Get to know the Office and Doctors
that will be taking care of your smile.
At DentalWorks Durham, you’ll find gentle, understanding dentists and hygienists committed to helping you look and feel better. And we’re working hard to make it easy to keep your family healthy. To clean your teeth. Straighten your smiles. And do it in a way that fits best with your schedule and life.
We’re the dentist you can trust for the life of your smiles. Because whether you know it or not, we already consider your family, part of ours.
3600 North Duke Street, Suite #28
Durham, NC 27704
Phone Number: (919) 471-3315
Fax Number: (216) 584-1105
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 8am – 5pm
Friday: 8am – 1pm
Wednesday, Saturday & Sunday: Closed
We are located on the backside of the shopping center facing Roxboro Rd.
Dental care is available for patients of all ages, including pediatric services and care for senior patients as well as adults.
For teeth that are out of alignment, metal braces can effectively shift the teeth to a proper position.
A dental implant involves placing a replacement tooth root in the jawbone, which provides the foundation for temporary or permanent tooth options.
Multiple types of oral conditions, such as disease, might negatively affect a patient's overall wellness. Stemming from damaging oral bacteria, gum disease is considered a main source of loose or missing teeth among patients aged 35 and up...
There are many types of oral surgery, including surgical procedures such as a tooth removal or a root canal.
Dentures are used to replace all of a patient’s teeth (complete dentures) or several teeth (partial dentures) to restore your smile.
DentalWorks cosmetic dentistry procedures will rejuvenate your smile.
In addition to preventative care, repairing your smile, and all of our standard services, we have even more that can help you and your family stay healthy.
From checkup and cleanings, to transforming your smile, our dental family is here for yours. But don’t take our word for it. See what our patients are saying about us.
My visit was great. I felt comfortable with the dentist and his assistant. Everything was explained to me about what needed to be done in the future.K.J.
I have been going to Dental Works for several years. My hygienist is Lisa. Lisa is so down-to-earth and easy going. She is gentle with my mouth and she tells me what she is doing while she's doing it. Doctor Zhao is awesome as well.N.H.
Jose Varela, D.D.S., is a General Dentist.
Dr. Jose Varela believes in providing dental care that meets the individual needs of each of his patients. Dr. Varela attended the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where he graduated in 2008. He realized he wanted to work in the dental field after working with Navy dentists while serving his last year of active duty in the US Marines. He initially became a dental hygienist, and eventually made his way to become a dentist when he went back to University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and graduated with his dentistry degree in 2019.
Dr. Varela thoroughly enjoys meeting new people while caring for their dental health. He became a dentist because he likes the art and science behind modern technologies, which provides dentists with a wide array of skills to help their patients, from something as simple as restoring their teeth or reconstructing their mouth and enhancing their quality of life, to taking their pain away when they suffer from a severe toothache. Dr. Varela believes dentistry is a thoroughly fulfilling career.
As a father of two young boys, Dr. Varela understands how important it is to provide children with a meaningful yet enjoyable first experience at the dentist. It is important for dentists to convey trust and comfort to both the parents and their children every time they visit. He also enjoys working with his military patients. As a veteran himself, he finds it easy to relate to other active duty or veterans, and as they have lived through similar life experiences, he says it is an honor to treat them like family.
Dr. Varela continues his education in pediatrics, advanced restorative dentistry, endodontics, and Invisalign. He was part of the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and the Durham Orange Dental Society. He has also volunteered at Vida’s de Esperanza in Siler City, Wake Smiles in Raleigh, and North Carolina Missions of Mercy. In his spare time, he enjoys reading, watching sports, and spending the weekend with his family. Dr. Varela’s favorite words to live by are, “Do unto others as you would have them unto you.”
The DentalWorks Durham facility is conveniently located in Durham, NC. Warm and inviting, we invite all patients to our facility. Updated with the latest dental equipment, each room was configured with the patient at the forefront. Our patients’ first experience starts with a warm smile from our receptionist, where patients are greeted and made to feel comfortable. Our facility has several examination rooms, as well as a private meeting area to discuss treatment. Our procedure space is prepared with the most advanced dental equipment to guarantee that every individual has a pain-free and seamless appointment. Our team invites you to visit our spacious dental practice, DentalWorks Durham in Durham, so that we can offer you the treatment you need.
Your health is at the heart of why we do what we do. We’ve made it our mission to clear up common misconceptions and impart the oral care knowledge everyone needs so that you live a healthier, longer life.
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From a simple fix to complex shifts, Invisalign clear aligners can straighten out your smile. Clear aligners are easy to wear, nearly invisible, and are more comfortable than traditional braces. We even will offer you a free consultation today to ensure Invisalign treatment is your best fit.