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Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Learn More About Our Practice

Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Learn More About Our Practice

Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Learn More About Our Practice

Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Our Mission is to Help Our Patients Achieve Optimal Dental Health, Comfort, Function and Appearance. By Understanding Their Unique Needs, We Help Develop a Treatment Plan to Accomplish Their Goals at a Desirable Pace.

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Board Certified by the American Board of Oral Implantology/Implant Dentistry

Dr. John Fish, DDS

Dr. John M. Fish is an honors graduate of St. Lawrence University and earned his Doctor of Dental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has completed postgraduate training at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is a graduate and Fellow of the prestigious Misch Implant Institute in Pittsburgh. He has also completed I.V. Sedation training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dr. Fish is a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology and a Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also maintains active membership in the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Western Piedmont Dental Society. He is an active member of the Dental Implant Associates of North Carolina and is past-president of the Catawba Valley Dental Society.

“Each person who comes to our practice for care deserves no less than excellence. We believe that an attentive and respectful environment creates trusting relationships. With this as a foundation, we make sure that our patients enjoy their visits as much as their smiles.” – Dr. John Fish

The Kois Center

Dr Fish has been involved with the Kois Center since 1998 and has been a Mentor since 2003. He has embraced the Center’s conservative, conscientious, and scientifically based approach to total patient care.

“Dr. Kois excels in taking current scientific findings in dentistry and making them relevant to modern dental practice. My philosophy closely parallels that of the Kois Center because of its progressive, patient centered approach to dental care. I’ve found their advanced training is far superior to the vast majority of other dental training centers and it allows me to treat my patients on a much higher level.” – John Fish, DDS

Nationally Known for His Exceptional Skills

Dr. Fish has been successfully placing Dental Implants since 1983. His articles on dentistry have been published in Dentistry Today and the Journal of Oral Implantology.

“Dr. Fish has studied and achieved a very high degree of proficiency of care that few dentists have attained. He has positioned himself uniquely to help those individuals who thought they had exhausted the apparent solutions for their dental problems.”
– Randall H. Hiers, DDS (Cambridge, Maryland)

“Dr. John Fish is one of those colleagues that I am extremely proud to interact with in the specialized field of implant and sedation dentistry. His credentials are at the highest recognized levels internationally and rank with the top 1% of dentists in the world.”
– James R. McAnally, DDS (Seattle, Washington)

Meet Our Team

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My name is Jennifer and I am Dr. Fish’s office manager. I am passionate about helping people look and feel their best so I was beyond excited to join Dr. Fish’s team in 2021. I thoroughly enjoy being able to see the patient’s transformation and smiling faces after they’ve seen Dr. Fish. Outside of work, I focus on health and fitness and spend most of my downtime outdoors. My favorite activities are taking my dog on hikes and going to the beach.

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My name is Melissa and I am a Certified Dental Assistant for Dr. Fish. I completed the certified dental assistant program at Western Piedmont Community College in 1989 and joined Dr. Fish’s office that same year. My husband and I live in Valdese with our two children and enjoy time together going on picnics, camping, hiking, and just being outdoors.

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Hello, my name is Tylyn. I completed my business degree from Lenoir Rhyne in 2018 and joined Dr. Fish’s team in 2021. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, taking day trips, and playing/coaching fast pitch softball.

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Don’t Take Our Word For It

Charles B.

When I scheduled my appointment for a filling, I was dreading it because I don't like needles. But that was the easy part, after the numbing, everything went well. Neither was my whole face numb. Next time, I won't be so worried.

Kristine H.

I saw Dr. Fish and his hygenist this visit.
She was great. I felt at ease in the chair. His staff is always courteous and very professional
I would feel comfortable recommending Dr Fish to
 my family and friends .

Rusty R.

Dr Fish is an extremely nice, personable and genuine person. More importantly, he is a very intelligent and thorough Physician, at the same time being easy to talk to and understand his opinion and diagnosis / solution.
My first visit I learned more than I had in the previous 15 years with my other Dentist.
Very, very impressed and highly recommend him and his entire Practice.

Robin N.

If you need a great dentist you need to make an appointment with Dr.Fish. I couldn't wear my lower denture and Dr. Fish told me he could fix that and he put implants in that my new denture fit on them and I am very pleased. And I go back every 6 months to have them cleaned. I'm a satisfied patient.

David B.

I love the attention I receive at your office, especially, that I am not made to wait, because my time is just as important to me as your time is to you. The staff is great!

Kathy S.

I was extremely pleased with Dr. Fish and staff. Dr. Fish is very thorough in his examination and suggested course of treatment. He and his staff are knowledgeable and friendly. This was the first time I was ever offered a blanket to keep me warm during a dental procedure!! I also appreciated the phone call from Dr. Fish himself to check on me afterward.

Jennifer K.

I have been a patient of Dr. Fish and his staff for many, many years and chose his office because of his reputation for perfection and his talent with restorative work. I have had many procedures at his office and each one of them has been excellent. He and his staff are professional, pay attention to detail, are up to date on the latest in dental procedures and very caring. I am a former dental assistant and Dr. Fish is the only dentist I recommend when asked.

Terri S.

“As a patient of Dr. John Fish, I would never ask anyone to stop seeing their current dentist, especially if they are TOTALLY satisfied. But if they have ANY doubts that they are receiving the absolute finest and most courteous treatment, I highly suggest they immediately contact Dr. Fish’s office for a FREE, yes I said FREE consultation. During my 50++ years, I have NEVER been treated both personally and professionally as I am with Dr. Fish and his staff. Along with Dr. Fish, the entire staff is a dedicated group of professionals who sincerely care about both “my” dental and personal concerns; and they take appropriate action to resolve the issues systematically, economically, and with lasting results. Please don’t take a chance with something so very important as your teeth…trust me, I wish I had visited Dr. Fish’s office sooner. Thank God that I was guided to Dr. Fish in time and now I am on a short road to having teeth that I can be proud to show with a big smile. Thank you,”

Andy A.

This is an outstanding dental practice. Dr. Fish communicates extremely well with his patients. His entire staff shows caring and professionalism. I have recommended Dr. Fish on a number of occasions to friends and colleagues.

Lance H.

You guys are expensive, but your worth it. Getting your teeth cleaned and having you're braces ratcheted down in the same session will never be fun, but you guy's are a great team and you complement one another very well.

Keith B.

I have been a patient of Dr. Fish for some very extensive procedures, root canals, wisdom teeth extraction,bone reconstruction and a very difficult implant. John and his staff are like relatives that you only see every six months... they're glad you came to see them, they remember your kids names, and take genuine regard for how life is going for you. They treat you with respect and professional courtesy. (Which means not being left in the waiting room for 45 minutes reading old Sports Illustrated magazines.
The Fish team is truly a customer- first, top quality provider that other health care providers should try and emulate.

Daniel B.

He Listens
He is Patient
He has a Sense of humor
He is Kind
He has a Great Staff
He covers everything
He has a great staff
He listens
He has a great sta

Karen R.

Dr. Fish and his staff are awesome. They have been kind and courteous during each appointment, Dr. Fish even made follow up calls to ensure that all was well after the visit. They made a difficult situation bearable. Dr. Fish kept my best interest first and foremost at all times and I highly recommend Dr. Fish and his staff.

Lynn T.

Dr. Fish and everyone at the office is nice & professional. They go above and beyond to accommodate their patients.

Jamie B.

I'm never disappointed when going to Dr. Fish's office. I'm always greeted with the friendliest smiles by each staff member. I've never even thought about going to a different dentist office because I know I would never get the outstanding service like I receive here.

Dan B.

"Thanks for taking such good care of my wife. Her tooth looks great and she was very impressed with your office and the very pleasant overall experience."

Sid C.

Best Dentist Ever! Very professional, personable, and he takes pride in his work and his patients. Thanks Dr. Fish!

Judith H.

Very friendly staff but professional. Dr. Fish trustworthy & the best Dentist with his workmanship. never worry about cleanliness & professionalism when in his chair! would give them 5 stars plus!!!

Bob P.

Dr Fish as well as the entire staff are very professional. I was not able to chew certain items but now I can chew everything. My teeth look better than they ever have.

Lauren O.

Dr. Fish and his staff will go out of their way to make you feel at ease and make sure you understand exactly what is going to happen, whether you need surgical extractions or just a regular check up. I've had both done in this office and will continue to see Dr. Fish for all my dental needs in years to come. If you're looking for a professional, caring dentist, visit this office! They always follow up to see that you are feeling very minimal pain after a procedure and generally care about patient welfare.

Kelly B.

The staff at Dr John Fish’s office have been excellent and I would strongly recommend them!

Rebecca S.

I love this dentist's office. They have such a wonderful culture of caring, kindness and concern for you and your situation. l would recommend anyone to Dr. Fish.

Amanda G.

Dr. Fish and his staff work diligently to provide a wonderful experience. I have been treated very well at every visit and upon completion of my visits, Dr. Fish has taken the extra time to check on me. This office makes its clients feel like they are part of their family.

Gene F.

As always, Dr. Fish, Amy, and all his staff go above and beyond to see you get excellent care. I just wish I had been going to Dr. Fish many years ago! 5 Stars, 6 if you could give them.


Being apprehensive about dental work of any kind kept me away from taking care of my teeth for a long time. Dr. Fish and his staff have changed that for me! They are all wonderful and make the best of something that none of us really like to do!

Dinah P.

Dr. Fish and his staff are all very compassionate and personable, as well as, most importantly, professional. He performed outstanding work for me, while his staff assisted both him and me, treating me with great care and respect. Left alone with one of his assistants, I found we had much in common, and throughout one assessment that would have seemed a bit daunting without her support, we laughed quite often, making the entire process pass more quickly.

At no time did I feel any discomfort in his office. His front-office staff took great care to help make sure that all procedures were approved and complete before my insurance rolled over at year's end and I had to start paying a new deductible, thus saving me over $700. All in all, I couldn't have asked for better care. I appreciate the experience, all who were involved in my visits, and especially Dr. Fish, whose thoughtfulness benefits his patients.

Sandi M.

“I was in need of a friendly, compassionate and professional dentist. I went to a bad dentist and didn’t want to return. I found Dr. Fish’s Face Book page and read about him. All the reviews were good and positive. I called and they worked me in. He met with me and my husband and really put our concerns at ease. Dr. Fish took time to get to know us and tell us how he operated his office; he made sure we knew the game plan. He worked me in on short notice for x-rays and a small examination to see what we were up against. All the employees in his office are very friendly in a sincere way. They make you feel like a friend, not a paying stranger. I was impressed and pleased; Dr. John Fish is now my Dentist and my husband is switching over also. I would highly recommend Dr. Fish and his wonderful staff. ”