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 dantal 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 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 dental 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 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. 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 and one grandson. 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
Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)