Cristen Ayers


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We are pleased to introduce our newest Prosthodontist to the NC Prosthodontic Specialists team, Dr. Cristen Ayers.

Dr. Ayers grew up in Cary, NC and is a 2015 graduate of UNC Chapel Hill where she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She continued her studies at UNC Chapel Hill and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2019. In her final year of dental school, she was recognized for outstanding undergraduate achievement in the study of prosthodontics. Dr. Ayers decided to become a triple Tar Heel and completed her specialty training in prosthodontics and earned a Master of Science degree in Prosthodontics in 2022 where she served as the Chief Resident. After residency, Dr. Ayers worked in a prosthodontics practice in Greensboro, NC for a year.

Dr. Ayers’ training allows her to provide outstanding care to all her patients. Her clinical focus includes conventional fixed and removable prosthodontics as well as implant restorations. As a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill, Dr. Ayers has extensive experience with the most modern technology and digital advances in dentistry.

Dr. Ayers aspired to be a prosthodontist from a very young age due to personal dental experiences. Her interest grew throughout her academic career as she was able to see the impact she had on her patients at the end of treatment. Dr. Ayers enjoys being able to change peoples’ lives through giving them a beautiful, functional smile.

Outside of the office, Dr. Ayers enjoys spending time with her husband, Derik, her new baby girl, Peyton, and her dogs, Piper and Sadie.