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NO deductibles, NO pre-authorizations, NO yearly maximums, NO waiting Periods, NO hidden fees, and NO exclusions for Elective Care. Affortable options customized to your needs.

Dental Insurance

At Kinston Smiles, we accept most insurance providers, as well as health savings account (HSA) and flex spending account (FSA) plans. 


We will file all necessary claims and paperwork with your insurance provider. We will provide you with an explanation of your dental benefits prior to dental treatment.

Our staff is very knowledgeable and experienced in handling insurance matters and will be happy to answer any questions you have about your coverage.  

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About Us


At Kinston Smiles Family Dental, we put your needs first. We provide compassionate and personalized care for patients of all ages. Your time and overall health matters to us. 

We understand that for most people, taking a trip to the dentist is not the easiest thing to do. So, our goal is to make sure our patients always get the best quality dental care in a friendly, calming environment. 

We live up to our reputation for having a friendly and welcoming staff who makes sure every patient is at ease during their visit to our clinic. More importantly, our dental professionals aren’t only experienced with different procedures; they’re also committed to guiding our patients toward better oral care and a healthier lifestyle.

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Award-Winning Dentist

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We will give you the perfect smile using the latest technology and techniques in  Dentistry. Common procedures used to improve your teeth include crowns, bridges, dentures, teeth whitening, and many other procedures.


Routine Exams


We provide emergency and comprehensive exams.  We conduct oral cancer screenings, x-rays, periodontal screening, a test of jaw issues and bite problems, or tooth-specific exams. These tests help the dentist identify the seriousness of a patient’s dental condition, and determine the best personalized treatment.

Dental Hygiene


Preventive Care refers to adopting certain practices to keep one’s teeth healthy. The aim of preventive dentistry is to avoid gum disease, enamel wear, cavities, and other preventable dental conditions. The main forms of this type of dentistry include dental cleanings, flossing, and daily brushing.

Dental Fillings


Dental fillings are used for restoring decayed teeth, changing the color of one’s teeth, or changing the shape of disfigured teeth. We have multiple options for materials used from fillings ranging from tooth colored to metal. We provide painless restorations to fit all needs.

Emergency Dentistry


We know emergencies can happen at anytime. Kinston Smiles Family Dentistry is prepared to take care of your emergency. Our goal is to provide relief and a well thought out plan. We treat you as family by providing the best possible care in all situations including but not limited to: extractions, root canals, fillings, etc.

Teeth Whitening


We use the latest methods to help you achieve a brighter smile.  There are various methods and products that we can use to bring you amazing results.  Schedule an appointment and we can determine which ones are right for you.​ We want you to look and feel your best and together we can make that happen.

Our Services
Our Dentists


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Dr. Mertely obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree at the University of Central Florida in Biomedical Sciences. She graduated from the University of Maryland with her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. She was then selected to complete a multi-disciplinary residency at East Carolina University. The residency provided her with advanced training in all dentistry specialties, including oral surgery, pediatrics, anesthesia, endodontics, prosthodontics and esthetic dentistry. Raised in Florida, Dr. Mertely and her husband Tyler relocated to Eastern North Carolina where she has been practicing dentistry in a private practice setting.


Dr. Mertely participates regularly in comprehensive dentistry education courses, to maintain progressive skills in general dentistry. She feels that it is important to stay up-to-date with current and evolving techniques and materials, to provide state-of-the-art, research-based treatment for patients.


Outside of the office, Dr. Mertely enjoys spending time with her husband and two dogs, traveling, staying active and working on her golf game. Dr. Mertely comes from a Hispanic background and is conversational in Spanish. She enjoys giving back to her community and treating her patients as family.

Success Stories

Dr. Holmes grew up in Charlotte, NC and played club and school sports through high school, understanding the importance of effort, commitment, and teamwork. She obtained her Bachelor’s of Science degree from Ohio State University in Columbus, where she met her husband. She remained at her alma mater through dental school, completing research gaining awards from the Northeast Society of Periodontists and becoming President of the Give Kids a Smile Foundation at OSU, providing free dental care to underprivileged children. She graduated from THE Ohio State College of Dentistry with honors in 2019. 


After dental school Dr. Holmes owned a dental practice in rural Ohio where she practiced all areas of general dentistry, and served her community with kindness, compassion, and evidence-based care. While sad to leave her patients and amazing office staff, she is excited to work hard to provide the same exceptional dental care here in Kinston. Dr. Holmes stays current on new dental technologies and research through continuing education courses. She is certified to administer therapeutic Botox to alleviate TMJ dysfunction and pain. 


In her free time, Dr. Holmes likes to stay active, travel, cook, and take her beagle Henry on adventures.

Patient Testimonials

Absolutely the best experience I’ve had at a dentist, they were very patient with me when I had to reschedule more than once, and were very kind and reassuring. I have anxiety particularly with visiting doctors offices or getting any procedures done but they made sure I was comfortable and ready. I’m so thankful that I can say it was an overall pleasant experience and quick and painless. Thank you guys so much for all you do!

Gabi T.

The service was excellent. They communicate with you very well about the service they are providing also letting you know what they are doing during the visit. I was able to call and make a same day appointment and get everything done in that one day with no hesitation. This is a dentist I would most definitely recommend

Shaquilla C.

My son is autistic & everyone here has been exceptional. They have told him every step of the way, what is being done & why.
I am grateful for how accommodating they have been with him.
His future plan also took all of his anxiety into consideration.
They have been extremely friendly, kind & informative

Kristy H.

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Our Address

315 Airport Rd
Kinston, NC 28504



Our Hours

Monday: 8:15AM – 5PM

Tuesday: 8:15AM – 5PM
Wednesday: 8:15AM – 5PM
Thursday: 8:15AM – 5PM

Friday- Sunday: Closed


Contact Us


Tel: 252-522-1333


315 Airport Rd
Kinston, NC 28504

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Monday: 8:15am-5:00pm

Tuesday: 8:15am-5:00pm

Wednesday: 8:15am-5:00pm
Thursday: 8:15am-5:00pm



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