Restorative dentistry today offers patients treatment options that can help them maintain a beautiful, functional smile for a lifetime. We understand more today than ever before about the importance of lifelong dental health for a better quality of life and its role in supporting overall well being.

Charlotte restorative dentist Dr. Richard Van Gurp is an alumnus of the prestigious Dawson Academy and has recently been awarded “Scholar” status as a testament to his dedication to continued learning in the field of dentistry to provide his patients with the benefits of complete dentistry.

Dr. VanGurp receiving his award from Dr. Scott Finlay, DDS and Kim Daxon

Dr. VanGurp receiving his award from Dr. Scott Finlay, DDS and Kim Daxon

Choosing the right dentist can be a daunting task. Not all dentists are the same. So how do you choose? The foundation of Dr. Richard Van Gurp’s dental practice has been built on ethics, trust, technical excellence and community service.

What is a Dawson Dentist?

The Dawson Academy is an organization of higher learning founded by world-renowned dentist, Dr. Peter Dawson. Dr. Dawson is considered to be one of the most influential and prominent dentists and teachers in the history of the dental profession. His concept of “complete care dentistry” not only focuses on ethical treatment of patients, but how to truly achieve long term dental health through dentistry that lasts.

As a Dawson Dentist with Scholar status, Dr. Richard Van Gurp has reached a very high level of expertise in providing “complete care dentistry” for his patients. In fact, there are less than a handful of dentists with this status in all of North Carolina. You can learn more about this honor by visiting

Accolades are fine, but what does that mean for you? As a patient of Dr. Richard Van Gurp, you can be assured that you will receive the highest quality of dental care, whether that care involves simple prevention and maintenance or treating complicated dental problems such as cosmetic or bite issues, or concerns with TMJ. Above all, you will find Dr. Van Gurp and his staff to be of the highest ethical standards. Dr. Van Gurp’s patients have included dentists and others in the dental profession, which speaks to the standard of care he strives to provide for all of his patients.

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We are proud to announce that Dr. Richard W. Vangurp, DDS was awarded the 2015 Dentistry Charlotte Patients' Choice Award.
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