Dentist in Lenoir and Valdese, NC

All our professionals at John W. Cox, DDS maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in dentistry.

John W. Cox, DDS

Lenoir & Valdese, NC Dentist Dr. John W. Cox

Dr. John W. Cox graduated from Baylor University in Waco, Texas where he received a B.S. degree in Biology.  In 1997, he graduated from the University of Illinois at College of Dentistry receiving his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree.  Dr. Cox is a member of the NC Dental Society along with the Western Piedmont Dental Society.  Doctor Cox has certificates in Invisalign, Laser Dentistry, and Dental Implants.  Dr. Cox is happily married to Debbie Duplain Cox and together they share 4 children.

After graduating from dental school, Dr. Cox worked briefly at the Burke County Health Department.  He then started his practice in Lenoir in 1998 where he worked out of a small treatment room in another local dentist office.  In 2000, he opened the doors at his Lenoir location on Harper Ave.  After great success, in 2008, he opened the Valdese office location on Main St. in Downtown Valdese across from the bakery.

With both offices going well, Dr. Cox and his staff strive to provide only the highest of dental care treatment to his patients.   Dr. Cox’s aim is to work towards returning patients’ mouths back into an esthetic, functional whole.  “Education is a key;” notes Dr. Cox, “a lot of people are unaware at how important their teeth are to the quality of their lives until they lose them.  An ounce of prevention can go a long ways towards a healthy, beautiful smile.”  Regular check-ups and cleanings along with proper brushing are essential to prevention, but it has to start by setting up an appointment to get started.


Jessica, Registered Dental Hygienist

John W. Cox, DDS Registered Dental Hygienist Jessica

Hello, it’s nice to meet you!  I started my professional life in the health field as a Medical Office Assistant and later became interested in the dental hygiene field.  I graduated from Catawba Valley Community College in 2008 and joined Dr. Cox’s practice in 2010.  My true goal is to educate and help patients understand their oral health and find ways to help achieve their dental goals.

I currently reside in Hickory with my pets and enjoy reading, movies, and cooking.  I truly care for all my patients and their oral health, and I look forward to getting to be part of keeping your smile healthy.


Karen Sharpe

John W. Cox, DDS Dental Assistant Karen Sharpe

I am a 1996 graduate of Western Piedmont Community College.  I have been a dental assistant with Dr. Cox’s dentistry team since 1997.  I feel that it is rewarding to improve patients smiles from start to finish.  In my free time, I enjoy spending time with friends and family, playing basketball, swimming and playing with her miniature horses.

 

 

 


Kathy Church


John W. Cox, DDS Dental Assistant Karen Sharpe

I have been a team member at John W. Cox dental office the spring of 2017.  I enjoy helping patients with scheduling appointments, insurance needs and financial options.  I find pleasure in helping patients attain their dental goals and seeing the smiles and confidence it brings once their treatment is completed.  In my free time, I love spending time with my son and husband.



 

 


Debbie Duplain

John W. Cox, DDS Dental Assistant Debbie Duplain

 

I am a 1994 graduate of Western Piedmont Community College. I am a Certified Dental Assistant and am also certified in radiation, CPR and infection control. I began working with Dr. Cox in 2009. I find it very rewarding to change people’s lives by making their smiles beautiful! In my free time, I love spending time with my children and husband.

 

 


Meredith Mackie

John W. Cox, DDS Dental Hygienist Meredith Mackie

I graduated from the Dental Hygiene program at CVCC in May 2009 and started working for Dr. Cox that following fall.  I enjoy helping people feel better about themselves by giving them a clean smile.  In my spare time, I like spending time with my husband and 2 sons.  I also enjoy reading, shopping and hanging out with family and friends.

 

 

420 Harper Ave
Lenoir, NC 28645

405 Main Street
Valdese, NC 28690