When you come to our practice, our entire team will make sure you feel welcomed and relaxed. We will immediately greet you and proceed to talk about such things as your children or a recent vacation. Prior to performing any dental treatments, Dr. Keider will spend some time getting to know you and what you hope to achieve from your visit. After an extensive or complex procedure, he will call you to see how you feel and answer any questions you may have. Why do we go to such lengths? We think the basis for personal care begins with getting to know you. Since you may feel the same way, we have included brief bios of our staff and a profile of Dr. Keider below.
Matthew Keider, DDS
Dr. Matthew Keider is a Michigan native who enjoys science and helping others. He attended Michigan State University for his undergraduate before earning an early admission to the Dental School at the University of Michigan. Dr. Keider received his DDS in 1993 and subsequently moved to North Carolina where he started his practice. He has been practicing dentistry for 22 years.
While his college years are behind him, Dr. Keider continues to explore the latest changes and developments in dentistry. He attends up to 200 credits of continuing education in cosmetic, restorative and implant dentistry every year. Dr. Keider has also studied endodontics at Tulsa Dental, occlusion and temporomandibular joint disorders (TMJ) at the Dawson Center for Advanced Dental Studies and implantology extensively at the Misch International Implant Institute. He is a member of the Forsyth County Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society, and American Dental Association as well as volunteering his time at local preschools where he teaches kids about the best ways to maintain their dental health. In his personal life he enjoys basketball, fishing, maintaining his yard and most of all spending family time. He cherishes the time he spends traveling with his wife of 25 years, 14 year old daughter and 11 year old son.
Carrie Gates does double duty as our receptionist and insurance coordinator. She’s the smiling face you see when you enter and leave our office. Before she worked here, this Brookstone Business College graduate was employed at an insurance company. Naturally, she’s great at addressing any insurance concerns you may have. Outside of the office, Carrie enjoys camping, scrapbooking, reading, and spending time with her family and friends.
Polly Reimakoski is our dental assistant with over 14 years of experience. Polly obtained her radiology certification and coronal polishing through Wake Forest University, as well as her culinary arts degree from Guilford Technical Community College. She enjoys working with patients and providing excellent dental care gently. She is a mom of two boys ages 11 and 14. In her free time she enjoys kayaking, shooting her bow, gardening, raising her chickens and cooking.
Also a dental assistant, Tammy Murray assists Dr. Keider with providing our patient’s dental treatment needs. As a member of our team she not only assists Dr. Keider but is also there to help out her teammates when needed. Tammy received her radiology certification through Guilford Tech Community College;she is also certified in nitrous oxide and coronal polishing. She enjoys working with patients and providing excellent dental care for them. In her free time, she enjoys riding motorcycles, wake boarding and go kart racing with her family.
Stephanie Seats, a Registered Dental Hygienist, she received her Associates Degree in Allied Health Sciences of Dental Hygiene from Trident Technical College in Charleston, SC, in 2004. She is a member of the American Dental Hygiene Assoc. And her interests and hobbies include reading and spending time with her daughter and family. Stephanie is extremely proficient at digital x-rays, intra oral photos, gentle cleanings, periodontal treatment and educating patients about oral health.