Dentist in Candler, NC

The brief descriptions below are designed to familiarize you with our staff's training, professional credentials and work experience.

Joshua C. Merrell, D.D.S.

A native of Hendersonville, Dr. Merrell graduated from West Henderson High School.  He earned a Bachelors Degree in Chemistry and Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  After completing his dental training, he worked at the Surry County Health and Nutrition Center in Dobson, NC while his wife completed medical school and residency training at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, NC.  Dr. Merrell opened his private practice in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in 2006.  In his spare time, Dr. Merrell enjoys, golf, basketball, hiking, snow skiing and movies.

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • First District Dental Society
  • Henderson County Dental Society
  • Carolina Mountain Dental Education Club
  • International College of Implantology
  • Buncombe County Dental Society

 

Cameron T. Swift, D.M.D.

Growing up in the Winston-Salem area, Dr. Swift has a love and appreciation for the people and culture of North Carolina. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. He received a Bachelor’s degree in Biology and Exercise and Sport Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Swift is especially interested in Restorative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and Endodontics. He is passionate about missions work both locally and overseas. When he’s not practicing dentistry, Dr. Swift enjoys playing sports, cooking, and spending time outdoors. 

Professional Memberships:

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society

Contact Us

Candler Family Dentistry

(828) 665-7000
1215 Smokey Park Hwy Candler, NC 28715-9248