R. Lee Warren, DDS, MAGD
Born and reared in Watauga County near Boone, North Carolina, I graduated from Bethel High School and Appalachian State University with a Bachelor of Science in Biology, minoring in Chemistry. I was awarded a National Science Fellowship to Duke University to work toward a Master’s Degree. During this time, I made a decision to pursue a career in dentistry and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree. Upon graduation, I attended the Pankey Continuum and Dawson Seminars which allowed me to tie education and clinical procedures together. Continuing education has enabled me to acquire a Fellowship and Masters in the Academy of General Dentistry.
For forty-five years, I have maintained a private practice of dentistry in Boone. I have also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the UNC School of Dentistry for twenty years in the Departments of Fixed Prosthodontics and Operative Dentistry. I have been a member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the First District Dental Society since graduation from dental school. In addition, I helped found the Tar Heel Dental Study Club and served as president the first two years. The Study Club is still ongoing for continuing education serving dentists from Ashe, Avery, Mitchell, and Watauga counties.
My wife, Deborah Andrews-Warren, and I have three children: Blaire, now practicing with me; Robert is a third-year dental student at UNC – Chapel Hill; and Debin is pursuing a masters degree in dental hygiene at UNC. Limited free time allows enjoyment of Tar Heel basketball, football, Mountaineer football, and classic car shows.
Blaire E. Warren, DDS
Born and raised in Boone, I am back where it all started. Upon graduating from Watauga High School, I attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where I earned a BS in Biology. After a short detour, thinking I wanted to be an equine veterinarian, I returned to Chapel Hill and began my education at UNC School of Dentistry, in August 2011. Flash forward to May 2015 when I walked across the stage receiving my Doctorate of Dental Surgery, with honors.
Having been away from the Blue Ridge Mountains for nearly a decade, I was excited to “come home” and begin my professional dental career. The opportunity to return to Boone and work with my father is the chance of a lifetime. I truly believe providing excellent dental care is a key to total body health. With this practice, I look forward to continuing dental care excellence that my father established 43 years ago.
In my spare time I enjoy spending time outdoors, being a mountain girl and all. My six-year-old German shepherd, “Ava,” is a great source of entertainment, too. Horses are still my passion and I jump at any chance to ride. I also love curling up with a good book and cheering on my Tar Heels in any sport. My blood runs Carolina Blue!