Our Doctors

All professionals at Upwards Dental maintain the highest levels of accreditation and pursue ongoing education to stay abreast of the latest trends in the dental field. Read on to learn more about our Doctor's experience and training.

  • Dr.
    Eric Dollinger
    Owner, Providing Patient Care at All Locations

    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. 

    He has been married to his high school sweetheart, Tabitha, for 20 years. They have two sons, Noah and Jason. 

    In Dr. Dollinger's free time he enjoys mentoring, playing basketball, and learning more about dentistry.

    Dr. Dollinger's Professional Memberships Include:

  • Dr.
    Stanley “Chip” McChristian
    Hendersonville Location

    Dr. McChristian is happy to have served patients in the Hendersonville community for over 25 years.  Born in Idaho, He was raised in Florida.  He received his dental degree from the University of Florida, College of Dentistry  1981, where he had received a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy 4 years prior.

    He had a general dental practice in Delray Beach, Florida for 10 years, before moving to Hendersonville in 1991. What a great move! In 2012, McChristian Dental opened on South Allen Road. McChristian Dental was purchased by Dr. Dollinger in the Summer of 2016 and is now Upwards Dental - Hendersonville Location.

    As an active member of Henderson County Dental Society, the North Carolina Dental Association, The American Dental Association and the Carolina Mountain Study Club, He is committed to public oral health, ethics, science and professional development.

    He has been happily married to Ann since 1982, and we have been blessed with three children and five grandchildren. The joy he experiences in life is directly connected to the relationship he and Ann have.

    He enjoys crossfit, coaching high school football and experiencing this beautiful world that’s been given us.

  • Dr.
    John Hoskins
    Chestnut Location

    An Asheville native, John Hoskins received his undergraduate degree in Biology from St. Lawrence University in 1977 and graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1987. He opened his private care dental practice in the fall of 1987. He has been at the current East Chestnut location in the heart of Asheville since 1998. Dr. Hoskins' practice was purchased by Dr. Dollinger in December of 2017 and is now Upwards Dental - Chestnut Location.

    While building and developing his practice in Asheville, Dr. Hoskins began an educational journey to broaden his experience and enhance his knowledge base in order to keep abreast of new technology in his field and continue to provide state-of-the art dental care to his patients. His credentials include completion of the Management Program as well as the Mastery Program at the Schuster Center in Scottsdale, Arizona. During his years of study, he refined a patient-centered treatment model that puts a premium on developing a relationship with patients based on honesty, integrity, and trust. Dr. Hoskins is excited to now be apart of the Upwards Dental Family.

    Dr. Hoskins is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentistry, which requires 500 hours of continuing education and passing an exam. He has also completed educational continuums with the OBI Foundation of Bioesthetic Dentistry, which involves three years of course work and presentations of a total oral rejuvenation. There are about 300 dentists in the U.S. who have completed this curriculum. Dr. Hoskins has also taken continuums with the Kois Center and The Dawson Academy. During his career, Dr. Hoskins has completed more than 1,000 hours of continuing education.


    • B.S. degree in Biology, St. Lawrence University, Canton N.Y.  1977
    • DDS degree University of NC, Chapel Hill, 1987

    Set up private practice late 1987

    Graduate of:

    He is a member of the following professional associations:

    • N.C. Dental Society
    • American Dental Association
    • The Academy of General Dentistry with the Fellowship designation
    • Buncombe County Dental Society

    He has also served on the Vestry of Trinity Episcopal Church.

    Dr. Hoskins has provided clients with a health-centered approach that focuses on the causes of dental disease to break the cycle of continued dental despair and repair.  His path has led him to associate with some of the finest dentists in the country and their influences.  These people include Dr. Michael Schuster, Dr. Bob Frazer, and Drs. Jim Benson and Chuck Wold with Orognatic Bioesthetics International (OBI). He prides himself as being a health-centered dentist who looks at the totality of a patient’s health, which includes the physical, dental, and emotional well being. 

    He is married to Laura A. Webb. They are devoted pet lovers with dogs and cats. He is a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, and he and his wife enjoy a myriad of hobbies: hiking, biking, motorcycling and travel.

  • Dr.
    Justin Buchanan
    Biltmore Ave. Location

    Dr. Buchanan graduated from Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine’s School of Dental Medicine in 2016. Prior to studying at LECOM, he attended the University of Georgia where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 

    Dr. Buchanan is a family practice dentist who is passionate about providing the highest quality of care to his patients by providing treatment based on the fields leading academic principles and techniques. He strives to create a comfortable and enjoyable environment for the whole family as he partners with his patients to restore and maintain their goals of excellent oral health. Dr. Buchanan is an active member of the American Dental Association. 

    Originally from Kennesaw, Georgia, Dr. Buchanan and his wife, Jessica, now live in Asheville. They enjoy working on woodworking projects, traveling, watching Georgia football, and spending time outdoors with friends and family.

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