Dr. Gabriel Duncan earned his Doctor of Dental Surgery at UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2012. While there he was honored to travel to Eastern Europe as a student-dentist as well as volunteer at the local SHAC clinic and the North Carolina Missions of Mercy Dental clinic. He was also a member of Delta Sigma Delta honor society. While serving in the orphanages of Moldova he had the privilege to provide dental treatment to the children with no access to dental care. He counts this as one of the most rewarding and life-changing experiences he’s ever had.
As a child Dr. Duncan was terrified of the dentist. It wasn’t until the age of 13 when an accident with a hammer prompted the need for an emergency dental visit. The care and skill his dentist displayed that day slowly began to change Dr. Duncan’s perception of dentistry. Many years later when he was considering dental school, he went back and shadowed the very dentist who had helped him, and it was at that visit It was then that he decided this was his life’s work. Dr. Duncan cares about his patients and applies the same level of care to them as his dentist did for him years ago. His goal is to build relationships, relieve discomfort and prevent large dental problems by fixing them while they are still small.
A self-described “education junkie”, Dr. Duncan is constantly learning and improving ways to provide the most advanced and quality dentistry to his patients in the most gentle and conservative way. Dr. Duncan is always adding to his dental knowledge so that he can provide the best care possible. He believes in in utilizing the latest advancements in education and technology, such as low-radiation Cone Beam 3D technology to bring the best in prevention and treatment to his patients.
Dr. Duncan is an active member of the Academy of General Dentistry, having successfully completed the Fellowship Exam in 2018. He is also an active member of Spear Education, IAOMT, CEREC doctors, and the ICOI (International Congress of Oral Implantologists). Dr. Duncan is grateful to be able to provide a full range of services, including Invisalign, Myo Munchee and Myobrace to patients of all ages.
Outside of the office Dr. Duncan enjoys traveling, volunteering, working out and spending time with his family.
It all began in 1973 when Philadelphia Eagles football player Fred Hill and his wife, Fran, learned that their daughter, Kim, had leukemia. While receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), they met other families who drove hours to the hospital to be with their children, only to sleep overnight in waiting room chairs and eat from vending machines because they had nowhere else to go.
Fred and Fran Hill decided to do something for these families, teaming up with the Philadelphia Eagles, Dr. Audrey Evans and local McDonald’s owner/operators. McDonald’s gift of the Shamrock Shakes’ proceeds made it possible to purchase and restore a house near the hospital where these families could stay and the first Ronald McDonald House was born. Since that time, more than 350 Houses have been opened worldwide.
Our team is also involved in the growing community of Holly Springs. We have taken time to speak at local schools on dental hygiene and has provided care packages for each student that participated. We see all ages at Spring Smiles.
We have a Airdec Filtration system that not only removes mercury particles from the air during our S.M.A.R.T. procedures but also other bacteria in the air such as covid and mold spores. We also have 2 Medify Air filtration systems that run all the times to constantly purify our air in the office. We have one in the back of the house and in the reception area. Spring Smiles also work with Medlin Davis cleaners to have all our scrub jackets, and lab jackets professionally cleaned after every shift.
Intertek tested Medify’s MA-40 and MA-50 air purifiers against COVID-19 and SARS-Cov-2 and the results are in - we successfully removed 99.9% of harmful particles from the air.
At Spring Smiles, we understand that oral health is a direct indicator of whole-body health and function. Our conservative, gentle philosophy is to help patients identify and correct oral health risks before they become larger issues. We are proud to partner with our patients to encourage positive oral hygiene habits and educate our community about dental health. We do this because we truly believe in the life-changing power of a healthy, confident smile.
We’re dedicated to providing a stellar patient experience, whether you’re here for a simple checkup or a restorative treatment. Our whole office was designed with your comfort in mind. Our operatories are equipped with TVs so you can catch up on your favorite Netflix during treatment. If there is anything we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, let us know!
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Our commitment to our patients is to give them the respect and care that they deserve and expect. We partner with our patients to identify and correct oral health risks before they become a larger issue by creating an ideal vision of care that is specific to them.
We know that through preventative dentistry we can improve and even save lives. When we help patients become healthy, we create stronger families and communities.
Our goal is to create a happier, healthier patient with a high level of personal and professionalism that stands out above the rest.