Absolutely the best experience I have ever had. My son also was seen today for major dental work and he was very comfortable. Very professional and personable! I highly recommend this Dental Team!
Tracy Watkins
23:11 14 Sep 17
Had such a great experience at Lifetime dental. They were able to get me in for a cleaning the same day I called and whenever I went in I ended up having three cavities ( two more then I knew about from going somewhere a year earlier) anyways, they were able to take care of my cavities while I was there and were sooo much cheaper then the dentist I went to prior. I will defiantly be back in 6 months :)-Thanks again y'all Amanda N.
amanda niemic
18:07 09 Aug 17
I could not be happier with my experience with Lifetime Dental. The entire staff is so kind and supportive. Every person takes extra time to make you feel comfortable and make sure you receive the best care. I had all four of my wisdoms teeth pulled here. It was extremely quick and painless and recovery was a breeze. I will continue here for all my dental needs and am very thankful I ended up at this office.
Phoebe napolitano
17:19 27 Jul 17
Great and legitimate service. You will look forward to going to the dentist.Do not let the big office fool you, they give you personalized attention and Dr. Gudger pays attention to details.I am telling my friends and family and look forward to my next visit!! Thanks guys!
julie alexander
12:17 16 Nov 17
Great experience with a great staff, definitely recommend. Was quick and easy and very friendly people.
Nicholas Benevento
13:08 12 Oct 17
This dental office is the best in town. It is extremely clean and the office staff is extremely friendly. Dr. Gudger is thorough and I was very comfortable. The entire staff makes you feel welcomed and makes it a great experience. Highly recommend!!!!!
Michelle Baur
17:28 05 Dec 17
I have always been treated with cheerfulness, kindness and expertise by the staff at Dr. Gudger's office. I have complete confidence in his and their knowledge and ability. Thank you for a great experience.
Margaret Williamson
21:20 14 Dec 17
Great experience with Brenda with the impression. Great they get you on same day you call. I really appreciate the service. Dr. Gudger and staff are great. Highly recommend!
Pat Clymer
19:22 28 Dec 17
The office staff is wonderful, clean, organized they have a cozy fireplace, that you do not think that you are in a dental office. Lauren the office manager was very helpful having all my paperwork ready when I got there, and check out was a breeze. They have a therapy dog named Ava who is sweet that you can pet and hold while waiting. Highly recommend this dentist you will feel that you are in a hotel with all the amenities they have. Thank you for your WONDERFUL service!!!
Lupita Benavidez
17:37 04 Jan 18
Excellent experience! Everything from check-in, to x-rays, to cleaning, and consult. Everyone was very friendly, professional, communicated well, and did a great job. Ava seemed a little nervous, but I'll just have to get to know her better.
Brian Cristobal
15:31 01 Feb 18
Lifetime is an absolutely BEAUTIFUL facility! Everyone was professional and friendly throughout my entire experience. Lauren was so welcoming and helped me understand all of my insurance benefits. She also gave me several different options for treatment plans and took her time explaining each one. I would highly recommend Dr. Gudger and his team!
Justine Hammack
17:02 01 Feb 18
Had an absolutely flawless visit here at lifetime family dental, I like most don’t like visiting the dentist but everyone was so helpful and kind! I especially want to point out the hygienist that cleaned my teeth to extraordinary perfection, Gerry. He was so great and I trust him with all of my dental needs!!! 5 stars!
Jack Dye
18:50 20 Mar 18
This office is so nice! I really felt like I was being taken care of with thoroughness throughout my entire appointment. From reception, to hygiene, and of course Dr. Gudger, the care and attention provided was top notch. I would without a doubt recommend this office to friends and family.
Mitch Lewis
16:59 15 Mar 18
Jana and the Lifetime Family Dental staff turned my one star into five stars. Thank you very much for rectifying the situation. Very friendly staff, very nice facility, in and out quick. Everything you can hope for from the dentist.
Stephanie Mills
15:30 05 Apr 18
I’m usually scared of the dentist, but now I feel better about it. The people here is wonderful. Ashley DA2 and Rylee DA1 are outstanding! Lauren is very nice and sweet.
Makita Young
17:40 18 May 18
Came to Raleigh on a business trip and needed an emergency tooth extraction after a massive infection. The staff was wonderful, unbelievable in fact. Dentists make me nervous, but they made me feel at ease and calm. No pain at all. Highly recommend coming to Lifetime Family Dental!
Eve Gottesman
18:36 29 May 18
Jerry is the hygienist and we all know that the hygienist is the most important person at the dentist!! He’s kind, sensitive and meticulous. The office is clean and punctual. Definitively the place to go.
Kaitlin Cavallaro
13:27 22 Jun 18
First off, Lifetime is the only facility in the area that is open until 3 pm on a Friday afternoon!! They were honest and up front with me when I called that they had another patient at the time and weren't sure how soon they could see me. I was in major, major pain from a tooth that chipped and the pulp was exposed. I tried to see if another place was open near by and of course they werent!!! I decided to take my chances with them and sat maybe 20 minutes total ,once done with my paperwork, before I was called back to be seen!!! I was asked what brought me in, she took an xray, and even before I saw the dentist, Ashley(sp?)was able to tell me basically what was wrong and potentially what my options were. She was able to verify with doctor what the options were and with my insurance, was able to give me estimates for the 2 options.He got started on the work, and finished pretty quickly. I found everyone at the facility very kind and friendly!! From the front desk, to the doctor!! They were concerned about my pain, my comfort and the potential of any anxiety I might have!!! I felt comfortable in their care!!! And I can tell anyone, I come from bad experiences growing up and going to the dentist which could have made me fearful for life to go to the dentist!!! As of now and this visit, all I can do is give them my praise for their care for me during my visit, which lasted past their closing time and no one was rude or angry to me for that!!!I will see how things will be going forward at future visits, but for now, all I can do is say, Thank you Ashley and Dr. Gudger for allowing me to have a pain free, comfortable weekend !!!
Laurene Lembke
23:06 03 Aug 18
I really enjoyed the time here. I am normally terrified of the dentist but Dr. Gudger and Ashley made me feel at home!
McKenzie Hicks
15:23 23 Aug 18
I called this morning and needed an appt ASAP for pain. Two hours later I was in the office being seen. Dr. Gudger was very thorough and very reassuring. His dental assistant, Frankie, was also very helpful. I highly recommend this practice.
Lillis Ward
16:48 23 Aug 18
I have been to LFD several times and they have been extremely flexible in scheduling. Very clean facility with very nice amenities. My hygienist has always been Jerry. Jerry is an extremely friendly and knowledgeable young man. Jerry always explains what he is doing and why. Going the dentist is not my most favorite activity but Jerry keeps me comfortable and he is always kind and smiling. Dr. Gudger is a true professional and Jerry completes his team of excellent staff members. Highly recommended dental facility.
Andrew Powelson
16:24 30 Aug 18
Riley,Ashley and Frankie were excellent customer service..the office was extremely awesome and calming..and the doctor was exceptional..I would recommend them to everyone
Felicia Lane
12:55 06 Sep 18
This place is awesome! This was my first visit, and the first time having a guy clean my teeth. He was awesome, I didn't leave there in any pain! Dr. Gudger, was super professional and took good care of me!
Eric Fortune
15:41 06 Sep 18
Great experience! Eased all my fears of not having been to the dentist in nearly a decade. Highly recommend!
Brittany Mills
15:22 12 Sep 18
First time I came here and I was surprised at how excellent the service has been. I was taken care of right away and at the most professional level. Doctor Christopher is excellent, you can tell he has a lot of years of experience. Ashely and Rylee are also extremely caring and make sure you are doing ok and have everything you need at all times. I HIGHLY recommend this dentist to people of all ages and with different tooth issues. Very professional, clean and great service.
Carol Marina
18:05 20 Sep 18
I had a wonderful experience at lifetime family dental. A man named Gerry was my dental hygienist and he made me feel really comfortable during the whole cleaning. I’m very afraid of the dentist so it was relieving to be around people that helped put me in a postitive head space and made the experience as enjoyable as possible.
Lisa Filip
19:37 25 Sep 18
Super great team! I felt very comfortable and well taken care of. The front desk girl was very sweet and the dental hygienist was very gentle and reassuring. Definitely recommend if you're looking for a dental office!!
Maddie Rudd
00:28 26 Sep 18
AMAZING first time experience !! Everyone is super friendly and knowledgeable. I could tell they really knew what they were doing and they spent extra time explaining areas of my concern. They did a great cleaning job and provided complementary coffee 😉 will be back for sure !
carmelle martin
16:36 11 Oct 18
Everything here is great! I like Ashley and the doctor, since they are very nice. All in all, good environment and service! I will recommend.
Wanying Ma
17:44 23 Oct 18
Great first experience! Dr. Gudger was very thorough and patient with my son who is very anxious with dental work. Beautiful office and caring techs! Thanks!
April Eldridge
20:35 20 Nov 18
Great service. Riley is very friendly. Accommodated my appointment with two kids and added more time same day to allow for additional services needed. All staff very friendly and helpful.
D. Sabeh
22:07 03 Dec 18
Dr. G was great and did excellent work! The staff are incredible. Rylee and Ashley were down to earth but my favorite is Faye! Faye treated me not only like a patient but as a friend which made the experience better. I'm looking forward to going back .
I smith
15:00 19 Dec 18
I put off dental care. I have no excuse. I called the office to schedule an appointment because I was in pain. They were kind, professional, accomodating and understanding. Some people (me)are just uncomfortable (cowards) when it comes to visiting the dentist. My teeth are hypersensitive and it is never pleasant. They took my concerns seriously and respectfully and did not judge. They put together a plan and thoroughly explained my treatment and budget options. I have some work to be done, but am fully confident I have made the right choice of providers.
Sharon P
22:20 03 Jan 19
Today was my first day to consult about sedation on all I needed. The other dentist office tried to numb me and hit some nerves. I was nicely surprised by the waiting room. It is a very relaxing atmosphere with a large fish tank of colorful fish, fireplace and an area to get a water bottle or another beverage. Ashley gave me a tour of the place, which no other dentist has done. They go over things thoroughly and the dentist is great. He has one Best Dentist award 3 straight years in a row. I highly recommend them!
Debbie Slone
16:46 18 Jan 19
I came in not expecting what I got!! I had a lot of baggage with past experiences with other dentists and got a very DELIGHTFUL surprise while dealing with these folks. I couldn't be more pleased for the care I got and will get in the near future!! Thank you so much guys!! Ya'll are top notch!! I appreciate you ALL! Sherry Bell
Sherry Bell
21:06 22 Jan 19
I had extensive work done that was as pleasant a dental experience can possibly be. Dr. Gudger is awesome and Ashley, the dental assistant is the best! With a strong discomfort and distrust of dentists, I must saw, Dr. Gudger and the staff at Lifetime Family Dental made feel right at home .I finally found my dentist I am comfortable with and who I absolutely trust!
Paulette Costanza
20:14 25 Jan 19
Amazing service and cleaning. Very nice facility. Can’t wait for my next cleaning. Thanks Lifetime Family Dental.
Tiara Afrodite Nichole Griffis
17:09 31 Jan 19
Very friendly staff. I came in very nervous after being out of dentist care for a long time, but after speaking with the staff and Dr I left feeling calm and educated about my treatment. Would definitely recommend them for your dental needs!
Sharon chambers
19:30 01 Feb 19
The staff is super friendly and the Doctor is quick and efficient. My teeth are sparkling bright like diamonds. Thanks yall!!!
Tinia Campbell Piard
15:37 30 Jan 19
Making an appointment with lauren at Lifetime density can not wait to come in and get my teeth fixed i love dealing with nice people like lauren and this nice office!
jordan fields
02:50 09 Apr 19
Lifetime Family Dental. Are greatDr. Gudger is a true caring professional.The staff were fantastic
Julian Terry
18:13 29 Apr 19
Very Professional and experienced staff, State of the art dental equipment, and reasonable pricing for the "PAY OUT OF POCKET" client.
phil saunders
22:23 07 May 19
We love Lifetime Dentistry! This is the first time the kids have looked forward to going to the dentist! Between therapy dog Ava, the large TVs over each chair, the large aquarium and water fall in the lobby the kids barely know they have been to the dentist. For me, I love the super nice staff and the professional care they provide. We are so glad we found them!
Emmy Boucher
12:17 09 May 19
This dentist visit was wonderful very update office and friendly staff.
Kasey Taylor
15:33 09 May 19
Dr. Gudger and Dr Jeong are very thorough and clear about the things you need done, as well as helping you understand treatment. Wonderful staff everyone is so helpful warm and welcoming !
Amber Grinstead Plymel
06:37 14 May 19
I am a long time scaredy cat of the dentist. One of my close friends suggested this office due to the multiple ways to make patients comfortable. I expressed my anxiety of the dental office to my dental assistant and she immediately understood that I needed to see that a trip to the dentist can be pleasant. They handled my issue with care and intent to heal. Also, with multiple options! This with continue to be my dentist!
Sami Heise
21:32 30 May 19
Have been going here for two years. The staff is top notch and the cleaning is comprehensive . They don’t try to up sell you on treatments you don’t need.
Kristen Olsson
13:11 07 Jun 19
I had a great experience, very relaxing 😎 and chill!! The staff are very friendly. I totally recommended 100%.
yulyney Garcia-gadea
17:21 12 Jun 19
Best dentist I've been to! All of the staff are so nice and make you feel very welcome and well taken care of. They even have Netflix to watch during your appointment. I'd recommend Lifetime Dental to anyone.
Rosie Swinehart
16:07 26 Jun 19
This facility is gorgeous. Everyone is incredibly nice and they truly make you feel comfortable. They even offer a service dog for comfort or sedation. Love it!
ashley sherrod
15:35 03 Jul 19
I had a great time at Lifetime family dentistry. The entire staff makes you feel a sense of comfort!
Ramone Jeffers
14:09 18 Jul 19
The staff here is so personal and friendly. They immediately knew who we were walking in the door on our first visit! They’re very well organized. We are excited to get to know them more and trust them to as our oral health place to go.
Tiffany Morones
16:57 26 Jul 19
Excellent staff! Very professional and efficient. I received a cleaning and a filling in a little over an hour, as a new patient. Very happy with the experience.
Brandon Miller
16:34 30 Jul 19
Pretty impressive place. Highly recommend to folks who are ‘nervous’ about their teeth care. I was terrified. But the doc and nurses made me feel quite at ease. I’m looking forward to continuing care with this awesome facility.
Reese Burks
19:16 31 Jul 19
Upscale, beautiful facility with a huge aquarium in the lobby and a massaging chair in the dental room. Everyone was friendly and understanding of my precautions with dentistry. And, the biggest bonus is that they accept my insurance which is not accepted everywhere.
Amanda Buchanan
15:16 23 Aug 19
I’ve been to a lot of different dentist and had bad experiences, I was very nervous about getting my teeth worked on and wanted to use some type of sedation but after talking to the wonderful staff they reassured me that I would have a great experience and gave me plenty of comfort. Which made me decide to not go through with sedation and giving them a try. I am so pleased to say that I had a little to no discomfort at all! Another thing I loved about this office is it is very clean and the staff are so wonderful! I would strongly recommend anyone to come to this dentist office!
Laana Pace
21:22 28 Aug 19
I had a wonderful dental check up at Lifetime Family as a new patient. I found the facility to be State of the Art and spotless.Cleanliness in a dental Office is very important to me.The team members and Dr's were very professional and knowledge able..and friendly. I would highly recommend this practice to anyone .
Janet Cesin
16:29 24 Sep 19
Great experience! I bought a Groupon and wasn't sure what to expect as a first time customer. But everything went smoothly, and the office staff was really nice :). Would definitely recommend
April Casey
16:24 04 Oct 19
First time here. Real nice office. They have Netflix to watch while doing your cleaning and check up. Very clean and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.
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13:30 04 Oct 19
Today I had an appointment for a deep clean and consultation for more work to be done. As always the staff was awesome! The love care and concern they have is greatly appreciated. Ashley assisted me today, personality and customer was beyond great. I recommend anyone to give them a chance. They are all a pleasure. Dr. Gudger is always informative and ready to tackle any situation.
Nikk Tune
15:57 29 Oct 19
We drive almost two hours to get care from this office. They were so good with my daughters wisdom teeth and left her feeling very positive after many other bad dental experiences. Highly recommend and are now taking the rest of my family there. Its worth the drive for sure!
Matt Nolin
07:15 11 Nov 19
I have been scared to go to the dentist after having a really bad experience recently. I finally got the courage up after hearing such great things about Lifetime family dental. I was seen very quickly. I was amazed with the friendly staff and bedside manner of the dentist. I was very anxious and scared, everyone here has gone out of their way to make me feel very comfortable. I appreciate everything they have done for me. My whole family will be now be coming here. Thank you!!
Holly Scott
18:50 31 Dec 19
My experience at this dentist office has been awesome. Never really liked the dentist office due to past experiences, but the moment I walked in it was a sense of relief. Alcadia was so helpful and helped me to find a reasonable payment plan for my extractions. Additionally, they have awesome features to help you feel comforted and safe with them. Definitely could see myself becoming a returning patient.
Cheyenne Wright
18:25 02 Jan 20
It’s been many years since I actually went to a dentist - fear can make you not do a lot of things! But when pain gets bad enough, you get mighty brave. All I can say is don’t be afraid of dental work anymore. Just give the team at Lifetime Family Dental a call and let them handle the rest. Trust me, they will make it easy.
Mitch Green
15:25 03 Jan 20
I had my first appointment today and it was fantastic! When I called last week to make an appointment it was right at closing so I left a message. Someone called me back the next day (on a Saturday). The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable. Dr. Gudger is amazing! I highly recommend this practice for children and adults!
Kelly Kitchens-Collins
14:47 14 Jan 20
First time coming to this office as I am new to the area. The office staff from the front desk, assistants, to Dr. G were incredibly kind and personable. As someone who is typically very nervous and anxious at the dentist, I was more than pleased with my experience here especially as a first time patient. My crown procedure was fast and 100% painless. Highly recommend to anyone who may have some hesitations about the dentist.
Cameron Graham
15:41 16 Jan 20
I came in this morning for an agonizing toothache. Ivonne was kind and very informative. Dr Chris was great. I was able to have the tooth immediately extracted. Everything could not have gone smoother. I have never been able to say that about a dentist experience before. I will be returning and referring!! TY!
Jennifer Casillas
22:00 27 Jan 20
Jaspreet Is the best! I am getting my regular cleaning teeth with her every 3 months over years because of my gums issue and she is absolutely amazing, gentle and professional ...I am definitely seen improvement with my teeth. The place is very comfortable , stuff is very polite and professional. I highly recommend you this place!
Nora Knezovich
18:25 05 Feb 20
First time coming to this office. The crews are amazing. Very friendly, customer service is amazing. Definitely would recommend everyone to come here. Thank you so much for your service.
Tony Benji
14:13 06 Feb 20
Best experience! They fit me in last minute, worked with me. Highly recommend Lifetime Family Dental. I drive an hour just to come to this office. Excellent treatment! Make you feel comfortable and at ease. The Doctor and staff are very knowledgeable. Best dental office in Raleigh!
Eddie Reyes
14:43 07 Feb 20
The staff and doctor were wonderful and very helpful. They kept us informed of everything they were doing. My son really enjoyed his visit. We would definitely recommend this practice to anyone looking for a friendly and professional experience.
Carmen Watson
15:03 25 Feb 20

Family Dentistry

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Lifetime Family Dentistry Cosmetic Dentistry IconLifetime Family Dental offers many cosmetic dentistry services, including dental implants, tooth extractions, and dentures.

Sedation Dentistry

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Sedation dentistry is a specialized dental service requiring additional training and equipment. For those with a phobia of dental work, sedation therapy makes maintaining their oral health a possibility again.

Innovative Technology

Using Innovative Technology

Along with our diverse services, we believe in state of the art dental technology. Many of our cosmetic treatments and services are performed in house with a staff that you can trust. You can always be sure that you are getting the most advanced care with each visit.

Dentist Doctors

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Lifetime Family Dental has a staff of certified professionals who believe ongoing education. Our team is not only credentialed but also belongs to the Academy of General DentistryAmerican Dental Association, and North Carolina Dental Association.

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8116 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27613



Office Hours:

Monday: 10am – 6pm
Tuesday – Friday: 7am – 3pm
Saturday – Sunday: CLOSED

In Network Partners

Lifetime Family Dental accepts Aetna insurance
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