University Area Charlotte Dentist

Dental Connection Believes That Great Smiles Are Worth It

Dr. Melaine Hinte

Dr. Melanie Hinte is dedicated to tailoring dental care to the unique needs of each patient she serves. Her journey in dentistry began with her own extensive dental experiences during her childhood, which inspired her to pursue a career in the field. After obtaining her Bachelor of Science in biology from the University of Memphis in 2011, she went on to achieve her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in 2015.

Driven by her passion for creating positive experiences, Dr. Hinte is committed to ensuring her patients feel comfortable and leave with smiles they’re proud of, just like she experienced with her childhood dentist. Continuously striving for excellence, she actively participates in continuing education courses, specializing in areas such as Endodontics, Invisalign, and leadership.

Beyond her professional endeavors, Dr. Hinte finds joy in exploring the vibrant city of Charlotte, North Carolina, alongside her fiancé, Robby. She embraces activities like yoga, cooking, attending sporting events, and concerts in her leisure time. Dr. Hinte’s kind spirit extends to her volunteer work, including mission trips to Ecuador and offering free services at clinics in underserved communities.

Her favorite quote, “Everyone smiles in the same language,” reflects her belief in the universal power of a smile to connect and uplift people from all walks of life.

At Dental Connection in University City, NC we offer a variety of patient amenities to make you and your family’s dental experiences the most enjoyable. You can enjoy flatscreen TVs, pillows, blankets, warm scented towels, and complimentary beverages. You may be surprised to see lattes, coffee, hot chocolate, and bottled water available in our lobby along with a courtesy internet bar, but we believe the difference is in the details! Your comfort is our top priority.

Additional information to make your experience more enjoyable:

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Dental Care

With Dental Implants, biting forces increase dramatically, for better chewing ability and digestion. Implants also prevent the bone loss that occurs after a tooth is removed. Dental implants have been widely used for over 30 years, and have an excellent success rate.

An effective way to restore lost teeth, Dental Implants can provide a durable, permanent option for oral reconstruction. In this process, titanium frames are surgically placed in your jaw bone. Once the frames are inserted in position, dental implants are firmly attached, preventing the shifting or slipping you might encounter with typical dentures. You are left with a natural-looking, sturdy new smile!

Dental Implants offer a wide range of benefits:

  • Your teeth will look and feel natural, providing a confident smile
  • Elimination of discomfort or soreness some experience with ordinary dentures or bridges
  • No slipping, allowing you to speak and eat normally
  • Missing teeth can affect what foods or drinks you can consume, which can lead to poor nutrition and overall health
  • Your bite can also be affected, causing your teeth to line up improperly which can lead to possible jaw joint or other bite problems
  • Your self-esteem can be reduced as well, if you feel self-conscious and worry about people noticing missing teeth

If you have missing teeth and want to discuss dental implant options, please contact Dental Connection at (704) 549-1911 and let us help you regain your smile, not just for cosmetic reasons, but for the sake of your health as well.

At Dental Connection we take the time to get to know you, and explain all the available treatment options so that you can feel confident about your treatment program and confident in your smile!

Our doctors will always begin by making sure you are comfortable, offering the latest advancements dentistry for those patients who are in need of any treatment. From crowns and fillings to dental implants and dentures, we work tirelessly to always provide a comfortable, relaxed experience to each patient while maintaining our high level of excellency in dental care.

Our in-house “Wellness Plan” is specifically designed for patients with no traditional dental insurance, and provides discounts on everything from cleanings and x-rays to crowns and fillings.

Our Wellness Plan includes the following at NO extra charge:
  • 2 Cleanings per year (absence of gum/periodontal disease)
  • 2 Exams per year (includes Comprehensive Exam)
  • 2 Oral Cancer screenings per year
  • 4 Bitewing X-rays per year
  • Any additional X-rays needed during the year
  • 100% OFF Complete Series of X-rays or Panorex X-ray
  • 15% OFF All Procedures in office including: Additional Cleanings (if needed), Dental Sealants, Fillings, Core Buildups, Oral Surgery, Root Canals, Scaling and Root Planing (Deep Cleanings), Crowns, Veneers, Periodontal procedures, Dentures, Partials
  • $500 OFF Invisalign
Program Guidelines:
  • Patient’s portion of bill due on day of service
  • Cannot be used in conjunction with any other form of dental insurance or coverage
  • There will be a $50 reinstatement fee if your program lapses
  • No refunds will be issued at any time if participant decides not to utilize dental plan
In order to continue in our Wellness Program and take advantage of these amazing savings, patients must keep current with their 6-month cleaning. Yearly fee will be due on first cleaning of the year. (*There will be a $50 reinstatement fee if your plan lapses)
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Scheduling With Dental Connection

From your first visit to your 100th, you will always receive exceptional care, all starting from when you call and schedule an appointment. Here’s how to go about scheduling and preparing for your visit.

We know that your time is valuable.  We want to make it easier for you to invest in dental care for yourself and your family by accommodating your life and your dental health needs.  We reserve time just for you to make sure that you are always receiving the best possible care, always treated with a gentle touch, and always well informed.  We will do everything we can to make sure that you and your family are able to receive the dental care you deserve by offering family block appointments and the option to complete dental treatments in as few visits as possible!  You and your time are valuable to us!

We want to make sure that we make it as easy as possible for our patients and their families to receive the dental care that they deserve.  We know that our families are busy juggling multiple schedule so to help, we offer blocks of appointments for families so that everyone can be seen either at the same time or back-to-back.  When you make an appointment, schedule your entire family.  We will treat you like family making sure that you are all comfortable and accommodated!

If you have a dental concern, call our office and we will do our best to get you in the same day.  We do not want you to have to take off work or be absent from school multiple times.  At Dental Connection, our dental exams and cleanings happen in the same visit.  If during your exam, our dental professionals see that extra treatment is needed, we will do our best to start treatment the same day.  Because we value your time, we always do our best to finish any and all treatment in as few visits as possible by completing as much as we realistically and comfortably can during each appointment.

In dental offices of the past, it often took several visits to receive treatment. It was common to have to take off work multiple times for separate exam and cleaning appointments, and for simple procedures such as fillings and crowns.

At Dental Connection, we know you’re busy so we work to break this mold.

Our dental exams and cleanings happen in the same visit. Also, if you want to start other dental work the same day, we are able and pleased to accommodate that in most cases. We value your time, and we do our best to finish any and all treatment in as few visits as possible, completing as much care as we realistically and comfortably can during each appointment.

Financial Information

We want to do everything that we can to make it easy for you to get the treatment you need in a timely manner. We accept most PPO dental insurance plans, cash, checks, and major credit cards. For those of you who do not have insurance, please ask us about our Dental Connection Wellness Plan. It is our in house program to assist those who do not have any dental insurance and has been very well received by our patients.

We have several options for financing the dental care that you need. We offer CareCredit as well as in-house financing. We will always do our best to explain the treatment that you need and assist you in making it affordable!

We are excited to announce that we now offer new payment options through Lending USA! Ask to learn more.

Everyone here was a pleasure to interact with. The administrative staff were friendly and efficient and gave me a great first impression of the practice. The hygienist and dentist were both gentle and patient, and took the time to really talk to me and make me an active participant in my dental care. They did not try to sell un-needed work and were clearly interested in providing the best care to me, not generating revenue. This patient-centered culture should be a model for all practitioners.