Meet Dr. John Merrill

An experienced and passionate, Huntersville cosmetic dentist.

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Read Dr. John Merrill’s Story

Dr. John Merrill was raised in Michigan as the youngest of five children. His father was a chemical engineer who became a full-time Methodist minister in his 30s. 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, which was voted the #1 dental school worldwide in 2019. He practiced for 25 years in the northern lakeside community of Charlevoix, MI 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 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 five 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.

Dr. Merrill truly loves being a Huntersville cosmetic dentist and a devoted husband, father, and grandfather.

Your Huntersville Cosmetic Dentist's Expertise and Credentials

Dr. John Merrill stands out as an elite cosmetic dentist throughout North Carolina.

World-Class Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Merrill has a high level of proficiency in cosmetic dentistry.

Award-Winning Dentist

Peers recognize his unwavering dedication to continuing education.

Dental Memberships

Dr. Merrill is a member of prestigious dental institutions.

Dr. Merrill is an AACD Accredited Cosmetic Dentist

What does that mean?
Dr. John Merrill with that badge that he's an Accredited AACD Cosmetic Dentist in Huntersville, NC.

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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 400 dentists worldwide who has completed extensive education to be recognized as an Accredited Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry.

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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.

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 who has the skills, experience, and knowledge to present the best treatment solution.

Get to Know Dr. Merrill and See His Dental Work - Virtually!
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Our Patients Give Dr. Merrill 5 Stars

‘‘I’ve had dental anxiety for my entire life and have avoided getting the work I needed done. I decided to give Dr. Merrill a try by the recommendation of various friends and it was THE BEST CHOICE. Dr. Merrill is a great listener and truly went above and beyond to make my experience go well. I can say for the first time EVER I had pain-free fillings done today - I literally cried happy tears!’’

- Stacey A., Actual 5-Star Google Review

‘‘My experience has been positive to the point of almost life-altering. The life change is regarding the custom mouthpiece Dr. Merrill created for me after discovering I was grinding my teeth at night and the sculpting he did on a tooth that has finally allowed me to have a more comfortable bite where my rear teeth finally touch! No other dentist I have ever been to had told me I was a grinder or that they could fix my bite so easily. After wearing the mouth guard, my constant shoulder ache is GONE!’’

- Glitch, Actual 5-Star Google Review

‘‘Dr. Merrill and his team are top-notch. From administration to assistants to hygienists, everyone was so friendly and professional. I like asking questions about my care, and Dr. Merrill and his team left nothing unanswered. It's clear the staff here aims for a high standard of care. I've found my new dentist!’’

- Jesse E., Actual 5-Star Google Review

Giving Back To The Community

Our Huntersville cosmetic dentist and caring dental team do everything they can to help anyone in need.

Fundi and her grandmother where Dr. Merrill paid for all of their dental bills to get the care they need.

The Aura Imports Sponsorship Project

Bill Aura founded the Aura Imports Sponsorship Project to promote education for Himalayan children.

He approached Dr. Merrill with the story of Fundi who had some severe dental issues. Fundi and her grandmother were traveling 16 hours one way to see a dentist in Kathmandu! Despite their efforts, they were in desperate need of an enormous amount of dental care and expenses.

Dr. Merrill was happy to pay her dental bills.

Dr. Merrill appearing in his sons' new music video by The Nude Party

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Have you heard of The Nude Party?

Dr. Merrill’s two sons play lead guitar and keyboard in this six-man alternative band that recently signed a record deal with New West Records and appeared in Rolling Stone magazine.

One of The Nude Party’s newest videos climbing the charts is titled “Chevrolet Van”. And… your very own Huntersville dentist is in it!

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