• Our Partners

    Dr. Eric Grimes


    North Carolina

    Dr. Eric Grimes grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a lakeside suburb of Detroit.

    He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1986 then, after passing the Florida Board Examination, Dr. Grimes established a busy solo practice in Venice, Florida providing comprehensive care to patients for over 16 years. He was a member of several charitable organizations including Sertoma, Kiwanis, and was a five-year board member and president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

    Dr. Grimes came to North Carolina in 2004 and established Cornerstone Dentistry in Lenoir in 2008.

    Dr Grimes is married to Dr. Jeanette Billett, a practicing cardiologist with Novant Health Ashe Cardiology. They love hiking and gardening and moved to the High Country to enjoy these interests. Dr. Grimes also likes to grow orchids, a hobby he started over twenty years ago in Florida.

    Professionally, Dr. Grimes' interests include implant placement and restoration, root canal therapy, complex denture restoration, and cosmetic dentistry. His goal is to deliver care to patients of all ages with integrity and a personal touch.

    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