At Oakwood Dental Arts NC, part of creating well-crafted smiles means providing topnotch dental care, and we do everything we can to deliver you the most advanced dental treatments and options available in Hickory and surrounding areas.

We are dedicated to being a dental office for the whole family, meaning we know how to handle dental anxiety and how to make treatments as easy as possible for our patients, including children. No matter your treatment, our goal is to keep you comfortable and relaxed. We work together with you to come up with the best solutions that work for you. Read more about our treatments to learn how you can get a well-crafted smile.

Dental Cleanings

A professional dental cleaning every 6 months can greatly improve your oral health. Regular dental cleanings remove tarter and plaque buildup and reinforce your at-home oral care. Even more importantly, you will be examined for signs of cavities, gum disease, and oral cancer.


No one is very excited to get a tooth filling. We understand completely and will work with you to restore your tooth with as much comfort as possible, meaning we will use local anesthetic as well as walk you through the process. We make well-crafted smiles easy and pain-free.

Dental Sealants

Even with proper brushing and flossing, it is often difficult to clean the back areas of the mouth. That’s where dental sealants come in. The dentist applies a plastic coating onto the molars and premolars, protecting them from decay.


Dentures are a great option for many who have had ongoing problems with their teeth. Let Dr. McKinney help you find the perfect fit. We’ll teach you the best ways to care for your dentures, too, so you can maintain a confident smile.


A missing tooth or teeth can cause all kinds of problems. Dental bridges help replace missing teeth by “bridging” the gap between your teeth. Get back the ability to speak, eat, and chew properly with our dental bridge options.

Dental Implants

For some, dental implants can be a better option to replace a missing tooth. Dental implants place the new tooth into the bone, giving you better stability like a real tooth.


A crown can be used to cover a damaged tooth, which strengthens it. Crowns are often used on a tooth that needs a large filling or on one that just had a root canal. It can also be used to improve the appearance of the damaged tooth. Talk with us about your crown options.

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions remove a tooth that can not be saved. Sometimes there is too much damage in the tooth for a regular filling, crown or root canal to repair it. Other times, a baby tooth might not fall out on its own in time for the adult tooth to grow in. Plus, some people have extra teeth that take up too much space in the mouth. In such cases, a tooth extraction may be necessary.

Root Canals

Root canals can save your teeth from needing extraction. This dental procedure removes the nerve and pulp of the tooth so that the infection can be cleaned out. Dr. McKinney makes the procedure as comfortable as possible. Besides using local anesthetics so that you do not feel anything, he will also walk you through each step of the process.

CEREC Single Visit Crowns

CEREC single visit crowns allow you to get in and walk out with your new crown in one appointment. This advanced technology is quick and easy for your convenience while still delivering a beautiful natural smile.

3D Dental Imaging

We use 3D dental imaging software to get the best view of your teeth and their roots. Our software is fast and accurate, giving you the most out of your visit.

Call 828-324-6235 or email mckinneydds@OakwoodDentalArtsNC.com to set up your dentist appointment and discuss dental treatment options at Oakwood Dental Arts NC in Hickory, North Carolina.


407 2nd St NW
Hickory, NC 28601




Mon - Thurs; 8:00 AM -5:00 PM

Emergency and After Hours:  828-394-9318