Our Mission

Creating smiles through dental care

At Bass Dentistry in Gastonia, Dr. Diana Bass and our team treat you like family. Whether you are coming in for a routine visit or suffering from dental problems, their skilled team will ensure that your needs are met and expectations are exceeded.

We understand that some may be apprehensive about their visit. We always take time to make patients feel at ease and address any concerns they may have. Most patients find comfort in a visit with our therapy dog Fender, who eases tension and brings happiness to everyone around him. Our goal is to bring you comfort while providing a service that is so important to your quality of life.

Gastonia Family and cosmetic dentist

Dr. Diana Bass

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

Dr. Bass graduated from Duke University with a degree in Biology and Psychology. She then received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree with honors from the UNC Chapel Hill. Following graduation, she completed a two-year General Practice Residency at the UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill, serving as Chief Resident her second year.

Before returning to Gastonia, Dr. Bass worked as a general dentist in the Research Triangle. 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.

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

the Bass Dentistry team hanging out in front of a brick wall, in work attire

Our Team

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 you in making your dental experience as pleasant as possible. Meet our team and find out why we’re passionate about what we do.

Fender the Therapy dog in a chair looking very happy

Fender

Therapy Dog

Fender is therapy certified 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.

Haley, a woman in a black top

Haley Rhyne

head dental assistant

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

Hunter, a blonde woman in a black top

Hunter Rhyne

dental hygienist

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.

Misty, a brunette woman in a black top

Misty Hopkins

dental assistant

Misty 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.

Susan, a brunette woman in a black top

Susan Phillips

dental assistant

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

Hunter, a woman in a black top

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.

Fender the Therapy dog in a chair looking very happy

Fender

Therapy Dog

Fender is therapy certified 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.

Haley, a woman in a black top

Haley Rhyne

head dental assistant

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

Hunter, a blonde woman in a black top

Hunter Rhyne

dental hygienist

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.

Misty, a brunette woman in a black top

Misty Hopkins

dental assistant

Misty 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.

Susan, a brunette woman in a black top

Susan Phillips

dental assistant

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

Hunter, a woman in a black top

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.

Cynthia, a woman with blonde hair wearing black scrubs, smiles into the camera

Cynthia Sawyer

Dental Hygienist

Cindy has been a hygienist for over forty years. She truly loves working with patients and helping them achieve optimum oral and dental health. She enjoys her many grandchildren and her two special furry friends Regis and Daisy.

Fender the Therapy dog in a chair looking very happy

Fender

Therapy Dog

Fender is therapy certified 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.

Haley, a woman in a black top

Haley Rhyne

head dental assistant

Haley 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.

Hunter, a blonde woman in a black top

Hunter Rhyne

dental hygenist

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.

Misty, a brunette woman in a black top

Misty Hopkins

dental assistant

Misty 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.

Susan, a brunette woman in a black top

Susan Phillips

dental assistant

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

Hunter, a woman in a black top

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.

Our Promise

General Dentistry to cosmetic restorations,
Bass Dentistry has you covered.

who we are

We are a Gastonia family dentist that provides gentle and compassionate care to patients of all ages. Our team of six is led by Dr. Diana Bass, a Gastonia native and second-generation dentist. Together, we aim to provide the best possible dental care to each of our patients. Your smile is our top priority!

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What we do

We offer a full range of general dental services included teeth cleanings, cavity fillings, dental evaluations, x-rays, tooth extractions, cosmetic restorations, teeth whitening, Invisalign and more! Our services are for the whole family, no matter your age, Bass Dentistry can ensure your dental needs are met.

Contact us to discuss your specific dental needs.

what we believe

Bass Dentistry believes that visiting the dentist should be a pleasant experience that results in your desired outcome. Creating a positive, peaceful environment that our patients are comfortable in is our main objective. We provide comprehensive dental care and education for each patient on the latest and best dental and hygiene practices.

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