Learn More About Our Practice

Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Learn More About Our Practice

Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Learn More About Our Practice

Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Learn More About Our Practice

Meet The People Behind Our Great Reputation

Our Mission is to Help Our Patients Achieve Optimal Dental Health, Comfort, Function and Appearance. By Understanding Their Unique Needs, We Help Develop a Treatment Plan to Accomplish Their Goals at a Desirable Pace.

Dr. John Fish, DDS

Dr. John M. Fish is an honors graduate of St. Lawrence University and earned his Doctor of Dental Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has completed postgraduate training at the L.D. Pankey Institute for Advanced Dental Education and is a graduate and Fellow of the prestigious Misch Implant Institute in Pittsburgh. He has also completed I.V. Sedation training at the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta.

Dr. Fish is a Diplomate in the American Board of Oral Implantology and a Fellow in the American Academy of Implant Dentistry and the Academy of General Dentistry. He also maintains active membership in the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the Western Piedmont Dental Society. He is an active member of the Dental Implant Associates of North Carolina and is past-president of the Catawba Valley Dental Society.

“Each person who comes to our practice for care deserves no less than excellence. We believe that an attentive and respectful environment creates trusting relationships. With this as a foundation, we make sure that our patients enjoy their visits as much as their smiles.” – Dr. John Fish

The Kois Center

Dr Fish has been involved with the Kois Center since 1998 and has been a Mentor since 2003. He has embraced the Center’s conservative, conscientious, and scientifically based approach to total patient care.

“Dr. Kois excels in taking current scientific findings in dentistry and making them relevant to modern dental practice. My philosophy closely parallels that of the Kois Center because of its progressive, patient centered approach to dental care. I’ve found their advanced training is far superior to the vast majority of other dental training centers and it allows me to treat my patients on a much higher level.” – John Fish, DDS

National Known for His Exceptional Sills

Dr. Fish has been successfully placing Dental Implants since 1983. His articles on dentistry have been published in Dentistry Today and the Journal of Oral Implantology.

“Dr. Fish has studied and achieved a very high degree of proficiency of care that few dentists have attained. He has positioned himself uniquely to help those individuals who thought they had exhausted the apparent solutions for their dental problems.”
– Randall H. Hiers, DDS (Cambridge, Maryland)

“Dr. John Fish is one of those colleagues that I am extremely proud to interact with in the specialized field of implant and sedation dentistry. His credentials are at the highest recognized levels internationally and rank with the top 1% of dentists in the world.”
– James R. McAnally, DDS (Seattle, Washington)

Meet Our Team


Hello, my name is Carolyn. I’ve been working in Dentistry since 1985. I obtained my Dental assisting certification from Western Piedmont Community college and have been married to my husband, Kevin, for 28 years. We live in Granite Falls where we enjoy time with our granddaughter and riding our Harley Davidson.


I’m Amy and have been a Dental Hygienist since 1997. I joined Dr. Fish in May of 2003 and truly love going to work everyday! I feel blessed to work with such a fantastic practice where the dentistry and care are exceptional. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my daughter and cooking.


My name is Melissa and I am a Certified Dental Assistant for Dr. Fish. I completed the certified dental assistant program at Western Piedmont Community College in 1989 and joined Dr. Fish’s office that same year. My husband and I live in Valdese with our two children and enjoy time together going on picnics, camping, hiking, and just being outdoors.


Hi, my name is Whitney. I graduated from Western Piedmont Community College, from the dental assisting program. I started working with Dr. Fish shortly after graduation. In my spare time I enjoy being with my family.


Hi, I’m Katelyn. I’ve recently moved to the area from Phoenix, Arizona where I attended a dental assisting program and graduated in 2008. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my family, traveling, and cooking. It’s a privilege to be a part of such a great and caring dental team.

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Don’t Take Our Word For It

Terri S.

“As a patient of Dr. John Fish, I would never ask anyone to stop seeing their current dentist, especially if they are TOTALLY satisfied. But if they have ANY doubts that they are receiving the absolute finest and most courteous treatment, I highly suggest they immediately contact Dr. Fish’s office for a FREE, yes I said FREE consultation. During my 50++ years, I have NEVER been treated both personally and professionally as I am with Dr. Fish and his staff. Along with Dr. Fish, the entire staff is a dedicated group of professionals who sincerely care about both “my” dental and personal concerns; and they take appropriate action to resolve the issues systematically, economically, and with lasting results. Please don’t take a chance with something so very important as your teeth…trust me, I wish I had visited Dr. Fish’s office sooner. Thank God that I was guided to Dr. Fish in time and now I am on a short road to having teeth that I can be proud to show with a big smile. Thank you,”

Sandi M.

“I was in need of a friendly, compassionate and professional dentist. I went to a bad dentist and didn’t want to return. I found Dr. Fish’s Face Book page and read about him. All the reviews were good and positive. I called and they worked me in. He met with me and my husband and really put our concerns at ease. Dr. Fish took time to get to know us and tell us how he operated his office; he made sure we knew the game plan. He worked me in on short notice for x-rays and a small examination to see what we were up against. All the employees in his office are very friendly in a sincere way. They make you feel like a friend, not a paying stranger. I was impressed and pleased; Dr. John Fish is now my Dentist and my husband is switching over also. I would highly recommend Dr. Fish and his wonderful staff. ”

Dan B.

"Thanks for taking such good care of my wife. Her tooth looks great and she was very impressed with your office and the very pleasant overall experience."