At Adkins Dentistry, our talented dentist and helpful team make it our mission to treat all patients with compassion and consideration. Our welcoming practice provides exceptional, individualized dentistry, so you never feel like just another number. We are highly involved in every step of your oral care, so you can have the most comfortable and rewarding dental experience possible. We invite you to get to know our practice better by reading through our bios below, and if you would like to begin receiving our high-quality dental care in New Bern, North Carolina, please give us a call at 252-633-2876 to schedule your appointment!
Bradley N. Adkins, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Adkins received his dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He also received advanced dentistry training in a post-graduate residency at the University of Colorado School of Dental Medicine and University of Colorado Hospital. In this hospital-based residency, Dr. Adkins trained extensively to provide dental sedation, place dental implants, and provide oral surgery and endodontic services. Dr. Adkins provides dental care for patients of all ages and takes pride in working with patients to maintain excellent oral health and a beautiful smile.
Dr. Adkins and his wife, Mandy Adkins, have a son, Barringer, and a daughter, Bennett, who keep them on their toes. Dr. Adkins is a travel and outdoors enthusiast, an avid musician, and woodcrafter in his free time. He also enjoys giving back to the community through volunteer dentistry, providing services for NC Missions of Mercy, the NC Baptist Men Dental Bus, and locally at the MERCI Clinic. He is a proud supporter of many local schools and endeavors.
Dr. Adkins is an active member of the NC Dental Society, the Craven-Jones-Pamlico Dental Society, the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Society of Anesthesiology, the International Team for Implantology, the Twin Rivers Seattle Study Club, and the New Bern Chamber of Commerce.
Dr. Adkins is a recognized Fellow with the Academy of General Dentistry (FAGD). This prestigious award is bestowed on dentists who vigorously pursue continuing education in the dental field in pursuit of clinical excellence (and pass a pretty rigorous examination!)
Laura – Registered Dental Hygienist
Laura is from Middle Tennessee, where she earned her degree in dental hygiene from Tennessee State University in 2012. Laura moved to New Bern in March 2017 with her husband, who is an engineer for B/S/H. Having family in Tennessee and San Francisco, Laura and her husband love travelling to see family and friends. In their free time, they enjoy home improvement projects, working out, weightlifting, and going to the beach. Laura is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association and the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association.
Jenny – Dental Assistant
Jenny has been with our practice since 2014, and takes great pride in helping our patients achieve the smile they deserve and making them feel more confident. She also helps make things run more smoothly by ensuring we have appropriate materials for daily use and by working chairside with Dr. Adkins. Jenny earned her dental assistant degree in Asheville, NC, in 2009. She has a boyfriend, Nick, and a son named Brody. Her hobbies include working out and relaxing at the pool in the summer.
Joanna – Dental Assistant
Joanna is a certified dental assistant, and has a Dental Anesthesia Assistant National Certification Examination (DAANCE) certification as well. She has been with our practice for over 10 years and has developed many relationships with our patients over the years. Joanna delights in working with such a great team and enjoys how Dr. Adkins is always teaching her and the team and helping them grow in their profession. Joanna is married to a wonderful man, and together, they have a son, whom they adore and who keeps them busy. In her spare time, she likes to take her son to the park and the pool.
Devon – Dental Assistant Devon is a Dental Assistant and has been with our practice since February 2018. She received her degree from YTI in York, PA, in 2014 and is certified with the Dental Assistants National Board (DANB). Devon spent her first years in public health dentistry which gave her the tools to help soothe patients with anxiety. Devon takes pride in assisting Dr. Adkins efficiently and effectively. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Cliff, and her son, Clifford. She also enjoys weight-lifting, traveling, and learning new and innovative ways to help give our patients the confidence to smile again.
Donna – Registered Dental Hygienist Donna joined our team in January 2018 and brings years of experience to our office! She has practiced Dental Hygiene since graduating from Coastal Carolina Community College in 1977. Donna also has a Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Management from the University of Mount Olive. She has two children and two grandchildren. She loves being outdoors, enjoys water aerobics, and loves going to church functions.