Our Dental Clinic: Your Teeth and Gums Play a Huge Health Role.

Our Dental Clinic’s daily mission is to promote sound oral health across the Qualla Boundary. We also help to prevent oral disease through education—supplying Cherokee enrolled members with dental, nutritional, and preventive measures through a network of healthcare and educational resources.

The Dental Clinic’s Services Include:

  • Exams
  • X-rays
  • Cleanings
  • Fillings
  • Extractions
  • Oral surgery (non-sedation)


We Also Offer Expanded Services (for eligible patients only):

  • Root canals
  • Crowns
  • Dentures and partial dentures


Hours of operation:
Monday to Friday: 7:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed daily: 11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.

Contact the Dental Clinic:
828.497.9163 ext. 6478

Frequently asked questions:

  • Do you have emergency appointments?

    Yes, we offer same-day appointments that can be used for emergencies.

  • Do you still book appointments?

    We’re very happy to. You may also use a same-day appointment if you would like to be seen on short notice.

  • Does the Dental Clinic offer braces or other orthodontic services?

    The EBCI offers a braces referral program for enrolled members aged 6–17. For details regarding program specifics, please call Mellie Burns at 828.359.6197.

  • If I receive care from an outside dental provider, will CIHA Dental provide follow-up care?

    If you have any problems or need a follow-up appointment, please return to your original provider.

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