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Cleveland Avenue Dental Center

The Cleveland Avenue Dental Center is part of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. We serve children and adults of Forsyth County and surrounding areas. We accept Medicaid, NC Health Choice, Ameritas and self-pay patients. A sliding fee scale may be applied for self-pay patients based on household income.

We are a fully functioning dental center for both children and adults. Our caring, compassionate staff will help ensure that you have a pleasant dental experience.

WALK-INS ARE WELCOME: requested arrival time as early as 7:45 am and no longer than 10:00 am. The dental staff will try to accommodate patients that walk into the dental center. However, please keep in mind dental services/treatment can't be guaranteed. Patients walking into the center will be seen depending on the current schedule and first come, first serve bases.


Monday : 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:30 am - 11:30 am

Address & Location

501 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1
Winston-Salem, NC 27101

The dental center is located on the corner of N Cleveland Ave & 5th street. We are directly across from Bethlehem Community Child Development Center on North Cleveland Avenue.

About Us

Our Daily Motto: Be the reason someone smiles

Meet Our Team

Dr. Lee, DDS

Dental Director

Dr. Lee is originally from Archdale, NC. She received her undergraduate degree (2010) and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (2015) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

While she was in dental school, Dr. Lee enjoyed volunteering with SHAC, a student-run clinic, and the Missions of Mercy (MOMs) clinics. She has various global dental trip experiences in Moldova, Brazil, South Korea, and Cambodia. Dr. Lee's background in public health began in dental school when she rotated through the Madison County Health Department and Lincoln Community Health Center. Dr. Lee began working for the Cleveland Avenue Dental Center in January 2016.

She is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. With her calm personality, she makes sure that every patient has a comfortable and positive dental experience. She has enjoyed working for the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.

  • Darlene

    Dental Office Manager

    Darlene has been with the dental center since 2015. She is a Winston Salem native with over 10 years of management in the dental field. She knows the importance of team building and encouraging her team to be successful each day. Darlene's passion is her family, community and she strives to make each patient encounter matter.

  • Jennifer

    Dental Assistant II

    Jenni is a recent graduate from UNC Chapel Hill, Dental Assisting Program (May 2017). Jenni is bilingual and loves interacting with patients. She enjoys spending time with her husband and son in her free time.

  • Loretta

    Dental Assistant II

    Loretta graduated from Forsyth Tech Community College in 2007. Loretta has been a dental assistant with Forsyth County Public Health for the past 8 years. She enjoys helping patients achieve a beautiful and confident smile.

  • Erica

    Dental Assistant II

    Erica has over 9 years of dental assisting experience. Erica enjoys working with kids by helping them ease their fears. Erica loves the partnership with Forsyth County School System in providing cleanings, sealants and fluoride to hundred of children throughout the school year.

  • Lauren

    Dental Assistant II

    Lauren has 9 years of dental assisting experience. Lauren loves encouraging patients through dental treatment. Lauren is knowledgeable in lab cases that include dentures and partials; Lauren enjoys every patient leaving with a smile.

  • Patricia

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Patricia received her dental assistant certificate in 2009 from Wilkes Community College. She fell in love with dentistry and decided to pursue her career in hygiene. Patricia graduated from Forsyth Technical Community College as a Dental Hygienist. She has participated in many volunteer service projects with the MOM's clinic and enjoys working with adults and children of all ages.

For Our Patients

Little People

Little People Oral Health - Tooth tips for 0-5 year olds’

Insurances Accepted

  • North Carolina Medicaid
  • North Carolina Health Choice
  • Ameritas Dental Insurance

Sliding Fee Scale: Self-pay patients are eligible for our sliding fee scale. To determine eligibility for the sliding fee, the following documents will be accepted: check stub, W2 forms, SSI, Social Security benefits, VA benefits, etc. Payment is due at the time of service. To learn more about the sliding fee scale, please call our office at 703-3090.


Cancellation Policy: 24 working hours notice is required for all cancelled appointments. If a patient fails to call with advance notice, the appointment will count as a broken appointment. After 2 broken appointments, the patient will be dismissed from the practice.

Late Arrival Policy: Please call if you are going to be late for your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment you may be rescheduled for a later date.

Co-pay: A $3 co-pay will be required of NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice patients, age 21 and over, at the time of service.

Parent/legal guardian must be present for the 1st visit.

Things to Bring with You to Your Visit:

Walk-ins: Walk-ins are seen on a first come, first served basis, schedule permitting.

New Patient Paperwork

For your convenience, you can fill out the following forms in preparation of your first visit.

Medical Providers

Our Services

We offer Comprehensive Dental Care Including:

An exam including necessary x-rays to determine your treatment needs and form a treatment plan.

Removing all plaque, stain and calculus (tartar) from the tooth surfaces.

The removal of plaque and calculus from above and below the gums to allow for better evaluation of oral health.

A 'deep cleaning' which removes plaque, calculus and stain from above and below the gum, reducing bacterial load.

A plastic coating that goes into the grooves of the teeth to prevent tooth decay on the chewing surface of the tooth.

A highly concentrated form of fluoride applied to the tooth/teeth to prevent tooth decay. The patient is able to eat and drink immediately following application of varnish.

Silver or white colored fillings that are placed after removal of decay.

A full coverage restoration that mimics appropriate size, shape and color of your tooth to prevent fracture or to improve the way the tooth looks.

Removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and attaches to your natural teeth for retention.

Removable appliance for people missing all teeth. Multiple steps required to make sure you are happy with your new smile.

The removal, simple or surgical, of a tooth.

The removal of diseased pulp (the nerve of the tooth), the shaping of the canal and the filling of a canal. Typically due to large cavities, trauma, or cracked teeth.

Commonly known as "laughing gas;" is available for all anxious patients as a service.

Frequently Asked Questions

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends bringing your child to the dentist by the first birthday or the eruption of the first tooth.

In the first visit, you will learn about proper brushing techniques, snacks and drinks that are encouraged and drinks/snacks that should be avoided. You will have a discussion about bottles, sippy cups and oral habits, such as thumb sucking and pacifiers. Your child will also have an exam, toothbrush cleaning, floss and fluoride varnish placed.

Yes, primary ('baby') teeth will fall out but they hold space for permanent teeth. If a child loses a baby tooth too early, this will lead to the teeth moving and will sometimes block out the permanent teeth causing crowding and the need for braces later in life.

Dental sealants fill in the grooves of the teeth, shutting out food particles that could get caught in the grooves and cause cavities. Properly placed sealants drastically reduce the tooth's likelihood of getting a cavity.

Inform your dentist of your fears and the dentist will be able to work with you to calm your nerves and make your dental visit as pleasant as possible. Nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') is available for very anxious patients and children to calm nerves.

A treatment plan will be made at your appointment to best replace your missing teeth. Discussions will include what is covered by insurance, as well as what works best for you.

Contact Us

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