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Dr. Leonard Hess in Monroe, North Carolina

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What is complete dentistry?

So much is missed when a dentist is focused solely on the teeth - and yet, that’s the kind of dentistry many patients have come to expect. The philosophy of complete dentistry follows a unique, yet practical approach and goes beyond the teeth and gums to look at how the oral system works as a whole.

Our standard of care includes a comprehensive consultation with Dr. Hess and complete examination of the teeth, gums, jaw joints and muscles. If aspects of the masticatory system are not functioning peacefully, Dr. Hess will apply the latest and most conservative treatments to achieve natural aesthetics, optimum stability and long lasting comfort.

World Class results right here in Union Co.

Check out these result by the artistic hands of Dr. Hess.

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A healthy smile improves dental health
& quality of life

164 million hours of work each year are missed due to dental problems.

hours of work each year are missed due to dental problems.

1 out of 2 adults suffer from gum disease increasing the risk for heart disease and diabetes.

adults suffer from gum disease increasing the risk for heart disease and diabetes.

2/3rds of adults have maloclussion which can cause tooth pain cavities and TMJ function.

of adults have maloclussion which can cause tooth pain cavities and TMJ function.

178 million adults are missing one or more teeth.

adults are missing one or more teeth — 30% over age 65 are missing all of their teeth

What can complete dentistry
do for you?


★★★★★ I came to see Dr. Hess after years of struggling with jaw pain, a popping noise when I open, and frequent headaches in the morning. Dr. Hess did a complete TMJ exam and prescribed a splint after taking the proper measurements. I wear it at night and after one week I could tell a huge difference. I no longer have any headaches and my jaw pain has mostly disappeared. I continue to work with Dr. Hess and am confident this issue will be completely resolved.

- C. Guptill

★★★★★ I had porcelain veneers placed on my teeth in 2004. I have been pleased with my wonderful results and have had no problems!

- J. Harrington

★★★★★ I knew I needed extensive dental work. And this was a big deal for me because going to the dentist makes me nervous. I needed to find a doctor qualified to handle my difficult case, and that could give me a natural looking result. Thank you Dr. Hess and thanks to his staff! They made restoring my mouth to total health painless and predictable.

- J. Hinson

★★★★★ The old saying… different as night and day certainly applies to my smile! Cracked, chipped, and discolored teeth are now white and even again. Outstanding results from Dr. Hess and his great staff. Thanks again!!

- A. Kilby

★★★★★ I am so happy with my new smile! I am not so happy with myself for not doing this years earlier. I always stared at the before and after pictures of Dr. Hess’ earlier cosmetic cases. And one day I said let’s do this!! I smile bigger, more often, and I am a lot more self-confident. I love the natural look and feel. The process was unbelievably easy and totally painless. I ask myself again why I didn’t have Dr. Hess do this for me years ago?!

- C. Drake

★★★★★ I used to have headaches and muscle tension in my neck and shoulders. Dr. Hess made me a special appliance for my bite to make me comfortable. Then Dr. Hess adjusted my bite to make my teeth and muscles work better. Now the all the muscle tension and headaches are gone!! Thanks, Dr. Hess

- C. Boe

★★★★★ After spending a lot of time searching for a new dentist a local ad for Dr. Hess's office pointed me in the direction of his website. After looking over the website the before and after photos really stood out to me. I decided to meet with Dr. Hess he did a great job working with and explaining the procedure to recreate my smile. After doing a full make over of my smile he did an amazing job. I recommended my wife to his office and since then we haven't been happier. If I would have known the procedure would have been so painless I would have gone sooner.

- T. Barnette

★★★★★ Dr. Hess did extensive work on my teeth seven years ago and I am still very pleased.  I always look forward to an office visit with Dr. Hess and his wonderful staff.  They are extremely courteous and professional and I recommend them most highly.

- J. Kennedy


Meet Dr. Leonard HessMonroe, NC Dentist

Dentist in Monroe North Carolina

Dr. Leonard Hess, DDS, PA

Utilizing cutting edge technology and techniques, Dr. Leonard Hess provides exceptional general, advanced restorative and cosmetic dentistry to the Charlotte area.

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Compassionate dental care team in Monroe North Carolina

Meet Our Staff

Our staff is a team of dedicated professionals who share Dr. Hess' vision of providing unparalleled dental care in a compassionate environment.

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Dentist Office in Monroe North Carolina

Tour Our Office

The Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry is conveniently located in Monroe, NC and provides family dental services, specializing in complex dental problems.

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Dr. Leonard Hess is accepting new patientsFor Our Monroe, NC Dentist Office

First Visit

Your first visit will be a comprehensive exam and consultation lasting approximately 90 mins. During the visit, you can expect:

  • A full series of Dental X-rays and photos
  • Evaluation of gum and bone health
  • Evaluation of the teeth and TMJ
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Smile Analysis
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New Patients: 704.240.5045

Current Patients: 704.289.3161

New Patient Information

Dental Insurance

If you have dental insurance, we would be happy to help you maximize your benefits by filing your paperwork and assisting with any billing questions.

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Payment & Financing

You should not have to sacrifice your dental treatment or the quality of care you receive because of financial concerns. We offer a range of payment options.

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Dental FAQs

We are currently accepting new patients and are happy to answer your questions and address your concerns during your visit with us.

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Hours and Location

We are conveniently located in Monroe, NC, adjacent to the Monroe Crossing Shopping Center. We are a 12 minute drive from I-485 on Hwy 74.

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Union County Dental Blog

How Can I Treat Teeth Grinding?

Nov 29, 2021 :: Dr. Leonard Hess

Do you wake up with morning headaches? During the day, do you find yourself clenching your jaw? You may be…

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Why Should I Get Dental Implants?

Oct 22, 2021 :: Dr. Leonard Hess

Have you lost teeth due to tooth decay or gum disease or maybe in a sports injury or auto accident?…

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Do I Really Need A Tooth Pulled?

Sep 29, 2021 :: Dr. Leonard Hess

Tooth extractions may become necessary for a number of different reasons. Your tooth may be infected or damaged, or you…

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FAQs About Tooth Enamel From A Family Dentist

Aug 19, 2021 :: Dr. Leonard Hess

Dr. Leonard Hess, of Union County Center for Comprehensive Dentistry in Monroe, NC, is an experienced family dentist who is…

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Dr. Leonard Hess
2160 Commerce Drive Ste A
Monroe, NC 28110

New Patients 704.240.5045

Current Patients 704.289.3161

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Monday: 8am to 4pm
Tuesday: 8am to 4pm
Wednesday: 8am to 4pm
Thursday: 8am to 4pm
Friday: Closed