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Dr. John Draper | DDS, Apex NC

Practicing Dentist & Better Dental Partner in Apex, NC

John’s mission in life is to help you love going to the dentist.    He’s soft-spoken, kind and especially good with kids.  He spends his free time volunteering for his church nursery class and going on ‘daddy-daughter dates’ with his four children.  He believes joy in life comes from helping others to feel joy.  He wants to give you a smile in every sense of the word. You wouldn’t believe that this teddy bear has served almost 10 years in the Army Reserves to include deployments to Iraq and to Cuba.

  • A graduated of the University of Maryland School of Dentistry | May of 2016
  • Prepared with the latest training and technologies to provide the most progressive treatments

“Dr. Draper and his staff (Love, Love, Love, Faith!) are by far the best, most caring humans in this field that I have ever encountered! Beautiful practice (the decor is even gorgeous), beautiful people! You can’t go wrong coming here for your dental needs. I needed a root canal done. They were able to bring me right in and take care of me. They even will arrange payment plans if need be… amazing place!” – Laura S, Apex, NC

 

Dr. David Draper | DDS, Apex NC

Practicing Dentist & Founder of Better Dental in Apex NC

David just wants to make friends, be a good dentist, and give people the most enjoyable dental experience possible. After having some rough dental experiences as a kid, David had every reason to be afraid of dentists himself. He had some ideas about how dentistry could be made less scary and more enjoyable. Inspired by his own negative dental experiences, he had the desire to help others who, like himself, haven’t traditionally loved going to the dentist. So, he decided to become a dentist himself.

  • Graduated from the University of Maryland Baltimore College of Dental Surgery
  • With an emphasis in Oral Surgery & Implantology

“I have been going to better dental for about 2 years now. Doctor David makes you feel so at ease and does such great work that all your worry go away. Had an implant done and was prescribed pain medicine but he did such a great job I didn’t even need to use the pain medicine the day after. And the staff is very friendly everyone and your kids would love this place. Thanks to the whole team at Better Dental.” -John O, Apex, NC

Dr. Natalie Erskine, DDS

Practicing Dentist at Better Dental in Apex NC

Dr. Natalie Erskine graduated from our own local UNC School of Dentistry in 2013 and then completed her residency a year later at the Philadelphia VA Medical Center in 2014. Dr. Natalie enjoys supporting people while they conquer their dental goals. In so doing, she brings a “no-judgment” attitude to every patient’s unique situation. She understands that life happens and she is dedicated to helping patients have a smooth, comfortable, and fun experience! Apart from the office, Dr. Natalie has several favorite pastimes including cooking, traveling, working out, crafting, and watching action movies.

Who Is The Best Dentist Near Me?

Better Dental makes going to the dentist easy and comfortable. Since moving out of Apex, I still choose to go there over anywhere else. Friendly and caring staff and overall welcoming environment. Also, budget-friendly. I don’t think you could ask for more. Melissa V., Apex, NC