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At DentalWorks Matthews, we’ve made it easy for you and your family to experience the way dental should work since 2007. With affordable rates and unrivaled expertise, Harish Patel, DMD, Dawn Tran, DMD, Steven P. Best, DMD - Oral Surgery, and their friendly staff provide the quality care both you and your smile deserve.

Services We Offer

From cleanings and exams to dental implants, and dental veneers, Matthews can bring out the best in your smile.

By coming in for regularly scheduled dental care checkups and cleanings now, you can help prevent serious problems ranging from cavities to gum disease from occurring later. To help combat such issues, we offer:

  • Comprehensive dental care exams
  • Professional cleanings
  • Fluoride treatments
  • Fillings
  • Sealants
  • Extractions
  • Dental crowns
  • ClearCorrect™ braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Root canals

More Info: General Dental Services.pdf

A chipped tooth, a lost filling: some of the most pressing dental problems have a habit of happening when you least expect them. Fortunately, we offer emergency dental services. If you have a problem that requires immediate treatment, our dentists do their best to take care of you as quickly as possible.

More Info: Emergency Dental Care.pdf

Self-conscious about wearing dentures? Don’t be.

Custom dentures look and feel natural, so the only thing people will see is a winning smile. Custom-designed to match your appearance as well as your bite, they’re protected by exceptionally long warranties. With so many sensibly priced styles, shades, and materials from which to choose, you’re sure to find a solution that fits your budget as comfortably as your dentures will fit you.

More Info: Custom Dentures.pdf

Don’t let a few missing teeth ruin your day – or your smile.

Custom-crafted dental partials can easily fill in any gaps and get your smile back to looking its best.

  • Cast metal dental partials
  • Flexible dental partials
  • Acrylic dental partials

More Info: Custom Partials.pdf

Not satisfied with your smile? We offer a variety of cosmetic dentistry services to brighten, whiten, repair, and restore your teeth.

  • In-office and at-home tooth whitening
  • Tooth-colored fillings
  • Veneers
  • Zoom!®

More Info: Cosmetic Dentistry.pdf

One of the newest solutions to the age-old problem of missing teeth, dental implants are durable enough to last a lifetime.

They are placed into the bone, then restored to replace lost teeth or retain loose dentures.

  • Single tooth replacement
  • Multiple tooth replacement

More Info: Dental Implants.pdf

Insurance & Payment Options

Accepted Dental Insurance Plans

For your convenience, Matthews accepts most dental insurance plans.

We are a preferred provider with many dental insurance plans. Below is a list of insurance companies whose plans we participate in:


  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Traditional Insurance
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint
  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan
  • Ameritas
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Assurant/Dental Health Alliance Discount
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CIGNAaccess
  • CompDent
  • CompDent Advantage
  • Coventry First Health
  • DeCare
  • Delta Dental Preferred
  • Delta Dental Premier
  • DeltaCare
  • Dental Benefit Providers/United Healthcare
  • Dental Health Alliance
  • DentalWorks USA
  • Dentegra
  • DenteMax
  • Guardian
  • Humana
  • MetLife
  • Principal
  • Traditional Insurance
  • United Concordia
  • United Concordia National Fee For Service
  • WellPoint

In addition to accepting more dental insurance plans, Matthews will actually file your dental health care claims for you, so you won’t have to bother with all that annoying paperwork. Plus, you don’t have to pay the full amount at the time of your dental services, either – in most cases, just your estimated deductible or co-payment.

Choose the Way You Want to Pay

At Matthews, a point is made to exceed your expectations, not your budget. With quality care at affordable rates, everyone in your family can get the dental care they need and deserve. So when you walk out the door, you’ll leave with a great big smile, not a great big bill.

And while giving you lots of payment choices is important, there’s one choice you should never have to make: deciding between the dental care you need and the dental care you can afford. So the staff at Matthews sits down with you to figure out which payment option and plan make sense for you for the dental services you need.

To make things even easier for you, Matthews offers plenty of ways to pay, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.

And Matthews now offers an even more convenient way to make payments through Online Bill Pay.

Other financing options accepted at Matthews include:

  • CareCreditSM- No interest if paid in full within 6, 12, 18, or 24 months*

    On qualifying purchases of $200 or more made with your CareCredit credit card account. Interest will be charged to your account from the purchase date if the promotional purchase is not paid in full within the promotional period. For purchases eligible for 6-, 12-, or 18-Month promotions: Minimum Monthly Payments required. For purchases eligible for a 24-Month promotion: Fixed Monthly Payments required until paid in full and based on repayment over 24 months. Required monthly payments may or may not pay off purchase before end of promotional period.

    *Offer applies only to single-receipt qualifying purchases. No interest will be charged on the promotional purchase if you pay the promotional purchase amount in full within the 6-, 12-, 18-, or 24-month promotional period. If you do not, interest will be charged on the promotional purchase from the purchase date. If your purchase qualifies for a 24-month promotional offer, fixed monthly payments are required equal to 4.1667% of initial promotional purchase amount until promotion is paid in full. The fixed monthly payment will be rounded up to the next highest whole dollar and may be higher than the minimum payment that would be required if the purchase were a non-promotional purchase. For all other promotional offers, the regular minimum monthly payment terms of the account will apply. Regular account terms apply to non-promotional purchases and, after promotion ends, to promotional balance. For new accounts: Purchase APR is 26.99%; Minimum Interest Charge is $2. Existing cardholders should see their credit card agreement for their applicable terms. Subject to credit approval.

Contact the practice staff at (855) 644-6439 for more information.

Meet Our Staff

Harish Patel, DMD

Dr. Patel has been practicing dentistry for more than 23 years. He has two dental degrees: one from the University of London and the other from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Patel prides himself on providing compassionate care to all of his patients. Always learning, he continually enrolls in continuing education: most recently he completed courses in endodontics and cosmetic dentistry. He is also a member of the Academy of General Dentistry. Besides improving the health and appearance of individual smiles, Dr. Patel also believes in improving the community in which he lives. For three years now he has sponsored “Race Against the Odds,” a local event to find a cure for pediatric brain cancer. The office participates in the Matthews walk-a-thon to raise support for Novant Health’s cardiac care unit. And every year Dr. Patel helps patients and the needy by hosting a food drive for Second Harvest. Patients can actually help pay for the treatment they need by donating food during the holidays. Dr. Patel moved to Matthews from New Jersey, but you won’t hear him speaking with a northern accent. Instead, you’ll hear his British roots as his family came to the U.S. from London. His two rapidly growing kids take up a large chunk of his free time. His son is an aspiring tennis champ, and his daughter participates in modern and traditional dance. When he’s not cheering them on at one of their many activities, he looks forward to taking them to see the latest movies on the big screen. While soccer was his first love, he now looks forward to cheering on the Carolina Panthers with his family.

Dawn Tran, DMD

Dawn (Doan) Tran, DMD is a member of the American Dental Association and has been providing great care to patients for more than nine years. She graduated from Oregon Health and Science University and practiced in Oregon and Florida before settling in North Carolina. Dr. Tran stays on top of the latest techniques, and recently completed specialized training in endodontic and pediatric dentistry. She also completed an orthodontic fellowship with Dr. Robert Sheridan, a leader in pioneering new orthodontic techniques. Whether she’s performing a root canal, oral surgery, cosmetic dentistry, or a child’s first visit, Dr. Tran’s goal is always to provide the very best of care. Dr. Tran believes in keeping her body active as well as her mind. She loves to work out, goes biking often, and plays outdoor sports. When she’s indoors, she enjoys cooking and playing piano, both of which help her relax after a day at the office. Although she came to the United States at a very young age, Dr. Tran has returned to Vietnam twice to donate her time doing charity dental work at an orphanage in one of the poorest regions of the country.

Steven Patrick Best, DMD

Steven P. Best, DDS received his Doctorate in Dental Medicine degree from Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Upon graduation, he was awarded Outstanding Student in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Best completed his residency in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Broward General Medical Center and Memorial Regional Hospital, both Level I Trauma Centers in South Florida. Prior to residency, he completed a one-year internship in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery at Christiana Care Health System in Wilmington, Delaware. Dr. Best’s major focus and experience have been in pathology, dental implants, soft and hard tissue reconstruction, facial trauma, and dental extractions. He has lectured on the local and national level and has published an array of scientific and clinical journal articles on trauma, pathology, reconstruction, dental implants, and emerging technologies. Dr. Best co-authored a chapter on ear reconstruction in the textbook, Current Therapy in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery. Dr. Best’s practice philosophy combines thoughtful treatment planning with attention to detail, which allows patients to confidently make treatment decisions. He is dedicated to providing meticulous surgical skill with compassionate care in a comfortable environment. For patients who have apprehension about their surgery, Dr. Best provides IV sedation with a fully trained staff and the most up-to-date equipment. Dr. Best and family currently reside in Charlotte. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling, camping, snowmobiling, scuba diving, and spending time with his wife and three children.