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Dr. Allan 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 Medical College of Virginia and completed his advanced dental education residency at the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry.

In 2008, Dr. Acton graduated with honors from The Hornbrook Group’s distinguished national training program and completed training on the DuraTHIN veneer. Dr. Acton is currently only one of four dentists in the state certified to provide DuraTHIN veneers and the only dentist certified in the Triangle and central NC area. That same year, Dr. Acton was voted “Best Cosmetic Dentist” in western Wake County by Cary Magazine readers and repeated the distinction for the second consecutive year in 2009.

Most recently, Dr. Acton received a Fellowship Award from the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). The ICOI was founded in 1972 and has 12,000 members worldwide in 89 countries. It is the world’s largest dental implant organization, as well as the world’s largest provider of continuing dental implant education and currently has 2,582 active Fellows in the United States. The awarding of Fellowship status is one of the highest honors a professional society, such as the ICOI, can bestow on a dental professional involved in oral implantology. Nominees achieve Fellowship status through their efforts in education, research and actual clinical experiences.

Dr. Acton and Cary Family Dental are also committed to their community. Together, they have raised over $60,000 for the Smiles for Life campaign, an annual four-month long campaign sponsored by the Crown Council that raises money to help children facing serious health and educational problems. The practice also provides free dental health presentations to local preschools and elementary schools in order to teach children on the basics of proper dental care.

Dr. Acton is happily married and has an adorable daughter.

Dr. Apurva Gaught is proud to say he is a native of Cary and has been studying and practicing in the area since 1984. Dr. Gaught graduated with honors as he earned his Bachelor of Science in Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill and continued with his studies there as he completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2004.

Dr. Gaught has dedicated the last five years in providing the highest quality of care in all aspects of his profession. His patients are the most important and he continually educates himself to stay at the forefront of the latest advances in dental technology. He enjoys all aspects of general dentistry and is one of a few dentists in the area who is certified to perform conscious sedation dentistry.

Dr. Gaught and his wife currently live in Raleigh and are active in the local community. His wife teaches math for Wake County Public Schools. He is extremely excited to be a part of the outstanding team at Cary Family Dental. He grew up knowing he wanted to make a difference and be a positive influence in people’s lives. Dentistry was the perfect vehicle to accomplish this goal.

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