Meet the Doctors

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

Jeffrey S. Carroll, D.D.S.                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Born and raised south of Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Carroll relocated to North Carolina in 2010.  He earned Bachelors Degrees in Chemistry and Biology and a Masters Degree in Chemistry from East Carolina University.  He earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry.  In his spare time, Dr. Carroll enjoys kayaking, biking, camping, live music, and spending time with his dog.

Professional Memberships:                                       

  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • First District Dental Society

Contact Us

Candler Family Dentistry

1215 Smokey Park Hwy

Candler, NC 28715-9248

(828) 665-7000

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