overall health. I enjoy teaching all our patients as much as I know and answering as many questions as I can. One of my favorite things about being a part of the Chestnut Family dentistry team is that we all love making every patient feel as comfortable and cared for as we possibly can. A little background on myself is that I am a native of Western North Carolina, and I have the pleasure of living right here in Asheville with my fiancé, his daughter, Jazzabell (cat), and my little Lexi (dog). When I am not here with my dental family, I am enjoying this amazing city with my friends and family. I love the atmosphere, food, and music it offers. I look forward to meeting you at your next appointment.
MALLORY HARRIS – PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR
Hi I’m Mallory and I am the first face you will likely see when you come into our office. I relocated from California in 2006 with my parents. I spent the past three years living in the Nashville area, to be closer to my godson. While living in Tennessee, I earned my Registered Dental Assistant certification in 2013 and came to love working in the dental field after having a background in banking. I am very happy to be back in Hendersonville to be able to spend more time with my family, friends, and cat Piper.