Meet Dr. Turner
Named by Chapel Hill and Durham magazines as one of the top dentists in the Triangle every year since 2010, Dr. Amy Turner is renowned for her gentle touch and her excellent patient care. She values not only delivering the best possible treatment to all patients she sees, but seeks to get to know each patient as an individual. It is important to her that even the most dental-phobic patient has a positive experience, and she strives to be gentle and caring. She also endeavors to educate her patients while caring for them, by explaining all treatment as thoroughly as possible. She excels at providing care for the whole family, from a child’s first exam and cleaning to providing quality restoration for that child’s grandparents.
Dr. Turner is a North Carolina native, born in Raleigh and raised in the small mountain town of Banner Elk. She graduated from Watauga High School in 1996, completed her Bachelors of Science in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1999, and finished her Doctorate of Dental Surgery from UNC-Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry in May 2004. Honors include: Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society, Golden Key Honor Society, Omicron Kappa Upsilon Dental Honor Society, Dean’s List, and the Robert E. Tormey, Jr Scholarship Award. She spent a
month in Mexico during dental school serving the orphanage of Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos in Miacatlan. She served as a Student Health Alliance Coalition (SHAC) Coordinator for a year during dental school; the SHAC clinic offers free dental services to members in the community. Dr. Turner is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, and a member in good standing of the American Dental Association. She enjoys working with TROSA each year to improve the health of a few of their residents by taking care of their dental needs while they strive to rehabilitate their lives. Dr. Turner resides in Durham with her two children. When not at work, she enjoys cooking, walking her dog Reyna, and spending time with her family.
Dr. Turner has also earned the following honors and awards:
Won Indy’s Best in the Triangle award for Best Dentist in Durham in 2014, 2017, & 2018, and was a finalist in 2015, 2019, & 2020.
2011 – 2021: Identified as a Top Dentist in Durham every year by her peers in dentistry
2010: Identified as a Top Dentist in Chapel Hill by her peers in dentistry
2004, UNC Dental School: Inducted into Omicron Kappa Upsilon National Dental Honor Society
2004, UNC Dental School: Robert E. Tormey, Jr., Award for sociability, humor, loyalty and caring
2001-2004, UNC Dental School Commendation of Excellence in Clinical Services