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Confidence & Trust From Your Dentist In Huntersville NC

This faint star is a constant in the northern night sky. We can only fathom the power and eternity that it represents. Our NorthStar logo is our symbol of strength and direction beyond ourselves. As your chosen dentist in Huntersville, NC, our inspiration is to professionally and personally attend to those who entrust us with their smiles.

Northstar Dentistry For Adults Your Preferred Dentist in Huntersville, NC

Constant. Steadfast. Inspired.

See Why We Were Voted Top Dentist In Huntersville, NC

NorthStar Adult Dentistry specializes in dental treatments for mature individuals that other dentist may find too challenging. Our foundation of trust and quality care position us as a top dentist in Huntersville, NC. Watch our video to see why our patients rave about our exceptional dental work for years to come.

Dr. Merrill is an AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist

What does that mean?

Cosmetic dentistry is not a recognized specialty like an orthodontist or periodontist, but you deserve one who treats it like it is. Dr. Merrill is one of only three dentists in the Huntersville area who has completed extensive education to be recognized as an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

  • Why choose an AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist?

    Choosing the right cosmetic dentist can help you avoid heartbreak, short-lived restorations, expensive recovery, and an embarrassing smile. Every AACD Accredited Dentist shares a passion for new technologies and procedures to achieve the best possible results for their patients. You can have confidence knowing your AACD Accredited Dentist is one of the best cosmetic dentists in the field, with the skills, experience, and knowledge to present the best treatment solution possible.

  • What is involved in AACD Accreditation?

    Dr. Merrill is one of under 400 dentists worldwide to complete the rigorous clinical testing process to achieve accreditation:

    • The process begins with a written examination
    • Completing workshops and written tests concerning a series of cases that include varying degrees of complex cosmetic situations
    • Submission of clinical cases for review
    • Invitation to a final oral examination where a dentist is asked questions about diagnosis, treatment planning, materials, and techniques

    After successfully passing the oral exam, the dentist becomes an Accredited Member of the AACD. The entire program takes years to complete. Through the continuing education and mentoring opportunities available, AACD Accredited Dentists keep improving their skills.

Ensure the success of your smile transformation with a top cosmetic dentist!

Real Patients. Real Stories.

Photo of actual patient Peggy Anderson

It has been 10 years since Dr. Merrill completed my dental work and every dentist or hygienist that has looked in my mouth since raves about my excellent dental work. His artistry has given me a smile I love showing off!

— Peggy Anderson

Photo of actual patient Dennis Chadwick

I am a long time resident of Charlotte and have been challenged with dental issues all my life so I am quite familiar with dentists and the discomfort usually associated with my visits. I am writing to express my appreciation for lack of pain and gratitude for the wonderful service you and your staff have given me over the last six years. When I first came to your office for evaluation, my mouth was quite a mess. You took on the challenge of giving me a great smile and have succeeded.

— Dennis Chadwick

Photo of actual patient Ted Schumann

Perhaps one of the reasons John is good at what he does is that he has first class listening and communication skills. He works hand in hand with his patients to find the right solution for each individual patient. John’s devotion to assisting patients in lifelong dental health makes it easy for the patient to know that he has your best interest in mind. Making the decision to choose Dr. Merrill as your new dentist will be one of the best decisions of your life.

— Ted Schumann

New To Our Huntersville Dental Office

Dr. Bunn - Your Dental Implants Specialist

Dr. Bunn

As our new dental implants specialist, Dr. Bunn can restore your smile with permanent natural-looking dental implants to replace broken or missing teeth – keeping your smile strong and healthy!

As well as being focused on restorative dentistry with dental implants, Dr. Bunn has exceptional education and experience to ensure all of your dental treatments are done with the utmost care.

He wants to ensure the quality of your oral health and keep you smiling throughout life and makes it a priority to help his patients feel they are a part of the family at our office.

Check Out These Special Offers

Call us for more information at 704-450-6500.

Offers end on Sept. 28, 2018.

Feel Safe & Cared For By Your Huntersville Dentist


During your busy day, our Huntersville dentist’s office will feel like a safe haven. A little slice of peaceful relaxation. Not what you’d typically expect at the dentist’s office. With soothing aromas, sounds of a crackling fire in a fireplace, and of course, pleasant conversation with our friendly staff, you will feel like you are at home. Going to the dentist shouldn’t be stressful. At our practice, it definitely won’t be.

As your premier dentist in Huntersville, we go the extra mile to make sure you not only have a beautiful smile to be proud of, but a positive and memorable experience in our office.

Are you ready for a smile transformation?

Now, before you invest in a custom one-of-a-kind smile, you can try on a real-life smile preview!

Our New Huntersville Dental Office, Designed With YOU In Mind!

Proud to be your preferred choice for a dentist in Huntersville, NC

With natural lighting, earth tones and the aroma of freshly baked bread, you will feel like you are entering our cozy home – not a clinical dental office. We truly care about our patients and have created an atmosphere geared towards comfort and convenience.

Relax in our plush leather armchairs, sip a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa, and even charge your phone with one of our universal phone chargers. While you are feeling relaxed and comfortable, our skilled and caring team has the best technology and techniques for your beautiful, healthy smile.

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A Huntersville Dentist winner of the 2015 Patients’ Choice Awards.
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Voted Top Dentist in 2017 by our peers, consecutive winners since 2012!

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Giving Back To The Huntersville Community

Our Huntersville dentist and caring dental team do everything they can to help anyone in need. We’re huge supporters of helping our veterans. Thank you so much for your service!

Some of the organizations we participate in are:

Your Huntersville Dentist Dr. Merrill giving back to the community by helping local organizations