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!)
Meet Our Team
Elizabeth – Registered Dental Hygienist
Elizabeth has a Bachelor of Science degree in dental hygiene from Louisiana State University (LSU). During her time at LSU, she earned an Outstanding Student Award in 2010. She then went on to earn a Master of Science degree in health promotion, with a 4.0 GPA, from Northwestern State University of Louisiana in 2017. Elizabeth has been with our practice since February 2015, and she loves being a part of such a great dental team. She contributes to our practice’s success by coordinating dental hygiene care and education to help patients achieve excellent oral health. Elizabeth is also a member of the American Dental Hygiene Association, North Carolina Dental Hygiene Association, American Public Health Association, American Association of Public Health Dentistry. She also volunteers and organizes with Baptists on a Mission mobile dental ministry, and is a board member for the SNCO Wives’ Club.
Elizabeth has a husband, Chris, and together they have a 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, a 5-year-old son, Sayer, and a 3-year-old daughter, Stella. In her free time, Elizabeth enjoys paddle boarding, kayaking, fitness, and volunteering.
Laura – 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 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 one-year-old 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.