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Carolina Dental

At Carolina Dental it is our mission to provide the finest dental care available. We are committed to providing a lifetime of optimal oral health to our patients. We strive to build a strong doctor/patient relationship based on mutual trust and excellent customer service given by caring and experienced professionals in a pleasant environment.

What to expect at the first visit:

Your first visit will consist of a comprehensive exam, x-rays, and cleaning.

A treatment plan based on clinical findings is completed.

Schedule future appointments. (6-month cleaning etc.)

We accept and file insurance.

As a first time patient you will have your choice of two discounts:

10% off any treatment or dental materials. (bleaching material, mouth rinse, etc.)

Complete set of bleaching trays and gel for $150.00. (Reg. price $350.00)


Metlife, Aetna PPO/DMO, Cigna PPO/DHMO, Delta Dental, Humana, Ameritas and More


Dr Howell is so talented. She has taken special care of my entire family for almost 7 years but had to take extra special attention to my daughter who has a rare disease today! She was wonderful with her and took amazing care of her. I am so appreciative!

Jennifer Sengbusch

I have had many dentist in my life but never one who cared so much on how your teeth looked. She is definitely a perfectionist and has always made sure all the work done on my teeth was 100 % perfect. I love her care and dedication to my dental care . I use to smile and laugh with my hand over my mouth many years ago, not anymore. I truly love her and what she has done to better my life

Tammy Lynn

My daughter and I have been going to Carolina Dental for 11 years. I hate the dentist but have to say this office has become like family. My daughter has pretty much grown up there. She is now 14 and last week when I told her I was able to get her appointment right after mine she replied “Lit”. In teenage terms that was her way of saying she was excited. I don’t know many people who look forward to going to the dentist but my teen loves it. Asante is the best hygienist! She is attentive and caring. Highly Recommended!!

Sekayi Phillips-Pannell

Dr. Tara Howell and Carolina Dental are out of this world. Dr. Howell isn’t just a dentist; she is an artist. She crafted a treatment plan that restored not only my smile but my confidence to once again smile. There are professionals in the dental industry and then there are dentists. Dr. Howell IS a dentist and master of dentistry. I recommend no other dentist than Dr. Howell.

Al Kennon

This is a great dental office. Dr. Howell and her staff take care of you like family, good family!!

Demar Chapman

Dr. Howell is the type of dentist you’d hope to be lucky enough to find. She’s thorough and successful at what she does so you will be extremely pleased with your results. Not only that, she cares about her patients and is easy to communicate with. The staff is also very patient and helpful.

Kellie Schwarz

Always on time, today they were able to take me 10 min early. Great location, great staff. One of the top dentists I have seen in Charlotte. I have been to about 10 different ones due to insurance changes over the past 20 years. They are also great with young kids (5 year old) which is very important. I would recommend them to anyone.

Kevin Shipley

I love the service and the staff ! They are very courteous and go far and beyond to make you feel welcomed.Very professional athmosphere but yet a touch of hospitality that makes you feel at home. Hands down every smile begins at Carolina Dental and Dr. Howell is the greatest!!!

Thaddeus Jordan

I went in with a toothache and came out amazingly happy for someone who just had a root canal. Dr. Howell and her staff explained everything step that would be taken and provided clear instructions on what to do after I returned home. I had pain once the anesthetic wore off, but I had the proper medications to treat the pain and I was able to eat on the tooth within 2 days of the root canal. I am grateful for this expert team because I have a very low pain threshold and was terrified going in for this procedure. Thanks again, Team, for taking excellent care of me.

Sharon Scott

Amazing! I have all my dental work done in Charlotte just to continue seeing Dr Tara Howell. She doesn’t talk much, but she does excellent work at a good price. Her staff is friendly and efficient. The wait is shorter than at other dentists & her new office in Ballantyne is comfortable.

Deb Eckard

Dr. Howell and her staff are professional and always put the patient first. I have anxiety with seeing the dentist and Dr. Howell and her hygienist go above and beyond to make sure I am comfortable from dark glasses to listening to music. Great experience!

Kelly S.