Welcome to Our Practice

Welcome to Upwards Dental, Your Dentist in Asheville, NC and Hendersonville, NC

At Upwards Dental our philosophy is to provide treatment to the whole person - with a special focus on how your teeth and gums relate to your total body health. We want you to be confident that your smile achieves your goals for comfort, function and appearance. We're here to make that happen.

We also understand that choosing a dentist is an important decision. After all, your smile is your greatest asset and says a lot about your overall health. From the moment you walk in the door, you'll be welcomed by a caring staff in a relaxed, stress-free environment where the whole family can feel at ease.

Upwards Dental offers a full range of general & cosmetic dental treatments at our office to help you achieve your perfect smile, such as teeth whitening, crowns, preventive care, root canals, dentures or dental implants. We utilize the latest in dental technology and techniques in order to offer you the best preventive care and treatment available in Asheville.

To learn more about our comprehensive service offering, talented Asheville dentists and office procedures, take a few moments to look over the informative pages on our website. For additional information, you can always contact our office by calling or stopping in.

Relax with confidence at Upwards Dental. We're your neighbors and we're here to help you maximize the health of your smile. We have two state of the art dental offices. Contact either our Biltmore Ave. or Hendersonville office today to learn more.

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Meet Our Doctors

Learn Who We Are

  • Dr.
    Eric Dollinger

    Dr. Dollinger graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of North Carolina-Asheville with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. He then attended the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry, graduating with a DDS degree with honors. Upon graduation Dr. Dollinger returned to the mountains of Western North Carolina to create a dental practice to reach out to those in the community he grew up. Read more here.

  • Dr.
    Ashley Gates
    Providing Care at Biltmore Ave. Location

    Dr. Ashley Gates was born and raised in Western North Carolina. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Biological Sciences and a concentration in Human Biology. She attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Adams School of Dentistry. During dental school she was part of the Uganda Project where she provided dental care to children and adults in rural Uganda. Dr. Gates is passionate about providing high quality dental care and helping patients restore and maintain optimum oral health.

    Dr. Gates is married to her husband, Bradley, and together they have two very energetic golden doodles. In her free time, she enjoys reading, hiking, and traveling.