Morehead City Office: (252) 726-2360 | Hope Mills Office: (910) 424-1918

Cape Lookout Family Dental ABOUT US

At Cape Lookout Family Dental, we understand it’s often difficult to find a dentist you can trust. We assure you that you’re in the best of hands with Dr. Vurnakes. To make the process easier, we invite you to visit our office, tour our facility, and receive a consultation from Dr. Vurnakes at your earliest convenience. Let our team show you what makes us different!

Friendly Staff

Our team is highly trained and will help you feel comfortable while ensuring you receive the quality dental care you expect and deserve. Whether you’re coming in for a routine dental check up or need emergency dental care, you’ll always receive our full attention and outstanding service.

Modern Technology

We’re not content with the dental care status quo. Serving as a family dentist in Morehead City, NC, Dr. Vurnakes and his team are dedicated to staying on top of innovations in the field of dentistry and investing in the best quality technology to better suit your needs.

Convenient Location

Whether you need a dentist in Beaufort NC, Atlantic Beach NC, Newport NC or any of the surrounding areas, our dental office in Morehead City is conveniently located to serve all of Carteret County. Make a dentist appointment today!


At Cape Lookout Family Dental, our entire team is committed to helping patients and making lasting relationships. Your trusted Morehead City dentist, serving the entire Cateret County area, we offer an array of dental services to promote your dental health through a patient-centered approach. Whether you’re looking for teeth whitening services, root canals, tooth pain relief or simply a dentist you can rely on, we are here for you.

Whatever your needs, Dr. Vurnakes and the staff will take the time to listen and work with you to create a personalized plan for your dental care. We believe in research-based dentistry that promotes your overall health and a brilliant smile. With our attention to detail and the latest technology, we aim to create a safe harbor for your dental needs.

MEET OUR DENTIST

David Vurnakes, DMD

David grew up just south in Wilmington, NC and is ecstatic to return to live by the water. After finishing four years at North Carolina State University, he worked as an orthodontic assistant before earning a dental degree from East Carolina University School of Dental Medicine. Dr. V is committed to providing the best and most comfortable care for his patients while also continuing his education with the latest advances and technology in dentistry. As a general dentist, Dr. V enjoys all areas of comprehensive dental care from preventive treatment and fillings to complicated cosmetic care, crown and bridge, and root canals.

When not in the office, Dr. Vurnakes can be found outside either fishing, boating, or on the golf course. He always has a project going whether it is wood working or fixing up a car. Dr. V also enjoys getting involved in the community by exploring local restaurants and giving back through different charities such as the NC Missions of Mercy dental clinics throughout North Carolina.

OUR TEAM

Holly Walker, RDH

Holly arrived in North Carolina in 2012 and joined our dental office shortly after. She is a proud graduate of Madison Area Technical College with a specialty in Dental Hygiene and brings over 20 years of exceptional patient care to Cape Lookout Family Dental. Holly’s mission is to make all patients feel like family while educating them on dental health and its affects on overall wellbeing.

CJ Watkins

Originally from the Raleigh area, CJ has been a Harkers Island girl for the last 15 years. With over 30 years of dental experience, she cherishes her time spent with patients and strives to provide light-hearted comfort at all times. When she’s not illuminating our office with her smile, CJ likes to exercise, cook, listen to music and spend time on the water.

Sarah Kistler, DAII

About Sarah.

Susan Thomas

Susan joined us in 2004 after almost 40 years in the professional dental field. Raised in Onslow County, she began her career at UNC School of Dentistry in the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Department and moved onto a notable oral surgery practice in Raleigh. In her spare time, Susan enjoys golfing, boating, fishing and cheering on the Tar Heels!