Experience. Commitment. Personal Care.
Dr. Matthews and his experienced staff are dedicated to providing the best possible dental services using the latest technology. Read more about our key team members below.
Dr. R. Gentry Matthews, DDS
Dr. Matthews is a native of Burlington and has been practicing dentistry here since 1994. Dr. Matthews graduated Summa Cum Laude North Carolina State University. He received a Board of Governors scholarship and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1993. While at UNC, he served as a representative to the Spurgeon Dental Society, was an active member of Delta Sigma Delta (Dental Fraternity). He is a past Rotary Club member and is a member of the local dental society where he has served in various leadership positions.
Dr. Matthews is a racing enthusiast both behind the wheel as driver and as a spectator. He enjoys spending time with his family and keeping up with his two young sons.
Christina Beckom, Dental Assistant
Christina graduated with honors from Alamance Community College in 2005 and has over 6 years experience in patient care including general denistry, pediatric dentistry as well as orthodontic expertise. She especially enjoys working with children and takes the time to get to know all of her patients individually.
Outside of the office, Christina loves spending time with her family and enjoying the outdoors.
Pat Buchanan, Office Manager
After a 39-year career with the Federal Government, Pat joined the front office staff at Dr. Matthew’s practice in 2000. Her role includes managing patient records and building patient relationships. Pat is a graduate of the Commercial Program at UNC-Greensboro.
Pat’s greatest joy is spending time with her three grandsons, Cayden, Holden and Jensen. She also enjoys decorative painting, cooking and dancing.
Angie Dawson, Dental Hygienist
Angie earned B.S. degrees in Biology and Dental Hygiene from UNC-Chapel Hill and has been providing dental care for over 19 years. She is committed to outstanding patient care and has developed many close patient relationships over the years.
Angie is an avid Tar Heel fan and enjoys spending time with her family and Shih Tzu, “Trapper John”. She has been involved with music most of her life and is active in the choir at Trinity Worship Center. She also enjoys gardening, traveling, knitting and spending time with nature in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Katie Jones, Clinical Assistant
Katie is a native of Alamance County and is a graduate of Piedmont Dental Assistants licensed by the NC State Board of Community Colleges. Katie loves the dental field and helping people gain a lasting gift – their smile.
Katie is married and has a son which she adores. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends, entertaining guests, going out to eat, vacationing at the beach and taking in bright sunshiny days.