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

After dental school, Dr. Oxley 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.

His patients and friends know him as an incredibly fun, smart guy who makes everyone feel heard and cared for. Eric is married to his wife, Laura, and they have a son and a daughter, as well as a rescue dog named Tucker. He is also involved in Two Rivers Church, and he enjoys exercising and CrossFit, inshore fishing, the beach, sports, and any combination of those with the family.

More about Dr. Oxley’s education and qualifications.

Dr. Eric Oxley’s professional interests include cosmetic and restorative dentistry along with dental implant and prosthetic rehabilitation to improve dental esthetics and function. He has achieved fellowship status with the Academy of General Dentistry, and focuses his continuing education on the latest dental techniques and technologies for advanced cosmetic, restorative, and implant treatments. He regularly attends the SPEAR Education campus in Scottsdale, AZ, and graduated from the American Academy of Implant Dentistry’s MaxiCourse in Implant Dentistry. He is currently working to achieve mastership with the Academy of General Dentistry and a fellowship with the American Academy of Implant Dentistry.

Dr. Oxley is also a member in local dental study clubs, the New Bern Area Chamber of Commerce, and Young Professionals of Craven County.

Memberships: Academy of General Dentistry | American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry | American Academy of Implant Dentistry

Certifications & Education: University of Kentucky College of Dentistry; DMD, Magna Cum Laude | Milligan University; B.S. in Biology, Cum Laude | Naval Postgraduate Dental School; AEGD-1 | Dental College of GA, Augusta University, MaxiCourse in Dental Implantology

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
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.


Dental Assistant
Pamela joined the Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry team as a dental assistant in 2023. She completed her studies in dental assisting at Coastal Carolina Community College. Pamela enjoys taking relaxing walks on the beach and watching beautiful sunsets.

She's a cat lover with two furry friends, Daisy and Max. Pamela lives by the golden rule of treating others kindly. During her free time, she likes to watch movies and spend time at the beach. She's a big fan of TV shows and is an essential part of the Oxley team, ensuring everything runs smoothly at the office.


Candace Poythress joined Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry as our receptionist in 2023. A New Bern native, she's an alum of New Bern High School and studied business at Craven Community College. Candace's love for the outdoors takes her on plenty of family walks and adventures in downtown New Bern.

She's married with twins, a boy, and a girl. Her interests span hiking, photography, baking, and crime shows. A hidden talent she's modest about is her singing, as her husband likes to share with others. Candace's heart melts for baby cows, and her colleagues admire her unwavering energy and happy disposition at work, making her an indispensable part of our team.

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! Request your appointment at Oxley Comprehensive Dentistry.