Family Dentistry

Lifetime Family Dentistry Family Dentistry IconAt Lifetime Family Dental, we have an established process for Raleigh’s littlest patients during their first visit.

Cosmetic Dentistry

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

Sedation Dentistry

Lifetime Family Dentistry Sedation Dentistry IconLifetime Family Dental offers sedation dentistry as a customized dental experience to help patients with dentistry fears and phobias.

About Us

Meet Dr. Gudger

Dr. Gudger is a general family cosmetic dentist in Raleigh, NC. He graduated with a B.S. in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before completing his dental school training at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2001. His recent accomplishments include ongoing training at the prestigious Seattle Institute for Advanced Dental Education, Misch International Dental Implant Institute and the Dental Organization for Conscious Sedation.

Dr. Gudger received the Fellowship Award from the International Academy of Oral Implantologists at the world winter symposium in Orlando Florida on January 23, 2015. The International Academy of Oral Implantologists is the largest dental implant organization in the world and leading provider of the world’s continuing education on dental implants. Dr. Gudger’s commitment to acquiring the highest level of learning has allowed him to attain hundreds of hours of training in both techniques of restoring and placing dental implants. With the use of our in house 3D cone beam x-ray we have the capability of safely planning and replacing missing teeth to a 97% success rate within a very short period of time.


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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Makita Young
17:40 18 May 18

Our Advantages

IV Sedation

IV Sedation

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.

Therapy Dog

Onsite Therapy Dog

Many of our patients have had difficult experiences concerning dental procedures in the past, and Dr. Gudger has made it a priority to ensure that everyone feels comfortable and has a painless experience. Ask about our therapy dog during your next visit!

Dentist Doctors

Certified Dentist Doctors

Dr. Gudger leads 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.

Schedule an Appointment

Or call to schedule an appointment at 919-741-4343

Come Visit Our New State of the Art Facility!


8116 Creedmoor Road
Raleigh, NC 27613



Office Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7am – 7pm
Saturday: By Appointment
Sunday: CLOSED

In Network Partners

Lifetime Family Dental accepts Aetna insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts Ameritas insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts Assurant insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts BlueCross BlueShield insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts Cigna insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts Delta insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts Guardian insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts Humana insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts MetLife insurance
Lifetime Family Dental accepts Principal insurance