Family dentist in Raleigh - City of Oaks
High Quality Dental Care

Why Choose City of Oaks Dental for Your Treatment?

City of Oaks Dental is a family dental practice that values high quality dental care in a comfortable and friendly environment. By building relationships with our patients, we are able to provide customized care that is unique to each patient. We believe a conservative approach to dental care is the best and our staff is knowledgeable about the latest trends and discoveries in dentistry.

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Our Services

We Perform a Variety of Services to Help You Have the Smile You Deserve!

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Our History

Dr. Martin

Our dental office has a rich history in Raleigh and was founded in the early 1900's by Dr. Martin. He ran the practice to the late 1940's until he passed the reigns to Dr. Edwards.

Dr. Edwards

Dr. Edwards acquired the clinic around 1940's. Dr. Edwards ran the practice until 1984 when Dr. Daniel Makely acquired the office.

Dr. Makely

Dr. Daniel Makely acquired the office in 1984. In 2004, the office was moved to its current location.

Dr. Throop

Dr. Vivian Ariail Throop began in 2018 and established the office as City of Oaks Dental. Our office sees patients of all ages and strives on providing the best dental care and patient comfort.

Meet Dr. Vivian Ariail Throop


Dr. Throop is from Rockingham, North Carolina and graduated with highest honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with her bachelors of science in Public Health. She earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery with magna cum laude honors at The Ohio State University Dental School. She completed a General Practice Residency (GPR) at Albert Einstein Medical Center in Philadelphia.

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ITero Element 5D Intraoral Scanner - Next Generation Scanner

City of Oaks Dental uses the latest technology to make your dental visits as informative and comfortable as possible. In a matter of seconds, you can see firsthand a digital image of your mouth. Most importantly, in the exact same visit, Dr. Throop will recommend the best path forward to provide you with the smile you deserve! Our digital technology has replaced taking traditional impressions and instead we are able to digitally scan for whitening trays, Invisalign, veneers, crowns, sleep appliances, dentures and more.

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Our Dental Transformations

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What Are People Saying About Us?

  • Friendly, engaging staff who accommodate you based on your needs and life events.

    - Mellissa C.

  • Everyone couldn't have been nicer or more professional.

    - Jim B.

  • Fabulous team at City of Oaks Dental. I felt the warmth from the minute I entered until I walked out out the door.

    - Jana F.

  • I can't say enough about the courteous and professional staff and Dr. Vivian Throop at City of Oaks Dental.

    - John B.

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Latest Posts

August 13, 2021
What Are Same Day Dental Implants?
Many studies have shown that a healthy, full smile is an important part of a person’s self-esteem. Smiles are one of the first features other people notice about us. When…
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July 11, 2021
Sleep Apnea: Do I Have It?
Your six to eight hours of slumber every night is an important part of life. It gives your brain a chance to recover from the stresses of the day and…
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July 11, 2021
What to Expect During a Teeth Whitening Session
There’s something magnetic about a person who has a gorgeous smile. They smile at you, and you can’t help but return the grin. But when your own smile is stained…
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December 22, 2020
What's Better? The Ultrasonic Cleaner or Hand Scalers
Dental plaque and calculus (not the mathematical type) are the main causes of gum and periodontal disease. Both form and attach to the teeth and give Jodi, our dental hygienist,…
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December 22, 2020
Whitening: What Is It and Is It Harmful to My Teeth?
One of the questions we at City of Oaks Dental are most frequently asked is in regards to the whitening of teeth. Wouldn’t we all love to have a beautiful…
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Office Hours

Monday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
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