Here at Lake Hickory Dental in Hickory, NC, we are devoted to providing our patients with the best care and comfort when treated at our office.


Dr. Steljes takes great pride in offering personalized treatment plans tailored specifically for each patient’s individual needs; this ensures that no two people receive exactly the same treatment plan or recommendations when they visit him at his office in Hickory, NC.

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New Patient Specials

All new patients will receive a free gift and complimentary consultations for SureSmile, Dental Implants, and Teeth Whitening.

& Proceed Finance

We offer CareCredit and Proceed Finance as a financing option to make dentistry more affordable.

Advanced Technology

Welcome to Lake Hickory Dental in Hickory, NC, where we infuse technology with our dental procedures through innovative dental care. With technological advancements, it is no wonder that the dental industry has found the means to make dental treatments less invasive and simpler.

Our Featured Services

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Dental Implants

Dental implants are artificial tooth roots surgically implanted into the jawbone to support the replacement teeth.

Dental Implants

Teeth Whitening

There are more whitening options available than ever before.


Cerec Same-Day Crowns

CEREC is an innovative dental technology that allows for creating and placing custom dental crowns in a single appointment.

Cerec Same-Day Crowns

Root Canal Therapy

Perhaps one of the most common ways to repair your dental problems is with a dental crown.

Root Canal Therapy


The clear alignment process starts when you meet with your dentist about it.


Emergency Dentistry

Emergency dentistry refers to any dental care that requires immediate attention.

Emergency Dentistry


We love our patients

Terrie S.

I had an appointment at Lake Hickory Dental for a cleaning today. Walking into the sparkly fresh office made me so happy. Leanna greeted me with a smile and Carol is so friendly! Natalie the hygienist is very friendly and very thorough. Dr. Robbie is friendly and kind and has an awesome smile. It was an overall wonderful experience!

Patty D.

I have been going to this practice for years and was a little nervous about a new dentist taking over when Dr. McAllister retired. I have been here twice since Dr. Robbie took over the practice and I’m very happy to see the same high level of quality and patient care from Dr. Robbie. He is very thorough and friendly and great with patients! If you’re looking for a dentist, definitely give them a call!

Nichole B.

I called that morning as a new patient and was seen just a few hours later and that is unheard of in the dental community the staff was very kind and so friendly they made me feel comfortable. The team done an amazing job. I am also doing really well healing I have had very little pain.

Rachael P.

Although my mother who has Alzheimer’s had not been in the office for a couple of years, they were able to work her in the same day for an extraction before the Christmas break. They treated her with kindness and patience. I am grateful

Patient Testimonials

Patients Trust Us

Jessica C.

Dr. Robbie and practice definitely deserve 5 Stars!!! Dr Robbie and his assistant were so kind and did a great job with me when I went into have a filling on a molar and deep back molar pulled. I wasn’t sure what to expect and he was very gentle with the whole procedure and assured me he would be around if I had any concerns to feel free to reach out to him.Afterwards, he took his time to talk with my husband over details and fingers cross there will be no issues. Thank you to the Lake Hickory Dental Team!