Dr. william J. Claiborne

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A West Virginia native, Dr. William J. (Bill) Claiborne completed a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics at Wake Forest University. He then earned a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, followed by a Clinical Certificate and a Master of Science in Periodontology, also at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Additionally, Dr. Claiborne is a graduate of the Misch International Institute, one of the most renowned dental implant training institutes in the world. He stays current in the latest techniques and procedures of Periodontology and Implant Dentistry through ongoing educational courses as well as involvement in professional study groups.

He is a member of the American Academy of Periodontology, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, American Dental Association, Southern Academy of Periodontology (having served on its Executive Council), North Carolina Society of Periodontics, North Carolina Dental Society and the Buncombe County Dental Society (having held several offices, including that of President).

In addition to his exceptional skills in treating periodontal disease of all stages, Dr. Claiborne provides the services of dental implant placement, cosmetic periodontal enhancement (including functional and esthetic crown lengthening), periodontal surgery, gum and bone grafting and oral biopsies.

Dr. Claiborne is an experienced speaker to professionals in the dental community as well as to the public. He is supported by staff members who share his commitment to providing the highest level of patient care. Together, they make each visit a pleasant experience with a priority on comfort.

Certified LANAP Clinician

An acronym for Laser-Assisted New Attachment Procedure, LANAP provides an advanced protocol to more efficiently and effectively treat periodontitis (advanced gum disease) with the PerioLaseĀ® MVP-7™ laser. This offers a minimally invasive (non-surgical) treatment alternative for patients with moderate to severe periodontal disease. LANAP treatment leaves very little discomfort and has a quick recovery time. It has also been found to stimulate bone regrowth in damaged areas.