Originally, I wasn’t planning to go into dentistry. I was an architecture major, and that’s what my training was. I volunteered at a free dental clinic when I was a junior in undergrad, and by the end of the day at that clinic, I was just really moved by how dentistry can affect people’s lives and get people out of pain and that sort of thing. So I asked my family dentist, who is Dr. Greg and Lisa Mayes, if I could come and shadow and ended up spending an entire summer here and just fell even more in love with dentistry.
Getting to change people’s smiles, people who don’t have confidence when they smile, just getting that transformation for them is just the best thing. Sitting a person up after a smile makeover and handing them a mirror for the first time and seeing the tears roll down their face, it’s just incredible.
Dr. Ike Edwards Keeps Your Mouth Healthy in Cary, NC
Born and raised in Cary, Dr. Ike Edwards was a patient of the practice long before he joined the team. As an undergraduate student, he shadowed Drs. Greg and Lisa Mayes and then worked alongside them as a dental assistant before going to dental school. Dr. Edwards received a BS in architectural design from East Carolina University, which gave him a keen eye for aesthetics. Then, he earned his DDS from UNC School of Dentistry. He remains dedicated to lifelong learning and incorporates the latest technologies into the practice of dentistry.
Dr. Edwards has received extensive postgraduate education in cosmetic dentistry and smile makeovers, dental implants, and TMJ therapies. He is an Elite Invisalign provider and member of the American Academy of Clear Aligners. He is also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and the Crown Council. He believes in conservative dentistry so his patients can maintain a healthy smile throughout their lifetime. He offers same-day crowns and many other convenient treatments for his patients. Outside the office, he enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling, trying new restaurants, and visiting his family farm.