1309 Union Rd, Gastonia, NC 28054

704-991-7227

OUR STAFF
Dr. BRIAN D. KARRIKER, D.D.S.

Gastonia, NC is a familiar town for Dr. Karriker, having been born in this town and having family ties to this town as far back into the 1700s. Dr. Karriker grew up in Kernersville, NC. Following high school, he embarked on a lengthy academic and research journey, graduating Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University in 2006, and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery, with honors, from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2010. During this time, Dr. Karriker was very involved in extensive research, having co-authored and been involved in numerous studies involving reactive oxygen species at National Institutes of Health, fluorosis studies at UNC, to name a few. He was also a member of both Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies.

After establishing a successful practice in Mooresville, NC, Dr. Karriker desired to return to his family roots and start a new office in Gastonia, NC. Dr. Karriker is married to a wonderful lady and a proud father of two wonderful boys and a beautiful daughter. Aside from enjoying his family, Dr. Karriker thoroughly enjoys gardening and horticulture.

Dr, Thu Hoang, DMD
DR. THU HOANG, D.M.D.

Originally from Oakland, California, Dr. Thu Hoang was born third out of her four siblings. Shortly after, her family moved to a small town in Ohio, where she primarily grew up. She completed her undergraduate studies a year early at the University of Toledo and received her Bachelor’s in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She then went on to pursue and complete her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Illinois.

Dr. Thu’s philosophy is to always prioritize comfort care. It is her personal mission to make every patient feel at ease while providing comprehensive, quality care.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Thu enjoys traveling to National Parks, trying out new restaurants, and learning about different cultures. She is excited to join the team at Catawba Creek Dental and hopes to make long-lasting relationships with everyone.

KIM L. Front Desk Manager

Kim has over 20 years of dental front desk experience. She can answer most dental related questions and has extensive knowledge in dental insurance. Kim is from northern Michigan and has lived in North Carolina since 2013. She has two grown children. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and camping.

OUR STAFF
Dr. BRIAN D. KARRIKER, D.D.S.

Gastonia, NC is a familiar town for Dr. Karriker, having been born in this town and having family ties to this town as far back into the 1700s. Dr. Karriker grew up in Kernersville, NC. Following high school, he embarked on a lengthy academic and research journey, graduating Summa Cum Laude from North Carolina State University in 2006, and obtained his Doctor of Dental Surgery, with honors, from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2010. During this time, Dr. Karriker was very involved in extensive research, having co-authored and been involved in numerous studies involving reactive oxygen species at National Institutes of Health, fluorosis studies at UNC, to name a few. He was also a member of both Phi Kappa Phi and Phi Beta Kappa Honor Societies.

After establishing a successful practice in Mooresville, NC, Dr. Karriker desired to return to his family roots and start a new office in Gastonia, NC. Dr. Karriker is married to a wonderful lady and a proud father of two wonderful boys. Aside from enjoying his family, Dr. Karriker thoroughly enjoys gardening and horticulture.

Dr, Thu Hoang, DMD
DR. THU HOANG, D.M.D.

Originally from Oakland, California, Dr. Thu Hoang was born third out of her four siblings. Shortly after, her family moved to a small town in Ohio, where she primarily grew up. She completed her undergraduate studies a year early at the University of Toledo and received her Bachelor’s in Biology and minor in Chemistry. She then went on to pursue and complete her Doctorate of Dental Medicine at Midwestern University College of Dental Medicine - Illinois.

Dr. Thu’s philosophy is to always prioritize comfort care. It is her personal mission to make every patient feel at ease while providing comprehensive, quality care.

Outside of dentistry, Dr. Thu enjoys traveling to National Parks, trying out new restaurants, and learning about different cultures. She is excited to join the team at Catawba Creek Dental and hopes to make long-lasting relationships with everyone.

KIM L. Front Desk Manager

Kim has over 20 years of dental front desk experience. She can answer most dental related questions and has extensive knowledge in dental insurance. Kim is from northern Michigan and has lived in North Carolina since 2013. She has two grown children. In her free time, she enjoys traveling and camping.