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Meet Our Team

Qing Ming Chen, DMD, PhD

A gifted dentist and true perfectionist, Dr. Chen is known for her gentle touch, caring manner and attention to detail. Her broad clinical repertoire includes crowns, bridges, root canals, implants, periodontics, oral surgery, orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry, allowing patients and their families to meet their needs in-office. She demonstrates exceptional skill and technique, able to achieve the best results for a beautiful and healthy smile, while providing a smooth and painless experience to her patients.

Dr. Chen’s care philosophy is to treat patients as she would her own family members. At each appointment, patients can feel that she genuinely cares about her patients and their health. She takes the time to explain and communicate with her patients at every stage of treatment, and works hard to provide the highest standard of dental care. Many patients comment on her dedication and passion for dentistry.

Dr. Chen earned her DMD (Doctor of Dental Medicine) in 2001 and her PhD in Pharmacology in 1996 from the University of Manitoba, Canada. Dr. Chen also has a medical degree from Nanchang University Medical School in China. She is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA), North Carolina Dental Association, Charlotte Dental Association and American Association of General Dentistry (AGD). Dr. Chen is a partner of Nobel Biocare, one of the world’s largest dental implant companies. She has participated in numerous dental conferences and courses worldwide in order to incorporate the newest technologies and leading advances in dentistry into her practice.

In her leisure time, Dr. Chen enjoys spending time with her family and friends, walking, swimming, and reading dental and health magazines.

K. Michael Rhyne DDS

Dr. Rhyne is pleased to join Dr. Chen’s team of talented professionals. He is a graduate of UNC School of Dentistry and a native of the Matthews area. Dr. Rhyne continues a 30 year tradition of providing quality, gentle and comfortable treatment for all patients.  

With over 20 hours annually in continuing education, Dr. Rhyne has expanded his knowledge of the best in conservative restorative techniques.  Using principles of esthetic smile design, he has given many grateful patients much to smile about. He has completed curriculums in the prestigious L.D. Pankey Institute, the Nash Institute, and a continuum by Richard Masek DDS on Advanced Esthetic Cerec Restoration. By combining  numerous hours of related training in esthetic and restorative care with  over 10 years’ experience in the design and placement of Cerec same day restorations,  he offers his patients  the most advanced conservative esthetic care available, often in same day visits. He has published journal articles on advanced Composite restorative techniques, and pioneered techniques in bonded composite restorations.

Dr. Rhyne has regularly participated in area dental clinics providing free care, as well as dental missionary visits to China and Japan.  Joining Dr. Chen’s talented team, Dr. Rhyne shares their same values in philosophy of care that include quality, patient comfort and trust.

In his leisure time, Dr. Rhyne enjoys family vacations, golf, skiing, hiking, and reading.


Luda Bates
Dental Hygienist

Born and raised in Russia, Luda Bates moved to Charlotte, NC in 1999 after she received B.S. in Science and Methods of Preschool Education at Urals State University in her native city of Yekaterinburg, east of Ural Mountains. Luda attended Central Piedmont Community College where she earned Dental Hygiene Degree along with the prestigious Golden Scaler dental hygiene student award by Hu Friedy.

Luda loves her job and her profession. She regularly volunteers for the Charlotte Missions of Mercy, providing free dental care to patients who cannot afford dental work. She is always willing to go the extra mile in order to provide excellent dental care and a positive dental experience to all of her patients. When not at work, Luda loves to spend special time with her teenaged daughter, watch birds and listen to the wind in the yard, travel with friends.

About the Staff/Facilities

Likewise, the staff at Dr. Chen's practice is skilled, caring, and hard-working. They will go out of their way to help patients, from explaining treatment plans to helping with insurance plans. The facilities are modern and equipped with the latest technologies, including 3D imaging techniques and the CEREC system for crowns in one visit.