About Us

We Treat You Like Family

At Carolina Braces our team believes that improving your smile has the power to transform your life. In fact, we’re passionate about it – and we measure our success by the way our patients feel about us and about their smiles. For us, every day is an opportunity to be the best part of your day and we can’t imagine a better job.

We‘re all involved in continuing education so that the treatments we provide will be the most current, and the technologies we use to provide them will be the most patient-friendly. We believe that a visit with Dr. Kent or Dr. Foley is the best way to find out how orthodontics can improve your health and self-confidence and we hope that from your first visit to the day you walk out with your new smile, you’ll love going to the orthodontist. We want your time in treatment to be almost as good as the day your Carolina Braces Smile is complete.

Meet Dr. Kent

Dr. Kent specializes in orthodontic care for children, teenagers and adults. He received two undergraduate degrees and his Doctorate in Dentistry class from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill finishing in the top 5% of his class. He received his Masters in Orthodontics from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri and is proud to have finished first in his class.

Aside from his private practices, Dr. Kent is a member of many professional organizations including the North Carolina Association of Orthodontists, the Southern Association of Orthodontists, the American Dental Association and the American Association of Orthodontists.

In his free time, Dr. Kent enjoys spending quality time with his wife, Donna, their children and dogs. In addition, he enjoys keeping active with tennis, golf, snowboarding, working out and spending time at the beach.

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Meet Dr. Foley

A native of Lake Zurich, IL, Dr. Foley graduated from Carmel Catholic High School before he attended Saint Louis University (B.A.) His dental education was completed at the University of Illinois College of Dentistry – Chicago (D.D.S.) During dental school, he served as president of his class for all four years and received numerous awards for scholarship, research and student leadership.

In 2009, he was honored to be the only dentist selected to study Orthodontics at the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, from a field of nearly a hundred excellent applicants (M.S.). He has recently taken the extra step to become board-certified as a diplomate of the American Board of Orthodontics, allowing his work to be evaluated and scrutinized by a panel of experienced examiners.

Outside of work, Dr. Foley enjoys spending time with family, friends and, most of all, with his new bride, Heidi. He also enjoys running, playing sports, reading, traveling, and catching an occasional movie.

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Our Office Tour

Take A Look Around Our Home

The environment is half of the treatment, and we definitely have environment! Come and see the fish (as you can tell, we like fish here at Carolina Braces) and say hello to the staff. We look forward to your visit!