Wainright & Wassel Dentistry
Matthew Wassel, DDS:
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Wainright & Wassel Dentistry
Matthew Wassel, 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: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Tuesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Wednesday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Thursday: 7:00 am to 4:00 pm

Friday: 7:00 am to 12:00 pm

Saturday: Closed

Sunday: Closed





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

Mike R. from Greensboro, NC (Source: Yelp)


I had a long-time provider that recently retired and was left a dental orphan (so sad). I was drving by the W & W building and was drawn to the professional exterior and appearance. I parked in the lot and checked out the various dental office facades. I selected Wainright and am glad I did. I had been going to an old-school dentist where my condition was not being addressed. I was a tartar-producing machine. Anyway, after several visits I couldn’t be more impressed with the friendly and professional operation. I got the advice and treatment that I needed for a long time. Thank you to all the techs and assistants at the practice for making the experience so pleasant and productive

Jennifer Kwon (Source: Google)


My dental hygienist, Heather, is awesome! I was feeling anxious, but she did her best to make me feel at ease. She was very thorough throughout my exam and cleaning. Plus, she answered all my questions and gave me tips on how to brush my teeth better. She’s probably the best dental hygienist that I had ever had!

Jack Vinson (Source: Facebook)


These guys treat you like family. They always ask about my family and how we are doIng. AND on top of that they take really good care of my teeth. Who ever says they like going to the Dentist? I do. See you in April

Jennifer C. from Zebulon, NC (Source: Yelp)


Love them!!! Great staff all the way around!!!! At certain time (read: not often) I feel like I might be paying a slight bit more than I could pay somewhere else. SIDE NOTE — Something about me; I can NOT stand paying any more than I absolutely have to. For anything. Like, it REALLLLLLY bothers me. (much more than it really should). Forgetting to use a rebate before it expires,forgetting to use my Kohl’s Cash before it expires, forgetting to use my coupons, etc. But I digress… Back to the possibility that I paid slightly more at times, (or so I’ve occasionally wondered ) There’s some areas ya just don’t skimp, IMO anyway. And that assuming you can swing it. I am a VERY nervous, scared, high stress dental patient dental patient. I am aware of this and I’m working on it, horrible childhood dentist… They know my dental history and are very patient with me and. They can also help me with the nitrous oxide for longer procedures. I keep thinking about the saying that “you get what you pay for”. Just a very, knowledgeable and friendly staff.

William Nowell (Source: Google)


This place it great all the staff from the front desk were I talked to Debbie Dixion then I went back and say I guess the assistant , she was very nice and gentle person and very professional. I saw Miss Patel she really knew what she was doing and they called in another doctor to look at my situation and he was a very nice guy they did the best they could with what I had to work with so I would really go back and see them they are very professional people very beautiful place I am very smart Denest. I really enjoyed my visit and I will go back. The price was good since I was self pay. So please go see these guys you will be very happy. Thank you William ( Bubba )

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


Best. Dentist. Ever. They say you can judge how good a Dentist is by how many people are in the waiting room, and that was definitely true of my last office. I was always the only one in the waiting room, and felt like they only did the bare minimum, which led me to Wainwright & Wassell through a recommendation. This office is busy, but extremely efficient and true to appointment times, and I was never left in a room for ages to wait on a doctor. They have all of the latest technology, and even something as small as providing glasses to protect from the overhead light made a huge difference! They recommended a couple of minor procedures that would be beneficial in the long run, but never pressured me to do it, and offered payment options upfront. They walk you through everything in a way that is easy to understand, and the dental assistant was extremely thorough. I’m one of the rare people that already love going to the Dentist, but this was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. Highly recommend!

Micaiah W. from Seattle, WA (Source: Yelp)


I’ve been coming to Wainright and Wassel for a little while now and love it! I’ve never been a huge fan of going to the dentist but they always make it easy. My favorite thing is the fact that you can schedule 7am appointments, super convenient if you need to be at work early. I never feel like they try to get me to do more work than I actually need to – they’re very trustworthy. Would definitely recommend!

Kim Lee (Source: Google)


I love the Wainwright & Wassel Practice! The entire staff is so friendly and they all make special efforts to make sure you feel welcome, and comfortable, but most importantly they make you feel extremely safe coming into the Practice, especially during these different times, for patients and for themselves too. They’re the BEST!!! Come join them!!

Julia Horwitz (Source: Google)


I called because I had a filling come out. Loren the assistant was so helpful and sweet to me. She gave me so much information and gave me a tour of the practice. It was great! Dr. Patel and Loren worked very quickly to fix my tooth!! It was painless, they are a great team, and the best part is that I feel like I made two new friends. Thank you all so much!!!

Lauren R. from Washington, DC (Source: Yelp)


I am so glad that I found Wainright and Wassel through its wonderful ratings on Yelp! I have had nothing but positive experiences with this dental practice. Everyone that works in the office is friendly–from the reception staff, to the dental hygienists, to the dentists. The intake was two appointments back to back (I did mine on consecutive days), one where you have x-rays taken and another where you have a cleaning. Plus, they have appointments starting from 7am, so I can squeeze it in before work.

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


I have been going to this dental practice since the early 1980s.  The staff is absolutely wonderful! They are friendly and accommodating. The front desk greets you with a smile, calls you by name, and is prepared for your visit. They know their patients. When you are having dental work done, they keep you comfortable and act as if there is nothing they would rather be doing than seeing you for your appointment. When Dr. Wassell gives you novacaine, you do not feel it. The dentists are skilled and make great decisions regarding treatment plans. This is the best practice in Raleigh!!

Mark Droke (Source: Google)


Dr. Wassel and his staff do a great job of being thorough and efficient at the same time. The atmosphere is welcoming and everyone working there makes you feel at home. Our entire family are patients and we have been nothing but pleased with the dental care and hospitality. We highly recommend this practice and they give away some cool stuff to patients from to time, which is always a plus!

B R. from Youngsville, NC (Source: Yelp)


Dr. Wassel is the best dentist ever! I recently had to go in to have some fillings done and a partial crown, my experience was comfortable from start to finish! My fillings blend in nicely with my natural teeth and my crown was made in office! I didn’t have to wait two weeks to get it!! The office is clean, organized, the staff seem to really enjoy working there. I would highly recommend this office to anyone, young to older! Thanks Dr. Wassel and Janise for helping make my experience wonderful!!!

Donna B. from Dallas, TX (Source: Yelp)


So — the September 1 update I promised. This dentist office shall wholeheartedly retain its 5-star rating from me, as well as a big shout out from me to all of Raleigh: if you need a dentist, GO HERE! Everyone on the staff is awesome (to me, “awesome” is an over-used word, but in this case it totally applies). They did my cleaning first which was fine, even though it had been a little over a year since my last cleaning. After that it was over to the dentist’s chair where Dr. Wassel did a fantastic job of undoing shoddy work, and then re-doing good work, from my previous dentist. No kidding I didn’t feel the needle (either time) and the whole experience was quite remarkable for a dentist appointment. They didn’t even mind that I brought along my iPod to drown out the noise (I hate the noise!!). The insurance estimate came in a little lower than they’d projected, which was a nice surprise, and I bought an electric toothbrush. Floss, people!

Hillary L. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


Since I partly chose my dentist after moving to the area based on Yelp! reviews, I feel it necessary to write my own and confirm others’ reviews for Wainright & Wassel. It’s hard to think that going to a dentist is a pleasurable experience, but they do their best to achieve just that here. The office is large, with different areas dedicated to regular cleanings versus dental work. Their equipment is new, and while their procedures seem current and maybe even progressive, they are not excessive. The staff are all incredibly friendly, and they were so accommodating for my busy schedule at my initial cleaning, which I truly appreciated. I also really appreciated that when I had dental work done recently, Dr. Wassel took his time to make sure things were right the first time around. I would much rather have an appointment that lasts 20-30 minutes longer than have to return on another day. Overall I’m very happy that I looked to Yelp! when choosing my dentist, and even happier that the reviews steered me in the right direction!

Joseph Roise (Source: Facebook)


A 20+ year old crown fell off over the weekend, I called and they fit me in the next day even though they had to work past their normal time. Both the Dr. and Assistant were extremely competent, professional and friendly. I can’t wait for my next crown to fall off……………………… just kidding.

Kelsey I. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


So glad I found this dental office on Yelp! Recently moved to the area and was trying to find a well-established and well-respected dentist. Look no further! Would highly recommend this office due to the professionalism of the staff, the non-existent wait time, and the quality work they do. Everyone is friendly and makes going to the dentist an enjoyable experience. They also have a really nice waiting area 🙂

Kristin Deim (Source: Google)


Very professional. Texted the office upon my arrival to the parking lot. They texted me back when they were ready for me. I was escorted directly to the x-ray room. X-rays were taken and the dentist examined me there. I was then escorted to my hygienist when she was ready for me. The rooms were all sterilized and my hygienist was wearing full protective gear. In these times, it was comforting to know that my dentist is taking all precautions to protect his employees and his clients. Well done!

Gail Ford Prosser (Source: Facebook)


Awesome first visit today! From checking in to the actual visit/cleaning with Kristin and exam by Dr. Wassel to the check out process it was so wonderful! Everyone was so professional and friendly! I highly recommend them!

Beth Prochaska (Source: Google)


I have been going to this office since 1994. The dentists here are trained in the most up to date methods and the dental hygienists are very professional and highly skilled. I was just having my teeth cleaned yesterday 3/16. The Covid protocol made me feel extremely safe. I couldn’t come in until it was time for me to be treated. When I was called to come into the office it felt like I was the only patient there. They are taking extreme precaution. The professionals in billing and appointments are all very nice and skilled in their jobs. They will help you navigate through insurance claims. Highly professional team!

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


Painless dentistry by “the best in the field”. Just had a crown repair By DR. Wassell….not a moment of discomfort and an hour after, Still no pain. This group really care about their patients and do Everything possible to make a dental visit a pleasant experience. While you wait in their comfortable waiting room, there’s coffee, tea, Condiments, bottled water, latest mags and papers, beautiful aquarium. But you must come early to enjoy those cause your wait time is always Minimal. They’re equipped with the latest technology and every single Person there will fast seem like a good friend. I highly recommend Them and honestly, look forward to future appointments.

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


I am an extremely anxious and sensitive dental patient. I hate to have dental treatment as most others do. I found an  outstanding office that has the best staff and incredible dental services I have ever experienced. I have had my teeth cleaned by the best hygienist and the dental work  I received  was absolutely painless! I explained my fears at the very beginning and they really tried to put me at ease.   This is beautiful office and a great location.  I highly recommend this office for your dental needs. You won’t be disappointed!

Kelly Burich (Source: Facebook)


Our family LOVES Wainright & Wassel! The medical team here is very accommodating and generous with details, recommendations, and most of all, their time. We really appreciate how we are treated, and the consideration to scheduling. You can expect excellent medical care, but with exceptional personal detail!

Mark Casey (Source: Google)


The entire staff at Wainright & Wassel is outstanding. From scheduling to cleaning to some more extensive repair work, I’ve never had a better experience anywhere else. My first crown made me feel like a king. They walked me through every procedure, the process, my own personal plan. They follow all the current safety protocols you would expect from a healthcare provider, while still maintaining a personal, comfortable environment. They greeted a lot of folks by first name, so that says a lot. I’m totally going back in 6 months!

Karen M. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


This dental office was exceptional. I was actually a part of the exam process…sometimes doctors talk as if you are not there, these doctors made sure I had an active role in my dental health by making me aware of what  needed to be done by showing me instead of telling me something that was too complicated to understand.  The staff was a great compliment to the doctors as well.  This office has ALL of the bells and whistles that I was looking for to feel anxiety free which was a bid plus for me.

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


Love the staff. Always professional, personable and they honor our time as we honor theirs by being on time ourselves! All four of our children like them a lot as well! Highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for an excellent practice! Their billing is accurate and fair. Checkout is efficient. All of their staff seems to get along and it shows. They’re the biggest smilers too! The renovation done was wonderful and made the waiting area so much more comfortable and peaceful. Coffee, tea and water are waiting for you while you wait. Forgot to brush your teeth before being seen? No worries, go to the bathroom and they have disposable toothbrushes just for that. There isn’t a thing they have forgotten. Such a good experience from the kids to us adults! Now to get our kids to actually brush their teeth regularly and well at home

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


I love coming to Wainright and Wassel. The staff is always kind and welcoming. They have appointments outside of normal business hours, which is a MUST for me. Who knew a 7 am dentist appointment could be so pleasant?! They have TVs for each chair, a nice waiting room with water available, and the receptionists are always so nice! I love that they never push services on you just to make money like I’ve experienced with other dentist offices. They simply recommend, inform, and explain in detail what your out-of-pocket cost would be, should you choose to do that treatment. If you’re looking for the best dentist, you found it!

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


The way we usually find a doctor or dentist is to use our handy-dandy insurance companies recommendation and go to the closest office to our home or work. In the past, this usually makes for us being satisfied with our service. But this time? We hit the dentist jackpot! My husband was the one that went first for his cleaning and to get a crown fixed. A crown that the last dentist had done and then fixed for about 2 months and still never got it right. Guess what? One visit with this office and my husband has no issues with his crown. I slacked on keeping up with my teeth…and I knew this so it was no surprise when I had a handful of cavities and a scaling that needed to be done. The best part? Dr. Wassel is a pro at giving a shot. No kidding, I never felt a thing. Even when he states it will sting for a second, you don’t feel it. I also liked that I never had to wait for hours after my appointment time to be seated. And the fillings were done fast! They do a lot of in house work here, so you won’t have to drag out your appointments which is nice. Time is money and they apparently take that seriously here. So satisfied that we had them see my son. They will definitely be keeping our business! I have a crown that also needs fixing and I am sure to be happy with it wh

William R. from Raleigh, NC (Source: Yelp)


This place is great! I had a problem with a filling that another dentist in Charlotte had filled and they worked me in immediately. Not only did they fix my pain but they pointed out additional issues that were missed. Dr. Wassel is thorough and he explains to you what you need to maintain proper oral health care. I drive from downtown Raleigh to see these guys in North Raleigh and I wanted go anywhere else.

Suzanne Weldy (Source: Google)


I have been a patient at Wainright & Wassel for 19 years. The dentists, hygienists and administrative staff are professional, kind and compassionate. In addition to standard checks and cleanings, I’ve had old fillings replaced, whitening treatment and beautiful porelain veneers placed on my two front teeth. Everything is done with excellence!

Lanny Schlenz (Source: Google)


Time for my semi-annual checkup and cleaning. Karen, my dental hygienist, does and outstanding job cleaning my teeth with instruments instead of the pressure washer method that feels like you are being drowned. Karen also finds some abnormalities that may need attention and also recommends procedures or products to make my teeth healthier. I have been going to Wainwright since 1985 and will continue to do so.

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


I did not go to the dentist for a long time due to lack of insurance and financial issues. This not only took a toll on my teeth, but also on my self-esteem. I knew my teeth and gums were unhealthy and I didn’t like my smile, but I still did not go. Fear also kept me from going to the dentist. I have had previous bad experiences and although I wasn’t happy with myself, nothing hurt, so I put off going to the dentist and told myself I’ll go soon. Soon didn’t come soon enough and I had a toothache. I knew I had to be seen. After getting a great recommendation for this practice from Shane Jones, I decided to try them. I was teary-eyed and embarrassed when I called for an appointment. I didn’t want anyone to see how badly I had neglected my teeth. From the time I called in May to make my first appointment until now, I have become a loyal patron of Wainright and Wassel DDS. They are not only very professional, they are also very knowledgeable about new technological advances and have always taken great care of me. I fear pain, but Dr. Wassel always ensures I am comfortably numb (lol) before any procedure. Janise and all of the staff there are wonderful and very supportive, especially with scared patients! From the time I enter for my appointment until I leave I feel like I am a part of a very kind family who is there to support me throughout any procedure I have done. I have never had pain during a procedure and my pain, if I ever have any after a procedure, has been managed as well. I rarely have pain after procedures, but there are some procedures, like today’s tooth extraction, that will inevitably be sore afterwards. I will not stop going until I get as close as I can to how my teeth were before I started neglecting them and then I will keep going to maintain my teeth. If you want professional, knowledgeable people who are also kind, funny, and take the fear out of dentistry, this is the place to go. I would recommend the practice to anyone (and I do all the time). I just can’t say thank you enough for all the genuinely kind people who got me in the door and have kept me coming back. There is no reason to associate anything but positive things with dentistry at this practice. If you’re looking for a new dentist where you will be taken care of like you are family, look no further. I highly recommend Wainright and Wassel DDS and am grateful to everyone who has helped me get my smile and my self-esteem back. I just wish I had found them sooner. Check them out. You won’t be disappointed. I’m feeling better than I ever have and I thank Dr. Wassell, Janise, and all of the staff there for caring about their patients and about what they do. If you have dental issues or just need a good dentist – look no further.

Brandon B. from Franklin, TN (Source: Yelp)


We really love Wainwright and Wassell. They take such good care of us and our kids. They way they deal with the pediatric aspect is amazing. My daughter had to do a tooth extraction today and they took such great care of her and were so encouraging and concerned for her. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them to anyone.

Marion Enyeart (Source: Google)


Dr. Wassel and his team have been awesome with our entire family. We’ve been going there for years now and highly recommend the practice. My daughter has numerous issues with her teeth (weak enamel, no space, etc) and she has been cared for so well, since a young age, that she never once complains or worries about going for a checkup because they make it a pleasant, positive, and fast experience. The hygienists are kind and gentle, and Dr. Matt is professional and funny so kids feel at ease. The office is comfortable and tastefully arranged so you might forget you’re at a dentist’s office – you can watch TV while you’re in the chair! They do a lot to make sure your experience is a good one. I definitely recommend this practice to others. I wrote this review all on my own because we had another great checkup today.

Jim D. from Cary, NC (Source: Yelp)


My father and I have been patients here for five years.  Far and away, this is the best, friendliest and most comprehensive dental treatment we have ever received.  Dr. Wassel and Janise are fantastic and do a great job of making sure I am comfortable and well-informed as to what procedure they are performing.  They work together as a great team which makes me feel more at ease and relaxed.  Just what I want when sitting in a dentist’s chair!  They are both always observant to ensure that my visit is pain-free – and I totally appreciate that!  The entire staff is very friendly, helpful and caring.  I really like the fact that the practice provides so many services, including getting a new crown placed in just one visit. I highly recommend this practice to anyone looking for friendly, state-of-the-art dental care.  In fact, my brother recently moved into the area and he is now also a patient there.