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Trusted & Top-Rated Dentist in Durham NC

Welcome to Diadem Family Dental

We are here to provide a positive environment to help patients achieve a healthy, confident smile. Here at Diadem Family Dental, we place emphasis on an incredible patient experience. Our goal is to provide a warm, friendly space where our patients can have their dental concerns addressed in a judgment-free space. We know that going to the dentist can be a stress-inducing time for some patients so we offer various treatment methods to help patients who have dental anxiety, such as laughing gas and oral sedation. Our goal for every dental appointment is to make you comfortable while promoting dental health. Diadem Family Dental is equipped to treat a wide variety of dental procedures for all members of the family. We look forward to meeting you soon!

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INSURANCE PARTNERS
We accept the following insurance plans.

We look forward to taking good care of your dental care needs. Feel free to call us at (919) 471-1502 or book an appointment online using the link below.

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WHY CHOOSE OUR DURHAM DENTAL CLINIC

Family Dentistry
Dental Hygiene is essential to maintain a healthy smile. A dental cleaning is a professional cleaning that you receive from a dental hygienist or dentist. Cleanings are recommended every six months, on average, to prevent plaque buildup.
Cosmetic Dentistry
Smile with confidence. Schedule a consultation with Diadem Family Dental by calling (919) 471-1502 today. The benefit of strong, healthy teeth on a person’s health and confidence can’t be understated. Dental health plays a critical role in everyday activities like talking, chewing, and swallowing.
Emergency Care
If you are experiencing a dental emergency in Durham, NC, you should seek an emergency dental service by calling 919-471-1502. You need to know what an emergency dentist in Durham, NC, can do for you when you require emergency dental care.
Sedation Dentistry
Do you have dental anxiety? No problem at all! Dental anxiety is a common reason for patients’ to postpone dental treatment. Most dental anxieties are due to a negative childhood experience at the dentist. For others, the anxiety is due to the...
Dentistry for Children
Get the necessary dental care to maintain your oral health. Contact our office at (919) 471-1502 today.Teeth consist of layers of hard enamel, dentin, pulp, and nerve. With excellent oral hygiene habits and the absence of genetic dental conditions...
Restorative Dentistry
Restorative treatment involves removing decay located inside of the tooth. Tooth decay is caused by acids inside the mouth breaking down the internal tooth structure. If gone untreated, it is the number one cause of toothaches.
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Meet Dr Natalie Erskine

Dr. Natalie C. Erskine grew up in Knoxville, Tennessee and received a bachelor’s degree from Tennessee State University in Nashville, Tennessee. After college, Dr. Erskine earned a Doctorate of Dental Surgery from University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Erskine then completed a General Practice Residency at the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs Medical Center.

Dr. Erskine prides herself in recreating the natural contours of the tooth to give patients a smile they will treasure for years to come. Providing quality dental care to her patients is Dr. Erskine’s highest priority so she continues to take educational courses to stay informed on the latest dental techniques. Dr. Erskine greatly enjoys the relationships she builds with her patients and is deeply committed to helping patients maintain happy and healthy smiles.

Dr. Erskine appreciates art in all forms, especially handmade art. When she is not practicing dentistry, Dr. Erskine is what she calls a “Professional Crafter.” She is a fan of taking local crafting classes to learn new crafting skills and employs those skills by creating crafts for special occasions. Family and friends know her as the one to call when they want to brainstorm party decoration and craft ideas.

Dr. Erskine has been married to her husband, Renaldo, since 2018. They enjoy camping, watching Formula 1 racing, and traveling together.

Durham NC Dentist
In House Plan

Diadem Family Dental understands that many patients avoid dental treatment due to a lack of dental insurance. If you are avoiding the dentist due to costs, we have you covered!

The Diadem Family Dental Savings Plan is a low-cost annual membership plan that allows members to have access to regular preventive dental visits without dental insurance. If additional treatment is needed outside of covered preventive procedures, you will receive a discount on all necessary treatment needs.

No need to allow a lack of access to dental insurance to dictate your oral health.

Call today for more information!

NO DENTAL INSURANCE? NO PROBLEM!

Enjoy affordable dental care at Diadem Family Dental by enrolling in our In House Dental Plan!

DFD In House Dental Plan Annual Membership Includes:
  • New Patient Exam*
  • 4 Bitewings Xrays
  • 3 Periapical Xrays
  • 2 Prophylaxis Cleanings
  • 1 Fluoride treatment
  • 2 Periodic Exams
  • 1 Limited Exam
  • * Panorex Xray not included (additional $75) 3-5 year frequency
Benefits of DFD In House Dental Plan:
  • No Deductibles
  • No Pre-Authorizations
  • No Yearly Maximums
  • No Waiting Periods
  • No Claim forms
  • No Pre-Existing Condition Limits
Members receive 20% discount on the following services:
  • Periodontal Cleanings
  • Sealants
  • Fillings
  • Crowns
  • Root Canals
  • Partials and Dentures
  • Extractions
  • Tooth Whitening
Annual In House Membership Price*
  • Individual $275
  • Family of 2 $525
  • Family of 3 $750
  • Family of 4 $950
  • Additional Family member: $175
*Membership fees subject to change annually.
All family plans restricted to immediate family members only (Spouses or parent/child).
CALL (919) 471-1502 TO SIGN UP TODAY!
Diadem Family Dental
4.9
Based on 160 reviews
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deb Reinertdeb Reinert
00:32 16 Apr 24
On time. Great dental hygienist. Up to date technology. Very supportive and helpful front office staff. Dr is professional snd thorough. I am a very happy customer!!
Andrea CoachmanAndrea Coachman
22:27 11 Apr 24
I truly look forward to returning! Warm reception staff who advocates for their patients, the doctor was extremely thorough. They also have an affordable plan for those who don't have dental insurance. Lord's willing I will see them in 6 months! Lord bless and keep this business.
Reginald BroReginald Bro
15:23 08 Apr 24
Very friendly and professional!!
New JerusalemNew Jerusalem
16:44 04 Apr 24
Naima MahmoudNaima Mahmoud
03:41 02 Apr 24
The music in the waiting room sucked. Why don't you just rip my heart out and stomp on it. No one else is playing those old songs for a reason.
Jenny PernellJenny Pernell
15:14 01 Apr 24
Best dental service ever for me.
Barbara HayesBarbara Hayes
01:46 27 Mar 24
The staff is friendly and professional. The facility is nice and pleasant. The music and the fish on the screen are very calming.
Phyllis WaltersPhyllis Walters
16:10 25 Mar 24
Great experience today as always. Thanks to the staff and Dr Diadem.
Towana HinesTowana Hines
17:57 14 Mar 24
Deborah CoxDeborah Cox
17:11 14 Mar 24
I had a wonderful experience at Diadem Family Dentistry. The staff was friendly they did a wonderful job. I didn’t have any wait time which was a plus. I would definitely recommend them.
Rungentina HardnettRungentina Hardnett
15:27 12 Mar 24
I love the whole staff.
Mark PurcellMark Purcell
16:04 06 Mar 24
Great experience and friendly staff. Highly recommend.
Alicia SmithAlicia Smith
12:17 06 Mar 24
Everyone is nice. The hygienist and doctor are very thorough with cleaning and exam.
Coretta CampbellCoretta Campbell
15:08 05 Mar 24
My husband and I have been a patient for a little bit over a year. We have enjoyed exceptional service from Dr. Natalie Erskine, General Dentist, and Misty, the hygienist.However, our recent visit of March 2024 was extremely welcoming. The front desk personnel, Shara and Amanda, elevated the experience with their friendly and warm personalities. They immediately set the tone for a great experience with their engaging greeting and handling of the reception desk. For some, going to the dentist causes anxiety but I guarantee if you give Diadem Family Dental a try, you will have a pleasant experience with exceptional customer service.
Susan KingSusan King
13:56 05 Mar 24
Excellent staff and service all around. The hygienist has the softest touch and did an excellent job.
Lynn PoindexterLynn Poindexter
21:18 04 Mar 24
Doris BennettDoris Bennett
22:56 28 Feb 24
Atmosphere was nice,Misty was very helpful explaining the procedure that was performed, everyone was nice,and I didn't had to wait no more than 10 mns.for my name to be called. Dr.Erskine came in and introduced herself to me and we talked about different treatments for me,i felt very comfortable with her.The ladies at the front desk was awesome.
Phyllis WaltersPhyllis Walters
16:45 26 Feb 24
Carol NicholsCarol Nichols
00:07 23 Feb 24
The office staff was very friendly and helpful. Dr. Erskine was very professional and did a great job fixing my problem. They worked hard to make me comfortable considering my physical problems. I recommend them to everyone.
Gale GentryGale Gentry
15:14 20 Feb 24
Sandra ParkerSandra Parker
23:09 19 Feb 24
Always a pleasant experience starting with receptionists, Shana and Amanda. Both are warm and friendly which makes the environment inviting. I almost fell asleep while Lizzy was cleaning my teeth. Lastly, Dr. Natalie Erskine finished the visit with a good report as usual.Always a pleasant environment with an awesome staff! Thank you Dr. Erskine, Lizzy, Shana and Amanda! See you in 6 months.
Dave WatsonDave Watson
22:41 15 Feb 24
I was so happy to find these wonderful people. You feel welcome, comfortable and safe in their care.
J. JamesJ. James
21:17 14 Feb 24
Awesome experience. Very personal and safe! I will continue to use their service!
Zion TankardZion Tankard
19:56 13 Feb 24
Very friendly staff. It's a nice and clean office and makes you feel at ease.
dorothy mccaskilldorothy mccaskill
06:19 13 Feb 24
I had my first dental appointment this morning since Covid. I was a bit anxious, but everyone in the office put me at ease. I have found my new dental home!
Leora WilliamsLeora Williams
19:52 09 Feb 24
It was good
Rudy GipsonRudy Gipson
10:36 01 Feb 24
Misty did a superb job cleaning 🧼 my teeth.
Tiffanie WatkinsTiffanie Watkins
11:49 31 Jan 24
This was THE BEST dental experience I have ever had! Lizzie was so gentle. She took great care of me, explained everything, and NOTHING hurt. Thank you Diadem Dental ❤️
Sarah MeeksSarah Meeks
20:20 29 Jan 24
I am absolutely terrified of the dentist no matter where I go. I met Dr. Erskine for the first time today. She was so kind. Her and her staff all made me feel so comfortable and I can’t thank them enough. Even though they’re out of network, I don’t mind paying a little extra for a dentist that makes me feel comfortable.
Emily GallowayEmily Galloway
20:25 24 Jan 24
Rick LovellRick Lovell
18:06 24 Jan 24
Gloria WilliamsGloria Williams
20:54 17 Jan 24
I love the service provided! Excellent care received. My husband is a veteran and is very fearful of the dentist, especially extractions. He would always request general anesthesia for extractions due to his fear. Today he overcame that fear because of the excellent care received by Dr Natalie Erskine who provided adequate local anesthesia and laughing has. She was awesome, patient and procedure was painless.
Delphine SellarsDelphine Sellars
20:57 16 Jan 24
Larry DowellLarry Dowell
16:58 09 Jan 24
Very professional office, keeps me smiling!
Paul HollarPaul Hollar
20:13 08 Jan 24
Crown prep went well with no pain. They are detail oriented to keep patients comfortable.
Gilda SuiterGilda Suiter
00:10 03 Jan 24
Dr. Erskine is a wonderful dentist! I highly recommend her services.
Tesha KingTesha King
21:39 28 Dec 23
Dr.Erskine is not only very professional and explains everything so well, but she is also caring and makes you feel comfortable! Her staff is very welcoming and kind as well! 10 out of 10!!
James MontoyaJames Montoya
12:54 22 Dec 23
Staff and Doctor were extremely pleasant and courteous.
Ted FarlowTed Farlow
17:14 21 Dec 23
Well it started off good, had xrays and inspections , I thought that they were through but got informed that I had to stay for a cleaning. Imagine that. They did good even tho they made me stay. Back in office today for a cleaning. They did good and gave me a Christmas present and didn't make me pay ! Good Job . Merry Christmas .
Donna Pribish PorterDonna Pribish Porter
14:43 19 Dec 23
On time, great care, friendly staff all around great experience! Always a positive experience!
michael fergusonmichael ferguson
14:17 16 Dec 23
Upon my arrival I was pleasantly greeted and quickly moved back to my room and prepared for cleaning. Everyone was very professional and did a wonderful job of explaining what was going on with my teeth.
Cheryl BrownCheryl Brown
16:06 14 Dec 23
What a wonderful experience! The service I received was excellent. I am a new client for sure!
uncmichauncmicha
17:28 06 Dec 23
The tech who cleaned my teeth today was super nice, friendly and welcoming. Dr. Erskine is thorough, calm, and professional. Highly recommend Diadem Family Dental practice!
Rebecca AbramsRebecca Abrams
21:38 04 Dec 23
Wanda CarringtonWanda Carrington
22:33 30 Nov 23
Very caring and sensitive to my needs. Every step made was explained in detail. The BEST Dentist in Durham and I’ve been around. Please give them a call ❤️.
Hilda LawrenceHilda Lawrence
00:14 29 Nov 23
A very good dentist, excellent service, team work
Stanley NorwoodStanley Norwood
17:39 21 Nov 23
My service at Diadem has been a pleasure, their professional staff makes me feel comfortable and confident, I would highly recommend Diadem Family Dental!!
EricaErica
14:51 21 Nov 23
Hubert HolmesHubert Holmes
00:07 21 Nov 23
My experience at Diadem Family Dental was great. Everyone was very helpful. I recommend them to others.
Dwight BellDwight Bell
00:03 17 Nov 23
Greg HairstonGreg Hairston
18:11 16 Nov 23
I went to Diadem after not seeing a dentist in a very long time. They were patient and understanding, and they made me feel like a valued customer.
Beth HutsonBeth Hutson
15:58 16 Nov 23
Love Diadem Family Dental! Very caring staff and always thorough. The whole family loves coming here.
Johanna DurantJohanna Durant
17:42 13 Nov 23
Every experience has been amazing! Had a tooth extracted and I was a little nervous about it. They made me feel really comfortable and it was super painless!
Mary MrdjenovicMary Mrdjenovic
13:15 10 Nov 23
The staff are always friendly at Diadem Dental. Dr. Erskine is also great! I would recommend Diadem Dental to anyone looking for a dentist in the Durham area.
Yolanda RobinsonYolanda Robinson
03:35 08 Nov 23
I recently got an implant at Diadem Family Dental. I was absolutely afraid to get the implant, but to my surprise, I felt no pain at all. In addition to that, Dr. Erskine let me know everything that she was doing throughout the entire procedure. I got the implant at 3 and I was playing pickleball at 6.🏓😁I highly recommend this practice.P.S. The staff is also great!
Maria AliviaMaria Alivia
17:24 02 Nov 23
This is a family friendly practice.Dr.Erskine is the best!!!
Tonita AlstonTonita Alston
16:50 19 Oct 23
Trinity BehrendsTrinity Behrends
13:35 05 Oct 23
Best cleaning that I've ever had! The whole office is super professional.GREAT Dentist!! Really built trust in care. Insurance staff immediately followed up with a breakdown of treatment cost.If you are looking for a gracious and attentive practice, look no further!
Shanda SmallsShanda Smalls
16:08 27 Sep 23
I hate to have to give a negative review because I want to support small business, I especially wanted to support women-owned and minority businesses but I just can't here. On the positive side the dentist herself is lovely, wonderful disposition, personable, easy to talk to, and was great with my 5 year old. The front office staff was fun, positive, and upbeat without be in annoying.But bill was horrible I paid $ 1300 for a 5 year old! Almost $ 700 was completely unexpected and 4-5 months after the service. I already wasn't feel great about that level of work being needing on a child so young. 6-7 cavities, 3 of which were needing root canals 👀👀👀 we knew one need a filling. But all of that? I don't know I just feel very very skeptical. Then months later was told the insurance company pays for some patients at their higher rate and others not but could not explain why just that we had to pay the higher cost that they originally told us months before was just not acceptable.
Kristin BradfordKristin Bradford
16:10 19 Jul 23
As I told Dr. Erskine at the end of the treatment, this was the most in-depth dental visit I’ve ever had. I’ve been looking for a new dentist for a while now, and after some deep googling I found Diadem Family Dental. I received a super thorough cleaning, and a detailed breakdown of all that appeared in my X-rays and pictures. Everyone on staff was welcoming and cordial. From the time I entered to the time I left, I felt totally at ease. Thank you to everyone at Diadem for making this transition so smooth!
Dana RippertonDana Ripperton
18:20 27 May 23
I left my other dentist that I had been going to for almost 10 years because they changed owners and the practice went downhill. I was nervous about finding a good dentist but now am so glad I found Dr. Erskine and Diadem because the care I received from them was top notch. I felt comfortable immediately upon meeting the dental hygienist, and Dr. Erskine took great care of my teeth. Highly recommend and already set up an appt for my husband!
Emily QuadrioEmily Quadrio
21:59 28 Oct 22
I rolled over from when Dr. Howell was there. I received MUCH better care with him and his staff.My hygienist who had been there 10 years left after Dr. Erskine arrived. I was lied to by the office staff as to why she left.The office person told me they were short on hygienists and were "taking what they could get". That was very obvious.Dentist is smug. She and the hygienist will discuss your teeth in front of you and not tell you anything about your own teeth.Dentist has the pre-package deal that includes x-rays. I purchased it. Upon my 2nd visit included in the package, I was told that I would be denied services THAT I HAD PRE-PAID FOR unless I bought additional x-rays. Is that legal?Received my medical record. Lies are in it. Yep, I was rude when I was there. I had the worst cleaning in 40 years. My second to last cleaning I was in and out in 43 minutes which included check-in, an x-ray, a cleaning, and scheduling my next visit. Not all my teeth were even flossed. Notes say I was there an hour. Notes say I was upset because last dentist had 90 minute cleanings. A lie. No dentist has 90 minute cleanings. I mentioned the poor quality of my cleaning before I left and notes state I was extremely rude. Because it really was the worst cleaning I have ever had.Oh, if she doesn't like you, you may receive a priority mail letter that you have been dismissed from the practice for a "breakdown in patient doctor communication". Facts. Happened to another patient who wishes to remain anonymous.I would skip getting routine dental care if this was my only option.
Lindsay TaylorLindsay Taylor
14:34 28 Aug 22
I usually hate going to the dentist with a passion & she makes my visits much better. I also appreciate more than I can express her flexibility. I’m traveling out of town for months at a time & she was able to fit me in last minute when I came home. I also needed some fillings & even though it was 4pm, she went ahead and did them for me so I didn’t have to come back. It was well above and beyond & that’s hard to find these days.
Gjanje Smith-MathusGjanje Smith-Mathus
03:32 26 Aug 22
Dr. Erskine and her staff are excellent! I had my first appointment today and will definitely be back. The travel time to Diadem was longer than I expected so I was seriously thinking about finding somewhere closer to home- until I met Dr. Erskine and her team. The entire experience was exactly what I was looking for! Great ambience in the waiting room, the check-in process was quick and I was seen right away. Dr. Erskine herself did my cleaning today, which is not the norm- I just lucked out. She is very gentle, skilled and informative, and it's obvious that she cares about her patients and takes time to know them. She was definitely worth the drive for me. If you're looking for a great dentist, see Dr. Erskine.
Shirley LennonShirley Lennon
20:03 04 Aug 22
This was my first visit with Diadem Family Dental on Mon. Aug. 1. I had been in pain all weekend and I called on Mon and was able to get an appt the same day. The staff was very nice and cordial. The exam and consultation afterwards went well and I was pleased. I will definitely be back for my future dental needs.
Karen and MayaKaren and Maya
00:32 04 Aug 22
I had my first appt with the Diadem Family Dental Facility today. It was just as helpful, warm and inviting as all of the reviews have stated. Both the Doctor and hygienist and admin staff were able to assuage my fears and graciously explained all of my options. I am grateful. Looking forward to my next appt.
Aulane MpouliAulane Mpouli
13:09 11 May 22
I absolutely love it here. I moved to the Durham area for school and truly found a hidden gem. The secretary was so helpful, kind, and made the layout of insurances and my appointments easy to understand. Dr. Erskine did a thorough cleaning and was able to fit me into her schedule last minute for an extraction in the same week. If you're looking for people who love what they do, are personable, and treat their patients with the utmost of care, choose Diadem!
Katy MimsKaty Mims
14:20 19 Apr 22
I had been going to Dr. Howell since I had teeth, so when Dr. Erskine bought the practice after he retired I was nervous at first. But Dr. Erskine is THE BEST! She actually was the one to clean my teeth my first time there. She was gentle and calm and it was really nice for someone with dental anxiety. I also really enjoyed my conversation with her (when I could speak without having hands in my mouth haha!) She is lovely and I love what she did with the office. The staff is great as well. If you're looking for a dentist in Durham, especially if you are anxious at the dentist, I can't recommend Diadem enough!!!
Hatajai LassiterHatajai Lassiter
15:40 13 Feb 22
I just simply adore Diadem Family Dental and thus made them my new home. The warmth and friendliness is palpable upon entrance and experienced throughout the entire appointment. From the lovely and knowledgeable desk staff to the thorough and detailed explanations of the Dental Hygienist, then the gentle and skilled hands of Dr. Erskine. The office is aesthetically pleasing and calming, with the personal option of music in the examination rooms. If you are searching for a considerate, jovial, and skilled dental team look no further than Diadem Family Dental. Continued blessings upon your business and awesome team!
Ivan WatkinsIvan Watkins
23:03 03 Feb 22
This is the first dental practice I have visited where the lead dentist actually took the time out to talk to me on a personal level. That let's me know that she cares about who her patients are as everyday people. It was a very nice touch to go along with the thorough dental exam. During my last appointment Dr. Natalie also took the time out to explain to me what some of the medical terms meant as they were called out to the assistant. If you're looking for an experienced, qualified and personable dentist I encourage you to make the time to visit their office.
Alisha LoveAlisha Love
08:25 25 Jan 22
Dr. Erskine and her team of exceptional ladies are simply amazing!! I was welcomed with open arms and great conversation. The atmosphere of the office is extremely relaxing.. plus, I didn’t have a long wait before being seen. Both the Hygienist and Doctor were extremely gentle and honest when it came to my Dental needs. Checking out and Scheduling my next appointment was so easy. Anyone that is looking for a NEW Dental Home I strongly recommend being a patient at Diadem Family Dental!!!!!
Michael Corsi-OConnorMichael Corsi-OConnor
02:01 11 Jan 22
Just had my teeth cleaned and it was a totally painless experience. The exam Dr.Erskine gave a very thorough exam after the cleaning. We talked about next steps. I appreciated her honesty and her willingness to listen and offer many options.
jessie lynnjessie lynn
12:43 19 Nov 21
AMAZING!!! I’ve always grown up with a severe dislike for dentist but from the time I walked in the door, I felt comfortable and cared for. Dr. Erskine was wonderful, she took her time and constantly ensured that I was comfortable and okay throughout my cleaning. She made sure I knew everything that was going on. Her whole staff made a very strong effort to get to know as much about me while I was there, which I really enjoyed. It’s personable and it’s the same thing I do at my own job. I will continue coming here as long as the amazing staff is present. Also, Crystal their dental assistant was just as amazing as Dr. Erskine. I felt like I was at home while getting my teeth cleaned. Please call them and book your next appointment with them, I promise they won’t disappoint.
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