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Meet Our Dentists

Edward G. Covert Jr., DDS

Dr. Ed Covert was born and raised in New Castle, PA

Received Bachelor of Science degree at Westminister College in New Wilmington, PA

Attended dental school at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH

Received Doctor of Dental Science degree from Case Western in 1995

Received Naval Scholarship while in dental school and spent 9.5 years on active duty, providing dental care to our service men and women, and their spouses

An active Member of:

    American Dental Association

    Academy of General Dentistry

    Onslow County Dental Society

    North Carolina Dental Association

Provide state of the art dental care to make our patients healthy and happy

Passionate about physical fitness and maintaining a healthy lifestyle

Enjoy spending time with family including my wife, Shanie, and two daughters, Lauren and Isabel

 Andrew W. Ambrose, DMD

Dr. Andrew Ambrose was born in Madison, Wisconsin.

Jacksonville, NC is where he calls home, he and his family were stationed here while his father served in the US. Marine Corps in the early 90's. 

Graduated Jacksonville High School in 2004.

Graduated University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a BA in Biology. 

Received Doctor of Dental Medicine Degree from James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina in May of 2014.

Dr. Ambrose is an active member of:

    American Dental Association

    Onslow County Dental Society

    Academy of Dental Medicine

    Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Ambrose is a huge football fan (Go Heels and Packers!!!). He enjoys spending time with his wife, Lauren. His passions in dentistry are being able to transform smiles and uplift patients dental self esteem.

Robert N. Saunders, DDS

Dr. Robert Saunders was born near Detroit, Michigan.

He and his wife, Ashley, moved to the area in 2016 to be closer to their families that both relocated to North Carolina. 

Graduated Auburn Hills Oakland Christian School in 2008

Graduated Illinois Institute of Technology with a BS in Biology in 2012. 

Received Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from Loma Linda University School of Dentistry in May of 2016, where he was elected to the national honor society for dentistry, Omicron Kappa Upsilon.

Dr. Saunders is an active member of:

American Dental Association

North Carolina Dental Society

Onslow County Dental Society

Academy of General Dentistry

Dr. Saunders enjoys spending his time with his wife, Ashley, and their dog, Cady. He also enjoys playing golf and is a big fan of all Detroit sports teams. His favorite thing about being a dentist is being able to give patients that have had a negative history with dentistry a new experience through humor, gentleness, and intimacy.


Our philosophy of dental care is based on keeping our patients healthy and happy. Arming each patient with the knowledge they need in order to keep their smiles bright and healthy for a lifetime is our main purpose. We are gratified when patients return year after year seeking to stay healthy,especially those who have moved away with the military and then returned to see us upon moving back to this area.

Our staff is highly motivated and continuously trained to provide high quality modern, hi-tech dental care. We also offer the latest technologies for you benefit to include same day crowns with CAD/CAM CEREC crown, LUMINEER veneers, digital xrays, intraoral photography, lasers, and computerized charting and dvd patient education.

Our practice is dedicated to prevention. Once a patient is restored to the level of health they desire, maintaining that level of health becomes a team effort. We hope to be your main resource on that team, motivating you to stay at peak dental health, with the beautiful smile every person deserves. Helping children develop this attitude of a lifetime of peak dental health is a daily occurrence for us and a priority.

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