Meet Our Doctors
Led by Dr. Craig Horton and Dr. Jim Howell, the Carolinas Center for Dental Implants team is here to help you create winning, healthy, and beautiful smile. Backed by years in the field, advanced degrees, and years of surgical expertise and training our doctors are uniquely equipped with the training and technical ability to provide you a shining, healthy smile.
Doctor Craig A. Horton (Prosthodontist)
D.M.D, MS in Dental Sciences
Doctor Jim Howell (Oral Maxilofacial Surgeon)
Doctor Hunter Dawson
Dr. Dawson is from central North Carolina, growing up in a small farm town. He attended NC State University where he earned his degree in Bachelor of Science in Biology in 2010.
After graduating from the University of Louisville School of Dentistry, he continued his education by completing a full-time Advanced Education Residency in Prosthodontics at the University of Louisville. Dr. Dawson has multiple publications in areas of complex implant rehabilitations using digital workflows and guided implant surgery. He is an adjunct associate professor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.
Dr. Dawson has been practicing in central North Carolina since 2017. Some of the most complex oral health situations are referred to Dr. Dawson for reconstructive dental treatment. Dr. Dawson practices full time and regularly lectures both nationally and internationally. Lecture topics for continuing education courses include comprehensive diagnostics and treatment planning, implant prosthodontics, digital dental workflows, intraoral scanning, dental occlusion, airway prosthodontics, and guided implant surgery.
Dr. Dawson and his wife, Melissa, call Lewisville, NC home. They have been married for 10 years and have 4 children, Brooks, Brie, Braylynn, and Blake. When Dr. Dawson is not practicing dentistry or providing dental education you will find them traveling throughout NC spending time with family.