Dr. Eric Grimes

Dr. Grimes grew up in Grosse Pointe, Michigan, a lakeside suburb of Detroit.  He graduated from the University of Michigan School of Dentistry in 1986 then, after passing the Florida Board Examination, Dr. Grimes established a busy solo practice in Venice, Florida providing comprehensive care to patients for over 16 years. He was a member of several charitable organizations including Sertoma, Kiwanis, and was a five year board member and president of Big Brothers/Big Sisters.

Dr. Grimes came to North Carolina in 2004 and established Cornerstone Dentistry in Lenoir in 2008.

Dr Grimes is married to Dr. Jeanette Billett, a practicing cardiologist with Novant Health Ashe Cardiology. They love hiking and gardening and moved to the High Country to enjoy these interests.  Dr. Grimes also likes to grow orchids, a hobby he started over twenty years ago in Florida.

Professionally, Dr. Grimes' interests include implant placement and restoration, root canal therapy, complex denture restoration, and cosmetic dentistry.  His goal is to deliver care to patients of all ages with integrity and a personal touch.

Dr. Elie Abboud

Dr. Abboud is a highly skilled and dedicated dentist who has a passion for helping his patients achieve their best smiles. With a unique background as an orthodox Christian and an immigrant, he has overcome many challenges in his journey. In 2014, he immigrated from Syria due to the ongoing conflict in the region. Despite these challenges, Dr. Abboud persevered and went on to earn his B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. Building on this foundation, Dr. Abboud went on to obtain his D.D.S. degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2023.

In addition to being a skilled dental professional, Dr. Abboud also has a number of hobbies and interests that keep him active and engaged. He is an avid photographer, using his camera to capture moments of beauty in his travels. He also enjoys flying drones, working out, spending time in nature, running, and hiking. As a testament to his strength and determination, Dr. Abboud has already run two marathons on two different continents, and he has set a goal to run seven marathons on seven different continents.

At the dental practice, Dr. Abboud is committed to providing the highest quality care to his patients. His goal is to help his patients achieve and maintain healthy, confident, and attractive smiles, and he strives to make every patient's treatment experience the best it can be. With his combination of technical skills, compassion, and commitment to excellence, Dr. Abboud is the perfect choice for anyone seeking quality dental care.


Kayla, Registered Dental Hygienist

Natasha, Registered Dental Hygienist


Abigail, Dental Hygienist



Ashley, Dental Assistant II



Ashley, Registered Dental Assistant

Ashley, Dental Assistant II


Lori, Financial Coordinator


Anita, Patient Care Coordinator


Karen, Practice Manager

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