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Welcome to Cary Family Dental

We are a positive, upbeat dental practice that provides state of the art dentistry and excellent customer service to the growing population of Wake County in a way that makes coming to the dentist enjoyable. Since 2003 we have been a leader in quality dentistry and patient care and we believe that through dentistry we can change the world.

Our patients love how they feel like part of the family and trust our providers to partner with them in determining the best dental solutions for them and their family. In the end, we know it is our job to lend a caring ear that allows even our most anxious patients begin to trust the dentist again.

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Uninsured patients pay only $199 for New Patient Exam, Cleaning and 4 Decay-Detecting X-Rays

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Meet Our Doctors

Dr. Allan Acton and the Cary Family Dental team offer top-quality dental services to the great people of Cary and the surrounding area.

Dr. Allan Acton


Dr. Acton opened Cary Family Dental in 2003 and since that time, has become one of the Triangle’s most accomplished and trusted dentists. He is a graduate of The Hornbrook Group prestigious esthetic training program, has completed hundreds of hours of continuing education, including specialized training in dental implant surgery, and is the recipient of the Fellowship Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI).
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Dr. Eric Davis


Dr. Davis is a former high school chemistry teacher, who received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery and Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency from UNC-CH. Over the course of his career, Dr. Davis has received extensive training in implant dentistry, periodontology, and orofacial pain. He provides patients with exquisite care in a variety of areas such as complex restorations, smile makeovers, and dental implants — all while building quality relationships with his patients.
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Dr. Kristin Madden


Dentistry is part of Dr. Madden’s DNA as she was raised by her parents who were both dentists. She is a graduate of the UNC-CH School of Dentistry, member of the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association. She is a certified provider of Invisalign clear braces and TruDenta – a system that treats headaches, migraines, TMJ, Tinnitus and neck pain. Dr. Madden is best known for the quality care she provides and making each of her patients feel like family.
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Dr. Bryant Wooten


Dr. Wooten was born and raised in Cary. He attended UNC Chapel Hill where he earned a BS in Biology and competed on the swimming and diving team as a springboard diver. He completed his dental training at VCU School of Dentistry and has since practiced in Philadelphia, PA and most recently in Richmond, VA. He is excited to be back home in the Triangle close to family and friends and is thrilled to have the opportunity to serve the community he grew up in.
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Dr. Steven Van Scoyoc


Dr. Van Scoyoc is a specialist in Periodontics and Implantology and is board certified as a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and continued in a 3-year surgical residency to receive his masters in Periodontics. As a specialist, he treats patients with gum disease and oral pathology, as well as provides reconstructive plastic surgery aesthetically enhance the smile. Throughout his career, Dr. Van Scoyoc has served organized dentistry in many leadership positions, as well as provided lectures at national venues.
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Our Popular Services

Dental Implants

Dental implants are truly remarkable in what they have done for modern dentistry. Dental implants replace natural tooth roots that have been lost or extracted and serve as a solid foundation on which to place a dental crown or denture. Our patients in the Cary, Morrisville and Apex, NC area that have received dental implants appreciate the substantial benefits of dental implants.

Titanium dental implant post and crown on a model

Emergency Dentistry

Life happens. Unforeseen accidents and disorders can send you reeling with dental pain. If you are experiencing anything from mild tooth discomfort to painful throbbing, it can be nearly impossible to concentrate or function regularly. You don’t have to suffer through the pain. Cary Family Dental offers expert emergency dentistry services to alleviate your symptoms and diagnose the cause. Each known to be a trusted emergency dentist, Dr. Acton provides the dental health solutions you need and will get you on the right track to complete oral health.

Cosmetic Dentistry

You don’t need to catch a flight to Hollywood to create a superstar smile. Dr. Allan Acton can help your dream smile become a reality through modern cosmetic dentistry procedures. Your friends and loved ones can be amazed at how gorgeous your smile is—And YOU may just be amazed at how affordable top-quality cosmetic dentistry is.

Woman with nice teeth smiling with confidence

Family Dentistry

We help care for your most treasured possessions…your family. We understand that oral health is tied to overall health and we do all we can to make sure you and yours have the best opportunities for a healthy, smile-filled life. Patients of our family dentistry practice, Cary Family Dental, also just love the convenience of one location meeting the dental needs of the whole family.

What makes us different

Extended Hours & Weekends

Emergency Care

We See Your Entire Family

5 Star Customer Experience

Quality Office Space

What Our Patients Are Saying

As a first time patient, I was warmly welcomed and every person I came in contact with was very friendly. I received a thorough cleaning and was very informed of my needs and any procedure that might be performed.

Cindy Covil

I have been a patient of Dr. Acton's for 19 years. You can trust him to listen to you and address your needs and/or fears. He has the most up to date procedures and invest in training all of the staff on both the latest techniques and customer service... I feel safe and well cared for at each of my appointments.

Darlene Germano

Dr. Acton is great at what he does and I highly recommend using Cary Family Dental as your new Dentist! PS - their new building is awesome and they have TVs on the ceiling so you can watch when you are getting cleaned!

Nathan Campbell

I have been with cary family dental for a few years now and always leave happy! I actually am looking forward to going to this dentist. All staff is always friendly and seem to really care about my well being.

Ida Kaeser
22:39 18 Sep 23
I typically hate going to the dentist but Cary Family Dental are a whole different experience! My hygienist, Karen, was super compassionate and thorough in explaining their process and what to expect on my follow up appointment. Dr Davis was very understanding and did not rush through the exam. I have left dental practices for their lack of trustworthiness and transparency but Cary Dental is top notch! They are not even in my network but the overall care is so worth the extras billed. I love my experiences here! Thank you for all you do.
Jacquelyn McNamaraJacquelyn McNamara
19:53 18 Sep 23
Tori my hygienist was great. I was anxious about my appointment today because of my recent gum recession. She was very cautious and I had no pain. Dr. Wooten is great also. I’ve been going to Cary Family Dental for awhile now and always have a positive experience. Staff is very friendly too!
Evan KramerEvan Kramer
17:24 12 Sep 23
I always look forward to my appointments at Cary Family Dental. From the moment you set foot in the door, you are greeted with kindness and exquisite customer service. I didn't have to wait almost at all to go back for my cleaning, and all of the dental hygienists are incredibly thorough and awesome! Karen, who I have had several appointments with over the past few years, does an incredible job while maintaining an engaging conversation that makes it seems like the cleaning flies by. The dentists are all knowledgeable and kind as well, and seem to truly want to ensure your experience is the best it can be. I highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a new dentist!
Olivia CulottaOlivia Culotta
14:25 08 Sep 23
I highly recommend Cary Family for all your dental needs. The office is very clean and welcoming. My hygienist Liz did an amazing job! She made sure I was comfortable and was very thorough with my dental cleaning! I have also met Drs Davis, Madden, Acton, and Wooten. All of the doctors are very professional and personable !
Cyrill WigetCyrill Wiget
23:49 31 Aug 23
Cary Family Dental is without any doubt the best dental care I have ever experienced. I had always excellent dentists in Switzerland and NYC, but the professionalism, treatments, and the staff & dentists are worldclass. Every treatment is well explained! I am lucky I finally found my dentist in the US.....
Harold MaddenHarold Madden
15:00 13 Aug 23
Amazing dentist and hygienist!!I have requested getting numbed for my dental cleanings for a number of years because my teeth are so sensitive. However, Fanta is so gentle and thorough in cleaning my teeth that I no longer request anesthesia.I also had a veneer fracture and was dreading getting it replaced. Dr. Kristin Madden made me feel comfortable as soon as she came into the room with her gentle touch, kindness and infinite patience. The new veneer was even more beautiful than my old one. Dr. Madden meticulously matched my tooth color and covered more of the tetracycline staining of my tooth so that my smile is as amazing as Dr. Madden. I trust her to do anything in my my mouth.
Emma CaplanEmma Caplan
01:18 03 Aug 23
I had a great experience with the dental care, however will not be returning because Cary Family Dental lied to me about costs. They have zero transparency about their insurance cost policies and failed to include that they don’t accept ANY type of insurance in full. Cary Family Dental told me that they take my insurance prior to my visit and that I would be FULLY covered, but then at my visit I was made aware that this practice doesn’t accept any insurance in full, and that all insurance is out of network. I even called to check with them twice prior to my appointment and was reassured twice by staff. Before you go to Cary Family Dental, please make sure you are aware that they are not in network for ANY insurance company. It’s such a shame this practice isn’t upfront with their patients about insurance costs, because I really enjoyed the care I received by their dental staff.
Rachel LittleRachel Little
00:09 27 Jun 23
I had the most amazing visit today despite not having been to a dentist for 5 years due to fear. I was super impressed with the hygienist who was so calming and they even asked about possible barriers to care which is so important. Dr Wooten and the hygienist took the time to explain the plan of care and why. They also are willing to do nitrous gas for my upcoming procedure. So amazing thanks you guys!
Abigail BarfieldAbigail Barfield
16:22 07 Jun 23
I’ve never liked going to the dentist. I’ve been to four different places in the last 3 years. BUT, I loved Cary Family Dental! I had Karen as my dental hygienist and she was great! She made me feel very comfortable and at ease! My dentist was Dr.Davis, who is is very knowledgeable and was incredibly helpful with the questions I had!
20:10 23 May 23
I only have great things to say about Cary Family Dental. Everyone is super friendly & professional. Over the years I have seen Dr. Acton & most recently Dr. Wooten & both Dr's make you feel important & cared for. Dr. Wooten's assistant Amber is so kind & friendly & she actually really made my day today. I highly recommend this dental practice.
Megan DantiniMegan Dantini
18:11 15 Feb 23
What a wonderful experience at Cary Family Dental today! This is an extremely well run practice, light years above my previous experiences. I was a new patient today and had the pleasure of meeting Dana who was kind, thorough, but gentle and a wonderful listener. This office is modern and beautiful and very clean. The process of scheduling and paperwork was seamless and I enjoyed not having to stop for checkout at the end as they keep a card on file for charges. I was seen by Dr. Madden who was also very nice and did a comprehensive check. I will absolutely return and recommend this practice highly. 10/10 stars. Thank you!
Will PryorWill Pryor
00:53 04 Feb 23
My experience with Cary Family Dentist was fantastic! My dental hygienist, Josie, was amazing to talk to and very knowledgeable. Her comments were sourced with evidence based research. I would highly recommend her as your dental hygienist. Doctor Wooten was very professional and knowledgeable as well. I would highly recommend Cary Family Dentist if you are new in the area and looking to establish care with a knowledgeable and professional dental team.
Sonya LangSonya Lang
12:43 26 Jan 23
To say that I had wonderful experience during my first cleaning at Cary Family Dental for someone with dental anxiety says a lot about their practice, my new hygienist, Candice, and Dentist! Candice informed along the way what she was doing and the tools she was using before starting. I loved that my teeth were polished prior to the cleansing of my gums. That helped to ease my nerves a bit. Overall, from scheduling my first appointment to arriving, my experience was top notch!! I expressed a concern with a dental issue and my dentist focused in on that area and eased my concern.I would highly recommend Cary Family Dental to anyone looking for a practice who is attentive, provides great service, with exceptional customer service from calling to schedule an appointment, follow-up, to leaving their office.I had missed my last dental appointment at my old practice because they had very limited hygienists, so I was behind on my current cleaning. I feel so much better since my cleaning today, and very happy that I chose Cary Family Dental my dental care 🦷 🤩🤩🤩
Jackie KernJackie Kern
00:46 12 Jan 23
The best- I have seen Dr. Madden for two cleanings now and she is great! Their office is amazing, staff is super helpful and the dental hygienists are the BEST! So friendly and always making sure you are comfortable. Cary Family is technically out of network for me but they cover the difference for preventative care cleanings. I have cavities that need to be filled and my insurance plan isn’t the best, but Dr. Madden was quick to refer other dentists in the area that may be in network for me. I will be going back for everything except for restorative care or until I have better insurance.
Kathy WakemanKathy Wakeman
11:32 22 Dec 22
Dr Acton and his wonderful staff make going to the dentist fun. Not easy to say about dental appointments in general but true for Cary Family Dental. Patients are treated like family, and Dr. Acton employs the latest technology to get the best results. Wish there were more stars as I would give them 10.
Maryanne KalmanMaryanne Kalman
15:56 22 Nov 22
Thank you Cary Dental! I cannot say enough good things about this office. I had very bad experiences with the dentist as a child/teenager and this has negatively impacted my visits to the dentist as an adult. It made me a very reluctant, fearful dental patient. I feel very grateful to have found Dr Acton & his office staff. They are all very welcoming, caring & kind. Dr Acton and his assistants Hannah & Randy explain everything, are patient & very gentle. I just had a dental cleaning with Candice who was incredibly understanding, compassionate & efficient. She made my cleaning such a good experience. I met Dr Madden today and she was also kind & gentle. I highly recommend Cary Family Dental.
Jasmine LanningJasmine Lanning
16:21 29 Sep 22
My husband and I would like to thank Liz the Hygienist, for being extra thorough with my husbands teeth. We would like to Thank Dr. Acton and Hana for all the Treatment done for various fillings and other procedures, they are both very gentle with the mouth and care about their patients comfort, this goes a long way for someone who hasn’t had the best luck with dentists and who has a mouth full of need. Last but not least we would like to thank Mackenzie at the front desk for revising and breaking down his treatment plan for him. I highly recommend this dentistry!
Bridget BuckBridget Buck
16:10 14 Sep 22
Everyone was very nice, knowledgeable and professional. Ronnie has a great Dental Hygienist. Her name is Casey Eubanks! She knows how to specially go the extra mile to make sure the patient is at ease and has a great experience under the circumstances of my son having special needs! We live out of town but worth the drive knowing getting great patient care! Very Clean office as well!
Elizabeth StrangeElizabeth Strange
13:36 07 Sep 22
Cary Family Dental hands down is the best dental office around! They treat you like family and have so much respect for you as a patient. Both my hygienist Carrie and Karen have been amazing and Dr.Madden is the definition of poise and class! Highly recommend if you are in the area!
Melanie BoyetteMelanie Boyette
13:10 26 Aug 22
I had a wonderful experience! Everyone is friendly and welcoming! My hygienist, Casey, was outstanding. She was thorough and explained everything she was doing. She took her time and was not rushed. I will definitely be back!
Tim HancockTim Hancock
13:48 18 Aug 22
They really make taking care of your teeth a breeze, even for bigger procedures. They also have movies and TV available on the ceiling and other amenities. More importantly though is that they are a fun and friendly group to work with and exceptionally talented at what they do.
Kristen BickfordKristen Bickford
20:53 17 Aug 22
A fabulous place! Not only is the office absolutely gorgeous, but the care and service I received was great! I went in for a new patient visit, was able to get a cleaning and see the dentist! I thought the dentist was very thorough which I appreciated. 10/10 experience and they even gave me a welcome gift. I’d recommend Cary Family Dental to anyone needing a new dentist in the triangle area, they were just fantastic!
Always a great experience. I had 2 cavities filled today and the dentist and the assistant were wonderful. They cared for my comfort during the procedure.
Maria WilliamsMaria Williams
13:21 06 Aug 22
I have been a patient at Cary Family Dental for over a decade. The Dentists/Team are absolutely wonderful! They are all professional; and, stay on the cutting edge of technology with state of the art procedures. I always feel that they keep my dental health a top priority! I always leave satisfied. I highly recommend them!
C A ChuC A Chu
02:35 01 Jul 22
First impressions last and Cary Family Dental did provide the best impression for a new patient like myself. I’ve been with my previous dentist for years and sadly decided it was time for a change after having experienced less favorable visits the past year and a half. Everything from the time I pulled up to my parking space to the quick tour of the office to my very detailed (and impressive teeth cleaning!) and conversation with Dr. Davis, the process has been seamless, organized, easy peasy and very professional. I’ve also had experienced great dental hygienists in the past but Kim is hands down the BEST I’ve ever had. Very knowledgeable, personable, gentle and efficient and I don’t think I will ever be the same again when it comes to my teeth cleaning! Lol Thank you Dr. Davis and team for taking such great care of me during my recent visit. Most importantly, thank you for listening to my concerns and providing me with the knowledge I needed to make the right decision for my dental health. Looking forward to returning and getting back on track to a great dental health!
Ram KRam K
15:27 08 Jun 22
Very pleased with all the treatment so far and scheduling. It's a nice new clinic on Kildaire farm rd. Liz was AWESOME! She's truly a perfectionist. No one in the past has cleaned that well and throughly. She was super patient & cares for her patients. We will continue to use this for our dental needs. THANK YOU!
Rana JRana J
22:29 19 May 22
This place is NOT like other places where they just want rip you off and take your money. In fact if you are looking for a dentist that is clean, organized and have a wonderful/professional staff! Seriously, look no farther!. I was seeking today for a dentist and I found this place with these many 5 stars reviews . I’m usually very skeptical about dental stuff and who touches my teeth. But I can’t describe how glad that I called this place and I scheduled an appointment SAME DAY for consultation. First the building is gorgeous and CLEAN! Staff are very friendly! They have the best customer service and very efficient. You can reach out to them by phone , email and text. Prompt Responses to any questions or concerns. Tiffany met with me first to address my concerns. She asked me all these important questions. She is an amazing and detailed on explaining things and making me feel very comfortable. And then Dr. Madden came to see me to check my teeth. I can’t tell you how much this doctor is WONDERFUL , CARING and PROFESSIONAL. I highly recommend to go see HER! She has knowledge and she recommends things/treatment that will keep your teeth healthy. Don’t waste your time or money looking somewhere else. This is one of the best dental clinic I ever been. Highly recommended!
Cam SextonCam Sexton
20:10 19 May 22
I would recommend Cary Family Dental to anyone. Went for a routine cleaning. Easy to tell they are a well run office with new equipment, efficient and friendly staff, and affordable. Dr. Davis and Karen were exceptional in the care I received.
14:07 12 May 22
Cary Family Dental has an excellent staff. They are all kind from start to finish. They make you comfortable when you get into the client rooms so that you can be totally relaxed while getting a cleaning, x-rays, or any other procedure. The dentists are very patient oriented and make you feel welcome. The dental assistants that have helped me are extremely knowledgeable and will answer any and all questions. Today, I had Karen as my dental technician. She is extremely professional, personable and her technique is flawless and painless. Way to go Karen. Keep up the good work! If you have not been to Cary Family Dental before and need your teeth cleaned, ask for Karen. You will be glad you did!
Angie PettyAngie Petty
19:54 04 May 22
Cary Family Dental is a great office. The staff were courteous, thoughtful, knowledgeable, and kind. The site is beautiful and comfortable. I really appreciated their efforts to support safety and social distancing too. I felt cared for from the moment I arrived till the moment I walked out the door.
Kylie SlusserKylie Slusser
16:58 04 May 22
I could not be happier with my choice to establish care with CFD! I am new to the area, so it was overwhelming to place my trust in a new practice to do cleanings, whitening, and more cosmetic things. My hygienist, Carrie, and Dr. Acton were nothing short of amazing. They explained everything thoroughly and made sure all my questions were answered before I left. I am super excited to continue my care through them and to see my end results!
Taylor TariqTaylor Tariq
14:08 04 May 22
This was the best experience I have ever had at a dentist. The office was clean, inviting, and not intimidating. The dental hygienist was communicative and comforting. I never felt judged for not having been to the dentist in a while and always felt at ease. The dentist was just as thoughtful and comforting. Couldn't recommend this practice enough.
Katie DelgadoKatie Delgado
15:56 28 Apr 22
Ameenah and Dr. Madden are amazing at what they do. I have never been a fan of going to the dentist, but they make the experience easy and comfortable. These ladies are amazing and get 5 stars for being professional lovely people.
Tammy McCollumTammy McCollum
18:14 21 Apr 22
Cary Family Dental is a great place to go to take care of your teeth. I do periodontal cleanings and always come to Karen (my favorite dental hygienist there) each time. She is super friendly, very professional, and provides exceptional service. You are always in good hands with Karen. Overall, the staff here are very gentle and kind. They explain very well the procedures and execute them flawlessly. Thanks again Karen and Cary Family Dental, can't wait to come back!
Ashley RoarkAshley Roark
20:05 14 Apr 22
The visit was awesome! They were kind and efficient in taking care of my teeth. After searching for a dentist office since my recent move down here, I can safely call this place my new dental home!
Shiela SieniShiela Sieni
14:55 06 Apr 22
Thank you so Much Dana and Dr. Madden. I can not tell you enough how much I appreciate you both and the staff. I could not have picked a better Dental Office.
E AdamE Adam
00:04 23 Feb 22
Great dentist. Very pleased with everything.Karen is my hygienist and she makes my visits very welcoming. Everyone here is very pleasant.
Jimmy RiordanJimmy Riordan
22:38 15 Feb 22
One happy camper! Karen is a superstar and actually she’s in very company. The entire staff is very nice and professional. I have never experienced such a comprehensive exam. I don’t have dental insurance so I purchased their plan and it’s a terrific value.Keep smiling.
Darlene GermanoDarlene Germano
21:58 24 Jan 22
Cary Family Dental is an excellent choice for your dental needs. I have been a patient of Dr. Acton's for 19 years. You can trust him to listen to you and address your needs and/or fears. He has the most up to date procedures and invest in training all of the staff on both the latest techniques and customer service. The front office staff is also always courteous and helpful. They handle all the insurance questions efficiently and with a smile. I feel safe and well cared for at each of my appointments.
15:13 10 Jan 22
Everyone at this place is amazing. I've moved around quite a bit and this is the only dentist that I've found that made me feel very comfortable each and every time. They take the time to explain everything and all your options. Unfortunately, I have to leave because I moved further away, but I would absolutely highly highly recommend this Dentist to anyone without hesitancy.

I feel like I’m at home. Everybody puts me at ease and I’ve always been afraid of the dentist my whole life and here I’m never afraid.


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