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We Put Our Patients at Ease

Enjoy comfortable, reliable dentistry of the highest quality.

You’re in Great Hands

Considerate. Considerate. Compassionate. Confident. These are just a few words that accurately describe the Dentistry On Monroe team. We are experts at helping you feel at ease during your visit, whether it be for a consultation or treatment. When you’re here, simply sit back, relax, and let us take care of you.

Education

  • Temple University – Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD)
  • University of Pittsburgh – BS in Biological Science and Neuroscience

Additional Training

  • General Practice Residency – Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bethlehem
  • Reingage Invisalign Training
  • Garg Implant Seminars
  • Engel Implant Institute

Affiliations

Eric Turner, DMD

Eric Turner was raised in the Philadelphia suburbs. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he majored in both Biology and Neuroscience, graduating with honors. He served as a teaching assistant in several courses and relaxed by writing music for guitar and singing in the Pitt Pendulums, the school’s a capella group. During these years he was given the opportunity to shadow his family dentist and mentor. He learned how the combination of a medical background and fine hand skills could improve the health and confidence of others. Equally as important, he saw how an outgoing personality and genuine concern for a patient could help ease the fears surrounding dental procedures. 
 
After deciding dentistry was the perfect profession for him, Dr. Turner attended the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. There he received extensive practice performing both routine and complex dental procedures. His skill and dedication were recognized by his professors in his senior year when he was inducted into the dental honors fraternity OKU. Dr. Turner chose to continue his education by attending a residency program for General Dentistry, where he learned more advanced techniques to increase the quality of his work and maximize patient comfort. 
 
Dr. Turner then entered private practice with his mentor and grew there for 4 years. He continued to pursue high-level training in dental implants, Invisalign, and exciting new techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In deciding to open his own practice, Dr. Turner finally listened to his wife Melissa (originally from Florida), and agreed to move south. They visited Charlotte in the summer of 2017 and instantly fell in love with the area. They decided to build their future in this incredible city. Dr. Turner could not be more excited to share his passion for quality, beautiful, long-lasting dentistry with the people of Charlotte, his new home. 
 
When not in the office, Dr. Turner enjoys traveling, scuba diving, skiing, and playing guitar. He is also a skilled cook and baker who is always looking to try new recipes! 

Eric Turner, DMD

Eric Turner was raised in the Philadelphia suburbs. He attended the University of Pittsburgh where he majored in both Biology and Neuroscience, graduating with honors. He served as a teaching assistant in several courses and relaxed by writing music for guitar and singing in the Pitt Pendulums, the school’s a capella group. During these years he was given the opportunity to shadow his family dentist and mentor. He learned how the combination of a medical background and fine hand skills could improve the health and confidence of others. Equally as important, he saw how an outgoing personality and genuine concern for a patient could help ease the fears surrounding dental procedures. 
 
After deciding dentistry was the perfect profession for him, Dr. Turner attended the Temple University Kornberg School of Dentistry. There he received extensive practice performing both routine and complex dental procedures. His skill and dedication were recognized by his professors in his senior year when he was inducted into the dental honors fraternity OKU. Dr. Turner chose to continue his education by attending a residency program for General Dentistry, where he learned more advanced techniques to increase the quality of his work and maximize patient comfort. 
 
Dr. Turner then entered private practice with his mentor and grew there for 4 years. He continued to pursue high-level training in dental implants, Invisalign, and exciting new techniques in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. In deciding to open his own practice, Dr. Turner finally listened to his wife Melissa (originally from Florida), and agreed to move south. They visited Charlotte in the summer of 2017 and instantly fell in love with the area. They decided to build their future in this incredible city. Dr. Turner could not be more excited to share his passion for quality, beautiful, long-lasting dentistry with the people of Charlotte, his new home. 
 
When not in the office, Dr. Turner enjoys traveling, scuba diving, skiing, and playing guitar. He is also a skilled cook and baker who is always looking to try new recipes! 

Education

  • Temple University – Doctorate of Medical Dentistry (DMD)
  • University of Pittsburgh – BS in Biological Science and Neuroscience

Additional Training

  • General Practice Residency – Lehigh Valley Health Network, Bethlehem
  • Reingage Invisalign Training
  • Garg Implant Seminars
  • Engel Implant Institute

Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry
  • American Academy of Clear Aligners

Maritza

Maritza was born and raised in North Carolina. She attended Premier Dental Academy in 2018 where she received her Dental Assistant certification. In her spare time, she’s at the gym or binge-watching her favorite shows. Maritza chose the dental field because she wanted to help people love their smiles as much as she loves hers. “It’s a beautiful day to save a smile.”

Ayres

Ayres is a native of Kentucky who spent most of her childhood in Columbia, SC. In 2009, she and her family relocated to Charlotte, NC. She attended North Carolina Central University, where she earned her Bachelor of Science in 2017. In 2020, she earned her Masters in Psychology from the University of Phoenix. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her friends and family or binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, Station 19 and Chopped. Ayres enjoys working in the dental field because she loves the patient care aspect of the job. Being able to see the patient’s smile when they walk out of the office is truly a great feeling!