Hargis Family Dentistry provides a wide variety of dental services and procedures to address all of our patient's dental health needs. By combining quality patient care with up-to-date technology, we are able to treat patients of all ages in a comfortable and relaxing setting. Our website includes information on the following items: Dentist, Cosmetic Dentist, Family Dentist, General Dentist, Emergency Dentist, Dental Implants, Teeth Whitening, InvisalignDental Veneers, Dentures, Dental Crowns and more. Our dentists and expert staff are trained to not only treat patients but to identify what caused the health concern in the first place. This comprehensive approach sets patients of Hargis Family Dentistry on the road to recovery and long-term oral health.

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Welcome to Hargis Family Dentistry

We know how important having a great smile is to looking and feeling good. That's why Dr. Gerald Hargis, Dr. Leslie Hargis, Dr. Valerie Acquesta, and the entire team at our practice are committed to providing the highest quality in family and cosmetic dentistry.

Leveraging today's latest technology, Dr. Gerald Hargis, Dr. Leslie Hargis, and Dr. Valerie Acquesta can create results that change how you look and feel. Whether you need a routine checkup, are experiencing pain or discomfort, or desire more advanced procedures like a total smile makeover, our dental practice offers a wide variety of procedures to uniquely fit your needs. In addition, our friendly experienced staff ensures your visit to the dentist is affordable and comfortable. If you are searching for a family dentist or a cosmetic dentist – look no further; contact us today at (336) 226-8069. We are conveniently located in the heart of downtown Burlington NC, directly across from the City Municipal Building.

We invite you to look around our site to learn more about our Burlington dental practice to see how we can be an integral part of your dental care. We know that the first step towards a beautiful smile begins with selecting a dentist that you can trust and rely on. Don't hesitate to give us a call or contact us by email if you have any questions, or if you would like to schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you!

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule


8:15 am-5:00 pm

Emergency walk-in 8:15-10:30am


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm


8:30 am-5:00 pm








What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Always pleasant..wonderful staff.. CARLA always does a good job ...my blood pressure was somewhat low and I was a little dizzy upon leaving and I was treated to a bottle of water and a piece of delicious cheesecake before they would let me leave. Feel as though I was treated like a king..can't wait til my next appmnt"
  • "I love coming to this dentist office. Everyone is always so nice and friendly with smiles! Most of all I love that Christ is present in this office! In todays world you don’t always feel comfortable to speak on your beliefs but how great is it to walk in and here gospel music! I feel welcomed and appreciate but also well taken care of when I leave my visit. I am a life time happy patient!!!"
  • "I usually hate going to the dentist but everyone here was so sweet and welcoming and I felt at peace immediately. They offer prayer which is just so amazing and Bobby Jo is an angel sent from heaven. Thank y’all for everything that you do."
  • "I must admit ya'll did a wonderful job on my teeth, most of all I value the pride ya'll put in your work, I'm highly satisfied, I look see forward to seeing ya'll soon!"
  • "From the beginning to the end everyone was spot on. All I can say is thank you!"
  • "I'm 62 yo. I had a traumatic dentist visit when I was 10. I never went back till local dentist at time offered nitrous. I was 27 and started back. Up until 2 months ago I never went without nitrous. But trusting Dr. Leslie Fuller I tried no notrous and through her faith in God I was able to handle the shots and no nitrous! Thank you Dr. LESLIE and God."
  • "Hi guys! My mom was quite impressed. She loved the atmosphere of the office. She told me that everyone was really really nice and patient with her, and that everyone working seemed to be enjoying being there. She said you really did make her feel like family! Thanks so much for being so good with her. She tends to be anxious in dental settings, so this was a great experience for her...and for me! Well done!!!"
  • "It was awesome as usual! I met the other Dentist Mattison today and she was very nice so glad I got the to meet her. And as always everyone was so kind. Great People!!!!!"
  • "Wonderful staff. Amazing physicians. I’ve never had a better dental experience before coming here. I’ve always had extreme anxiety when going to the dentist, but since switching my care to this practice, my anxiety has greatly diminished. I’m forever thankful for the patience this practice has given me over the past few years, and I’ll forever continue my care with them."
  • "Words can't express how wonderful the dentist and staff at Hargis Family Dentistry are. All were friendly, caring and showed genuine concern for my dental needs. After going around in circles with my dental needs, this office made my dental problem so easy to understand by thoroughly examining my tooth, and then taking the time to thoroughly explaining my dental needs. They further scheduled procedures I must follow. I am looking forward to a very long relationship with your office. I highly recommend this dental practice; you are a 10+++ rating to me. Thank you very much."
    Marge L.
  • "Wonderful experience after a chipped tooth. You got me in right away and Hannah was very kind and caring. I got her to giggle a few times and that’s always my goal. Laughter is good for the soul. All the ladies in the front office were kind and friendly too. Before and after my examination. I love you Dr. Leslie. Thanks for fixing me 🥰"
  • "Everything went great today! I enjoyed meeting a new hygienist since Karla was on vacation. She was super friendly and did a great job with my cleaning! I was so relaxed I almost fell asleep!! 😂"
  • "You are a wonderful group of individuals. I came in from a botch job from another dentist and you guys made me feel like everything was going to be okay. I felt like a person instead of just a number. I love you guys!"
  • "This was my first visit and all the staff, from check-in to check-out, were so friendly and professional! Changing providers is difficult but I am so glad I have chosen this practice. I especially appreciate the questions about prayer being a part of treatment and so many things that reflected Christian values. That means a lot to me for providers to share their faith and know they depend on the Lord’s guidance with their decisions. I was very impressed and appreciative! Thank you!"
  • "I had a last -minute appointment and really didn’t know what to expect— perhaps anesthetic, a filling, and afterwards a numb jaw. It turns out that I received a less-than-dire assessment and a modern treatment that didn’t involve drilling and numbing — and all in about 50 minutes . I was quite pleased. Thanks, Dr. Valerie!"
    J. R
  • "Another fantastic visit today! Carla took wonderful care of me and was extremely thorough yet delicate during my cleaning which I really appreciated. Dr. Leslie conducted my dental exam and took time to look everything over and explained to me some things that are going on and how to treat it. And finally my interactions with the office manager Bobijo during my check-in and check-out were extremely warming and welcoming. Thank you all for a great experience!"
    Sean T
  • "Punctual as usual with pleasant efficient staff. Dental staff are very professional and very thorough. I wouldn't go anywhere else and have been a customer for years"
  • "I was very nervous,the staff made me feel welcomed.Dr.Hargis was very nice,and professional!I was recommended by my 👪,and i'd recommend Hargis family dental to anyone in need of a dentist!"
    Kayla B.
  • "I have been treated at many dental practices in several states over the years and Hargis Family Dentistry is the best ever!"
    Wanda H.
  • "Today's visit was very good. The atmosphere in your office is always very friendly. It was my husband's first visit and everyone made him feel very comfortable."
    Dick M.
  • "Wonderful staff and friendly atmosphere."
    Pam Y.
  • "Visit with Kasey was on schedule and pleasant (as usual). Employees at check-in and check-out were friendly and helpful.
    The fact that I have stayed with this office for over 29 years should indicate how much I value their service!!"
    Alice V.
  • "Everyone was great the whole time I was there Erin was polite nice great group of people recommend to everyone"
    Wayne H.
  • "Always a great visit. As stressful as going to the dentist has always been for me....it is better knowing you all are there. Such a great staff and I wouldn't go anywhere else."
    Vicki U.
  • "We had a great experience with Carla as our hygienist. Thank you for your help in getting us rescheduled."
    Viola D.
  • "Great visit getting routine cleaning and check up. Casey took some pictures and showed them to me on the computer screen. She told me some things I never knew about my teeth. Enjoyed seeing the newest dentist too!"
    June L.
  • "The service was professional and great!"
    Barbara H.
  • "As always, Kasey and the entire staff were excellent!!"
    Deborah C.
  • "I always have a good experience at Hargis Family Dentistry. Everyone does a great job, and everyone works well together. Very pleasant!"
    Sandy C.
  • "Everyone and everything went very, very polite and friendly staff. Thank you!"
    Donald B.
  • "Always professional; Love the staff at Hargis family Dentistry. Casey is great! Dr. Leslie is also great; congratulations on her upcoming new family member. Thanks to all of you."
    Barbara S.
  • "AWESOME STAFF! Actually a pleasant experience seeing these guys! Would recommend them 2 anyone!😁🦷"
    Kami H.
  • "Kasey is great! My cleaning was peaceful and pain free! She is so good at what she does! We took an x-ray of a crown/root canal tooth that has a small abscess. I am SO grateful for the technology to see these things! I had no pain so I really didn't know it was there. Dr. Valerie verified and approved the referral. I'm sure Dr. Jepko will make the right decision for me and get it fixed. Thank you!"
    Travis M.
  • "I really enjoyed my first visit today. It was a great atmosphere, and the staff was friendly and cheerful."
    Katherine E.
  • "I'm very satisfied with your work and service, I would definitely recommend you to my Family and friends"
    Reggie W.
  • "Superior service as always. thanks you all so much!"
  • "Great visit!! Leslie did a FANTASTIC job on my tooth 😃😃"
    Tom P.
  • "Always going above and beyond to get my appointments taken care of! Such a positive atmosphere and sweet workers who assist so beautifully! I always smile leaving! So grateful!"
    Ali F.
  • "Seeing Dr. Leslie and Kacey is like hanging out with friends. The clean, straight teeth are just a bonus. Thank you!"
    Megan W.
  • "Such a great team of staff Dr. Hargis is wonderful and caring. I highly recommend this dentist office to anyone"
    Elizabeth C.
  • "My experience at Hargis Family Dentistry has always been a good one. All of the staff are professional but also personal. They listen to what's going on or what I need done and they also give advice. I think this is the best place for me. Thanks for everything."
    Amy S.
  • "I had wonderful experience this morning and love all you guys and the beautiful decorations for Christmas 🎄❤️🤗"
    Elise R.
  • "The ladies are all a pleasure! So upbeat, fun and welcoming! I love my visits!"
    Kaylee R.
  • "It was great as always! You loved on Emille and let her tell stories and jokes. With quarantine and social distancing her "people-lng" is limited so you all got a good 3 months worth at once. Thank you!"
    Emille D.
  • "Everyone is so nice. I like the fact they are non-judgmental about the condition my teeth are in! I haven't been able to afford dental visits until now. And yes I am little embarrassed about my teeth. But Dr. Valerie is so nice and encouraging it makes me want to come back and get my teeth in shape! I have complete faith in her!! I love Hargis Dentistry!!!"
    Susan W.
  • "Everyone in the office is phenomenal! I am so happy to be a client of Dr. Leslie's and the service!"
    Donna D.
  • "I've had a very anxious and negative experiences at past dentistry offices, but Hargis Family DDS was one or the most positive, uplifting, honestly fun staff, experiences I've had in a while."
    Kaitlyn N.
  • "Everyone at Hargis Family Dentistry works so hard and does an amazing job! They take exceptional care of their patients with concern for their comfort. Dentists perform nothing short of miracles for those of us with tooth trouble. I am so grateful for all that you do! Thank you, God bless!"
    Travis M. / Facebook
  • "Took my 3-1/2 yr old for her first cleaning and had the best experience! Our hygienist Kasey was so sweet and Dr. Leslie is the best! Highly recommend Hargis Family Denistry!"
    - Alexandra C.
  • "I love this dental practice. I love going to see Dr Hargis and her staff. I have always been very anxious and nervous about going to the dentist but now I actually look forward to going to my appointments.! Something I never thought I would say. The environment is wonderful! The staff is excellent and very caring. They make you feel at home. I feel so lucky to be a patient there!"
    Ann G.
  • "Love this place! It's easy for me to say that I have now found my family dentist! Dr. Leslie and her staff are very kind and knowledgeable."
    - Amy M.
  • "My elf teeth are nice and clean, after all, that Christmas candy..."
    -Lama C.

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