Meet the Team

Lincolnton NC Office:

Dr. Adam E. Naylor was born in Illinois, the third of six children. Upon the completion of high school, he served a voluntary two year mission for his church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. During this time his parents relocated to North Carolina. When he returned home, he also moved to North Carolina to be close to his family and to begin his education. He attended the University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill completing his Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and his Doctorate in General Dentistry. He is now a practicing General Dentist. He moved to Lincolnton with his family in 2006 and opened the doors to Comfort and Care Dentistry in September of 2007.Dr. Naylor and his wife, Darcy, were married prior to the start of dental school. Today, they have 3 wonderful boys and one beautiful little girl which keep them busy.
Dr. Nathen J. Ellis grew up in Wilkesboro, NC. Upon completing high school he moved to Raleigh, NC where he attended N.C. State University on a full academic scholarship for his studies in Biology and Genetics. After graduating from N.C. State University, he worked at Duke University’s Center for Human Genetics as a research technician for two years. He then began his studies to be a dentist at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, also on a full academic scholarship. Upon obtaining his doctorate in dentistry, Dr. Ellis moved to Lincolnton to join Comfort and Care Dentistry. He is committed to serving each of his patients with the best in dental care. Dr. Ellis understands the apprehension some individuals feel about their dental visits and strives to ensure your experience will be as comfortable and easy as possible.

Dr. Ellis is married to Kariann and they welcomed their first daughter in March 2012. Dr. Ellis is an avid cyclist who loves the outdoors and rides for charity.

I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) since 2009. I have been a part of the Comfort and Dentistry team for over a year now. I enjoy working as a hygienist because I like helping educate patients and helping them learn to love their smile.I like to play sports and spend time with my friends and family.
I have lived and worked in Lincoln County all of my life. I received my dental assisting degree at the Bowman Gray School of Medicine at Wake Forest University seventeen years ago. I also serve my country as a dental assistant with DMORT. Most importantly, I have a wonderful husband and we are blessed with a beautiful daughter who is six. As a dental assistant, I have enjoyed helping the families of our growing community with their dental needs. It is rewarding to be able to restore a person’s smile and improve their dental health at the same time. Patient education is a priority. I am excited to be a part of such an amazing and advanced practice. I believe Comfort and Care Dentistry is a welcoming place that offers our patients the utmost in quality and care. Meeting the needs of our patient and promoting good dental health and habits are the goals of our team. We invite you to become a member of our family of patients and we look forward to serving your dental needs.
I have worked in the dental field for over 20 years and was very excited to join the Comfort and Care Dentistry team upon it’s opening on September 1, 2007. I love working in a dental practice that focuses primarily on patient care. We strive to make every aspect of your visit with us a pleasant one. I have lived in Lincolnton most of my life. I am married and have two teenage sons. God has truly blessed me with wonderful home, church and work families.
I have been in the dental field for over a year now. I am over marketing and work at the front desk, I can also assist the doctor . I enjoy working at Comfort and Care Dentistry because I like talking to patients about their treatment and helping make their dental visit as smooth and relaxing as possible. We are also like a big family too! In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my husband, volunteering at my church and shopping. God has truly blessed us!
I have been working at Comfort and Care Dentistry for a year and a half now. I started out working at the front desk and now I am assisting the doctor. Also since I am from Costa Rica, I speak fluent spanish so I help translate for spanish speaking patients. I like translating for patients because I want them to be comfortable and enjoy their dental visit. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my son, friends and family.
I am a Registered Dental Hygienist (RDH) and have been practicing dental hygiene since 1995. It is my goal as a dental hygienist to bring my love for life and love for hygiene into work everyday! It’s my desire to make patients feel comfortable. I love answering questions and helping patients feel educated and connected, as well as supported and encouraged. I hope to inspire them to change bad habits, motivate them to begin new and better ones, and get them interested and involved in their dental health. I’m blessed to have the opportunity to meet and build relationships with everyone who sits in my chair. I am excited to provide the resources and treatment to improve and maintain the oral health of all the patients I treat. I look forward to meeting you and making your smile shine! I am married and have two children. I enjoy spending my spare time with my family and friends.
 I work at the front desk. I have worked in the dental field for a year now. I love working with people. It is very satisfying to see a patient smile knowing they are happy and have a complete understanding of the treatment that was presented to them while here at Comfort and Care Dentistry. In my spare time I enjoy spending it with my wonderful family and friends.

Stanley, NC Office:

Dr. Stephen Yu, D.D.S. was born in Concord, NC with a passion for furthering his education. He attended the NC School of Science & Mathematics. Here, he developed a special interest for both the arts & sciences. It was natural for Dr. Yu to pursue dentistry. After four years of undergrad education, he received a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from UNC Chapel Hill. Dr. Yu then continued his training at UNC School of Dentistry resulting in a Doctor in Dental Surgery degree.

Dr. Yu is determined to provide the best treatment for each individual he serves with compassion and the utmost care. He brings comfort, care and fun to the field of dentistry and truly loves helping his patients. Dr. Yu has practiced dentistry with some of the most well-known dentists in Colorado Springs, CO & Fayetteville, NC and now practices at Comfort and Care Dentistry’s Stanley location.

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