Our Doctors

W. Scott Jordan D.D.S., P.A.

There is a reason that patients come to Dr. Jordan's dental practice and refer their friends and family to him. He takes a kind, gentle and caring approach to his patient's care, striving to make everyone feel at home and become part of his growing dental family.

Dr. Jordan received his degree in biology from Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. He went on to continue his education at Northwestern University Dental School, graduating in 1979 with his D.D.S. degree. At graduation the Dental Society of Dental Anesthesiology presented him with a special recognition for outstanding achievements in the field of Dental Anesthesia.

Wishing to further his dental education, Dr. Jordan completed a hospital general practice residency at Charlotte Memorial Hospital (now Carolinas Medical Center) in 1980. He and his wife Sue, fell in love with North Carolina during his time at Charlotte Memorial Hospital, and opened his dental practice in Charlotte upon completion of his residency.

Dr. Jordan maintained his practice in Charlotte for 20 years. During that time he attended the University of North Carolina part time and completed his master's degree in counseling psychology. Nearing the end of his practical portion of his counseling education, Dr. Jordan was recruited to be the first Clinical Director of a North Carolina statewide well-being program for dentists. This program has grown over the years and is now known as the Caring Dental Professionals program. Dr. Jordan maintained his dental practice during his counseling training and two years of service for the Caring Dental Professionals program. When he stepped down as the clinical director, he sold his practice in Charlotte and moved to Rutherfordton, North Carolina, to continue practicing dentistry in a rural area near the mountains.

Dr. Jordan's commitment to providing his patients excellent dental care has compelled him to constantly pursue further continuing education in the various fields of dentistry. He has completed seven continuums at the L. D. Pankey institute. He has also trained with world-renowned restorative dentist Dr. Peter Dawson. Over the years he has obtained advanced training in restorative, cosmetic and implant dentistry. He also has extensive training in conscious sedation, providing another means to provide his patients with compassionate care. Although no longer a practicing counselor, Dr. Jordan has spent his practice years providing compassionate, empathetic and kind chair-side manner, which helps his patients to quickly feel at ease.

 

Kimberly DeSena, D.M.D.

When it comes to preserving, enhancing and beautifying our smiles we all want the best. The best care. The best service. The best results. It's as simple as that. Kimberly A. DeSena, DMD is a unique and special kind of dentist. Dr. DeSena views dentistry as her calling and therefore strives to provide her patients with the most up to date comprehensive and thorough care. Her special gifts, outstanding skills and knowledge of the art and science of dentistry allow her to provide her patient's with unsurpassed dental care. She also has wonderful skills for treating children, educating them as well as caring for them. She has a natural ability to allay their fears, eliciting trust and building a foundation for a lifetime of dental health.

Dr. DeSena received her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the Boston University School of Dental Medicine in 1994. Being an exceptionally hard worker, she obtained licensure to practice dental hygiene and worked full time while pursuing her doctorate in dentistry. She graduated at the top of her class with honors. In 1994, she was nominated by the dental faculty and inducted into the Omicron Kappa Epsilon- the National Dental Honor Society whose exclusive membership is based on scholarship and character.

Although she announced she was going to be a dentist at age four, it was not until Dr. DeSena began working in a dental office at the age of thirteen that she had, in fact, found her life's calling. She received her bachelor's degree from the University of South Florida, in her home state, before heading to Boston.

Upon completion of dental school, Dr. DeSena maintained a private practice in Braintree, Massachusetts, while serving as a clinical instructor in the Department of Operative Dentistry at Boston University. Desiring to call North Carolina home, Dr. DeSena moved to Raleigh in 1997. After extensive continuing education her emphasis became cosmetic, esthetic dentistry. In 2002 she married and moved to Rutherfordton, NC, where she has had the privilege to serve her community alongside a staff that has become family.

Dr. DeSena feels she is blessed to be part of the dental profession, doing something she truly loves. She routinely utilizes her gifts and abilities to help those that are less fortunate through avenues such as the North Carolina Medical/Dental Bus, Give Kids-A-Smile and local missions.