AboutJ David Civils DDS

J David Civils DDS is a Greensboro based family dentist practice that treats patients of all ages. We are committed to delivering the highest quality dental care and do so using advanced dental equipment. We are a cosmetic dentist that offers services like checkups, teeth cleaning, crowns, veneers and more.

We also perform emergency dentist services that include bonding, root canals, crowns, and bridges. As a local dentist, we create lifelong relationships with our patients and their families and work to ensure that they receive treatments in a comfortable and relaxed environment. Dr. Civils and our staff invite you to schedule an appointment by calling 336-387-7944 and experience why our patients think J David Civils DDS is the best dentist in Greensboro.


Dr. David Civils

Dr. David Civils joined Dr. Steve Hyman in this practice in 2002.

Upon completion of his undergraduate degree in Biology and Chemistry from Elon University, he spent three years in clinical research with the Dental Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill, the UNC Cancer Center and private sector clinical trials in the Research Triangle. He received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) from the University of North Carolina in 2002.

His clinical experience includes extensive training in the use of Cerec technology to provide crowns and bridges in one visit. He also trained at Wake Med Hospital, and as an associate to Dr. Steve Hyman in private practice. Dr. Civils' experience with clinical research allowed him a detailed study of the relationship between periodontal disease and systemic health problems such as preterm child labor, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.

Dr. Civils is a member of the ADA, North Carolina Dental Society and the Guilford County Dental Society. Dr. Civils practices all aspects of comprehensive family dentistry, however, he especially enjoys treating complex cosmetic problems that require in-office custom staining of porcelain.

Dr. Civils enjoys spending time with his family, returning to his hometown, Morehead City for beach trips, boating, photography, golf, and coaching his two sons’ soccer teams.

Meet the Team

Our team is synergistic, offers pediatric to geriatric dental care, listens and answers questions and uses cutting-edge technologies to make your dental visit the most personal and enjoyable possible.

  • Dr. Civils and staff are stronger as a team than each of us separately.
  • Our team will create treatment plans for pediatric to geriatric patients and are able to customize care for the whole family.
  • Custom staining is performed in-office for crowns and veneers producing beautiful, more natural results.
  • Balance is made between new techniques and conservative proven dental techniques.
  • All of our referrals are made to excellent groups of specialists.
  • We take the time to look at not only the health of your teeth, but the patient as a whole. You can trust that meeting your needs is at the center of our recommendations and treatment.
  • Emphasis is placed on listening and answering your questions and concerns.
  • We help you make decisions based on a clear understanding of your condition and treatment options.
  • Oral cancer exams are performed at recall appointments with special attention paid to any abnormalities.
  • We work closely with major lab technicians to provide comprehensive cosmetic dentistry.
  • Every effort is made to implement the most up-to- date, proven technologies in our dental office. These include implants, high-speed rotary instruments, dental lasers, composite (also known as tooth-colored) filling materials, as well as exceptional whitening techniques.
  • Melissa

    Patient Coordinator

    Melissa is originally from Asheboro, she moved to Greensboro in 2003. She has been with the practice since 2007. Melissa was a Dental Assistant for 8 years and now works as our Patient Coordinator. Patients can easily talk with her about any dental questions they may have. She is a very organized worker great multi-tasker, both Clinical and Front Desk. Melissa loves spending time with her family and 2 kids, traveling and wakeboarding at Badin Lake.


    Dental Assistant & Treatment Coordinator

    Megan is from Kernersville, she became a Dental Assistant in 2004. She completed school in Wilmington at UNC-W, and moved to Greensboro for Dental Assisting school following graduation. She loves to talk to her patients about dental education and oral health. Megan loves spending her free time with husband Matt and daughter Ryan at the beach and being outdoors.


    Dental Hygienist

    Kim received her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 and joined the practice soon after graduation. She chose a career in dental hygiene because it enables her to combine her interests of educating patients and working in health care. Kim loves what she does, and it is evident in her patient care. Kim lives in Summerfield with her husband Tony and their two children.


    Dental Hygenist

    Kelly received both her degree in Dental Hygiene and Dental Assisting from Guilford Technical Community College, where she graduated with highest honors. Kelly joined the practice in 2002 as a dental assistant for Dr. Civils and returned as a Dental Hygienist. She has also studied social work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She and her husband, Shane, a Physician Assistant in Greensboro, and their two children enjoy traveling, and outdoor activities. She is an excellent resource for our patients having been both assistant and hygienist in this practice.


    Dental Assistant


    Office Manager

    Karen is from Wilmington, NC. She received her degree in Fine Arts from The University of North Carolina at Wilmington and worked for many years in graphic design and marketing. She joined Dr Steve Hyman in the practice in 1990 and enjoys problem-solving and keeping the business office organized. Karen and her husband have three dogs and enjoy frequent trips to the coast.