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Meet Our Dentists in Durham

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Dr. Turner at Croasdaile Dental Arts

Meet Dr. William Turner

Pushing the limits to enhance your smile.

‘‘I believe open communication between you and myself is crucial to achieving optimal results when either creating or enhancing your smile.”


  • Became part of the Croasdaile Dental Arts team in 2002.
  • A firm believer in maintaining optimal oral health while keeping your comfort, health, and individuality in mind.

William W. Turner, DMD received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997 and received his Doctorate of Dental Medicine from Boston University in 2002. A native of North Carolina, Dr. Turner returned home in 2002 to join Croasdaile Dental Arts as an associate dentist. In 2008, Dr. Turner became an owner in the practice.

He believes the most important aspect in successfully treating dental concerns is to create open lines of communication between his patients and himself. Open communication allows Dr. Turner to achieve optimal results when either creating or enhancing your smile. He is proud that the Durham dentists at Croasdaile Dental Arts can provide a variety of aesthetic, restorative, and hygiene dental services to help you maintain optimal oral health while keeping your comfort, health, and individuality in mind.

Dr. Turner is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI), Academy of Implant Dentistry (AAID), and the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (AACD). He is also a member and actively involved in the Durham-Orange County Dental Society and the Guy Willis and John Dilday study clubs.

When he is away from the office, Dr. Turner enjoys traveling, scuba diving, playing guitar, and spending time with his wife, Heather, and daughters, Charlotte and Sadie.

Dr. Butler at Croasdaile Dental Arts

Meet Dr. Jason Butler

A passionate restorative and cosmetic dentist in Durham, NC.

‘‘When I was little, I broke my front tooth from sledding. From that experience, I quickly realized how important dentistry is. I promise to always deliver the best dental care available to better your smile and health.”


  • Joined Croasdaile Dental Arts in 2009.
  • Strives to provide all of his patients with high-quality dental care, utilizing recent concepts and advanced techniques.
  • An active member of many organizations, including the American Dental Association and International Congress of Oral Implantologists.

Jason Butler, DMD, is a native of Flat Rock, N.C. and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Butler earned his Doctor of Dental Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Following graduation, Dr. Butler moved back to practice dentistry in his home state of North Carolina. Dr. Butler joined the team at Croasdaile Dental Arts in 2009, and became an owner/partner in 2011.

He enjoys living, working, and practicing as a restorative and cosmetic dentist in Durham, NC. He is an active member of the American Dental Association (ADA), North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Durham/Orange County Dental Society, the Guy Willis Study Club, and the International Congress of Oral Implantologists (ICOI). Through these associations and numerous continuing education courses each year, Dr. Butler continues his ongoing commitment to dentistry and his patients.

Dr. Butler strives to provide all of his patients with high-quality dental care utilizing recent concepts and advanced techniques. While helping his patients achieve their individual goals for treatment, he takes great care to do so in a comfortable, friendly environment with kindness and compassion.

In his spare time, Dr. Butler enjoys spending time with his wife Meredith, daughter Belden, and son Win. He also enjoys visiting and working at his family’s apple farm in Western North Carolina, along with snow skiing and attending local sporting events.

Dr. Butler at Croasdaile Dental Arts

‘‘Less than a year ago I was concerned about smiling too broadly, for fear my broken and missing teeth might show. In addition, I avoided going to a dentist out of both general fear and embarrassment over my neglect of my teeth. Needless to say, smiling is no longer a problem, as you did a great job repairing my teeth, relatively painlessly I must add. However, more importantly, you and your staff always made me feel comfortable, never chastising me for the past. You have a patient for life!’’

- Theresa

Dr. Melissa Owen is the newest member of our dentists in Durham.

Meet Dr. Melissa Owen

A proponent in pursuing true preventive dentistry.

‘‘I value open communication and patient satisfaction. I look forward to providing excellent dental care for every patient."


  • Joined the Croasdaile Dental Arts team in 2018.
  • Pursued general dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in biology from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Dr. Melissa Owen grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. She attended James Madison University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Biology. She then went on to pursue her DDS at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. During this time, Dr. Owen married her high school sweetheart, Conally Owen. She also was involved in various organizations including being a coordinator at the Samaritan Health Dental Clinic in Durham, NC.

After dental school, Dr. Owen and her husband packed their bags and moved to Los Angeles, CA. Here, she completed a General Practice Residency in Sepulveda, VA. Afterward, Dr. Owen and her husband moved back to the east coast and spent two years in Wilmington, North Carolina, where she worked as a dental associate and advanced her clinical skills.

In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cooking, and spending time outside with her husband and their beagle mix, Sammy. Dr. Owen and her husband are looking forward to making Durham their home again and to many future adventures, in dentistry and beyond.

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