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The Dental Care Center location in Wilson, North Carolina provides patients the advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dental care they need for a lifetime of healthy smiles. With a team of general dentists and hygienists, we can provide your entire family with dental services ranging from checkups and cleanings to dental implants and teeth whitening. Our Wilson dental office puts patients first, focusing on your continued comfort and providing prompt emergency dental care.

Contact us today for any questions for the dentists at The Dental Care Center in Wilson, NC.

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Dr. Michael S. Watson

Watson Dental Care CenterDr. Watson grew up in the mountains of North Carolina. He graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1989 with a degree in Chemistry and received his DDS from the UNC School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill in 1993. He completed a postgraduate training program in Esthetic Dentistry at University of Missouri – Kansas City in 1996. He has completed numerous courses at the Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies. He and his wife, Jennifer, have two daughters, Erin and Meredith. They also have two dogs, a German Shepherd named Trigger, and a Pekingese named Bitty Bear. He is an avid shooter and enjoys both time at the range and also first person shooter video games. The whole family are big Disney fans and love movies.

Dr. Stuart Higgins

Dr. Higgins graduated from North Carolina State in 1990 with a bachelor’s of science in zoology and attended Dental School at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Higgins has also attended the LD Pankey Institute and the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies.

Dr. Higgins enjoys camping, skiing and spending time with his wife, Kelley and their 3 children.

Dr. Higgins is a graduate of Louisburg College, North Carolina State University, and received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He has completed many courses in cosmetic and complex restorative dentistry.

His memberships include:

  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • American Dental Association
  • North Carolina Dental Society
Dr. George Mani

Dr. Mani graduated from North Carolina State University in 1985 with a bachelor’s of science in zoology; he attended the University of North Carolina, School of Dentistry, from 1985 to 1989 and worked with the US Public Health Service from 1989 to 1993. He returned to NC in 1993 and started his own dental practice in 1997 in Wake Forest, NC where he lives with his wife, Shirley, and two daughters, Rachel and Meera. In addition to practicing dentistry, he enjoys tennis, basketball, hiking, and travel.

Dr. John G. Collins

Dr. Collins is from Kentucky and attended the University of Louisville school of Dentistry. Afterward, he completed a Periodontics residency at Emory University in Atlanta. He moved to North Carolina to work at the dental school in Chapel Hill on a post-doctoral research program funded by the National Institutes of Health. While at UNC-CH, he authored 17 research articles in the field of periodontal disease research and implants.

As a member of Central Baptist Church in Henderson, Dr. Collins has been involved in mission work on 4 continents. An avid cyclist, he enjoys bicycle touring and travel with his wife. They have 2 adult children.

Dr. Kelly Konczal

Dr. Konczal has been practicing dentistry in the Smithfield area since 2008, minus a 9 month stint in California. She was trained at UNC-Chapel Hill, but remains true to her undergraduate roots as an NC State fan. In 2004 she graduated from State summa cum laude with degrees in Microbiology and Botany and conducted research on fungal plant pathogens.

Dentally, Dr. Konczal’s passion is extracting teeth. She loves to take patients’ minds off of their dental treatment by amusing them with stories of her daily life. The sound of laughter in the office is not at all unusual. She is also Clear Correct certified.

Outside of the office Dr. K enjoys spending time outside with her daughter and two dogs, a bullmastiff and a chihuahua. She is also a self-proclaimed nerd, word-game master, and maker of amazing baby food.

Dr. Susan Chang

Dr. Chang is a native of Toronto, Canada and earned her dental degree from Boston University Goldman school of Dental Medicine in 2004. She worked in public health for two years before joining The Dental Care Center in 2007. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the NC Dental Society. In her spare time, Dr. Chang enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family.

Dr. Young-Mi Oh

Dr. Oh grew up in South Korea, completing her bachelors and masters degrees at Seoul National University. She came to America to pursue her Ph. D. education in Horticulture and Soil Chemistry at North Carolina State University. With calling to serve people in dental field, she finished her dental training at UNC-Chapel Hill, School of Dentistry, graduating with honors in 2008. She practiced dentistry at CommWell Health in Salemburg, NC, serving the underprivileged from 2008 to 2010, then practiced in Cary, NC, until she joined the Dental Care Center in 2011.

She is happily married, with two children, Jessi (8) and Daniel (4). She likes to spend her free time playing with her children, reading, and going to the beach.

Monday through Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

building Dental Care Center

3001-B Raleigh Road Parkway West
Wilson, NC 27896

Phone: (252) 293-4469

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