- a lifetime of dental health and beautiful smiles beginning in infancy with pediatric dentistry and later, orthodontics
- a positive, pleasant experience for every patient at every visit
- an office environment, which is comfortable, attractive and impeccably clean
- a partnership with patients and parents to prevent dental disease through proper home and professional oral care
- to care for each patient as we would members of our own families
- to educate people community - wide as well as our patients about the prevention of dental disease
Meet the Doctors
Jasper L. Lewis, Jr., D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Lewis, a specialist in pediatric dentistry, is a native of Eastern North Carolina. He received a B.S. in biology from Wake Forest University, Winston Salem. His dental degree was earned from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, followed by two years as a dental officer in the US Air Force. He received his postdoctoral degree from the University of North Carolina n 1973, moved to Greenville and opened his practice that year. Board certified since 1981, Dr. Lewis has held offices in numerous regional and national dental organizations including a term as president of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He lectures across the nation and internationally on pediatric dentistry and practice management.
Joseph M. Gondrez, D.M.D.
Dr. Gondrez, a specialist in pediatric dentistry, is originally from Kingston, Jamaica. He received his undergraduate degree in chemistry from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. He earned a dental degree from the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, then completed a general practice residency at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Gainesville, FL. After practicing general dentistry in Sumterville, FL for 2 years, Dr. Gondrez completed a pediatric dental residency at the University of Tennessee, Memphis, in 1997. Before moving to Greenville in 1998 to join Dr. Jasper Lewis' practice, he was Chief of Pediatric Dentistry at Arkansas Children's Hospital, Little Rock, AR.
W. Lee Lewis, D.D.S.
Dr. W. Lee Lewis, a specialist in both Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry, is a native of Greenville, NC. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Wake Forest University and his Dental Degree from the University of Tennessee, Memphis in 1995. Dr. Lewis earned a Postdoctoral Degree in Pediatric Dentistry from the University of Tennessee, Memphis then completed a Postdoctoral Residency Program in Orthodontics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia in 1999. Dr. Lewis is active in several orthodontic and pediatric dental organizations. He is the past President of the East Central Dental Society, North Carolina’s Fifth District Dental Society and the North Carolina Academy of Pediatric Dentistry. He is currently on the Board of Trustees of North Carolina’s Fifth District Dental Society and the North Carolina Dental Society. He is also on the Medical Executive Committee at Vidant Medical Center. In his free time, he enjoys coaching soccer, fishing, hunting, skiing and spending time with his family. His wife, Kathy, is from Arkansas and they were married in 1995. They have one son, Evan, and twin daughters, Jordan and Makenzie.
Scott LaFevers, D.D.S.
Dr. Scott LaFevers was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC. He graduated from Eastern Wayne High School in 1997. He received his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance (2001) and his Master of Business Administration in Health Care Management (2002) from East Carolina University. He attended UNC – Chapel Hill School of Dentistry and graduated in 2006. Dr. Scott LaFevers is active in various dental societies and organizations, including the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and the Academy of General Dentistry. He is also a proud member or the Military Affairs Committee. He has a wife, Kim and two daughters, Bree and Anna Scott.
Derek M. Steele, D.D.S., M.S.
Dr. Derek M. Steele, a specialist in Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics, is a native of Greenville, NC. He graduated from J.H. Rose High School and went on to receive a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition from Brigham Young University. Dr. Steele received his Dental Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011 and continued his studies to earn a Master of Science Degree in Orthodontics from Nova Southeastern University. He is ecstatic to be back home in eastern North Carolina where he enjoys spending time with family, golfing, and supporting ECU.
Jorge E. Arriagada, D.M.D.
Dr. Jorge E. Arriagada is originally from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. He relocated to Raleigh, North Carolina where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Molecular and Structural Biochemistry from North Carolina State University in 2008. Dr. Arriagada attended East Carolina University and was part of the inaugural graduating class of ECU's School of Dental Medicine. He received his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree in 2015 from East Carolina University. During his studies, he volunteered at various Give Kids A Smile Days, Wake Smiles, and Missions of Mercy Dental Clinics. He is ecstatic to stay in Eastern North Carolina where he enjoys the beach, tennis and spending time with family.
Kendall A. Mitchell, D.D.S.
Dr. Kendall Ann Mitchell was born and raised in Williamsburg, Virginia. She graduated in 2001 from Hampton Roads Academy in Newport News, Virginia. She relocated to Greenville, North Carolina for her undergraduate studies where she graduated Cum Laude from East Carolina University in 2006 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. Dr. Mitchell then spent three years pursuing post-baccalaureate studies in Cell Biology at ECU. During that time, she also participated in research at the Brody School of Medicine and served as a Teaching Assistant for undergraduate Anatomy & Physiology courses. In 2014, she graduated from the School of Dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of various dental societies and organizations, including the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Wayne County Dental Society. Dr. Mitchell recently got married and is proud to make eastern North Carolina her home, along with her husband, C ourtney. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, decorating, learning to cook, going to the beach, fishing, and occasionally hunting with her husband and poorly behaved, but very sweet yellow lab named Lucy.
Laura E. S. Johnson, D.D.S.
Dr. Laura E. S. Johnson is originally from Grifton, NC. She graduated from Ayden-Grifton High School in 2001. In 2005, she graduated Magna Cum Laude from East Carolina University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology. During her time at ECU, she founded the school's first Pre-Dental Honor Society, Delta Delta Sigma. In 2009, she earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and graduated Cum Laude. After graduation, Dr. Johnson served as a dentist for the United States Navy, ensuring that sailors and marines were dentally ready for global deployment. Dr. Johnson completed her time on active duty in 2014, and is currently serving in the United States Navy Reserves. She is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, Lenoir County Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, and the American Dental Association. Dr. Johnson is happy to be back home in Eastern North Carolina. She and her husband, Brandon, hav e one daughter, Genevieve.