Welcome to the practice of Dr. Derek C. Barnes

Where we strive to exceed your expectations through our friendly team, modern office, and professional results.


A Wide Range Of
Dental Services

Teeth Whitening

Are your teeth stained? Do you wish for a brighter, more brilliant smile? If your teeth are yellowed with no restorations, Dr. Derek C. Barnes may recommend teeth whitening in Charlotte, North Carolina. Other shades of staining may not bleach as well or at all. Restorations like dental fillings and dental crowns will not react to the whitening product, so they will stand out against your newly whitened teeth. Our dentist offers ZOOM! Whitening and at-home whitening.


Are your teeth crowded or crooked? Do you wish for a straighter, more radiant smile? Ask. Dr. Derek C. Barnes about Invisalign® in Charlotte, North Carolina. Invisalign is the leading brand of clear aligners. Clear aligners are a set of tight-fitting retainers that are custom made to slip over your teeth. These aligners gently straighten your teeth over time. Every two weeks, our dentist will provide you with the next set of clear aligners.

Teeth Cleaning

Dr. Derek C. Barnes recommends that you and your family schedule a teeth cleaning in Charlotte, North Carolina, at least every six months. This appointment includes a professional teeth cleaning, fluoride, a dental exam, and dental X-rays.

Root Canal Therapy

Dental pulp is the soft area in the center of a tooth where the veins, nerves, and connective tissues are located. If a tooth’s dental pulp becomes infected, Dr. Derek C. Barnes may recommend a root canal in Charlotte, North Carolina. Root canal therapy is the process by which our dentist removes the infected dental pulp, bacteria, and debris from a tooth. After the tooth is thoroughly cleaned out, our dentist will seal the tooth and place a dental filling.

Dr. Derek Barnes

Dr. Derek C. Barnes earned his undergraduate degree in biology from The Citadel, Military College of South Carolina. He then entered The Medical University of South Carolina, earning a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree, placing a focus on cosmetic and family dentistry. He served as an adjunct faculty member at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s school of dentistry and a member of several professional dental associations and societies, including: The Charlotte Dental Society, American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, Old North State Dental Society, AJ Williams Study Club N.C. Dental Society, and the Seattle Study Club. Dr. Barnes was also honored as a fellow in the International Congress of Oral Implantologist. In striving for excellence in aesthetic and restorative dentistry, he is a strong advocate of continuing education. He has completed many hours of advanced cosmetic, implant, and restorative courses to stay abreast with the modern innovations of today’s dentistry which he employs in his private practice. He has devoted several years to surgical dental implant placement education at the Triangle Dental Implant Institute and the Alabama Implant residency program. He completed a comprehensive Implant Residency Program. The residency program focused on sound implant and surgical practices.

Family and family time is very precious to Dr. Barnes. He is happily married to his lovely wife Natasha Barnes. Dr. Barnes has two beautiful young men, Derek II and Jordan. He is an avid fisherman and loves to charter boats to sport fish in the Gulf Stream. Dr. Barnes is also a private Pilot and flies airplanes as a hobby.

Dr. Barnes and his dental team enjoy observing the patient’s reaction when they discover their new beautiful smiles using veneers, tooth-colored fillings, crowns, bridges, and implants. He has also developed a reputation of performing all dental procedures as painlessly as possible. His office offers you a comfortable, relaxing, family environment that gives unhurried personal care and attention. He is an advocate of keeping his patients comfortable throughout their procedures. Dr. Barnes would love to have you join his dental family and become a key player in maintaining or restoring your dental health.


What People Are Saying

For someone who has spent the better part of her life dreading the dentist office, I have to say that Dr. Barnes changed my opinion completely. From the moment I stepped into the office until I left, it was an absolutely wonderful experience.
Dr. Barnes and his entire staff are very professional very friendly and very competent. I would highly recommend him to anyone who is looking for a good dentist.

Carolyn C

Best Dentist around who cares about his patients. I haven’t been to this practice in a few years due to moving but, when I did call the staff worked me in the next day. Once I got to the office and seen Dr. Barnes he immediately worked me in for the whole day missing his break and all just to ensure that my procedure was completed. I really appreciate him and his staff for assisting me in my emergency.

Antawan S

I have never received better service and care from a dentistry’s office in my life. Dr. Barnes seems like a genuinely nice person who cares for his patients. Everyone in the office was friendly, welcoming, and very professional. My appointment was at 7:30 am on Valentine’s Day – they even gave me a rose when I left. I highly recommend them to anyone searching for a new dentist office, especially if you are new to the area!

Jennifer W

I just had my first appointment with Dr. Barnes and subsequently my second appointment was the next day. The staff that I met were kind, warm and professional…with excellent customer service. Every step of what I was to experience was explained in detail. Dr. Barnes was friendly, professional with a good sense of humor and he made sure that I was holding up during the procedure. At last, I think I can finally look forward to my twice yearly appointments.


Diane M

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1422-A Orchard Lake Drive
Charlotte, NC 28270

Monday – Thursday

7:30am – 4:15pm

Friday – Sunday