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At DentalWorks Durham, we’ve made it easy for you and your family to experience the way dental should work since 2001. With affordable rates and unrivaled expertise, Calvin Zhao, DDS - General Dentist, Jannie Lee Im, DDS - Orthodontist, and their friendly staff provide the quality care both you and your smile deserve.

Services We Offer

From cleanings and exams to dental veneers, custom dentures and partials, and even orthodontic braces, Durham 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
  • 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

Orthodontic braces and dental services are available.

If your teeth are out of line, our orthodontists can help straighten them out. They can correct misalignments to give children and adults alike the smile they’ve always dreamed of.

  • Clear aligners
  • Traditional orthodontics

More Info: Orthodontics.pdf

During the course of their lives, three out of four people will suffer from some form of periodontal or gum disease.

In fact, it’s so common that it’s the leading cause of 70% of adult tooth loss. Periodontists can perform a comprehensive examination of your gums and provide treatment to help prevent, reverse, or offset the damaging effects of this disease.

More Info: Periodontics.pdf

Insurance & Payment Options

Accepted Dental Insurance Plans

For your convenience, Durham 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
  • 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
  • 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, Durham 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 Durham, 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 Durham 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, Durham offers plenty of ways to pay, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.

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

Other financing options accepted at Durham 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 for more information.

Meet Our Staff

Calvin Zhao, DDS

Dr. Zhao's bio is coming soon.

Jannie Lee Im, DDS

Dr. Im earned her dental degree and completed her orthodontic residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is actively involved in numerous professional associations, including: American Dental Association, American Association of Orthodontists, Southern Association of Orthodontists, North Carolina Association of Dentists, Carolina Multidisciplinary Study Club, a group consisting of general dentists, oral surgeons, periodontists, endodontists, and pediatric dentists. In her free time, Dr. Im enjoys running, reading, playing tennis, and traveling abroad with her husband Daniel.