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DentalWorks Concord has proudly stood behind many of Kannapolis’s healthiest smiles since 2010. Our dentists are seasoned pros, eager to meet you. Call us today to ask about our affordable services or schedule an appointment online. 

Drs. Johal, Dunning & Associates VI, P.A.

Jotinder K. Johal
DMD - Dentist

Donna Knowlton
DDS - Dentist

Monica Patel
DMD - Dentist

Ishita Seth
DMD - Dentist

Richard Dunning
DDS - Dentist

Services We Offer

A full-service experience for the entire family.
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General Dentistry

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
  • Invisalign®
  • Pediatric dentistry
  • Root canals

More Info: General Dental Services.pdf


Emergency Care

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.

  • Acrylic Partials
  • Cast Metal Partials
  • Flexible Partials

More Info: Custom Partials.pdf


Cosmetic Dentistry

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
  • Invisalign®
  • Lumineers®
  • Veneers

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
  • Invisalign®

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

  • Endodontic therapy is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or infected.
  • If you are suffering from a severe toothache, please schedule an appointment today and see how we can help restore your tooth.
    • Root Canals
    • Endodontic Therapy

Insurance & Payment Options

How do I pay? Do you take my insurance?

With more major insurance plans accepted and a variety of financing options, we strive to get each patient the care they need. Click below to look for your provider or learn about our payment options.

Dentists in the DentalWorks network accept most major insurance plans – significantly more than most area dentists. Below are just some of the plans that are accepted. Each affiliated practice is a little different, so contact the practice nearest you for a complete list.

  • Access Dental
  • Aetna
  • Aetna Access
  • AmeriPlan Discount
  • 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

Pay your way.
At DentalWorks, we accept about any form of payment you can think of (and probably a few you can't).

Cash, Credit, or Check:

Affiliated practices accept most major cards, including VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover®, and American Express®.


The CareCredit credit card is an alternative to consumer credit cards, cash, or checks. With a CareCredit card you can make convenient monthly payments  instead of a lump sum prior to treatment. CareCredit helps makes it easier for cardholders to pay for the care they need. For more information visit

US Bank® Payment Portal:

DentalWorks affiliated practices offer a convenient online bill pay portal, powered by US Bank®.

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Meet Our Dentists

Jotinder K. Johal, DMD

> Biography

Dr. Johal earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in 1994. She joined the DentalWorks practice in 1995 and moved to Gastonia in 1997. She has been practicing in Gastonia ever since. Dr. Johal enjoys practicing all aspects of dentistry, especially prosthodontics and oral surgery. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Gaston Dental Society, and the North Carolina Dental Society, and participates in several dental study groups and volunteer clinics such as NCMOM, Give Kids a Smile, and North Carolina Baptist Dental Bus. Dr. Johal has two sons, Bishal and Niren. Dr. Johal loves to travel and has been to several countries around the world. She is passionate about living a healthy lifestyle and enjoys walking, hiking, and yoga.

Donna Knowlton, DDS

> Biography

Dr. Donna C. Knowlton earned her Bachelor of Business Administration from North Carolina Central University in 1993. In 2003, she found her true calling, and completed her D.D.S. at Howard University College of Dentistry. Dr. Knowlton has committed herself to continuing education in implant dentistry, and she is a participant in the Dawson Academy curriculum. Dr. Knowlton is a member of several dental organizations: the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the National Dental Association, and the Phi Beta Lambda Business Fraternity. She is also an alumni of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority. When she manages to find free time in her busy schedule, Dr. Knowlton enjoys participating in competitive running events.

Monica Patel, DMD

> Biography

Dr. Monica Dinesh Patel earned her Bachelor of Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University in 2011, as well as her D.M.D. from Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2016. In between, Dr. Patel also received her Master’s in Human Nutrition from Columbia University in 2012. Dr. Patel is a member of the American Dental Association, the NC Dental Society, the NC Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Association of Women Dentists. When she isn’t practicing dentistry of volunteering, she is cheering on her beloved Carolina Panthers, or spending time on the lake.

Ishita Seth, DMD

> Biography

Dr. Seth's bio coming soon.

Richard Dunning, DDS

> Biography

Dr. Dunning graduated from Meharry Medical College in 1995, and is a member of the American Academy of General Dentistry and the Gaston County Dental Society. He specializes in cosmetic dentistry and removable prosthetic dentistry, such as dentures and partials. In his spare time, Dr. Dunning enjoys traveling and whitewater rafting. He also likes spending time with his wife and two children.