J. Michael Dukes, D.D.S.
Experience counts! Most of the members of our team have over thirty years of dental experience, a remarkably rare accomplishment in the dental profession. While keeping up with the latest technology is critical, there is still no substitute for experience when treating each patient. We believe that seeing the dentist does not have to be a stressful experience for anyone, and we will work hard to make sure that each detail of your visit is perfect. Our friendly professional team is committed to helping you achieve optimal oral health in a supportive, stress-free environment. We are truly fortunate to have so many dedicated team members who have literally devoted most of their lives to helping patients enjoy healthy and beautiful smiles.
Please take a moment to meet our team!
Meet Our Team
Dr. J. Michael Dukes
Dr. J. Michael Dukes has been a dentist for over thirty years, having received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry from Wake Forest University in 1978 and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the Medical College of Virginia of Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982. He subsequently completed a two-year hospital residency at Wake Forest University School of Medicine/NC Baptist Hospital.
Dr. Dukes has received advanced dentistry certifications from the L.D. Pankey Institute, as well as advanced training through the Spear Education Center and the Kois Center. He is actively involved in numerous professional associations including the American Dental Association, Virginia Dental Association, Tidewater Dental Association, LD Pankey Alumni Assocation, and the Academy of General Dentistry.
Debbie - Dental Hygienist
Debbie is a local girl who grew up in Norfolk and received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Medicine from Old Dominion University. She has over thirty years experience and has been providing gentle, personalized care to our patients for seventeen years. Debbie enjoys getting to know patients and building lasting relationships so that she can give them the care they need to maintain a healthy smile.
Jan - Certified Dental Assistant
Jan is a committed dental professional who has spent forty happy years working in the field of dentistry. She has devoted herself to continually expanding her knowledge, receiving her Certified Dental Assistant and Advanced Qualified Personnel certifications from Jefferson Technical College.
Jan is a native of Bellaire, Ohio, and has been an integral part of our team for almost five years. She is dedicated to helping each of her patients feel calm and comfortable, and she is particularly delighted when they leave the office with a big, healthy smile.
Pam - Office Manager
Pam has been with our practice for over twenty years, and she truly enjoys seeing patients achieve excellent oral health. She loves welcoming patients to our practice and helping them feel like a member of our family. Pam is happy to be able to educate her patients about the ways they can maintain ideal dental health.
Pam graduated from Old Dominion University School of Dental Assisting and has also received Bachelor of Science degrees in Elementary Education and Library Science. She is a native of Virginia Beach and still calls it home.
Sharon - Accounting
Originally from Brewer, Maine, Sharon has been with the practice for 21 years, and currently takes care of accounting and bookkeeping in the office. You may also know her from St. Stephen Martyr Church in Hickory, where she is a parish secretary.