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.
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
Hello, my name is Carolyn. I’ve been working in Dentistry since 1985. I obtained my Dental assisting certification from Western Piedmont Community college and have been married to my husband, Kevin. We live in Hickory where we enjoy time with our granddaughter.
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.
Hi, my name is Elisabeth. I acquired my Dental Assisting certification from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School and started working with Dr. Fish shortly after. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and going fishing, hiking and camping.
Hello, my name is Palee. I completed my study as a Dental Assistant II from Western Piedmont Community College in 2019. I joined Dr. Fish’s office after graduation and I couldn’t be happier to call them my dental family. During my spare time, I enjoy weightlifting, long walks at the park with my family, and baking cakes.
My name is Marcie. I am an RDH for Dr. Fish. I received my NC License to practice Dental Hygiene in 2003 and I live in Lincolnton. My hobbies include hiking, horseback riding, and spending time with my animal friends.
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Don’t Take Our Word For It
The Fish team is truly a customer- first, top quality provider that other health care providers should try and emulate.
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 .
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.
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.
He is Patient
He has a Sense of humor
He is Kind
He has a Great Staff
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He has a great staff
He has a great staff