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Cleveland Avenue Dental Center

The Cleveland Avenue Dental Center is part of the Forsyth County Department of Public Health. We serve children and adults of Forsyth County and surrounding areas. We accept Medicaid, NC Health Choice, Ameritas and self-pay patients. A sliding fee scale may be applied for self-pay patients based on household income.

We are a fully functioning dental center for both children and adults. Our caring, compassionate staff will help ensure that you have a pleasant dental experience.


Monday : 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday: 7:45 am - 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:45 am - 11:30 am

Address & Location

501 N. Cleveland Avenue, Suite 1
Winston-Salem, NC 27101
phone: 336-703-3090 - fax: 336-631-2340

The dental center is located on the corner of N Cleveland Ave & 5th street. We are directly across from Bethlehem Community Child Development Center on North Cleveland Avenue.

About Us

Our Daily Motto: Be the reason someone smiles

Meet Our Team

Dr. Lee, DDS

Dental Director

Dr. Lee is originally from Archdale, NC. She received her undergraduate degree (2010) and Doctor of Dental Surgery degree (2015) from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

While she was in dental school, Dr. Lee enjoyed volunteering with SHAC, a student-run clinic, and the Missions of Mercy (MOMs) clinics. She has various global dental trip experiences in Moldova, Brazil, South Korea, and Cambodia. Dr. Lee's background in public health began in dental school when she rotated through the Madison County Health Department and Lincoln Community Health Center. Dr. Lee began working for the Cleveland Avenue Dental Center in January 2016.

She is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. With her calm personality, she makes sure that every patient has a comfortable and positive dental experience. She has enjoyed working for the Forsyth County Department of Public Health.

Dr. Stanton, DDS

General Dentist

Dr. Stanton grew up in Idaho and earned a dual BS degree in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Dallas in 2004. Following college, Dr. Stanton was fortunate to work and receive training in dental assisting expanded functions while preparing for entry into dental school. In 2010 she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During that time she was a regular volunteer at Mission of Mercy Clinics and a participant in the Baby Oral Health Program.

Dr. Stanton provided public health dentistry in Wilkes County, NC for 8 years, including a position in the National Health Service Corps, before seeking a position closer to her home in Winston-Salem. She is eager to serve her neighbors in Forsyth County and to use oral care as a bridge to whole-person health.

Dr. Stanton’s professional memberships include the North Carolina Public Health Association, American Dental Association, Forsyth County Dental Society, and Spear Education Study Club. She believes that lifelong learning is the key to providing the highest quality of care to patients of all ages.

  • Loretta

    Dental Assistant II

    Loretta graduated from Forsyth Tech Community College in 2007. Loretta has been a dental assistant with Forsyth County Public Health for the past 8 years. She enjoys helping patients achieve a beautiful and confident smile.

  • Jennifer

    Dental Assistant II

    Jenni graduated from the UNC School of Dentistry Dental Assisting Program in May 2017. Jenni is very passionate about her work. She is one of our bilingual staff members. Jenni is empathetic and hardworking. She strongly believes that everyone deserves access to quality dental care. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, running, and cooking.

  • Lauren

    Dental Assistant II

    Lauren has 9 years of dental assisting experience. Lauren loves encouraging patients through dental treatment. Lauren is knowledgeable in lab cases that include dentures and partials; Lauren enjoys every patient leaving with a smile.

  • Madison

    Registered Dental Hygienist

    Madison graduated from High Point University in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. Madison always wanted to enter the field of Dentistry, so she decided to pursue her Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene and graduated from the program in May 2017. She enjoys interacting with her patients on a personal and professional level. At home, she enjoys spending time with her husband and beloved pets.

  • Kia

    Office Manager

    Kia is a native of Winston Salem. Kia has over 20 years of experience in the dental field, as a regional trainer and dental assistant. She has a passion for serving the community, through educating adults and children on dental hygiene through her non-profit work in Forsyth County. Outside of work Kia enjoys spending time with her close-knit family.

For Our Patients

Little People

Little People Oral Health - Tooth tips for 0-5 year olds

Insurances Accepted

  • North Carolina Medicaid
  • North Carolina Health Choice
  • Ameritas Dental Insurance

Sliding Fee Scale: Self-pay patients are eligible for our sliding fee scale. To determine eligibility for the sliding fee, the following documents will be accepted: check stub, W2 forms, SSI, Social Security benefits, VA benefits, etc. Payment is due at the time of service. To learn more about the sliding fee scale, please call our office at 703-3090.


Cancellation Policy: 24 working hours notice is required for all cancelled appointments. If a patient fails to call with advance notice, the appointment will count as a broken appointment. After 2 broken appointments, the patient will be dismissed from the practice.

Late Arrival Policy: Please call if you are going to be late for your appointment. If you are more than 10 minutes late for your appointment you may be rescheduled for a later date.

Co-pay: A $3 co-pay will be required of NC Medicaid and NC Health Choice patients, age 21 and over, at the time of service.

Parent/legal guardian must be present for the 1st visit.

Things to Bring with You to Your Visit:

New Patient Paperwork

For your convenience, you can fill out the following forms in preparation of your first visit.

Medical Providers

Our Services

We offer Comprehensive Dental Care Including:

An exam including necessary x-rays to determine your treatment needs and form a treatment plan.

Removing all plaque, stain and calculus (tartar) from the tooth surfaces.

The removal of plaque and calculus from above and below the gums to allow for better evaluation of oral health.

A 'deep cleaning' which removes plaque, calculus and stain from above and below the gum, reducing bacterial load.

A plastic coating that goes into the grooves of the teeth to prevent tooth decay on the chewing surface of the tooth.

A highly concentrated form of fluoride applied to the tooth/teeth to prevent tooth decay. The patient is able to eat and drink immediately following application of varnish.

Silver or white colored fillings that are placed after removal of decay.

A full coverage restoration that mimics appropriate size, shape and color of your tooth to prevent fracture or to improve the way the tooth looks.

Removable appliance that replaces missing teeth and attaches to your natural teeth for retention.

Removable appliance for people missing all teeth. Multiple steps required to make sure you are happy with your new smile.

The removal, simple or surgical, of a tooth.

The removal of diseased pulp (the nerve of the tooth), the shaping of the canal and the filling of a canal. Typically due to large cavities, trauma, or cracked teeth.

Commonly known as "laughing gas;" is available for all anxious patients as a service.

Frequently Asked Questions

The American Academy of Pediatric Dentists recommends bringing your child to the dentist by the first birthday or the eruption of the first tooth.

In the first visit, you will learn about proper brushing techniques, snacks and drinks that are encouraged and drinks/snacks that should be avoided. You will have a discussion about bottles, sippy cups and oral habits, such as thumb sucking and pacifiers. Your child will also have an exam, toothbrush cleaning, floss and fluoride varnish placed.

Yes, primary ('baby') teeth will fall out but they hold space for permanent teeth. If a child loses a baby tooth too early, this will lead to the teeth moving and will sometimes block out the permanent teeth causing crowding and the need for braces later in life.

Dental sealants fill in the grooves of the teeth, shutting out food particles that could get caught in the grooves and cause cavities. Properly placed sealants drastically reduce the tooth's likelihood of getting a cavity.

Inform your dentist of your fears and the dentist will be able to work with you to calm your nerves and make your dental visit as pleasant as possible. Nitrous oxide ('laughing gas') is available for very anxious patients and children to calm nerves.

A treatment plan will be made at your appointment to best replace your missing teeth. Discussions will include what is covered by insurance, as well as what works best for you.

Contact Us

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