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35 years experience


Adams & Cheek Dentistry
11001 Raven Ridge Road, Suite 101
Raleigh, North Carolina
Mon 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Tue 7:30 am - 3:00 pm  
Wed 8:00 am - 5:00 pm  
Thu 7:30 am - 3:00 pm  

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Born in Paducah, Kentucky on October 4, 1961, I became a Kentucky Wildcat fan from birth. Although my family moved to Cleveland, Ohio for my junior and senior high school years, my loyalty never wavered. My bad knees are proof of the years of basketball and football I played growing up. To get away from the cold winters of Cleveland, I chose to attend the southern most public college in Ohio, Miami of Ohio, graduating in 1983 with a B.A. in Chemistry. I went back to my roots to the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and graduated “Top Clinician” in my class of 1987. I started practicing dentistry in Raleigh in August of 1987. I am honored to serve as an adjunct faculty member at both the UNC School of Dentistry and the University of Kentucky School of Dentistry. My daughter, Taylor, graduated from the University of KY in 2019, so the Big Blue blood passes on! Taylor presently lives in Colorado and loves to snowboard. My son, Jack, met the Lord after a tragic accident on July 20, 2017. This event changed me forever. Love you, Jacko!! I have a toddler born in January 2020 named Annabella Grace Adams. "Bella" is a true joy! She is cute and sweet beyond description. I have a dog Pearly Q. She is a 140lb Turkish Akbash who is a big lover. My “happy spot” is Lake Gaston for both the serenity and the water sports. My hobbies include skiing, biking, golf, hiking and cooking on my Big Green Egg. I have participated in 20 or so medical and dental mission trips abroad and am currently leading University of KY dental students on mission trips. My motto: It’s not the years in your life but the “life” in your years.

Why should patients choose you as their provider instead of others in the area?

We/I have a much broader comprehensive skill set than most general dentists. The majority of the time we can handle most if not all treatment needs in house. Also, we have Powers Dental Lab whom we have been working with over 35 years right here in our building.

What are the top 3 treatments that you focus on?

Crowns and Bridge work/General Restorative Dentistry Endodontics Implant placement and restorative implant dentistry

What are you proud of in your practice?

Our people, we have GREAT people here!

Which cases do you enjoy treating? Why?

Comprehensive full mouth reconstructions and implants. They are challenging and all different.

Frequently asked questions

Where is Dr. Craig Q. Adams's office located?

Dr. Craig Q. Adams's office is in Raleigh, NC.

What services does Dr. Craig Q. Adams offer?

Dr. Craig Q. Adams offers Bonding, Bridges / Dentures, Cleaning and more. Learn more about Dr. Craig Q. Adams's services on Opencare or book your appointment today.

Education & Certifications

University of Kentucky College of Dentistry
North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners
Jul 28, 1987