Dr. Robert Kent
Choosing an orthodontist for yourself or your family is an important decision. You not only want to work with the best team but also want to choose a practice where you will feel comfortable and valued as a patient and friend.
Having 3 boys who are all former braces patients, Dr. Kent is in touch with the impact and influence a smile can have on a young person’s self-esteem. Living within ten minutes of his offices enables Dr. Kent to provide extra services to his patients preparing for surgery or those who may have emergencies at hours when other practices are unavailable due to logistics. As a boy, Dr. Kent wore braces and confides that he actually liked his orthodontist. He even went to lunch with him and, on occasion, went into the office to observe or “shadow” to better understand what orthodontists actually did at work. When offered a job there to handle “small projects,” he jumped at the opportunity.
“I never thought about becoming an orthodontist for the money or the title. I just like working with my hands and improving appearances with a better smile, or removing someone’s embarrassment or emotional pain,” the doctor recalls. “Everyone’s an individual, so we strive to individually correct things for their special needs. Their smile and boost in confidence are rewarding to us.”
Dr. Kent specializes in orthodontic care for children, teenagers and adults. He received two undergraduate degrees and his Doctorate in Dentistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill finishing in the top 5% of his class. He received his Masters in Orthodontics from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri and is proud to have finished first in his class.
In his free time, Dr. Kent enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Donna, their children and dogs. In addition, he enjoys keeping active with tennis, golf, snowboarding, working out and spending time at the beach.
Aside from his private practices, Dr. Kent is a member of many professional organizations including the North Carolina Association of Orthodontics, the Southern Association of Orthodontics, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontics.
American Association of Orthodontists – www.braces.org
On this site, you can learn about orthodontists-specialists in the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of dental and facial irregularities. The correction of tooth and jaw alignment results in a healthy, attractive smile that’s good for life.
American Dental Association (ADA) – www.ada.org
The ADA is the professional association of dentists committed to the public’s oral health, ethics, science and professional advancement.
Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society – www.rwcds.org
The RWCDS was formed in 1975, growing out of the Raleigh Dental Society and reflecting the area’s increasing growth in both population and dentists. The RWCDS serves to promote oral health in the Wake County community, to provide continuing education, and to represent the interests of the dental profession in Wake County.