Adams And Cheek Dentistry
Craig Adams, DMD:
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Adams And Cheek Dentistry
Craig Adams, DMD
Raleigh, NC













A list of major dental treatments which I offer my patients:

Dental cleaning

White fillings


Inlays & onlays


Clear aligners

Porcelain veneers

Teeth whitening

Dentures & partials

Root canal treatment

Tooth extraction

TMJ treatment

Dental implants


Offers Even28 at-home™? No

Offers Even28 at-dentist™? No

Offers Invisalign®? Yes


Monday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:30 am to 7:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 7:30 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 3:00 pm

Saturday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





Check out what some of our happy patients are saying about us:

Kathy P. from Wake Forest, NC (Source: Yelp)


I had my teeth cleaned by Tamara today. GREAT JOB!!! My family and I have been patients of Dr. Adams for over 30 years! Which is why I chose 5 Stars. The front staff is always happy to see you, my appointment started right on time, and Dr. Adams was through with my exam and is proactive when there is a problem. Today as an example, I have some old fillings that need to be worked on and Dr. Adams was willing to get me in this afternoon. I love when you feel like family at a medical practice. It doesn’t happen often!

Daniel West (Source: Google)


Dr. Adams has been caring for my teeth for more than 20 years. His skill and attention to patient comfort are unmatched. He is devoted to his patients… returning calls even when he is out of town, seeing patients on weekends when necessary, calling patients at the end of the day to see how their recovery is going. There are few individuals in any area of health care who are as caring and professional as Dr. Adams. He truly is excellent.

Regina Ferrell Alexander (Source: Facebook)


Dr. Adams and his staff came highly recommended by a dear friend so I figured I would give them a try. I was very pleased with my visit and the care I received. Devee was super nice and Dr. Adams was very attentive and knowledgeable! I recommend them to anyone looking a Dentist in the Raleigh/Durham area!

Lindsey N. from Baltimore, MD (Source: Yelp)


I just visited Adams and Cheek Dentistry for the first time and could not have left happier!  The staff is professional, friendly, and caring.  Dr. Adams was efficient and exact with the bindings he did for me; I left feeling like a brand new person with a prettier smile.  I highly recommend Adams and Cheek Dentistry for any of your dental needs, whether medical or cosmetic.  You will not regret your decision to use this fantastic practice.

Mary Boyette (Source: Google)


If going to the dentist makes you a little bit nervous then you should definitely try Dr. Adams and his wonderful staff! They will put you right at ease giving you the best of care with such an easy touch. Tamara took care of me today and I couldn’t be more pleased. She is so thoughtful, personable and extremely talented in dealing with my oral needs. She knows exactly what to recommend to me to keep my pearly whites at their best. As for Dr. Adams all I can say is he is simply the best. Thanks to the entire team for all they do for me.

Elizabeth W. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


The front-desk staff is very friendly and the hygienists are quick and efficient. The hours are great for those of us that work a lot. I highly recommend this office to friends and family whenever someone’s looking for a dentist. The decors makes me feel like I’m in a living room instead of a cold dental office which definitely puts me at ease.

April A. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


I highly recommend Adams & Cheek Dentistry. I have been a patient there for several years and the professionalism by staff continues to elevate. I went there yesterday for a cleaning, but Dr. Cheek and staff quickly discovered my visit needed much more attention. I was in desperate need of a root canal. Dr. Cheek and his assistant Nikki quickly went to work explaining the procedure in detail and why it was very vital for me to have the procedure as promptly as I could. I was really in need of some quick service and they provided me with the best care. I felt very comfortable and relaxed through the entire procedure. I was able to watch a Madea movie on the ceiling the entire procedure. I thought this is very high tech and I have to admit, the Madea movie distracted me from the pain and issue with my tooth. Talk about relaxing the patient, no one does it better. Give Adams & Cheek a call if you’re looking for quality and professionalism. You will not be disappointed by no means. Thank you Dr. Cheek and Nikki, you both were awesome…..

Patti Terrill (Source: Google)


Dr. Adams was very caring, efficient and knowledgable. The, dental assistant, Michelle, was so attentive and thoughtful. She even had the dental chair in massage mode to relax me with remote to watch movies or listen to music during my procedure. Together they provided me with the highest quality dental care. Dr. Adams also has access to the Powers Dental Lab who is handcrafting my crown. They are extremely dedicated to detail and perfection ensuring the fit, color, and feel are natural. I am convinced this is the best team of providers in the state.

Joni Porter (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Adams for the past 10 years. I have watched the office grow and almost all of the staff has been with Craig Adams through the years- they are all friendly and supportive people. Tamera has been my hygienist for years, its nice to know I am cared for with her. I have had a lot of different work done and Craig Adams is always straight forward with me but is also understanding , personable and relaxed. Likewise, Will Cheeks has seen me when Craig was out of town, and he has also fit my daughter in at the last minute. I trust them both with my teeth and value what they say when I have to make a decision. The office is beautiful and waiting in the front room is a pleasure, in the winter there is always a fire and a comfortable place to sit. I am glad that I have never found the need to change. Thanks for all you do for me!

Irena J. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


My kids were so happy when we decided to visit Adams and Cheek Dental facility.  Their dentist made them feel very comfortable and the staff was warm, caring and extremely professional!  The ambiance is more like a vacation lodge than a dental office.  I am also planning to switch from my current dentist and become a patient of Dr. Adams.  Thanks for the wonderful job you are doing!

Loryn U. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


I had very extensive work to be done and not only did they work with me financially so that I could get it done, they made me feel comfortable. Between the smart TV.with headphones, massage chair with heat and my blanket, it felt more like a spa treatment then a root canal. I encourage everyone to give them an opportunity to help make your smile brighter.

Susan Flanigan (Source: Google)


I switched dentist seven months ago and have been thrilled with Dr Adams and his assistant Donna. They are both very caring individuals and spend time telling you exactly what to expect for each procedure. Both of them are excellent at putting you at ease to the point that I look forward to going to their office. This is the top of the line as far as I am concerned!

Stefanie F. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


Adams and Cheek Dentistry is our choice for dental care–my family and I have been going to their office for years. Their staff is very friendly and helpful, and my children feel very comfortable in the office. I have not had the greatest experience with dentists in my past, and both Dr. Adams and Dr. Cheek have helped me overcome my fear. My older children have had their wisdom teeth extracted in this office, with wonderful results, and my 6 year old is excited to pay a visit to the dentist. For me, that says it all! They will work with you to schedule procedures, and make sure you understand all of the insurance paperwork. I have recommended them to all of my friends, and am very happy to have such a caring and capable dental office!

Laura P. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


So far so good!!! Their office is super swanky, It’s really pretty in the lobby with a big fireplace and a really cool salt water fish tank. The front office staff are very nice and informative. They check insurance pricing and tell you what costs are covered, what’s not, and why. I like knowing what I’m paying beforehand, I don’t want to get blindsided by a crazy bill. My dental assistant’s name was Tamara. She is an amazing dental tech!! I can honestly say that this was the first time in over 20 years that I got to experience getting my teeth examined, cleaned, X-Rays, fluoride, etc. without some kind of pain from a scraper; getting poked with a poker; or whatever painful thing. She’s awesome! Every dentist needs a Tamara, they are lucky to have her! Dr Adams is also super nice, caring and knows what he’s doing. I like him and he is more than competent in his field. I trust his diagnosis & treatment plan for my teeth. I’ll be returning, very soon.

Chip W. from Newport News, VA (Source: Yelp)


This is a different type of review from the restaurant reviews I’m used to writing, but people don’t JUST EAT. They need to take care of their choppers, too! It’s been awhile since I last went to the dentist …. probably about 4 years. As a hot tea drinker (having been raised in a former British colony) my teeth showed the stains. My parent (thankfully) weren’t as derelict in my dental care as I’ve been. Having had a truly awful dental experience at the hands of a Navy dentist, I’ve avoided dental visits like the plague unless absolutely necessary. Having worked on a production of Little Shop of Horrors didn’t help! The folks at Adams & Cheek Dentistry changed my perception! They were thorough, explaining every step of the way, sensitive to my discomfort threshold, gentle, presented me with a course of treatment, looked out for my financial liability and provided quality service at a fair price. Mt favorite question is “What is the value proposition?” Parents: teach your children young to tak care of their teeth and to not dread a visit to the dentist. Take care of your own teeth …. Lead by Example. Make it a family thing!

Kerri A. from Knightdale, NC (Source: Yelp)


A very welcoming office, from decor to staff.  Thorough and competent cleaning and examination.  I appreciated the transparency of estimated costs for future treatments.  So happy I found a great place from the start, after recently relocating to the area and having to find all new doctors for my medical needs.

Morgan B. from Buies Creek, NC (Source: Yelp)


I will never go to any other dentist! I had an appointment today at 1:30 for 6 fillings. I was numbed topically before the novocaine injections, I never even felt the needle! Less than an hour later I was already on the way home, never felt a thing! I am typically very anxious about dental work but after this visit, I have no apprehension about returning!! Thank you Dr. Adams and Donna for being such a great team!!

Janene Winstead (Source: Google)


I have been going to Dr. Adams for over 20 years. I love the office and staff so much, I keep following them around as they have moved from his original location on Blue Ridge Road. We live in South Durham and still drive all the way over to North Raleigh in order to stay with them. . Likewise, Tamara had been my Dental Hygienist for as long a she has been there. She is equally awesome. They don’t try to get you to spend money on things you don’t need. Just plain, simple great care with staff that is pleasant and very friendly. I have never seen anyone there not smile.

Jesus Figueroa (Source: Google)


I met Dr Craig Adams at a mission trip in Puerto Rico. And when I see his work i decided to fly to Raleigh to do a full mouth makeover. Im so happy with the experience, the service. Not only from Dr Craig Adams, but the whole crew. And now I can smile better for sure! The work that Dr Adams and his staff performed changed my life. I had bridge work, implants and deep scaling treatments and felt NO pain. I am truly blessed to know Dr Adams and his staff!

Charlie S. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


I had cancer 12 years ago and had extensive radiation to my head and neck area.This radiation makes me much more susceptible than normal to developing dental and jaw problems.  I still go back to MD Anderson annually for a checkup, and this week I saw their top dental oncologist. He told me that my teeth looked “beautiful” and I was extremely lucky to have Craig Adams as my dentist.Thanks Adams & Cheek!

Elaine P. from Wake Forest, NC (Source: Yelp)


As always, I had a perfect experience at Dr. Adams office.  Hygienist Tamara knows my preferences and always remembers ways to make my experience pleasant without compromising her technique that allows a thorough cleansing.  This is no small task, as I used to dread dental visits.   Now I feel like I am at a dental spa – seriously!! At every visit, Dr. Adams reviews my chart, examines my teeth and addresses any issues before they become problem areas. The office is efficiently run and exceptionally clean. I greatly appreciate their expertise, care and professionalism.

Alan Michael (Source: Google)


In the past I have had more than my share of really awful dentist experiences. So much so that after moving to Raleigh in 2005 I continued to drive to Hickory twice a year just to see my dentist. Finally after a recommendation, I decided to see Dr. Adams, and I could not be happier, Dr. Adams and the entire staff are simply awesome, well i nearly look forward to going to the dentist now, thank you so much!

Ric Ben (Source: Google)


I could not be any more pleased than I am with my experiences with Dr. Adams and his staff at his Raleigh office. From my first x-ray to the quality and comfortable fit of my full dental bridge, I felt welcomed, comfortable, relaxed and pain free during every visit. Dr Adams explained options, answered all my questions and provided a treatment plan that worked out perfectly for me. Dr Adams, along with his excellent team, Dental Assistant Donna, along with Katie, my Dental Hygienist treated me with the highest quality professional care in a relaxing, friendly manner that was my best dental experience ever. I would highly recommend Dr. Adams to anyone, and especially for a person like me, who had any hesitation to receive dental care, for any reason, due to other past dental experiences.

Rod (Source: Google)


Katie is such a conscientious hygienist; in addition to her quality cleaning, I really appreciate her “chair-side” manner. She engages appropriately in conversation without overdoing it and definitely doesn’t try to get responses when the patient is incapable of talking….I have had hygienists do so! As always, Dr. Adams was businesslike and courteous. By far, he’s the best dentist I’ve ever had.

Nick D. from Hillsborough, NC (Source: Yelp)


I used to think that my past dentists were the cream of the crop. I was a loyal patient until the 60 mile drive became too much and I heard several recommendations for Dr. Adams’ practice. I now know what I have been missing all these years. Not only is the environment pleasant but the staff are terrific too. Of course, Dr. Adams is the huge draw for me. I needed a filling and I was pretty nervous because I have ground my teeth down for so many years that my enamel so thin that even a slight bit of extra grinding to make the molars match up after a filling could result in sensitivity that wont go away. Dr. Adams was in and out with a perfect match in FIVE minutes. I was amazed at his skill. Also, he can inject Novocain where you don’t even feel the needle. Bar none, he is the best dentist I have ever seen!

Alicia E. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


I don’t even know where to start – I was so overwhelmed by how kind, professional and absolutely painless my experience was with Dr. Adams and Donna D. (hygienist) and Donna G. (dental assistant). Let me say, if you are like me – someone who has experienced a great deal of pain in the dental chair and is scared to death of letting anyone anywhere near your teeth – Dr. Adams is the man you want to see. At every step, from cleaning to descaling to taking out my fillings and giving me a crown, they were so careful to be sure I was relaxed and comfortable. They were in and out of my mouth in what seemed like record time – nothing like the 30+ minutes I remembered just to get one or two teeth drilled and filled. Biggest highlight: I felt NO pain whatsoever at any stage – not even discomfort – (except of course a little soreness in my jaw the next day from keeping my mouth open for the procedure). They explained what they were doing and why and made recommendations for treatment without pressuring me in any way. Dr. Adams took extra time with me to answer all my questions and address all my concerns – not a few! I cannot say enough good things about the quality of the dental work and the caliber of the staff at this truly unique practice. After decades of terror, this practice has me actually happy to get my teeth cleaned, crazy as that sounds.

Patty H. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


Superstars! Adams and Cheek are the the best dentists I have ever encountered. I have lived in 5 states over 30 years, and had Alot of dental work. Everything about their office is designed with the patient’s comfort in mind–from the decor to the warm and friendly staff, dentists included! They always take the time to answer any questions/concerns I may have, as well as explain in advance whatever procedure they are going to do in advance, which helps immensely, especially if one is prone to be anxious. They utilize the most advanced equipment/techniques/best practices. I have complete confidence in their highly-skilled ability to provide excellent results through pain-free dentistry. They were able to save my dental-phobic husband’s teeth (he avoided going for over 20 years)–and he no longer has anxiety about going to the dentist– leaves their office with a smile– a testament to their compassionate professionalism!

Antonio J. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


What an incredible experience! I woke up with a terrible pain in my tooth. I called and they were so accommodating; as soon as I walked in (on a Saturday morning) they took me in and began working with me. Everyone from the Front Desk Staff, Hygienist, Dental Assistant, and Doctor were friendly and showed exceptional patient care. There was no pressure to do any procedures I was unsure about or I needed to give more thought to before moving forward. Even after everything thing was over, the Doctor offered his assistance if I needed it before the office closed. They also provided a great referral for more work that needs to be done. I am glad I found this office!! My previous experience with dentist has been horrific and it caused me to neglect the care to my mouth that is needed. Thanks for everything!! I’m sure I’ll be seeing them soon!! A.Jordan, Ph.D.

Janel Buckingham (Source: Google)


I came to Dr. Adams in extreme pain resulting in a lower tooth infection. I had never been in pain like that before and was at my whits end on what to do. After a careful evaluation, it was determined the tooth needed to come out right away. Of course, I was concerned about how I would feel during the procedure. Dr. Adams and his Assistant, Cookie, immediately put my fears to rest. I received several numbing agents and was able to relax in the comfortable chair and admire the beautiful office. I can honestly say, I did not experience any pain while he removed the tooth and completed a bone graph. EVERYONE in the entire office was so friendly, knowledgeable and helpful! I am so thankful to have found Dr. Adams through a recommendation of my co-worker. As an added personal touch, they called me later to make sure I was doing well. Many thanks for taking such good care of me!

Shakira Alston (Source: Google)


I can’t begin to express how thankful and grateful I am for Drs. Adams and Cheek. Since becoming a patient of theirs, I’ve been able to accomplish more for my dental health than I ever have. Dr. Adams in particular has worked closely with me, helping to put goals in place and work out any questions or concerns I may have. He’s always patient with me and so kind. They’ve earned a life-long patient in me. I’d travel long distance for these guys! They’re just wonderful.

Katie F. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


The staff at Adams & Cheek Dentistry is friendly, professional, expedient, and very helpful with all of our concerns and questions.  Dr. Adams is patient and an excellent dentist. We went to him for a second opinion about a procedure, and he recommended that we stay with our original provider because he agreed with the plan of care.  It would have been easy for him to tell us to work with his practice, but he didn’t.  I highly recommend Adams and Cheek Dentistry!

David S. from Evans, GA (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Adams is by far the best dentist I’ve had.. Now granted I have probably only hade 3-4 prior but he’s a wizard on the most fearsome tool of the dentist.The Drill.. sounded like it was supposed to hurt and literally waiting for that drill to slip in inexchriating (sp?) pain….. But, never happened with Dr. Adams. Hats off. Well done. You Sir are an Artist

Cynthia Feathers (Source: Google)


Knowing something was “off” with one of my teeth, I went in to see Dr. Adams. After x-ray and discussion, he performed a Root Canal, fixed a filling and got my temporary crown in place. While none of this is ever enjoyable, the caring staff, warm blankets, Netflix to distract me from the procedure and Dr. Adams’ professional work made the procedure very tolerable. Thank you to Adams & Cheek for going the extra mile to make me a happy patient.

Jill Varnell (Source: Google)


I have been a patient of Dr Adams since moving to NC in 1991. Over my many years I have had many dental and periodontal problems. Of the innumerable professionals I have seen, Dr. Craig Adams is THE BEST!!!!! He has gone above and beyond the call of professional duty to accommodate my travelling schedule when I needed dental work. ‘While I am here, I would also like to sent a ‘shout out’ to Tamara – the very best hygienist!

Erin K. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


Everyone in the office is very courteous, professional, and patient. They do a good job of informing you clearly about current issues and potential concerns for the future. They take more of the positive reinforcement approach to dental care, rather than scolding you regarding your dental health, which has honestly helped me to take better care of my teeth because they have helped me to learn better techniques and I am not as stressed out by going to the dentist! I also appreciate that they are thoughtful regarding billing/insurance, such as scheduling procedures in a way that will not cause problems with insurance (and they explain this very clearly as well). The facilities are clean, beautiful, and comfortable. It is just a small issue, but my only complaint is that the “open concept” office design means that you can easily hear the conversations of other patients (and presumably they can hear you!), including discussions of a medical nature (both dental issues and other medical history/status information), so I just wish there were a bit more privacy.