Meet Dr. Garrett Gunnell

The thing that excites me most about dentistry is that I never know what amazing challenge awaits when I see a patient for the first time. No two patients are the same and it’s like a puzzle I get to solve to help each patient to their satisfaction. My patients come from every walk of life, and it always amazes me how happy they all are. No matter where they are or what is going on, they have good attitudes. This always humbles me and makes me appreciate all of my blessings.

I take being a dental professional very seriously. My patients come to me needing my help with dental issues and place their trust in my abilities. I try to treat everyone as I would treat my own family—by giving them my professional opinion and allowing them to make the choices that are right for their unique situation.


I was born in Mesa, Arizona where I also finished my undergraduate studies. I then pursued my Doctorate of Dental Surgery at Indiana University School of Dentistry

Dentistry is always evolving and I like to be on the cutting edge. This requires me to participate in many continuing education courses and be active in professional organizations like the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Association.


My wife Lexy and I have three sons, Grant, William, and Benson. They mean everything to me and are the reason I work so hard to be a better person every day.

We live in Arden, North Carolina, and love it here! We enjoy hiking and enjoying the beautiful mountain scenery. My hobbies include fishing, camping, and sports—anything that gets me outside!