Our Doctors

Doctor William L. Chambers, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Bill Chambers
William L. Chambers, DDS, MS, PA, Diplomate - (Dr. Bill)
Pediatric Dentist
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Dr. William L. Chambers has been a pediatric dentist for over 37 years. He attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry at Chapel Hill where he received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. In addition, he completed his degree in pediatric dentistry, along with a Master of Science, from the University of North Carolina. Dr. Chambers has excelled in his specialty and is a Board Certified Pediatric Dentist. He also has in depth training and experience in dental growth and development and interceptive orthodontics.

Dr. Chambers is a member of such organizations as American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, Southeastern Society of Pediatric Dentistry and the North Carolina Association of Pediatric Dentistry. A dedicated professional, ‘Dr. Bill’ strives to provide all of his patients with the most comprehensive and advanced pediatric dental care available.

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Dr. Angie Baechtold
Angela P. Baechtold, DDS, MS, PA, Diplomate - (Dr. Angie)
Pediatric Dentist
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Dr. Angela P Baechtold is a Board Certified Specialist in Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry.  She is a 1995 graduate of the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry at Chapel Hill, where she received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery followed by a three year post-doctoral program residency in Pediatric Dentistry completed in 1998. She received extensive training in the growth and development of children, adolescents and special needs patients in treating their preventive, restorative, or surgical oral and dental health needs.  Dr. Baechtold is an active participant in a numbers of organizations in her field including the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry and NC Association of Pediatric Dentistry where she served as past president.  She serves as the North Carolina state representative to the Southeast Society of Pediatric Dentistry.

Dr. Angie enjoys making every child’s visit a fun and comfortable experience while focusing on dental health and helping her patients feel great about themselves.  Dr. Angie is a great listener and enjoys getting to know her patients their families and watching them grow and change over the years.  Dr. Angie works with her great staff to create a positive, warm, and fun environment for our patients.  One of the best compliments Dr. Angie received was when a young patient asked if she could have her birthday party at our office!

Dr. Angie and her husband Dan and their children Ethan and Anna Kate have lived in Asheville since 1999.   They enjoy traveling, playing their musical instruments and being outdoors.  When Dr. Angie is not at the office she enjoys gardening, cooking, mountain biking, and walking her goldendoodles!

Doctor Douglas B. Pratt, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Doug Pratt
Douglas B. Pratt, DDS, PA, Diplomate - (Dr. Doug)
Pediatric Dentist
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Dr. Douglas B. Pratt is a Specialist in Pediatric Dentistry. He received both his Undergraduate degree and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Upon graduation from dental school, Dr. Pratt completed a residency in Advanced General Dentistry and practiced general dentistry for four years. Treating children was always ‘Dr. Doug’s’ passion as a general dentist, yet he wasn’t satisfied with the level of care he could provide children and their parents. Always striving for excellence, he completed a post-doctoral residency in Pediatric Dentistry at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. During his education, he has been taught by some of the leaders in growth and development, child management and children’s oral health. Prior to joining Great Beginnings Pediatric Dentistry, Dr. Doug was an associate for three years in private Pediatric Dental practice.

Dr. Doug is the proud father of three girls, twins Shayne and Rylee and their little sister Kate. They love spending time together and can often be found at soccer games, swim practices, hiking or just having fun at the local playground.

You and your child will find Dr. Doug to be kindhearted, gentle and knowledgeable in a comforting way. His motto is, ‘Where Excellence, Dentistry, and Fun Collide’ and his goal is to make your child LOVE coming to the dentist.

Doctor Laura P. Hogue, Pediatric Dentist
Dr. Laura Hogue
Laura P. Hogue, DDS - (Dr. Laura)
Pediatric Dentist
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Dr. Laura P. Hogue specializes in Pediatric and Adolescent Dentistry.  She has over 30 years of private practice experience treating children, adolescents and patients with special needs.  As a pediatric dentist, she enjoys being an advocate for a child’s dental health and wellbeing.  Dr. Laura says it’s very rewarding to watch a child develop into a wonderful young adult.  She has spent most of her life in Louisiana, graduating from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge (GO TIGERS!) and went to dental school and pediatric dentistry residency in New Orleans.  Since then, she has been a partner in a private group practice with orthodontists and general dentists.

Dr. Laura just moved to Asheville and has fallen in love with the area.  She and her family are enjoying all the outdoor activities like hiking and biking.  She is also looking forward to tubing, canoeing and more!  Dr. Laura has been married to Charlie, her husband and a general dentist, for 38 years.  They have 4 kids, one boy and three girls. One daughter just got married and another is engaged to be married soon.  Dr. Laura is also the “mother” of a chocolate lab named Jackson and the “grandmother” of a mastiff named Atlas.

Doctor Ryan J. Haldeman, Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist
Dr. Ryan Haldeman
Ryan J. Haldeman, DDS, MS, PA - (Dr. Ryan)
Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist
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Dr. Ryan Haldeman was raised in a small farm community in central Iowa. He earned a degree in psychology at the University of Iowa. He obtained his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) from Iowa Dental School. While in dental school Dr. Ryan developed a passion for both orthodontic and pediatric dentistry studies and completed his post-doctoral dual residency at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His combined specialties and understanding knowledge of child growth and development allow him to provide comprehensive orthodontic and dental care. Dr. Ryan is a member of the American Association of Orthodontists and The American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.

In 2003, Dr.Ryan joined Great Beginnings Pediatric and Orthodontic Specialists. His partnership with Great Beginnings Pediatric and Orthodontic Dental Specialists offers patients the opportunity for the multispecialty care that Dr. Ryan always dreamed of providing. Dr. Ryan and Dr. Stephanie are Western North Carolina’s only dual trained specialists in both pediatric dentistry and orthodontics.  Dr. Ryan enjoys utilizing his unique training to provide comprehensive care in both of these areas.

When Dr. Ryan is not creating smiles in his office or spending valuable time with his family, he is active in many local organizations such as the United Way and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Dr. Ryan also invests in furthering his and his staff’s education staying up to date on the latest trends in orthodontia and insuring the best possible all around experience for his patients.

Doctor Stephanie Chambers, Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist
Dr. Stephanie Chambers
Stephanie S. Chambers, DDS, MS, MSD, Diplomate - (Dr. Stephanie)
Pediatric Dentist & Orthodontist
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Dr. Stephanie was born and raised in Asheville, NC.  As the daughter of Dr. Bill Chambers, Dr. Stephanie worked for Great Beginnings throughout high school.  She attended the University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for college where she earned her degree in Biology and also attended University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry at Chapel Hill for dental school where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery.  During dental school, Dr. Stephanie was recognized for her promise in pediatric dentistry when she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Pre-doctoral Student Award for Outstanding Promise in the Field of Pediatric Dentistry.

After dental school, Dr. Stephanie completed a pediatric dental residency at the Ohio State University and Nationwide Children’s Hospital.  During her pediatric dental residency she received extensive training in hospital dentistry as well as complex craniofacial and special needs patients.  She earned a Master’s of Science Degree by completing a thesis project that has contributed to the understanding of how an oral bacterium evolves from birth to adolescence and how bacteria is transmitted from mother to child.  In 2014, Dr. Stephanie became a Board Certified Diplomate of Pediatric Dentistry by completing her residency and both the written and oral exams.

Dr. Stephanie then chose to continue her education by attending the Medical University of South Carolina to receive additional specialized training in Orthodontics and seek an additional Masters of Science Degree in Dentistry.  Dr. Stephanie joins Dr. Haldeman as one of the areas only dual trained specialists in both Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontics.  Dr. Stephanie sees patients in both the Pediatric and Orthodontic Offices.

Dr. Stephanie has a passion for basketball as a former athlete.  She stays active playing in recreational basketball leagues as well as participating in other activities such as tennis, running, hiking, and swimming.  She is an active participant in the community through the involvement with the Special Olympics, charity runs like the Asheville Turkey Trot, and kid’s events such as the Asheville Downtown Dribble.

Doctor Paul Blackman, Orthodontist
Dr. Paul Blackman
Anthony Paul Blackman, DMD, MSD (Dr. Paul)
Orthodontist
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Dr. Paul was born and raised in Cheraw, SC.  Dr. Paul has spent his entire life involved in the profession of Dentistry, as six members of his family are dentists.  He attended Campbell University, Buies Creek, for college where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Biology.  He attended The Medical University of South Carolina, College of Dental Medicine for dental school where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Medicine, DMD.  During his time in dental school, Dr. Paul served as the American Student Dental Association President and served as a student liaison to the South Carolina Dental Board.  Dr. Paul was awarded the Pierre Fauchard Academy Certificate of Merit for Outstanding Academic Achievement and Leadership as well as the American Association of Orthodontics Award for the Demonstration of Outstanding Qualities in the Study of the Oro-Facial Complex.

After dental school, Dr. Paul completed an additional three-year orthodontic residency at The Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine, Department of Orthodontics and Dentofacial Orthopedics.

For the past two years, Dr. Paul has been mastering his esthetic development of smiles through the use of Invisalign, clear aligner orthodontics, which is highly sought after in the esthetic community of downtown Charleston, SC.  Dr. Paul not only emphasizes how beautiful a smile can be but also how the teeth can improve facial contours and esthetics.  During his time in Charleston, Dr. Paul has had patients travel from Philadelphia, California, New Mexico, and even Saudi Arabia to seek his expertise in clear aligner orthodontics and facial esthetics.

Dr. Paul will now practice orthodontics alongside one of the most amazing doctors he knows, his wife, Dr. Stephanie Chambers.  Dr. Paul feels fortunate that he will have the opportunity to practice orthodontics in one of the greatest cities in the world and could not be more thankful than to be somewhere as beautiful as Asheville. Dr. Paul’s passion for life and creating beautiful smiles is evident when you meet him. He is excited to bring his energy to the Asheville community.

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Dr. Stephen Chadwick
Stephen G. Chadwick, DDS, MSD, MPH (Dr. Stephen)
Pediatric Dentist
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Dr. Stephen G. Chadwick specializes in Pediatric Dentistry and is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Upon graduation, ‘Dr. Stephen’ completed a general practice residency in Hampton, Virginia. He then practiced general dentistry for four years in Northern California while serving as the Dental Director of a community health center. It was during this time Dr. Stephen realized his passion for treating children and adolescents and decided to pursue specialized training in this field. He completed a pediatric dental residency and received a Master of Science in Dentistry and a Master of Public Health from the University of Washington where he still serves as the Access to Baby and Child Dentistry Coordinator. Dr. Stephen is a member of the American Dental Association, American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, and the Buncombe County Dental Society.

Dr. Stephen was born and raised in Charlotte, NC and after eight years on the West Coast is excited to have returned home to raise his family in Western North Carolina. He and his wife, Emmy, are expecting a son and have a two-year-old daughter, Caroline. They enjoy hiking, backpacking, sailing, and spending time together.