Weddington Family Dentistry
3099 Rock Hill Church Road
Concord, North Carolina 28027



Weddington Dental Staff

Ava Joerger, DMD | Concord Cosmetic Dentist

Dr. Ava Joerger
Dr. Joerger is a native North Carolinian. She was born and raised outside Raleigh, North Carolina and her parents are originally from Dresden, Germany, so she grew up speaking both English and German.

Dr. Joerger graduated with honors from St. Mary’s School in Raleigh, North Carolina. Upon graduating high school she received the prestigious Marian Drane Graham award. Dr. Joerger chose Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem for her undergraduate education. She graduated cum laude in 2006, double majoring in Biology and German. She then enrolled in the Medical University of South Carolina’s James B. Edwards College of Dental Medicine, where she graduated with her Doctor of Dental Medicine degree. During her time in dental school, Dr. Joerger was able to go on dental mission trips to the African countries of Burundi and Uganda, as well as Ecuador. While on these trips, she gained valuable perspective on the vast dental and medical needs worldwide. Volunteering and giving back to the community is something Dr. Joerger is very passionate about. In order to further her education and broaden her scope of dental practice, Dr. Joerger attended a two-year General Practice Residency at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. During her residency, she gained valuable experience in treating medically complex patients and patients with dental trauma.

Since her residency, Dr. Joerger has worked as an associate dentist in a private practice in Charlotte. Her main goal is to provide high quality dental care to her patients in a fun and caring environment. Expanding her treatment capabilities through continuing education and current dental literature is a high priority for Dr. Joerger. She is Invisalign® certified.

Professional Affiliations

Dr. Joerger enjoys spending time with her friends, family, and her three-year old West Highland Terrier, Winston. She enjoys doing just about anything outdoors but especially running and cycling. During football season she can be found cheering on her Carolina Panthers.

Renee Choate | Dental Hygienist

Renee Choate
Renee Choate received her Dental Hygiene license from Rock Valley College in Illinois. She moved to North Carolina with her son on 2011, and we are so happy she did. Renee strives to make her patients as comfortable as possible while in her care. When she isn’t fighting the battle against plaque, she can be found running or eating Mexican food. She also likes to indulge in gossip magazines and get the latest scoop on celebrities.

April Temple | Dental Hygienist

April Temple
April Temple received her Dental Hygiene degree from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. One of April’s favorite parts of her job is making sure her patients are well educated in how to care for their teeth in between their dental appointments. When she isn’t making patients’ teeth sparkle, April can be found on the lake with her husband and beagle, Lexi. When it’s too cold to be outside, she enjoys doing crafts and shopping. April’s favorite movies are The Sandlot, The Hangover and Major Payne.

Lisa Baker | Dental Assistant

Lisa Baker
Lisa Baker is a Dental Assistant and enjoys making sure every patient has a great experience at our office. When she has free time she loves to go deer hunting. Her favorite food is anything with pasta.