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Warm, personalized care

Lexington dentists with a hometown approach

The dentists at Carolina Pines Dentistry believe in providing high quality comprehensive dental care under one roof. Our office is filled with highly skilled dentists and staff who have deep roots here in North Carolina, and connect deeply to our community. We are committed to educating our patients about their oral health in a caring, non-judgmental environment while staying on the cutting-edge of dentistry through continuing education and the latest and best treatment options available. With our upbeat atmosphere and friendly team you will always feel healthier and happier than when you arrived!

Crafting beautiful smiles

Get To Know Dr. Shane Wingler

A native of Ferguson, NC, a very small, rural town in the northwestern part of the state, Dr. Wingler spent a lot of time outdoors either recreationally hunting and fishing, or working on his family land. Learning a lot about craftsmanship, it was embedded in him to problem solve on the fly, work with his hands, and take pride in the work he had created.

After spending a great deal of time in the dental chair, he developed a great relationship with his family dentist, and came to admire his lifestyle and outlook on life. Combining his passion for health and fitness with problem solving and service to others, Dr. Wingler realized that dentistry would be the path for him.

Dr. Wingler received a Bachelor of Science in Biology, and a minor in Chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He went on to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) from the UNC School of Dentistry. He has gone on to refine his craft through continuing education in various areas particularly in dental implants where he completed the Implant Pathway Continuum in Tempe, Arizona by providing free care to Veterans.

He is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the International Congress of Implantologists. He is also a member of the Spear Study Club.

Dr. Wingler is providing exceptional care to the Lexington community, and is passionate about treating each of his patients with the warm-hearted care that he received as a young boy.

In his spare time, Dr. Wingler is an avid outdoorsman, so you might find him hunting, fishing, kayaking, hiking, running, or anything to do with outdoors and fitness. He also enjoys cooking and grilling and spending time with his family.

Compassionate experience

Get To Know Dr. Sarah Frye

As the previous owner of Frye Dental Care in Lexington, Dr. Frye brings over 35 years of the most advanced dental experience to Carolina Pines Dentistry.

Although she was born and raised in Raleigh, Dr. Frye has called the triad home since her days as a student at Wake Forest University. After obtaining her BA in biology, she attended the UNC School of Dentistry. She would later earn certifications in CEREC one-appointment crowns, conscious sedation, and Invisalign® clear aligners.

Dr. Frye is a member of the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation, the International Congress of Oral Implantologists, the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society and High Point Study Club.

Dr. Frye volunteered her time and skills to several groups, including the Davidson County Medical Ministry, Baptist Men’s Dental Bus, Give Kids A Smile and MOM Clinics.

Dr. Frye and her husband have two grown children, Charlie, a practicing attorney in Washington, D.C., and Kathryn. In her free time, Dr. Frye enjoys gardening, reading mysteries and enjoying music. She is a soloist with several choirs in Davidson County and has spent many years promoting music in our community.

Singing her praises

Get To Know Dr. Kathryn Frye Kim

The daughter of Dr. Sarah Frye and Chuck Frye, Dr. Kathryn Frye Kim was born and raised in Davidson County. She graduated from the University of Carolina at Chapel Hill, double majoring in biology and music with a minor in chemistry.

While a student at UNC, she continued to engage in her lifelong passion for horses as a member of the equestrian team, serving as captain her senior year. Her music major gave her the opportunity to participate in the student opera productions, as well as the Carolina Choir and Chamber Singers.

Following her undergraduate education, Dr. Kim attended the East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Dental Medicine degree.

She is active in the community as a member of the choir and youth leader at First Baptist Church. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Davidson County Dental Society and the North Carolina Dental Society. Recently, she married Dr. Teddy Kim and became a “dog mom” to an adorable German Shepherd puppy, Friedrich.

Our family in Lexington

Meet our Team

Our first priority is to provide excellent, comprehensive dentistry in a relaxing and family-friendly environment. Each of our highly qualified team members ensure that your visit to our office will be comprehensive, personalized, and stress-free! Together, our goal is to make you smile brighter and more confidently. If there is anything that we can do to make your visit more enjoyable, please let us know!

Julie Burwell

Business Manager
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Jill Coble

Front Office
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Haley Culler

Assistant
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Breann K. Kassouf

Assistant
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Sarah Todd

Assistant
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Lori Williams

Assistant
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Nancy Armfield

Hygienist
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Emily Schoenberger

Hygienist
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Rango

Therapy Dog
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First Impressions are everything

What you can expect!

At Carolina Pines Dentistry we do things a little differently — the focus is on you! Your first dental appointment here is the first step in maintaining not only your beautiful smile but establishing a long lasting relationship with us. You will find our office warm and inviting, and our staff friendly, welcoming, and always happy to help you with any needed information relevant to your visit.

Next, you’ll be taken to the treatment room to see the hygienist for a thorough cleaning before the doctor greets you for a comprehensive exam. They will discuss any health concerns or issues and answer any questions you may have. Together you will discuss a customized treatment plan that fits your specific needs and budget.

At Carolina Pines Dentistry, we always keep your best interest at heart. You can expect our team of dental professionals to be compassionate and transparent, and to provide the highest standard in oral healthcare in the Lexington, NC area.

time to get comfy

At Carolina Pines Dentistry, we not only offer top-notch dental care, we strive to make your visit to our practice relaxed and stress free. That’s why we offer amenities to give you the comforts of home. If there are any special requests that you have during your visit, please do not hesitate to let us know — we want to make your time with us wonderful.

Newly renovated, family-friendly, reception area

Therapy dog for anxious patients

Ergonomic chairs in treatment rooms

wall mounted TV monitors in treatment rooms

Sedation Dentistry

compassionate team

world class care, around the corner

Better tech, better care

Just as technology has revolutionized how we live and communicate, the dental industry is always evolving and growing to find better ways to care for your oral health. In our commitment to providing you the best dental care available, we have incorporated the most up to date technology, and the most cutting-edge equipment available as part of how we treat and diagnose our patients.

Carolina Pines Dentistry is proud to offer a variety of advanced dental services at our practice, including CEREC same-day dental crowns, ClearCorrect aligners, 3D CBCT scanning, Solea Laser technology and The Wand® anesthesia — among others! We do it all to make a positive impact on your oral health and make it a much more comfortable experience for you!

Carolina Pines Dentistry and the Lexington Community

Community Outreach

Making people smile with exceptional oral health is our top priority at Carolina Pines Dentistry. Anytime we have opportunities to make that happen outside of our practice, we jump right in! Being immersed in the community is another way we love making that happen — giving back to our friends and neighbors here in Lexington is a top priority to us all.

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