Mallard Creek Family Dentistry
Melissa Marks Gustafson, DDS:
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Mallard Creek Family Dentistry
Melissa Marks Gustafson, DDS
Charlotte, 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: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Wednesday: 7:30 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 3:30 pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Mark N. from Charlotte, NC (Source: Yelp)


My wife and I switched dental practices to Mallard Creek Family Dentistry about a year ago and we are sooooo pleased we did. The entire team, from the dentists to the hygienists to the front office staff, are thoroughly PROFESSIONAL. The entire team is welcoming, competent, and involved. I feel I get great service, care, and consultation and never feel pushed to make a decision I’m not comfortable with. Like “Goldilocks and the Three Bears,” I find that this practice is not too big or too small. It is just right. I highly recommend Mallard Creek Family Dentistry.

Linda Jones (Source: Google)


I arrived as a new patient. I wanted to get a second opinion on a treatment plan from elsewhere. I was greeted with such gratitude in the front office as well as the treatment area. The dental hygienist took time with me; never hurried me along as often happens with a second opinion. They were thorough and answered all of my questions. I am confident that this is the place I want to call my dental office!

Glenn Blafield (Source: Facebook)


Friendly staff, accommodating when scheduling, and they understand and work with your fears. I started going over 7 years ago and I can’t imagine going to any other Dentist or hygienist….and I now live over an hour away. They are super. I actually look forward to my appointment. Highly recommend

La'Toya Simpson (Source: Facebook)


BEST DENTIST EVER NOT UP FOR DEBATE!!!! Every one is awesome the atmosphere is amazing. Don’t matter what I go get done are which Dr. Do it I’m calm and relaxed because I know I’m in good hands from the Doctor to the assistance to the receptionist. THEY ARE THE BEST! I refer everyone to them and when they say whats your dentist name I just say anyone that’s available!

Elaine White (Source: Google)


Had my first visit today at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry. My appointment was at 7:00am and lasted 2 hours. I can honestly say I think this is the best dental appointment I have ever had. Amy, Dr. G and Patti were all so helpful. I believe my teeth will be very appreciative once all the wrok is done! I highly recommend this office.

Lisa Smith (Source: Google)


If you’re looking for a caring, competent, and efficient hygienist, then Gina is for you. She makes the whole check-up experience fun. She offers just the right amount of conversation…I don’t feel like I have to talk the entire time. And, I have never had any discomfort as she cleans my teeth. I look forward to my twice-yearly dental visits.

Monica Gibbs (Source: Google)


This was my first visit and the service was the best dental care that I’ve ever received and I’ve seen alot of dentists over the years. The hygienist educated me on everything she was going to do and she and the dentist both made me feel relaxed and comfortable throughout my visit. I highly recommend this practice!

Kelci Trahms (Source: Google)


I had a great experience at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry. I’ve been to a lot of different dentist due to moving frequently and they are without a doubt the best! Everyone at the office was so nice and welcoming. They also took the time to speak with me and explain what was going on with my teeth instead of just listing off things that I need to do. I would highly recommend them!

Krystle Haver Park (Source: Google)


It’s such a pleasant experience from the minute you walk in until you leave. Gina is a great hygienist and answered all my questions, easing my anxiety at my first and beyond. Dr. Gustafson is also great, explaining everything and answering all my questions. The office team work well together and it’s obvious because it is so pleasant when you’re there. This office was recommended to me by a friend and I’m recommending them to you all now.

Alexandria Boyd (Source: Google)


I absolutely love the team at Mallard Creek Family Dentist. I’m very comfortable, they make me feel welcomed from the time I walk in the door until I leave. They make me knowledgeable of what’s going on and what to expect next. And I just enjoy going here. Thank you team for your great customer services.

J S (Source: Google)


Excellent dentists and hygienists! The biggest issue I had was this lady Susie, I believe. She is the office manager. She treated the hygienist like garbage and was micro managing. I have had those type working with me before and it makes your job miserable. The hygienists here do amazing work and I did not appreciate how she spoke to these ladies. Especially from someone who probably never even had their jobs or can relate, at all, to what they do.

Lina Mancera (Source: Google)


My experience with mallard Creek family dentistry was fantastic! From the first point of contact with Patty over the phone to schedule my first visit. She was warm and welcoming and very helpful. Kerry my dental hygienist was sweet and knowledgeable and walked me through everything she was going to do. And Dr. G was genuine, friendly and very sweet as well. She introduced her self with a smile on her face and explain what needed to be done, asked if I had any questions and was very gentle when she took a look at my teeth. I felt like the entire staff was very helpful, Sweet genuine and really care about their patients.

Robbyn A (Source: Google)


This office is great. The front staff is pleasant and helpful. Miriam, the hygienist, was very friendly and patient with me, an elderly lady with handicaps. They were very thorough and even found some issues that had been overlooked by my previous dentist. I’m glad I have found a great dental office so close to my home.

Kenny Veraha (Source: Facebook)


I usually don’t do reviews because either I forget or don’t have the time to . But my experience here has blown me away .. in a good way. First of all this was my First time going back to the dentist in 2 years but From beginning to end of my visit everyone has been professional, polite and made me as comfortable as possible . My hygienist who was cleaning my teeth made sure to check on me every few minutes making sure I was comfortable and explained all the procedures from start to finish . Will be coming back again.

Jessica Workman (Source: Google)


Had an emergency situation. Was in town working & wouldn’t you know filling fell out. After a search of the “top picks” on google & calling to no success, a co-worker was able to call her dentist and get me in. Nicest team, everyone was kind and professional. Figured out the problem, realized it needed surgery, contacted & set up the surgery for me the same day. 100% A+++ You will not be disappointed here. Thank you so much ladies, Bless all of you.

LaNesha Wright (Source: Google)


I was referred to Mallard Creek Dentistry by a family member who raved about her initial visit. I had previously visited another dentist office that I thought was unprofessional, so I was looking for somewhere new. I was very pleased upon my initial visit. Everyone was extremely nice and more than professional. I have referred other family members since I left on Thursday:)

Shannon Homesley (Source: Google)


I’ve been a client at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry for many years now. The service I get is top-notch — Drs. Gustafson and Rankin are great dentists who are very knowledgeable about dentistry and who work directly and personally with their clients, discussing what needs to be done and taking the client’s perspective into account. And the customer service at the office is spectacular. Shout out to Patti, Suzette, Wende, Dawn, and the many others who work at MCFD who are always such a pleasure to see and who are always so helpful and friendly.

Erin Icenhour (Source: Google)


I visited Mallard Creek Family Dentistry last Thursday after experiencing pain, thinking I might just have a cavity that needed fixing. Turns out I needed a root canal, and due to Hurricane Florence, schedules were full and offices were closing. Not only did Suzanne not make me feel guilty about it having been two years since I came to visit them, but then she called multiple endodontists to get me an appointment so I wouldn’t be in immense pain throughout the weekend. She had me an appointment within the hour, and the root canal was done that day. I’ve always enjoyed the staff at this practice for their professionalism and this time was no exception. Would highly recommend, great location and staff!

Shineika Townsend (Source: Google)


April 7, 2021 was my very first visit with Mallard Creek Dentistry. Being that we are new to the city, my family and I felt very welcomed as we entered into their establishment. The hygienist, Sueanne was sooo knowledgeable and explained the entire process to me as she cleaned my teeth. Dr. G was simply amazing as well. I am excited that my family and I can have an enjoyable experience when we go to our annual cleanings! I recommend Mallard Creek Dentistry to ANYONE that would like an amazing experience! Thank you all!

Julie L. from Rock Hill, SC (Source: Yelp)


I first went to this practice in 2004 when I had a dental emergency while I was at work. Our office has now moved to south Charlotte and I live in Rock Hill, SC but I still make the drive to Mallard Creek Family Dentistry for my dental care. After some truly horrible experiences with other dental practices closer to home, I really appreciate the quality care that I receive at Mallard Creek. They are not on my dental insurance plan but I pay the difference because it is worth it for the level of care that I receive. I highly recommend them to everyone that I know and I have already added quite a few patients to their roster. Do yourself a favor and give Mallard Creek Family Dentistry a try — you won’t be disappointed.

Jonathan S. from Charlotte, NC (Source: Yelp)


Excellent dentists and hygienists! The biggest issue I had was this lady Susie, I believe. She is the office manager. She treated the hygienist like garbage and was micro managing. I have had those type working with me before and it makes your job miserable. The hygienists here do amazing work and I did not appreciate how she spoke to these ladies. Especially from someone who probably never even had their jobs or can relate, at all, to what they do.

Mary Goltz (Source: Facebook)


Everyone at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry is awesome! The front desk staff is friendly and considerate when making future appointments and explaining insurance coverage. The hygienist Amy was friendly, kind, patient, and gentle. Dr. Gustafson was also kind, and honest. I would highly recommend them to anyone!

Shannon Homesley (Source: Google)


I’ve been a client/patient at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry since 2008 and I have had a good experience at every single visit. Every person I see, from reception to the hygienist to the actual dentist, is pleasant and friendly and so helpful. I must give Miriam a special shout out for making my most recent visit extra wonderful!

Courtney Spear (Source: Google)


I’ve been going to Mallard Creek Family Dentistry for over 25 years and they are always so warm, welcoming and thoughtful – from start to finish. Making you comfortable and at ease is definitely their specialty. And I’ve never been disappointed with my dental work. They are truly top notch.

LaShaune Barker (Source: Google)


The team at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry is outstanding and they continue to provide stellar service during these time of the COVID-19 pandemic! Like many people, I don’t like leaving my home for anything non-essential and haven’t in months. I was extremely anxious and nervous entering the office, Suzanne paused to explain all the additional safety and sanitizing measures in place and talked to me until I was calm. Thank you to the AMAZING team!

Amanda LaVelle (Source: Google)


I had not had my teeth cleaned in years and had a bad experience at my last office visit. I switched to go to Mallard Creek Dentistry and it was totally different! My dental hygienist, Gina, was informative and explained each procedure she was performing. She gave me recommendations on toothbrushes, how to get to hard areas of my mouth, and what to focus on in between visits. It was such a productive visit I am actually looking to going to my next visit to see improvement in my dental health. Strongly recommend Mallard Creek Dentistry and booking your appointment online with Gina!

Dan Wylucki (Source: Google)


As a first time new customer to Mallard Creek Family Dentistry in North Charlotte, NC I was very impressed! Ultra modern Dentistry from the superb electronic paperwork system which allowed me to fill out obligatory paperwork at my convenience remotely before arriving for my appointment to the excellent care and attention I received from SueAnn and Doctor G. Additionally, I notice some of the procedures and equipment seemed to be a bit more advanced than what I was accustomed to seeing at my previous dentistry out of state. I highly recommend Mallard Creek Family Dentistry.

Donna Croom (Source: Google)


My visit today was great. All procedures for this dreadful Covid were upheld. All of the staff were cheerful and helpful. Amy, you did an amazing job with my cleaning and X-rays. Keep up the positive attitude. Mrs. Melissa G., it is always a pleasure to be in your presence. Thanks for taking such good care of me over the years. Until the next time. Stay safe 3-22. I went back to the Dentist today for a routine cleaning and had another great experience. Dr. G, Amy and the rest of the Staff, I appreciate you all. I honestly can’t say that I don’t like going to the Dentist!!

Marcus W (Source: Google)


Great service! Friendly and competent staff! Mallard Creek Family Dentistry has provided my dental care for more than 10 years. From routine visits to more difficult procedures, they have done their best to make sure I am informed of my dental needs, comfortable as they are working, and most importantly, healthy. They accept a wide range of insurance providers, and the cost of care is as reasonable as your insurer will allow. If you are looking for dental care in the area, please consider Mallard Creek Family Dentistry.

Frank Gerraughty (Source: Google)


Who’s not extremely busy? I can’t think of a single person. And yes there are times where I’ve had the opportunity after checking all of the (have to do) boxes where I find solace by poking in a few of those difficult-to-put-down Oreo double-stuffs. Never one to completely neglect my grill (as the older kids call it), I’ve now placed it second only to always being present to gobble up my wife’s world famous spaghetti and meat sauce. The staff of Mallard Creek Family Dentistry are all to be commended for being true ambassadors of their medical profession. Special accolades to lovely Miriam and Doc Rankin (who absolutely insists on wearing wedges on Wednesdays…) for their professionalism and passion to help all who are seen. Truly friends and family for many years to come. Highest recommendations possible!

Nikki Hullender (Source: Google)


Definitely the best office I have ever been to! Wendy was very helpful up front and Kelly my hygienist was amazing! She was informative and listened to all of my concerns. She was very gentle on my sensitive areas and made the process much easier on me. My dr was also so great in providing treatment options. Being a patient here was a great decision!

Ellen Franceschini (Source: Google)


I have been looking for a good dentist and hygienist for a while ; I was lucky to find the amazing , caring and professional staff at Mallard Creek Dentistry. I never been in a dentist that did such a good first time examination and cleaning.They were on time with my appointment and very serious about keeping all he appointments on time. Thanks for taking such a good care of me on my first time at your practice.

1 Tyme Morris (Source: Google)


My visit to Mallard Creek Family Dentistry was awesome. My fears and apprehension were put at ease. And the entire visit was professional and thorough. Robin is soothing and very informative. The doctor was pleasant, knowledgeable and very clear in her explanation of my oral exam. The atmosphere was very conducive for my first visit. I am making this practice my family dentistry.

Alexandria Litton (Source: Google)


Today I brought my two children who are 2 and 3.5 years old for their first dental visit. Their first visit went so well thanks to the whole staff at this office! They treated my kids like gold and explained everything to them so thoroughly to make them feel comfortable. I also received great information and tips on how to better take care of their oral hygiene. I actually called this office on accident thinking it was the initial dentist I scheduled their appointment with and the receptionist was more than willing to help me figure out who I may have scheduled with.!I was so impressed with her I decided to just reschedule with this dentistry instead since I was already going to miss my other appointment. I am so happy I made the mistake and ended up at this practice. If you are looking for a new dental office look no further!

Jamerican Toney (Source: Google)


My experience with Mallard Creek Family Dentistry was beyond excellent. The whole staff office is friendly and knowledgeable. Me and my children’s experience here was more then welcoming. I definitely will be referring Mallard Creek Family Dentistry to my family and friend. Thank you to all the staff members at Mallard Creek Family Dentistry….