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.