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!

Dental Health for Seniors

According to the American Dental Association, 68% of older adults suffer from gum disease, and nearly 20% have untreated cavities. Without proper dental care, seniors are at higher risk for serious medical issues beyond just the teeth and gums.

Our new resource provides information for seniors and their caregivers on the risk factors associated with oral health problems, dental health solutions, dental hygiene tips, and free and low-cost dental care.

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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







Our Staff

  • The first thing you'll notice when you walk into our Burlington family dental practice is the incredibly friendly and inviting atmosphere. Members of our staff have been hand-picked to provide you with the best possible experience during your visit to the dentist. Each of our staff members has been associated with our team for several years. From making an appointment, filling out paperwork, conducting an examination, and providing dental treatments, the staff at Hargis Family Dentistry take the time to connect with patients and give them the thoughtful attention they deserve. Our team is trained on advanced dental procedures and techniques so that patients can benefit from the latest in dental care.

Patient Information

When you walk into the office of Hargis Family Dentistry you will be immediately greeted by our friendly staff who are dedicated to making sure that you feel comfortable during your entire appointment. We understand that patients can feel anxious when going to the dentist, and our staff will take the time to listen to all of your concerns and help you understand exactly what your procedure is going to be like. At Hargis Family Dentistry we pride ourselves on being an affordable family dentist that accepts a variety of insurance plans and payment options, like cash and credit cards, because we want to provide a beautiful, healthy smile to everyone in Burlington area. Call Hargis Family Dentistry today at 336-226-8069 to see why we are the dentist of choice in the Burlington area.


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "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!!"
  • "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."
  • "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 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!!!"
  • "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"

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