Meet Dr. Henry J. Ernst, DMD
Dr. Ernst is a general dentist who lives in Union County with his wife, Lisa, and their four daughters. He graduated with honors from the University of Alabama with a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine. He then attended Nova Southeastern University College of Dental Medicine in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, where he earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine.
After undergoing extensive training in the field of placing and restoring dental implants, oral surgery, and sedation, Dr. Ernst was awarded the title of Fellow in the American Dental Implant Association in 2011. He has been affiliated with the Atlantic Coast Research Clinic in the department of Oral Implantology, and he holds a sedation certificate from the North Carolina State Board of Dentistry.
Dr. Ernst is dedicated to providing his patients with the most up-to-date and effective treatments available in all aspects of their dental health. What he enjoys most about his profession is the challenge of curing dental anxiety in even the most fearful of patients so that everyone can get the quality dental care they need and deserve. Services such as Invisalign® orthodontic treatment, wisdom tooth removal, porcelain veneers (including Lumineers®), root canal treatment, and implant placement and restoration are all performed in a gentle, caring manner.
Dr. Ernst's Memberships & Affiliations:
- American Dental Association
- North Carolina Dental Society
- Academy of General Dentistry
- American Orthodontic Society
- American Dental Implant Association
- Union County Chamber of Commerce
The Pleasant Plains Dental Team
Director of Operations
Kayla was born and raised in the Charlotte area and currently lives in Matthews. She has worked in dentistry since 2010, including time as a dental assistant. Kayla enjoys helping patients understand their dental health needs, easing their anxiety so they feel comfortable during their visits, and being able to explain different treatment options to create a plan that meets their financial needs. In her spare time, she enjoys traveling with her husband and spending time with family and friends.
Co-Director of People
Paris was born and raised in Union County, NC. She holds a certification in medical billing and coding and has worked in the medical field for the past ten years. In her free time, she loves to spend time with her husband, Stephen, and two boys Tristan and Princeton.
Co-Director of People
Brittany was born and raised here in Union County. She graduated in 2015 from the Dental Assistant Academy of Charlotte where she received her Dental Assistant Certificate. Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband and two sons, being outdoors and traveling.
Steve has lived in Charlotte for the past 55 years, the vast majority spent in the medical field. He has worked at Charlotte Memorial Hospital in the operating room, emergency room, and then on the I.V. team running the outpatient/endoscope department. Later, he was hired as Mecklenburg County’s deputy director and established the service we have today known as "Medic." He also worked part time as an investigator for the Medical Examiner’s office for 27 years. He has 2 grown kids, Mitch and Kim, both are out on their own and doing very well.
Steve was a patient of Dr. Ernst for several years and medicine always came into their discussions. Impressed with his credentials and experience, Dr. Ernst had Steve join our sedation team. During IV sedations, Steve assists the doctor in starting the IVs and monitoring our patients.
Kayla was born and raised in Union County. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with her associate's degree in dental hygiene. Her favorite part of her job is building personal and professional relationships with her patients, while encouraging good oral hygiene, and overcoming dental anxiety. Kayla strives to help others have a beautiful and healthy smile. She spends her free time with friends and family, traveling with her husband, and volunteering to give back to the community.
Yulia is originally from Ukraine and immigrated to the United States in 2008 with her family. She graduated from Central Piedmont Community College with her associates degree in dental hygiene. Yulia truly loves working in dentistry and educating her patients on the preventative aspect of dental care. She enjoys constantly learning what's new in dental hygiene and prevention and especially feels accomplished when she can make a patient with previous negative memories of dentistry comfortable and happy to be receiving care. Yulia and her husband, Vadim are raising their three children, Diana, Andrew, and Dennis. Her family enjoys spending time together as much as possible and love to go on family adventures.
Kristina is originally from Russia, she has spent the last 19 years in the U.S. She attended Myers park School of Dentistry, where she completed her certification. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at her local church and spending time at the beach, enjoying the sun and the fresh air!
Tatiana was born in south Florida and moved to North Carolina where she graduated from Porter Ridge High School. She started off as a dental assistant and loved the field so much she continued her education at Central Piedmont Community College with an Associates in Arts and Associates in Dental Hygiene. Tatiana loves building one-on-one relationships with her patients to make the experience pleasurable and stress free. Her joy as a Dental Hygienist is to see her patient's great improvement at their follow up appointments because of her dental care advice. Tatiana loves spending time with her family and friends as well as her two fur babies.
Kelsey was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. She graduated from the Dental Staff Institute in June 2018. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, as well as traveling.