• Our Partners

    Dr. Craig Adams


    North Carolina

    Dr. Craig Q. Adams, DMD, PA: 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.

    Dr. Sam Kleitches: Sam J. Kleitches DDS | Charlotte, NC
    I’ve been practicing since ‘89, and my top priority has always been the care of my patients. The Guardian partnership allows me to focus on my patient care, maintain the highest standards of dentistry, and do the work that I love without the stresses that come with running a business.– Dr. Kleitches
    Dr. Jake Moon: Savannah Dental Care| Aubrey, TX.
    I can keep doing what I’m doing while working toward partnership.– Dr. Jake Moon
    Dr. Yu: Carp Dental | Philadelphia, PA
    Guardian is different. They recognize potential and award partnership benefits right away.– Dr. Yu
    Drs. Hisham Barakat, Sanae Berrada, Uzma Ansari | Virginia
    Our initial and continued partnership with GDP has exceeded our expectations. We used to dream about the success we’re having as a group now. This has truly been a transformational experience in so many ways for everyone on our team.– Hisham Barakat
    Drs. Amit Ganglani, Joti Johal, Thayer Bouali, and Richard Dunning: Fresh Dental | Charlotte Metro
    We’ve always had a clear vision of what our Fresh Dental brand could become. Guardian has helped us focus on bringing that vision to life. We’ll be building new practices, adding great partner practices to our team across our region, and continuing to grow our legacy business. We’re so excited for what’s to come.– Dr. Joti Johal