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Dr. Millsaps, a dentist in Hickory Welcomes New Patients!

Your Smile Matters To Us!

Dr. Millsaps, dentist in Hickory, NC, has built his state of the art office using some of the most high tech equipment available to dentists today, which include digital impressions, intraoral cameras, digital radiographs (3D Imaging), and patient records. With the understanding that technological developments in dentistry is its future, he hopes to consistently update the practice in order to keep pace with the changing world of dentistry. Hickory Dentistry offers electronic communication between the office and the patient.  For those patients who prefer to request appointments on-line and receive reminders via text or e-mail, we have that ability.

Dr. Millsaps also understands that your time is important as well and will do his best to provide dental treatment in an efficient manner without sacrificing quality or compassion. We pledge to do everything in our power to respect your time commitments and find appointment times convenient for both you and our office. In addition to appointments on Fridays, dental appointments are available before and after work.

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Dr. Joshua Millsaps, Dentist in Hickory, NC Meet Our Amazing Team

When you visit our general, cosmetic and implant dental practice in Hickory, NC, your smile is our top priority.Dr. Millsaps and the entire team are dedicated to providing you with the personalized, gentle dental care that you deserve.



Dr. Millsaps graduated from Hickory High School in 1998 and from the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005. He has been practicing here in Hickory, NC since 2008. He is the past president of the Western Piedmont Dental Society and is actively involved in continuing education and service related events. Dr. Millsaps is a member of the NC Dental Society and Seattle Study Club. Dr. Millsaps has his Mastership from the International Dental Implant Association.



Dr. Modlin graduated from the School of Dentistry at UNC Chapel Hill in 1982. He owned his own practice in Viewmont area of Hickory from 1982-2008. He joined our practice in 2016. We are thrilled and honored to have Dr. Modlin as part of our team!


Registered Dental Hygienist ALEISHA DAVIDSON

Aleisha graduated from Dental Hygiene School at CVCC in 2007. She worked for Dr. Stevenson for 8 years until his retirement in 2015. She joined our practice in 2016. Aleisha is married and has 2 beautiful daughters. She is an amazing hygienist and we are proud to have her on our team!


Office Manager ~ Treatment Coordinator ARDEN JOLLEY

​Arden has been in the dental field since 1993. Arden attended the Dental Assistant Program at Wake Forest. She has experience as a dental assistant, appointment coordinator, marketing coordinator and treatment coordinator. Arden joined our practice in 2016. Arden is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers and working toward her Fellowship with this program.


Registered Dental Hygienist CARMELA CHURCH

Carmela graduated from the dental hygiene program at CVCC in 2004. She worked as a dental hygienist at Nags Head, NC until moving back to the area where she has worked with Dr. Millsaps since 2008. Carmela is a member of the American Hygiene Association and NC Academy of Advanced Studies. We are proud to have Carmela as one of our incredible hygienist!


Dental Assistant EVE HOLLAR

Eve attended the Dental Assistant Program at Western Piedmont Community College in 1979. She has since been a certified dental assistant and has worked in our office since 1990. Eve is a member of the American Dental Assistant Association. Eve is married and has 1 awesome daughter. We are proud to have Eve as a member of our team!


Registered Dental Hygienist GINA BOWMAN

Gina worked as a dental assistant in the military before pursuing a career in dental hygiene. Gina graduated from Dental Hygiene School at CVCC in 2001. She worked for Dr. Steve Frye until his retirement and joined our team when Dr. Frye’s patients joined our office in 2014. Gina has an infectious laugh and always lights up the office. We are so grateful to have her on our team!


Appointment Coordinator HOUA VANG

Houa joined our practice in October 2017 as our Appointment Coordinator. Houa is a graduate of UNC-Greensboro with a degree in Public Health. Houa has been in the dental field since 2011. Houa has experience as an appointment coordinator and insurance coordinator. Houa is happy to help interpret for our Hmong patients. Houa is the 1st contact our patients have with our office, we are so lucky to have her on our team!


Dental Assistant KAYLA FRYE

Kayla joined our practice in October 2017. Kayla graduated from Lake Norman Dental Assisting School. She has been a dental assistant since 2015. Kayla also helps with our hygiene department, sterilization and front office. Kayla is our jack of all trades. You will see her running around the office, in all of our departments. We are so happy she is on our team!


Dental Assistant TINA CORDES

Tina graduated from Pima Medical Institute in Tucson, Arizona in 1985. Tina worked in orthodontics for 15 years and as a dental assistant since 1985. Tina attended the Great Lakes Onsite Lab Training Program. Tina has us all laughing around the office. She always has a great attitude and we are lucky to have her on our team!

Joshua M. Millsaps, DDS, PA

Registered Dental Hygienist Tori Cook

Tori is one of our fabulous hygienists. She actually interned with our office during High School. She graduated from CVCC Hygiene program in 2017. She joined our practice in 2018. We are so happy to “officially” have her on our team, although she has been part of our family for a long time!

Joshua M. Millsaps, DDS, PA

Sterilization Coordinator VERONICA ORNELAS

Veronica joined our practice in 2017. Veronica manages sterile processing, decontamination, sterilization, and high-level disinfection of all of our instruments and operatories. Is accountable for ensuring efficient, safe, effective sterilization for our practice. Veronica is also happy to help interpret for our Spanish speaking patients. Veronica is married with one great son. We are so thankful to have her on our team!


Registered Dental Hygienist McKenzie Call

McKenzie graduated from CVCC Hygiene Program in May 2018. She joined our team in November 2018. McKenzie is a member of the American Hygiene Association.