Dr. Blake KingsburyA passion for helping people, coupled with a passion for art, specifically ceramic art, led me down the path to becoming a dentist. Years of making and glazing porcelain pottery prepared me for the physical practice of Dentistry better than I could have imagined. Having this background in Ceramics and hands on staining and glazing of pottery encouraged me to take that knowledge and apply it to my dental practice in an effort to help patients.
Growing up in more than 5 cities in South Carolina and Florida prepared me for what would be a college and post graduate career filled with a lot of travel. I started college at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Through FSU I studied abroad for two semesters: one in London, and one in Florence, Italy. During those semesters I traveled extensively and gained a love and passion for other cultures and languages.
After returning home from Italy I transferred to the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO, where I received a Bachelors in Fine Arts with a focus on ceramics. For dental school, I attended Medical University of South Carolina. After graduating, I attended an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency in Alamosa Colorado.
Since 2009 I have practiced in the Greater Charlotte area. My dental career has naturally focused on repairing patients’ smiles using the most advanced techniques available. My passion for art has most certainly carried over into my dental career. Through the use of a cutting edge digital CAD/CAM technology, called CEREC, I am able to create permanent, beautiful, incredibly life-like dental restorations – in many cases, in the same day. With the CEREC machine, I am able to design and control every aspect of the dental experience, including the design, fabrication, and staining and glazing of your restoration. This technology, coupled with extensive continuing education in advanced surgical grafting techniques and implant placement, has also allowed me to become a full-service implant placing dentist as well.
I hope to meet you and help you with all of your dental needs.
- Florida State University
- University of Colorado
- Medical University of South Carolina
- Advanced Education in General Dentistry, AEGD
Dr. Bryan Hill
Dr. Hill studied exercise physiology before being accepted into the dental school at West Virginia University. Upon graduating, he went to Dallas, Texas to pursue a residency in advanced dental education. He performed advanced implant dentistry while treating patients with complex issues. After graduating, he worked in a private office in north Dallas, before finally moving to the beautiful Charlotte, North Carolina.
In his spare time he enjoys traveling, salsa dancing, and spending time with his family.
Dr. Molly Briggs
Dr. Briggs received her Doctorate in Dental Surgery from University at Buffalo in Buffalo, NY. She then went on to complete a residency in Advanced Education in General Dentistry in Phoenix, Arizona, where she was able to treat medically compromised patients in all aspects of general dentistry. Prior to dental school, she received a B.S. in Biomedical Science from Rochester Institute of Technology in her native city of Rochester, NY. She is excited to be a part of Gastonia Family Dentistry where she can provide excellent patient care with the use of cutting edge technology.
Outside of dentistry, she enjoys reading, interior design, hiking and spending time with friends.
Molly is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Dr. Adam Smigiel
After growing up in Michigan, Dr. Smigiel studied biology at The University of Detroit Mercy before attending The University of Michigan School of Dentistry in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Upon graduation he moved with his golden retriever down to the great state of North Carolina to escape the snow up north. After moving down, he joined a private practice in Charlotte before joining us at Gastonia Family Dentistry. He prides himself in treating complex cases to improve his patients oral health and producing beautiful smiles every day.
When not at the office Adam is spending time outdoors, whether it is working in his yard, golfing, hiking, or out on the water. He is always applying sunscreen and is considering buying stock in it!
Adam is a member of The American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.
Prevention and Patient Education
At Gastonia Family Dentistry, prevention is the foundation upon which we practice oral healthcare. Dr. Kingsbury and Dr. Hill emphasize patient education, equipping our patients to fully achieve their dental goals and helping to preserve their smiles for a lifetime. We invite you to explore our Patient Education resources, and to feel free to ask us any questions that you may have about your oral health.