Dr. Arnette grew up in Dillon, SC on a farm and graduated Dillon High School where he excelled as a student athlete in football. He then attended Clemson University in the fall of 1998 and was on the varsity football team (Clemson Tigers) for one year as a walk-on. Clemson is where Dr. Arnette met his wife Tiffany, graduating in 2002 as a chemistry major.
Dr. Arnette worked as a chemist at a pharmaceutical company but became interested in dentistry after his wife worked for a dental office. Eventually, he entered dental school at the Medical University of South Carolina, located in Charleston, SC. During dental school, Dr. Arnette and Tiffany added to their family with the birth of their daughter. Upon graduation in 2010, the family of three moved to Winston-Salem, NC to be closer to Tiffany’s extended family. Shortly after getting established in Winston-Salem as a dentist at Dental Works, the second addition to the family was celebrated with the birth of their son.
For the next few years Dr. Arnette worked hard to sharpen his skills as a dentist while exploring the Triad area with his young family. In time, he settled on Kernersville as a growing area to open a private dental office. At the time, office space in town was scarce, but he noticed an early 1900’s craftsman style house located on the North end of main street that was available. The house needed significant repair and would take a good bit of renovation to make it into a modern dental office. But, Dr. Arnette thought it was worth the effort since the house would provide a unique and relaxing environment for his patients. With renovation complete, Dr. Arnette opened his private practice in May of 2013.
Ten years have passed since starting the practice in the house, which it (the house) certainly has not disappointed. Having a dental office in a 1900’s house has presented some challenges, but patients have enjoyed and routinely express their appreciation for the office. Patients enjoy seeing a beautiful older home being brought back to life and maintained with care just as Dr. Arnette does.
Currently, since those beginnings described above, Dr. Arnette’s daughter and son have grown into teenagers. He and his family are active members and participate in the community through Triad Baptist Church in Kernersville. Also, they have homeschooled their children and appreciate the extensive homeschool community throughout the Triad. Whenever possible, Dr. Arnette and family try to enjoy outdoor recreational activities such as biking, hiking, daily walks, camping, and fishing just to name a few. Being an avid fisherman, don’t hesitate to share your fishing stories with Dr. Arnette the next time you are in the office. We all know the fish tend to get bigger with each telling of a fishing tale, so pictures are welcome!
At Arnette Family Dentistry, we accept most major dental insurance plans. Click here to see which plans we currently accept. We also offer flexible payment options and financing plans for our patients who do not have insurance or need additional assistance. Please contact our office for more information about our insurance and payment policies.
The American Dental Association recommends that you visit the dentist at least twice a year for regular checkups and cleanings. However, depending on your oral health condition and risk factors, you may need to visit the dentist more often. Your dentist will advise you on the best frequency for your dental visits based on your individual needs.
If you have a dental emergency, such as severe pain, bleeding, swelling, infection, or trauma, you should call us immediately at (336) 310-1555. We will try to accommodate you as soon as possible and provide you with the necessary treatment. If you have a life-threatening emergency, such as difficulty breathing or swallowing, you should call 911 or go to the nearest hospital.
Good oral hygiene is essential for preventing dental problems and maintaining a healthy smile. Some of the best practices for oral hygiene at home are:
The American Dental Association recommends having a routine cleaning at least twice a year or as advised by your dentist. A routine cleaning involves removing plaque and tartar from your teeth and gums, polishing your teeth, and checking for any signs of decay or disease. Learn more about our Routine Cleanings.
Crowns and bridges are dental restorations that are used to repair or replace damaged or missing teeth. Crowns are caps that cover the entire visible part of a tooth, while bridges are false teeth that are attached to crowns on either side. Crowns and bridges can restore the function, appearance, and health of your teeth.
You may need crowns or bridges if you have one or more of the following conditions:
Fillings are dental restorations that are used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. Fillings can restore the shape, function, and strength of your teeth.
You may need fillings if you have one or more of the following conditions:
If you have any questions or concerns about your dental health, or if you would like to schedule an appointment with us, please do not hesitate to contact us today. We are always happy to hear from you and assist you in any way we can.