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 care at Hendersonville Location

    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 24 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.
    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.

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