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Welcome to Don Fortner, DMD, Your Dentist in Salisbury, NC

Welcome! The dental professionals at Don Fortner, DMD are pleased to welcome you to our practice. We want all our patients to be informed decision makers and fully understand any health issues you face. That's why we've developed a web site loaded with valuable information about preventive dental care , dental problems and treatment options.  We encourage you to visit this site whenever you have concern about your teeth.

Our web site also provides you with background about our, staff, office hours, insurance policies, appointment procedures, maps, directions to our office in and other useful information. We know how hectic life can be and are committed to making our practice convenient and accessible. And we want you to feel confident that when you choose , you're working with doctors and other professionals who are qualified, experienced and caring.

Please take a few moments to look through this site to get a better feel for the practice and services offered. We also invite you to email or call our office at any time to request an appointment or ask any questions. Thank you.

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Meet Our Doctors

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  • Don Fortner, D.M.D.

    Dr. Fortner believes that the Dr-Patient relationship is more than just the time together during the dental appointment. He credits his success in Salisbury to long-term patient relationships, trust, compassion, and working together for an improved dental health plan. According to Dr. Fortner, “We're a dental family” and this commitment is visible to his dental team and patients alike.

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  • Tyler Brown D.D.S.

    Dr Brown practices all areas of General Dentistry, with special interest in Implant Dentistry, Digital Dentistry, Prosthodontics and Endodontics. His calm nature and compassionate chair-side manner have allowed him to easily transition into to our dental practice and dental family.

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8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


8:00 am-5:00 pm


By Appointment Only






See What Patients Say About Us

  • "Dr Williams is awesome. I have extreme dental anxiety and he was very patient with me. He also worked very quickly and has an awesome sense of humor."
    Dru D.
  • "I am literally terrified of the dentist. Someone recommended Dr. Forter for my cavity fillings & he made sure that I did not feel a thing!!! I had a great experience here and I highly recommend Dr. Fortner :)"
    Elaine K.
  • "My family and I have been patients of Dr. Fortner for years. He and his staff have provided excellent service at every visit. I highly recommend Dr. Fortner and his staff for all of your dental needs!"
    Patrice S.
  • "Thank you to Dr. Williams and everyone thats involved in daily operations of this clinic. You guys rock (Becky), best dental care (work) I've had done in a long time, if ever! Good job to Dr. Fortner for the care he has provided to his patients and staff over the years."
    Marjel T.
  • "I switched to Dr. Fortner several years ago and it was the best decision I could have made for my oral health. Everyone in his office is super friendly and I have the best hygienist, Whitney! From deep cleanings, to in-office teeth whitening, and SureSmile clear aligner treatments, Dr. Fortner and his team have taken care of all of it for me."
    Erica W.

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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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