Dentist Huntersville, NC

Dr. Merrill's experience, passion for dentistry and quality care for his patients are just a few of the things that make him stand out as a dentist in the greater Huntersville area.

Dentist Huntersville NC Dr. John Merrill

Meet Dr. Merrill

Dr. John Merrill was raised in Michigan. He is the youngest of five children. His father was a chemical engineer who in his 30’s became a full-time Methodist minister. His mother was a full-time mother and homemaker who went into social work devoting her focus to helping victims of domestic violence. She even wrote much of today’s social work training curriculum for the state of Michigan.

Dr. Merrill is a graduate of Western Michigan University and the University of Michigan. He practiced for 25 years in the northern lakeside community of Charlevoix, Michigan where he was devoted to his patients, his church, and his five children: three of which are adopted.

He, his wife Natalie and six of their eight blended children moved to North Carolina in 2008 where Dr. Merrill was hired as medical director for Carolinas Center for Oral Health and to head up a multi-specialty dental practice as part of the Carolinas Healthcare System. He served there for over 5 years treating patients and leading their organization in the highest patient satisfaction scores.

He is a nationally recognized clinician treating many dentists as patients throughout his career. He truly loves being a dentist and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

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What Can You Expect From Our Huntersville Dentist?

Learn why Dr. Merrill stands out as an elite cosmetic dentist.

High level of proficiency in cosmetic dentistry.

Unwavering dedication to continuing education.

Always providing the most responsible patient care.

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.

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What Makes Dr. Merrill a Rock Star Dentist in Huntersville, NC?

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