507 North Main Street Sparta, NC, 28675

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Our clinic provides high-level dental services, offers comprehensive solutions for the treatment of any dental disease.

Cosmetic Dentistry

Whitening is among the most popular dental procedures because very quickly it can greatly improve how your teeth look. Our office also offers beautiful crowns and veneers to improve not only the color but the shape of your teeth.

Teeth Cleaning

From routine dental cleanings to more involved deep cleanings for patients with gum disease, our dental hygienists are skilled and ready to improve your tooth and gum health. With our gentle touch, you are in good hands. Regular teeth cleaning by your dental hygienist is an essential part of good oral hygiene and involves the removal of dental plaque and tartar from teeth. Healthy teeth and gums contribute to overall total body health.

Repair and Restoration

You have many choices for repairing, worn, decayed, damaged or missing teeth and restoring a healthy and beautiful smile.


Dr. Ashley Flowers is a board-certified general dentist. She has been practicing orthodontics since 2012 when she obtained her Invisalign certification. She started her training in early interceptive orthodontics in 2013 when she realized the need to treat the children within her community. Since then, she completed her Straight Wire Orthodontic Studies through the Gerber Comprehensive Orthodontic Program in 2017. She currently treats child, teen, and adult patients with airway-oriented orthodontic practices.

About Us

Catering to all of your dental needs and desires

Our Dental Clinic is dedicated to providing the most up to date general, orthodontic and family dentistry.
Our Clinic has grown to provide a world class facility for the treatment of tooth loss, dental cosmetics and advanced restorative dentistry.

Local Affordable? Orthodontics

Treating all cases for children, teens and adults.

Crooked Teeth
Overbite, Deep Bite
Open spaces
Relapse of Previous Orthodontic Treatment

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Meet Dr. Flowers

Dr. Flowers loves practicing dentistry in the beautiful mountains of Sparta, North Carolina.  She is originally from Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, but for most of her youth, she has lived in the piedmont of North Carolina, where she visited the mountains every summer.  She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Biology in 2005 and then continued at the UNC Adams School of Dentistry to achieve her doctorate in 2009.  In 2009 Dr. Flowers opened her own practice in Sparta, the only one in her graduating class to open her own practice directly after dental school.  She now lives in Alleghany County with her husband, Joe, and two daughters, Elizabeth and Charlotte, one very smart dog, Sheila and a gecko named Skittle.


Dr. Flowers has a passion for oral health care and continuing her education of the ever-changing world of dentistry, especially orthodontics.   Dr. Flowers takes great pride in furthering her education, keeping up with the latest advances in dental technology and taking her team to some of the best dental continuing education meetings in the country every year.  Dr. Flowers works hard to provide the best possible care for her patients.

Dr. Flowers loves working with her team.  It is very rewarding for her to be with a positive group of individuals who care so much for each and every patient. She is very excited to see what the future holds for us here at Sparta Smiles and hopes that includes you!

Meet Our Staff

Kayla Hendrix

Kayla Hendrix

Registered Dental Hygienist

Kayla wanted to be a dental hygienist from a very young age, so she started at Sparta Smiles in 2012 as a high school intern. She worked part time as a dental assistant when she was on breaks from school and then went to Forsyth Tech to earn a degree in dental hygiene and graduated in 2017.

Kayla was raised in Alleghany county and loves the mountain life. When Kayla’s not fighting gum disease at the office, she enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and their two dogs, Rugger and Stella. She loves meeting and getting to know her patients and their families. Kayla is excited to be a part of your care here at Sparta Smiles.

Makayla Cranford

Makayla Cranford

Dental Assistant

Makayla was born and raised here in the Blue Ridge Mountains. She started her journey in dentistry when she was in high school, working part-time after school. Makayla obtained her credentials in dental assisting through the Northwest Area Education Center at Wake Forest School of Medicine and her formal training in orthodontic assisting through Orthodontic Studies, Inc. Makayla has worked with Dr. Flowers since 2017 and is now our “Invisalign Concierge” and lead dental assistant.

Makayla is the mother of a little girl, Adalynn. Makayla loves everything outdoors and spending time with her family. Makayla looks forward to taking part in your care here at Sparta Smiles!

Nichola Williams

Nichola Williams

Registered Dental Hygienist

Nichola obtained her dental hygiene degree from Wytheville Community College and became licensed in 2000. Nichola has been working at our office since 2010. Nichola is very compassionate towards her patients and she always goes above and beyond to ensure they obtain their best tooth and gum health possible.

Nichola is married to her high school sweet heart, Rick, and has two children, Ashlin and Liam. She is very passionate about treatment of pediatric airway and achieving healthy growth and development in her pediatric patients. This passion lead her to further her education in myofunctional therapy.

Gerson Cuevas

Gerson Cuevas

Dental Assistant

Gerson joined the team in 2017.  As the treatment coordinator he enjoys helping people any way he can and is always happy to answer any questions. Each patient has their own stories to tell and he loves hearing them, even in Spanish, as Gerson is our office translator.  Gerson obtained his certification to take dental x-rays in 2018 and often works in patient care when he is not at the front office.

Gerson has lived in Alleghany since 1999 and loves exploring the Blue Ridge Mountains. In his spare time Gerson enjoys hiking, backpacking, surfing, and kayaking with his three daughters and wife.

Rebecca Cox

Rebecca Cox

Front Office Financial Coordinator, Certified Dental Assistant

Rebecca graduated from Wilkes Community College Dental Assisting program in 2004.  After
working for 6 years at Appalachian Health Dental Clinic in dental assisting, Rebecca joined the Sparta Smiles team in 2010 as the front desk manager.  She now specializes in insurance benefits, claims and patient finances.  Rebecca is cross-trained throughout the office, so patients may interact with her at the front desk or in the dental treatment rooms. 

In her free time, Rebecca likes spending time with her son Trevor and on the river kayaking with her friends and family.


507 North Main Street
Sparta, NC, 28675



Open hours

Monday: 7am-3pm
Tuesday: 7am-3pm
Wednesday: 7am-12pm
Thursday: 7am-5pm
Friday: 7am-3pm
Weekend: CLOSED