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 is a Cary native and lifelong patient of the practice. He shadowed Drs. Greg and Lisa Mayes as an undergraduate and worked alongside them as a dental assistant prior to dental school. Dr. Ike received a BS in architectural design from East Carolina University, giving him a keen eye for aesthetics, and he earned his DDS from UNC School of Dentistry. He is dedicated to lifelong learning and incorporating the latest technologies into the practice of dentistry. Dr. Edwards is an Invisalign provider and offers same-day crowns and many other convenient treatments to his patients. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exercising, traveling, visiting his family farm, and trying new restaurants.