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About Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry

Your family’s smiles are in safe hands.

Led by Dr. Eric B. Oxley, Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry is dedicated to providing the highest-quality dental care. From preventive to cosmetic care, we provide a variety of treatments.

Our expert team is here to make dental care easy for you and your family. We use the latest technology to offer outstanding dental services for adults and school-age children—your whole family can see the same dentist!

At Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry, we’re about healthy smiles for a lifetime. Your long-term oral health is important to us.


"Dr. Oxley and his staff are wonderful. They use the most up-to-date tools and techniques, and I’m always very happy with the services they provide. Dr. Oxley provides a thorough overview of choices regarding treatments, making sure I understand the options before making a decision."


Meet the Dentist

Dr. Eric B. Oxley

Dr. Eric Oxley received his undergraduate degree from Milligan University in Johnson City, Tennessee, and his dental degree from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry. After dental school, he began his dental career with the U.S. Navy at the Naval Postgraduate Dental School in Bethesda, Maryland completing an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency.

He then reported to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, to continue his service with the Navy. During that time, Dr. Oxley served as a clinical director, mentor for residents and dental hygiene students, and daily clinical practice. He also worked part-time in the private sector to prepare for his career outside of the Navy.

Dr. Oxley continuously works to hone his practice through numerous continuing education courses and is a self-identified dental nerd. He has received Fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry, completed numerous advanced Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry CE workshops and courses, and graduated from the AAID MaxiCourse in Implant Dentistry. Dr. Oxley seeks out opportunities to enhance his patients' quality of care in terms of cosmetic dentistry and restoring and maintaining functional oral health. Dr. Oxley's believes it is important to stay up-to-date with technological advances in the field to better meet patients' needs and deliver the highest quality available. Professionally Dr. Oxley enjoys digital dentistry, smile design and makeovers, CAD/CAM, porcelain and laminate veneers and bonding, dental implants and prosthetics, 3D CBCT digital radiology and complex restorative and prosthetic dentistry.

Dr. Oxley is a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Academy of General Dentistry, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. When he isn’t at work, Eric is enjoying time with his wife, son, and two dogs. He also enjoys exercise, the great eastern North Carolina outdoors, and local community involvement.

Dr. Eric Oxley

Meet the Team


Practice Manager
Lisa joined the dental field in 1989, and 32 years later, she still enjoys every second. Lisa has completed dental consulting training and a range of courses. She now works as our practice manager, helping the practice run smoothly. One of the things Lisa loves the most about her job is meeting people and building lifelong relationships with patients throughout their dental journeys.

Outside of work, you can find Lisa on a boat, at the beach, or with her family and friends. She also enjoys shopping, sports, and the simple things in life. Lisa says she also feels blessed to have a son and a daughter, both of whom she is very proud of.


Customer Service Representative
Shannon is the friendly face who greets patients when they arrive for their appointments. She attended Craven Community College and is a lifelong resident of New Bern. Shannon has over 15 years of experience in customer service. A valuable asset to the practice since she joined in 2021, she is always ready with a smile and kind word for everyone.

Away from work, Shannon enjoys spending time at the beach with her husband and daughter and reading as many novels as she can.


Registered Dental Hygienist
Originally from Shaker Heights, Ohio, Kris graduated from Ohio State University with a bachelor’s degree in dental hygiene and sociology. Since 1990, she has called Emerald Isle her home and has been practicing in New Bern as a dental hygienist since 1992.

In her off time, Kris enjoys spending time with her family—her husband, Jeff, their son, Jared, and daughter, Courtney—as well as gardening, playing the piano, being involved in church, going to the beach, and watching sports.


Registered Dental Hygienist
Taylor is a dental hygiene graduate of Coastal Carolina Community College. She moved to North Carolina in 2016 with her husband, who is in the Marine Corps. Taylor knew from a young age that she wanted to be a dental hygienist, and she’s worked hard to achieve her career goals. One of Taylor’s favorite things about her work at Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry is helping patients improve their oral health and building relationships with them.

When not working, Taylor loves going to the beach, looking for shark teeth, and hanging out with her friends. She’s also a regular at the pet store as she has two dogs, two cats, and a bird.


Registered Dental Assistant
Sarah is a dental assistant who graduated from California State University San Marcos. After completing her certification, Sarah served as a dental assistant instructor while specializing in infection control. She moved to North Carolina in 2020 when her husband was stationed at Cherry Point Air Station. At Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry, Sarah is known both for her kind care of patients and for keeping Dr. Oxley supplied with caffeine and hydration so he can focus on performing at his best.

In off hours, Sarah enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids. She also loves animals, sipping iced coffee, and watching the latest episode of Outlander.


Dental Assistant

Katie graduated from Coastal Carolina Community college with her dental assisting certificate in 2020. She enjoys her career, but her favorite part of being a dental assistant is getting to connect with patients as she ensures their comfort and learns about them during dental procedures. Away from work, Katie enjoys spending time with her family and making memories at their favorite race track. She’s a mom to two and totally obsessed with both of her kiddos. 

We provide our patients with


Your comfort is our No. 1 priority.


One experienced dentist supported by a qualified team.


We help people achieve healthy, beautiful smiles.

Healthy Teeth for a Healthy Life

Discover complete health dentistry and start your smile makeover today!
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