Welcome to the family and cosmetic dentistry office of Smithfield, NC dentist Dr. James Oldham.

Welcome to Our Practice

We pride ourselves on our success in building relationships with the patients in our practice. We take time to get to know you, to educate you, and to discuss your treatment options. Our goal is to earn your trust and make you feel comfortable beginning with your first appointment

Our patients feel very comfortable while in our care, and it starts at the front door with warm colors in the reception room that will remind you more of home than of being in a dentist's office. We have a comfortable reception area, complete with a flat-screen TV and coffee bar. But most importantly, we have a staff of caring professionals who are ready to make your visit with us a pleasant experience.

We accept a variety of insurances, offer convenient payment options, and are eager to care for the dental needs of you and your family. We invite you to call us today for an appointment at (919) 934-4909.

Caring For Your Family’s Dental Health

Dr. Oldham is a firm believer in using the most up-to-date sterilization techniques available and our staff stays current on OSHA certification. When it comes to patient care, digital radiographs are taken which reduce patients' radiation exposure. We also employ the use of intra-oral cameras, which aid in diagnosis and in educating our patients. All this enables us to serve you and your families needs better.

Comprehensive Dental Services

An experienced cosmetic and family dentist in Smithfield NC, Dr. Oldham offers periodontal treatment and dental implants procedures at his office. Moreover, the practice is pleased to have an oral surgeon right in the office, which means patients who require wisdom teeth removal or dental implants do not have to go outside our practice for those procedures.

Meet Dr. James Oldham

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    James A. Oldham

    Smithfield, NC dentist Dr. Oldham is a native of Kenly, NC, and has lived in Johnston county the majority of his life.

    He thinks it is wonderful to be able to relieve his patients from dental pain, and it is a great thing to make people feel better about themselves- whether that means restoring discolored teeth or improving one’s ability to enjoy life more because they can eat their favorite foods without discomfort. READ MORE ABOUT DR. OLDHAM


What Our Clients Say About Us

  • "Always a pleasant experience! The staff is always so gracious. Dr. Oldham is always very concerned about your holistic well being!"
    Susan P.
  • "Dr. Oldham's staff is awesome as usual. They worked me in for a brief repair on a very busy day. Dr. Oldham is a great dentist."
    Judy M.
  • "We have always been pleased with Dr. Oldham's care and professional expertise. He helped my child feel so very comfortable at yesterday's visit! I would highly recommend Dr. Oldham for the young and old alike!"
    Heather R.
  • "Dr. Oldham is very professional and concerned for the welfare of his patients. He has been my dentist over 20 years and has always provided me with the best care possible."
  • "Dr. Oldham and his staff make a trip to the dentist a pleasure. They all are professional, courteous, and very friendly. I highly recommend Dr. Oldham's office to anyone searching for a gentle and caring dental practice."
    Kelly W.
  • "As usual my visit was great. I have been a patient of Dr. Oldham's from the beginning of his practice and he and his staff have always offered professional care and down home hospitality."
    Dwight J.

Featured Articles

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  • Bridges

    When you lose a tooth, it affects not just the appearance, but the function of your smile. It can be difficult to eat or speak naturally, extra stress is put on your remaining teeth, you’re at greater risk for developing gum disease, your remaining teeth can shift out of position causing bite problems, ...

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  • Orthodontic Retention

    Getting your braces off is definitely a cause for celebration. You can finally enjoy your new smile after all that work and effort! But getting your braces off isn’t the end of treatment. Once your braces come off, you will enter the retention period of treatment. During the retention period, you will ...

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  • Inlays and Onlays

    Inlays and onlays are indirect restorations used to repair molars and premolars damaged by decay or trauma. Inlays and onlays fit more securely and last longer than fillings, strengthen compromised teeth, and preserve more natural tooth structure than crowns. An inlay is used to restore the center of ...

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  • Dental Implants

    If you have recently dealt with an injury or disease that affected your oral health, there are options available to recover the smile you once had. You may even be able to achieve a better smile than the one you had. Dental implants make it possible to renew your smile if you have lost some teeth. There ...

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  • Tooth Decay Prevention

    What is tooth decay? Tooth decay begins with the Streptococcus mutans bacteria. These bacteria join with food particles and fluids in the mouth to create plaque, a constantly forming biofilm which sticks to the surface of tooth enamel. The bacteria in plaque convert the sugars in our foods into lactic ...

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  • Root Canal Treatment

    Every tooth has two sections: a crown, the visible part of the tooth above the gum line, and one or more roots, which anchor the teeth within the jaw. Each tooth has three basic layers: an outer layer of hard enamel (which protects the crown) or cementum (which covers the root), a middle layer of softer ...

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  • Fillings

    The bacteria in plaque produce acids that erode tooth enamel, eventually creating a hole, or cavity, in the tooth surface. Left untreated, this decay can spread to the interior of the tooth, and might lead to the need for a crown, a root canal, or even extraction. When caught early, your dentist can ...

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  • Veneers

    A dental veneer is a thin, durable porcelain shell that is custom-fabricated to cover the front of a tooth. Veneers can restore the appearance of teeth with chips, cracks, and stains, can close small gaps between the teeth, and can reshape misshapen or slightly misaligned teeth. Veneers are a popular ...

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  • Educational Videos

    Take a few minutes to watch our educational videos and learn more about different dental treatments and procedures. Video topics include general & cosmetic dentistry, Implants, oral health and hygiene, orthodontics and preventative dentistry. ...

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  • Laser Decay Diagnostics

    Using lasers, dentists can detect tooth decay that is not yet visible and would otherwise be undiagnosed using traditional methods. Laser cavity detection is based on the fact that healthy tooth structure reflects light, or “fluoresces,” differently than does decayed tooth structure. Teeth with decay ...

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James A. Oldham, D.D.S.


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm