Our Mission

Our goal is to make sure you leave with a smile on your face!

Are you looking for the best dentist in Gastonia, NC? You’re in the right place. At Bass Dentistry, we treat you like family. Whether you are coming in for a routine dental cleaning or suffering from a more complex dental problem, our skilled team will ensure that your needs are met and expectations are exceeded with each visit.

We understand that some patients may be apprehensive about their dental visit. We ensure that we take the time to make patients feel at ease and answer each patient’s questions and address any concerns prior to treatment. We even offer a visit with our therapy dog to provide extra comfort during treatment. Let us know how we can help you feel comfortable and actually look forward to your dental visit!

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We look forward to meeting you and allowing you to become part of our Bass Dentistry family. Our team is well trained and aim to assist in making your dental experience as pleasant as possible. Meet our team and find out why we’re passionate about what we do.

Dr. Diana Bass, DDS

Dr. Bass is a Gastonia native and has recently returned to her hometown to pursue her career closer to family.  Dr. Bass is the daughter of a dentist, and she grew up learning the value of a healthy smile. She is married with two daughters, aged 6 and 4.

Dr. Bass received her Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University where she majored in Biology and Psychology.  She worked for the Clinical Neuropsychology Service at Duke Medical Center for four years before pursuing her career in dentistry.

Dr. Bass received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2011. She then went on to complete a two-year General Practice Residency at the University of North Carolina Hospitals in Chapel Hill, during which she served as Chief Resident in her second year.

Before moving back to Gastonia, Dr. Bass worked in the Research Triangle as a general dentist.  During that time, she also held full dental surgical privileges at WakeMed Raleigh where she was able to render comprehensive dental treatment to patients with severe anxiety, special needs, or medical issues in the operating room setting.

Dr. Bass has experience in all aspects of dentistry including aesthetic and functional restorative dentistry, crown and bridge restorations, oral surgery, and root canals. She prides herself in valuing patient education and working with patients to restore their dentition and their smile.

Dr. Bass is a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, The Gaston County Dental Society and the Gaston Grins Spear Study Club.

Giving back to the community is also a passion for Dr. Bass. She regularly serves the community through dentistry projects including the Missions of Mercy Dental Clinics through the North Carolina Dental Society.  She is a member of the First United Methodist Church and participates with the United Methodist Women service group.

Dr. Bass was excited to return to her hometown and serve as a dentist to the Gastonia community.

Dr. Bass with Bass Dentistry Gastonia
Dr. Bass’s family
Susan Philips of Bass Dentistry Gastonia

Susan Phillips


Susan has been a dental assistant for over thirty years. Gardening and crossword puzzles are her favorite past times.

Glenda Standridge of Bass Dentistry Gastonia

Glenda Standridge

Front Desk

Glenda has worked the front desk for 46 years. She enjoys reading, going to the theatre, and gardening during her free time.

Misty Hopkins of Bass Dentistry Gastonia

Misty Hopkins


Misty is one of our dental assistants. She also helps the front desk. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Western Carolina and a certification in Dental Assisting. She enjoys reading, drawing illustrations, and watching old films when at home.

Hunter Rhyne of Bass Dentistry Gastonia

Hunter Rhyne


Hunter is our Dental Hygienist. She graduated from the Dental Hygiene Program at Catawba Valley Community College in 2019. She loves cleaning teeth and educating patients about their oral health. She is also very active in her church during her free time.

Haley Rhyne of Bass Dentistry Gastonia

Haley Rhyne


Haley is the head dental assistant as Bass Dentistry. She graduated from the Dental Assisting Program at Central Piedmont Community College. She enjoys wrestling patients’ tongues and working alongside Dr. Bass to provide excellent dental treatment for her patients. At home, she loves being a mommy to a beautiful baby girl.

Therapy dog of Bass Dentistry Gastonia


Therapy Dog

Fender is our Therapy Dog at Bass Dentistry. He has a therapy certification from Invisible Paw Prints and an AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification. He works with patients to provide comfort or a welcome distraction during their dental treatment by sitting on laps in the operatory or being available for pets from Dr. Bass’s office.


From general dentistry to cosmetic restorations, Bass Dentistry has you covered.

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