J. Mark Helton, D.D.S., P.A.

General Dentistry

2540 15th St NE, Hickory, NC 28601









Dr. J. Mark Helton is a North Carolina native who spent most of his youth living and working on farms in the foothills of Surry County, NC. Dr. Helton received his undergraduate Bachelor of Science degree from North Carolina State University and his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Helton is a general dentist and has over 20 years of clinical dental experience and is a member of the Western Piedmont Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association.



 "Improving one's smile and overall oral health can be a life changing experience for the patient and provide a great sense of fulfillment for the doctor."  -Dr. Helton


J. Mark Helton, D.D.S., P.A.


Dental Assistant/ Office Manager

Julie is a National Board Certified Dental Assistant and Office Manager. Her wealth of experience keeps our office in order and keeps a smile on our patients' faces. She has been with the practice since opening.


Front Office

Barbara works in the front office performing various tasks and helps to keep everything running smoothly. She has been a valuable member of our team since 2002.


Dental Hygienist


Jessica is a Licensed Dental Hygienist. She was a 2003 graduate of Catawba Valley Community College. We have been happy to have Jessica working with us since her graduation.


Dental Hygienist




Dental Assistant


Marcia is a Licensed Dental Hygienist. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College in 1992. Marcia joined our practice in 2000 and has been a wonderful asset.

Vanessa is a National Board Certified Dental Assistant. She graduated from Western Piedmont Community College in 2006 and has been with our practice since graduating. We are fortunate to have Vanessa as our primary assistant.

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