Dr. Laura A. Collatz is delighted and proud to be celebrating her 10 th year of caring for smiles in the Pittsboro community. Dr. Collatz took the opportunity a decade ago to serve the former patients of Dr. Noah Wilson and has since had the pleasure of meeting countless new patients as well.
“I love being in a town that still has a Main Street. I love the feeling of caring and family that you find in communities like Pittsboro and Chatham County and I believe our patients feel that in our office too.” ~ Dr. Laura Collatz
Serving as a teaching assistant and private tutor to other dental students while pursuing her own studies, Dr. Collatz graduated with honors from the UNC School of Dentistry. Prior to UNC dental school, Dr. C. was a dental hygienist for 13 years. She practices all facets of general dentistry including crowns, implant restoration, cosmetic dentistry, extractions, dentures, partials and may other services. Dr. Collatz enjoys working with children and adults alike. Committed to lifelong learning she attends Continuing Education classes regularly to stay current on skills and trends in the dental field. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her family including her new grandson, gardening, sewing, and singing.
She has been the president of the Chatham County Dental Society for 5 years, and has received the Top Dentist award, voted on by other dentists, multiple times. She is active with the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Association and volunteers her services with local and statewide dental relief efforts.
She enjoys not only creating beautiful smiles but giving folks reasons to share them. “Coming to the dentist doesn’t need to be a stressful experience. We all feel like family and want to help the patients have fun when they are here. Whether it’s telling jokes, listening to music or playing a movie while you’re in the chair, you’re sure to leave feeling more like you’ve visited a good friend than a stuffy dental office.”
Once upon a time, Dr. Laura entertained children and sold handmade fairy wings at the Carolina Renaissance Festival. Sometimes, Dr. Laura still dons pointy ears, delicate wings, and glitter to become the Tooth Fairy. She visits kindergartens, dance schools and assisted living facilities alike to promote good oral health. If you’re lucky, you may even spot the tooth fairy at a visit to our office!