Cary Family Dental
Allan Acton, DDS:
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Cary Family Dental
Allan Acton, DDS
Cary, 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 6:00 pm

Tuesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 6:00 pm

Thursday: Closed

Friday: 7:00 am to 5:00 pm

Saturday: 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

Sunday: Closed





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

Carel B. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


It took me 18 months to find the right dentist when I moved to the triangle. I have a complex dental history, a complex bite, and needed someone to get to know me, my history and build a achievable, affordable and customized road-map for my continued preventative or emergency dental care. Dr. Acton leads a team of highly personable, professional and logical people that get to know you and your history. They are all aware of your case, there is great continuity and they will work with you to make the financials work if it is needed. I have now been with them for 4 years and counting, no need to look further, this is it for all things dental.

Brian Williams (Source: Google)


I used to be incredibly self conscious about my smile before and after braces. I hated going to the dentist and had been told once by a hygienist that I had bad teeth. My partner told me about Cary Family Dental and I couldn’t be happier. The entire staff there is amazing. The doctors and hygienist are always kind and knowledgeable. Because of this team I am more confident with my teeth and smile. Truly could not find a better place. Highly recommend!!!

Kraig J. from Broadway, NC (Source: Yelp)


The amount of care and expertise that Cary Family Dental provides to their patients is exceptional.  I had my first visit with Cary Family Dental recently after transitioning from a small town dental office that I was a patient at for all my life.  The experience that Cary Family Dental provides is beyond any that I have experienced with any dental or medical office.  Their team really takes the time to listen to your concerns and address them.  I will be telling everyone about Cary Family Dental.

Jacob H. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


My experience with Cary Family Dental was absolutely excellent. They were exceptional in every way, from the way I was greeted when I came in to the detailed report I received when I left with the future necessary appointments. Everyone was friendly and thoughtful and I highly recommend them to be used by you and your family. You won’t regret it!

Kristen Curley (Source: Google)


I have been going to Cary Family Dental for 10 years after moving to North Carolina. They are sensitive for my husband’s gag reflex and fear of the dentist; compassionate for my kids and have always been fair and trustworthy. I have moved around Wake County but will never change my dentist.

Heather L. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


I’ll say it again and again — Cary Family Dental is LIFE CHANGING. My teeth used to hurt all the time; I thought they would just hurt forever and it was a way of life. I was too afraid to go to the dentist and get them fixed. But Cary Family Dental has changed all that. They are patient with my anxiety. They provide sedation dentistry, relaxing blankets and pillows, and even provide earbuds so you can watch your favorite Netflix show. I’ve had 12 cavities filled, and my mouth doesn’t hurt anymore at all. Now that my teeth don’t hurt and I get regular cleanings, I am able to brush and floss more carefully, and my gingivitis has completely reversed itself. My teeth and gums are healthy. It feels like a miracle to not have dental pain anymore, and to be able to visit the dentist without fear.

Mat M. from San Francisco, CA (Source: Yelp)


I’m from Idaho and while traveling through Raleigh, I needed a dentist asap when I broke a tooth. I searched for a dentist on Google and Cary Family Dental showed up towards the top of the page. Thank goodness. This place is amazing, but even more so are the people. What an exceptional staff they have there. I cannot say enough good things about the whole experience. But who am I? I mean really…You don’t even know me. Try it for yourself, I dare you… 🙂

Graymusik (Source: Google)


A clean, well-lit, comfortable office. Some of the best dentists anywhere in the Triangle. A wonderful staff and state-of-the-art equipment. Cary Family Dental has it all. 15 years ago, Dr. Allan Acton restored my smile. Cary Family Dental has helped me maintain it ever since. I have seen them grow and change. As they grew, I have had dental work done at 3 of their offices. In the 15 plus years I have been going to Cary Family Dental, a lot has happened in my life. Loss of family, illness, and life changing events. The same is probably true for some of the staff that works there. However, the professionalism, courtesy and caring that I have been shown over the years has never changed. I highly recommend Cary Family Dental

Brandon Black (Source: Google)


Our family has gone to Cary Family Dental since we moved here 13 years ago. I can’t imagine ever going anywhere else. We’ve watched them grow from a small two dentist practice to the area’s premier dentistry, and they’ve always still managed to keep their roots as a family practice that puts their patients first. Cary Family Dental always embraces the latest in technology and methods to make sure we get the best care possible, but everything is still as comfortable as the last time you left. Highly recommend!!!

Amanda T. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


I have worked at Cary Family Dental for 4 1/2 years, there is no better staff around, I can say that as I have worked in other offices, and not one of them could even compare to this one! I love coming in every day and helping people, its even better when you get to do it with friends. I tell everyone of my patients that the best way to tell if a dentist is good, is to ask the staff where their family goes for dentistry. Because all of the other offices that I have worked in, I NEVER had my family go to! But this office is something special, my husband, children and even my in-laws will go nowhere else, because I know that we care for our patients, and that means everything!!! I speak from experience, you will find the best dentistry here but with a warm and truly caring way. We are a must try!!!

Vincenza S. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


My first visit was wonderful. I was recommended by a friend as I had moved from Florida and needed a dentist as it was a year since my last cleaning. My hygienist was friendly, considerate, and I can definite say it was a breeze going to the dentist. I am quite elderllllly and still have most of my teeth and I look forward to my next visit. Vinnie S.

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


Cary Family Dental has the best customer service (think Disney level)! They are also top notch with technology—who doesn’t love to watch HGTV on the ceiling TV during a cleaning or procedure?!?! Our entire family goes to see Dr. Acton and his team and we haven’t met a person we didn’t like in over 10 years. They genuinely care about your well being and it shows!

Tina O. from Apex, NC (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been a patient at Cary Family Dental for more than 10 years. I had a terrifying dental experience many years ago that has made it very difficult for me to relax or feel comfortable in any dental chair. Dr. Acton, my hygienist Dana, the dental assistants have done all that they can to help me overcome my fear without stigmatizing it. The front office staff is friendly, courteous and professional. My only complaint would be the appointment confirmation overkill with phone calls, mailings, emails and text messages starting months before the upcoming appointment.

Tasha S. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


The staff is very professional and offer great hospitality. They are willing to work with you. They offer different payment options to help accommodate your financial needs. I am not a fan of going to the dentist, but i do look forward to my appointments with Cary Family Dental. They are patient and take there time to make sure you have a pleasant experience.

Jennifer B. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


Before coming to Cary Family Dental, I was like the average person… nothing feels wrong so it’s not wrong, right? Well, I ended up having to get a lot of work done within a short period of time and I honestly couldn’t have found a better group of professionals to work on my “grill”. The minute you walk in the door you’re greeted with Timberly’s smile, which is always a delight and makes you feel comfortable from the start. The entire front office is very helpful and friendly… and it doesn’t stop there. The hygienist I was referred to, Casey, is one of the sweetest people I’ve met and we clicked from the start! Also, given my particular experience and situation, she helped me become more conscientious of proper dental hygiene and has helped me realize that daily brushing just isn’t enough! I have now begun to refer my friends to go back for routine check-ups as you never know what’s lurking beneath the surface of your gums! If you’re looking for a great dental team, check out CFD. They won’t steer you wrong! 😉

Melissa W. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


My family and I have been patients at Cary Family Dental for over a decade and we have been thrilled to see their practice expand – because they are awesome! The front desk staff are all extremely friendly and welcoming. They also make it really easy to keep track of appointments by sending emails and text reminders (and if you are like me, and your life is on your phone, that is super helpful). I have never had to wait more than 2 or 3 minutes before being called back, and their new building is bright and clean (and quite swanky, actually). We have been seeing the same hygienist (Melissa) forever, and when I leave the office, it feels like I’ve just had a chance to catch up with a good friend. My youngest child (age 3) had her first appointment a few months ago and as always, they made her feel at ease and comfortable. (When we drive by their office, she often asks when she can go back and see Mr. Slurpy. Ha!) And, Dr. Acton, who we see most often, is very personable and caring. To address another reviewers comments about their “sales tactics”, I appreciate the fact that they offer services above and beyond what you may find at another dental office, but have never felt “pressured” or misled into adding on a service or product. Bottom line – I would highly recommend Cary Family Dental!

Evan Kramer (Source: Google)


I have been here three times and each visit has been fantastic. This is by far the best dentist I’ve ever been to. Karen, the dental hygienist I’ve had each time, is the best! She is extremely friendly, and the cleaning always flies by when she is my hygienist. The doctors are all really amazing too! I highly recommend this place!

Kristie Almira (Source: Google)


Real hygienists (not dental assistants) gave both of my kids excellent cleaning. They, and the dentist, were thorough, respectful and communicative. Receptionists too—they were up front with costs and easily linked into our insurance plan details, and it was quick to get in for an appointment as well. The office is gorgeous and clean, but small and simple. It is a pleasure dealing with them and I am switching the whole family over from one of the local fancy “dental factories.” Looking forward to having a thorough, personalized dental staff I can trust to work with!

Erykah D. from Apex, NC (Source: Yelp)


I have always had a bad anxiety when it comes to dentists and the office itself. This place was so well equipped with nice new technology and knowledgeable dental assistants that put me completely at ease. I’ve never left the dentist satisfied without needing a follow up visit to fix a problem the dentist caused while trying to fix another. But yesterday I got to experience that, and it was amazing. They made me feel like family and made sure I wasn’t uncomfortable AT ALL. I’m beyond satisfied and am proud to say I’ve finally found my dentist!! -Erika D’Amato

Rachel H. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


Cary Family Dental is an excellent service provider. And when I say excellent I mean so much more than just the word. They excel at attention to detail in a way that few medical offices consider. They have a coffee bar for those early morning appointments, the office is calming with soft rock playing in the background to take your worries away, and the color scheme is soothing throughout the practice. You know from the moment you enter their doors that your well-being is paramount. They even have well-stocked resource shelves where you can easily leave with something they recommend same-day rather than having to wait 4-6 weeks for something to get shipped in the mail. And beyond the service level the dentists are thorough, honest, and genuinely care about the longevity of both your teeth and smile in a way I have never encountered before. If only more medial practices could exceed expectations the way this one does in both customer service and quality of care, the world would be much better off. Thank you Cary Family Dental!

Gregg W. from Knightdale, NC (Source: Yelp)


If you have ever had a bad dental experience and was afraid to go to back finding many excuses to cancel additional appointments like myself, then, I highly recommend Cary Family Dental, Keith Gaught DDS. If you are a senior, like myself, you remember going to the dentist was like visiting a medieval practice and you actually shook in your pants because you knew what was going to happen. Thank you Dr.Gaught for erasing a horrible memory.

Tracy Sempowich (Source: Google)


Dr. Allan Acton a big THANK YOU! We have a friends college daughter who is attending school in NC . We got a call that her wisdom teeth were impacted and due to pandemic could not get home. We reached out to Dr Acton who graciously understood the situation, guided us and called the oral surgeon as a total professional. In today’s world this is becoming less and less. Thank you for all that you do! Cary Family Dental and Dr Acton-Total professionals and have such caring hearts!

Corinne Lempp (Source: Google)


I had my first visit at Cary Family Dental and was very impressed. From the kind and caring staff to the immaculate facility and space. Everything is top notch and they listen and care about your individual needs! Karen is one of the hygienists there and made me feel at home and was super sweet!! So happy to call them my Dentist now!

Amy O. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


I have been at this practice for over 10 years.  Dr. Acton and his staff are friendly, helpful and professional.  The environment in his office is very comfortable.  Before Dr. Acton, I was always nervous to go to the dentist.  I now have no reservations at all for cleanings or procedures.  My husband also goes to Cary Family Dental.  He sees Dr. Maj.  We are Team Acton and Team Mag in our house but either way both are great. I would recommend Cary Family Dental to anyone looking for a good dental practice.

Kristin W. from Chapel Hill, NC (Source: Yelp)


This is a wonderful and caring office. I have huge anxiety about dentists and for that reason I haven’t seen one in years, but I went in for a dental emergency and they took me right away in the same day and made me feel super comfortable. If your fear is the dentist look no further because they will make you feel right at home. While I will never enjoy the dentist I’m happy I can get my work done with them.

Kristin L. from Apex, NC (Source: Yelp)


I am a new patient to Cary Family Dental. I was excited to find a practice that was open on Saturday. When my son and I got there, we were greeted right away after checking in and had very thorough history and photos taken of our teeth. I was pleased to have televisions to watch on the wall and ceiling while I was getting my teeth cleaned. Although I had to wait a bit for the dentist to come in to my room, he was very friendly and thorough in his exam.

Kevin G. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


Amanda did a great job explaining what she was going to do and provided insight and things I can do to improve my “scores”. The whole practice is setup around the patient and only wants to help you improve your health. This is a welcome change to being treated as a collective set of treatments as I have experienced by countless previous Dentists!

Jessica Westhafer (Source: Google)


I always have such a positive experience at Cary Family Dental, and this past experience was no different. Perhaps slightly better as this was the first time in their new facility, which is beautiful and inviting. The COVID check-in process was very easy and prompt. My hygienist, Karen, was incredibly friendly and gave a thorough cleaning. The attending dentist was very welcoming as well. I would highly recommend Cary Family Dental.

Julia H (Source: Google)


The friendly staff at Cary Family Dental make any procedure there more comfortable, from cleanings to fillings. Questions are always answered with honesty and courtesy, and I never feel as if I am being rushed through. My kids enjoy watching the TVs while they have their teeth cleaned, and are happy to go to the dentist knowing there are gentle and understanding hands that will be taking care of them.

Chase L. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


All I can say is WOW! this place is amazing. Not only are the staff VERY professional, helpful, knowledgeable, and friendly, but it is clean and well appointed. I have been to several dentists in several cities…when I moved back to Raleigh, I ended up at Dental Works and was less than impressed. Perhaps I have high expectations. During my search, I did research and found Cry Family Dental and I have never looked back. Two other people I know started going there after my recommendation and they too are totally happy and have had their expectations exceeded. If you are just OK with your dentist, and you want to know what it is like to be pleased and have an amazing experience, then head over there! Did I mention they have sedation if needed? TVs on the walls and ceiling that play movies, cable or a relaxing video of beautiful places of the world. In the reception area, there is water, coffee, cider and hot chocolate…but, I can honestly say that I have never had to wait past my appointment time. They have monthly drawings for cool prizes and such too. AND, a big thing for me, is that the office is very involved in the community with non-profit and charity work. Anyways, KUDOS to Dr Acton and the entire Cary Family Dental team 😉

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


The staff at Cary Family is just that …. Like an extended family. I’ve been seeing Dr. Acton and now Dr. Maj. as well for years. They not only offer state of the art care but also a patient connectedness that is unmatched. The entire staff seems dedicated to ensuring each patient is comfortable, happy, and well taken care of. I’ve referred this practice many times and will continue to do so. If you need an excellent family dental group this is the place to be.

Roz F. from Peru, IL (Source: Yelp)


I am a Dental Consultant who was hired by Dr. Acton to update his entire team about the newest privacy laws which will ensure his patients information private. I travel weekly training hundreds of Dental Practices throughout the USA and never have I seen an office so up-to-date with the HIPAA rules like Dr. Acton. Patients of Cary Family Dental you are so lucky to have a provider to looks to ensure protection for his patients dental health information. Great Job to the entire team of Cary Family Dental and to Dr. Acton for his pro-action towards protecting his patients.

Heidi Pellegrino (Source: Google)


I loved the new office! The staff was courteous and attentive to the COVID protocols. I felt very safe at all times. I felt like the staff went above and beyond making me feel safe before, during and after my exam. I was impressed my their level of professionalism. I would recommend Dr. Acton and his staff to my family and friends.

Brenda A. from Clayton, NC (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dentist. Didn’t try to oversell, told me what I needed and what may be coming, but didn’t need to be done now. Everyone is very friendly and professional. Office is state of the art and very comfortable to wait in. (wait was not long by the way). Not sure about whether they charge more or not, but from experience, years ago I went to the “cheapest” dentist I could find since I didn’t have insurance, and ended up having to have the tooth they did the root canal on pulled and a bridge put in. I have complete confidence in this dentist office.

April I. from Southern Pines, NC (Source: Yelp)


All of the staff exhibited such friendliness, I felt welcomed seconds upon entering the door.  Also very accommodating and caring.  I need what I’d consider, extensive work done, and I’ve had several consultations at other establishments, but my first visit here confirmed that I need not look anywhere else.  I received a very detailed and coded plan of treatment so that I could collaborate with my insurance.  Despite my being uncomfortable and self-conscious in my current situation, the staff, assistants and doctor alike, made me feel as if I had nothing to worry about and seemed truly concerned to do whatever possible to make me once again, pleased with my hopeful outcome.  As soon as the weekend has commenced, I’ll be calling right away to schedule my next appointment to get the process rolling.  I’ve worked in customer service and hospitality for several years and this place exudes everything that I’ve ever believed in, I look forward to becoming not just a patient, but a client.  To say I’m satisfied with the service would be an understatement.  Excited!!!