If you need a dentist near Asheville who will…

  • customize your treatments,
  • put your needs first,
  • treat you with dignity,
  • make sure you are constantly comfortable,
  • and always stay invested in the outcome of your care…

we’d like to introduce you to John Highsmith, DDS and Dr. Sylvia Jernigan.

Why Choosing the Right Dentist is so Important

You use it every day – or you should. Using it can be encouraging to others and yourself. It can boost your mood and your health. It can make you look younger, friendlier, and more trustworthy. It can even lower your blood pressure. It’s your smile. And it’s a treasure that should be cared for as thoughtfully and carefully as any of the other things that make life better.

So doesn’t it stand to reason that you choose the dentist near Asheville who puts an unparalleled amount of effort and passion into his craft?


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Meet Dr. John Highsmith:

Dr. Highsmith is the only AACD Accredited Dentist in Western NC. He travels all over the country to further his education and far exceeds the standard state requirements by 200 Hours of CE Annually. He is one of only 5 accredited members of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry in North Carolina, a Diplomate of The International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI) and has been placing implants over 35 Years. Dr. Highsmith is an artist as heart which shines through in his unique perspective on aesthetics, honing an innate ability to discern the nuances of beauty in the smallest of details.


Sylvia Jernigan

Meet Dr. Sylvia Jernigan:

Dr. Jernigan is also an avid learner interested in the artful, cosmetic side of being a dentist. She’s spent many extra hours of continuing education and training over the last few years to perfect her skills in truly transforming a patient’s smile. She provides a calming personality with a gentle touch to soothe any anxiety you may have. It is her goal to provide her patients with an education on their oral health so that together they can take the journey to building a better foundation.


We are proud enough of these facts and figures that we might repeat them a few times. But here’s the thing, all of this information should be important to you too! Yes, it’s nice that folks are amazed and impressed by Dr. Highsmith’s scholarship, dedication, experience, artistry, and enthusiasm. But the real point is this – his investment in dentistry and in the Asheville dental services you need is really an investment in your smile. And your wonderful, life-giving, communicating smile deserves it!


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"Take a big bite out of life."
- Dr. John Highsmith

John Highsmith, DDS


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