City of Oaks Dental
Vivian Ariail Throop, DDS:
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City of Oaks Dental
Vivian Ariail Throop, DDS
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: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wednesday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Thursday: 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

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


My visit today was for a cleaning and checkup. Since we are all just crawling out from our homes to take care of medical and dental appointments I went to Dr. Throop without any hesitation. Her office is always very conscientious about safe health practices. The Covid 19 safe protocols were followed completely. I highly recommend her practice and assure you that you will receive excellent care.

Franklin Clark (Source: Google)


I had an unplanned dental emergency for a corrective procedure. I was seen quickly without delay. The procedure was preformed very painlessly and professionally with a very favorable outcome. I could not have been more pleased and satisfied with my entire visit with Dr Throop and her staff.

Will Lingo (Source: Google)


This is actually one of Raleigh’s oldest dental practices, and it has always been a solo practitioner who focuses on patient service rather than marketing or trying to upsell you on the latest dental vanity fad. Our family has been going for years, when Dr. Makely was the dentist, and Dr. Throop has continued the common sense approach since taking over.

Beverly Murray (Source: Google)


As a Raleigh native, I can confirm that one of Raleigh’s oldest dental practices lives on in expert hands. The practice began with Dr. Edwards, transitioned to Dr. Makely and is now led by Dr. Vivian Throop. The focus on quality care for their patients has never changed. And, the attentiveness of the whole team to each patient’s unique situation is unmatched.

Sarah O'Flaherty (Source: Google)


My daughter just had her first visit to the dentist. City of Oaks Dental and all of the staff made sure she was comfortable and welcomed. I really appreciated that Jody and Dr Throop took the time to explain to my daughter everything they were about to do. I have also been a happy patient at this practice for many years and also now with the transition to Dr Throop.

Melissa Raddatz (Source: Google)


New to Raleigh and had such a great visit with Dr. Throop and the staff at City of Oaks Dental today! They are so efficient and professional. Dr. Throop took the time to review my x-rays with me and answer all my questions after my exam. The office is very conveniently located just off of Glenwood Avenue by Crabtree Valley Mall. They handled all my billing and insurance queries with ease. Highly endorse and recommend!

Betty Dean (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Dr. Throop ever since she started her practice here. She is absolutely the best dentist in all of Wake County. Besides being very patient-oriented, warm and friendly, she is extremely knowledgeable in every possible area of dentistry. She and her excellent staff are all very efficient and helpful. I recommend her VERY highly.

Barton Meeks (Source: Google)


Dr. Throop and her staff are wonderful, and they are giving our family great care. Gentle, knowledgeable, and compassionate care from all! I feel I’m getting the latest in care without being pressured to buy some gadget. I appreciate the smaller size of the office — I see the same professionals each time I visit.

Kristin White (Source: Google)


I recently moved to Raleigh and was looking for a new dentist. City of Oaks Dental is accepting new patients and was a great choice! The location was convenient, plenty of available parking, and Dr. Throop and her staff were extremely professional and friendly. My appointment started right on time, which was important to me since it was the middle of my work day. I definitely recommend you try out City of Oaks Dental. You won’t be disappointed.

Mike DT (Source: Google)


First time patient at this practice and I’ll definitely be coming back. The staff is friendly, professional, and able to answer all my dental and insurance related questions. The hygienists cleaning was thorough and the dentist was straight forward about my dental needs and preventative care. The convenient location made it easy for me to come in during my lunch to have my teeth cleaned and get x-rays taken. Highly recommended.

N e a t b u d (Source: Google)


In the past, I equated going to the dentist as sanctioned torture. My sister referred me to her dentist and my first visit completely different than all previous visits with other dentists. Everyone works as a team and seem to love their job and like their coworkers. I highly recommend Dr. Troope. She put me at ease, yet is thorough and efficient.

Anna V. from Duke Homestead, Durham, NC (Source: Yelp)


The first time I went to City of Oaks was about 6 months ago, I’m always skeptical of new dentists (they usually scrape the life out of my gums and have a crazy waiting room). Upon arrival, the atmosphere was super friendly, not a long wait at all. I had my cleaning (my gums didn’t get scraped), xrays, and exam done. Ms. Vivian was super nice as soon as she walked into the room, she is also super informative. I had my second cleaning today and overall my oral care has improved since coming to this facility.

Annaliese H. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


Can’t say enough about Dr. Throop and her staff! I have been self conscious of my smile for years. Dr. Throop whitened and then placed veneers on two of my front four teeth to correct my smile. I am so happy with the results!! Would recommend her to anyone looking to get any cosmetic work done on their teeth or for a general checkup!!

Virginia Thompson (Source: Google)


Great local dentist! New to the area and will be back. Lots of easy parking and conveniently located across from Crabtree without being in Crabtree and their mess of parking. Lobby is comfortable, staff very friendly and knowledgeable. The hygienist kept up conversation to help distract from the work being done and Dr. Throop was fantastic. Easy to schedule an appointment and they were even able to squeeze me in to an earlier appointment. 5 stars!

Edward Shearin (Source: Google)


felt welcome when I came in the door. I hope that people who do so much for others will be richly appreciated. Thanks for the gracious demeanor and love for others. It is touching to know all concerned. Have a beautiful fall season and a true peace in all things. Your great friend, Ed

John Blackwell (Source: Google)


I can’t say enough about the courteous and professional staff and Dr. Vivian Throop at City of Oaks Dental. They make you feel like family from the minute you walk through the door. If you’re looking for dental services in the Raleigh area, I highly recommend City of Oaks and Dr. Throop.

Debbie Edwards (Source: Google)


Just love Dr. Vivian Throop and each of the staff. My dentist tried and that is how I came to City of Oaks Dental. A wonderful friendly environment. I had an issue for several years and she was the first to recommend I see an oral surgeon. The surgeon fixed my problem and my pain is finally gone. I would highly recommend City of Oaks.

Annette Taylor (Source: Google)


Dr. Vivian Throop has provided excellent service in emergency needs (replacement of cap) and ongoing dental care/maintenance. I have confidence in her expertise and enjoy her “bedside manner”. Her staff is very pleasant and helpful. Jody does an excellent job cleaning teeth with care and consideration.

Edward Nicholson (Source: Google)


I’ve been a patient of this practice since I was a kid.. I’m 54 years old now.. When I started, it was Dr. Edwards..until I was about 20 years old.. then Dr. Makely took over the practice and was my dentist until just a few years ago.. I remember when Dr. Makely retired taking the time to find the right fit for the Practice.. I’ve always had great service! From the time I was a kid until now when Dr. Throop took the helm.. Everything at the Practice has always flowed smoothly and working with Dr. Throop you feel like she is there for you.. answering any questions you have about your dental care.. Especially as you get older and start have more dental issues that may need addressing.. Dr. Makely did a great job finding Dr. Throop to take over the practice..Just as the great care both Dr. Edwards and Makely have given me and my family all these years..I recommend Dr. Throop and her team to anyone who wants to receive a more personal touch to their dental care..