Dr. Steve Garrett is a proud graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry, where he obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA, so he is sort of a “Tar Hoo” or a “Wa Heel” when it comes to cheering for his teams. But if it came down to an ACC or NCAA championship match between Virginia and UNC, Dr. Garrett would be wearing Carolina Blue.
Dr. Steve Garrett was born in Oklahoma but grew up in St. Louis before leaving home for college. After graduation and while working in corporate America as a computer consultant, he lived and worked in most major cities in this country. This experience gave him a great appreciation for how wonderful and diverse this amazing country is. It also heightened his appreciation for how good we have it here in North Carolina, his home for over 15 years.
Since graduation, our Hillsborough, NC dentist has taken hundreds of hours of dental continuing education, including training in sleep apnea treatment. He is a conservative-minded dentist who believes in pragmatic yet advanced solutions to patients’ problems. That’s why the focus of his practice is to treat people how “we would like to be treated.”
Dr. Garrett has always been on the cutting edge of dentistry, and he will continue to keep up with the ever-evolving field of dentistry. He does this because he truly cares about people and wants to give his patients the opportunity to restore their health and quality of life.
Immersing himself in the field of dental sleep medicine is just one way Dr. Garrett strives to improve the lives of others – and potentially save lives. Dr. Garrett became interested in dental sleep medicine in 2017 after the American Dental Association stated that dentists are the only health care providers qualified to provide oral appliance therapy for sleep apnea. He understands that nobody wants to wear a CPAP mask (the compliance rate is less than 50 percent), which is why he is committed to offering a comfortable sleep apnea solution. By creating custom oral appliances, he can help you feel rested and healthy again.
Our Hillsborough, NC dentist and his team are highly trained in the use of advanced tools like a CEREC system for same-day dental restorations.
Dr. Garrett is married with four children. His wife is also a dentist (a prosthodontist), and so there is a good chance that at least one of their kids will follow suit in the profession. When he is not busy making his patients healthier, Dr. Garrett enjoys biking, hiking, skiing, camping, eating lots of Mexican food and sushi (not usually together), and spending time with his family.