Meet the Dentists

Dr. Leal is a Tar Heel born and bred as a double graduate from UNC Chapel Hill: in 1982 with degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics and in 1986 with a DDS from the UNC School of Dentistry.  Following dental school he completed a General Practice Residency at the Eastern Virginia Medical School and continues his pursuit of life-long learning through various dental study clubs.  

Jeff has shown leadership in the dental field through fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and membership on the Forsyth Technical Community College’s Dental Advisory Board. He also is a member of the NC Dental Society, the American Dental Association, and served as president of the Forsyth County Dental Society. As a Winston-Salem native and alum of Reynolds High School, Dr. Leal loves giving back to the community and volunteering his services with ministries such as the Community Care Center dental clinic, the NC Baptist Medical/Dental Bus, Meet the Dentist, and Give Kids a Smile. Jeff’s greatest joys are his wife and three children and he likes to spend his free time cooking, swimming, running, or bicycling.

 

Dr. Spangler grew up in the Queen City of Charlotte, and then headed to UNC Chapel Hill for his undergraduate and dental degrees.  After graduating with his DDS in 1993, he completed a 2 year residency in Oral Medicine with a third year of fellowship at Duke and UNC Hospitals. During dental school, Dr. Spangler found a study buddy that is now his wife, Gina Spangler, who is a pediatric dentist in town.  Vic and Gina moved to Winston-Salem in 1996 and they love raising their 3 kids here.

Vic has a heart for service and has volunteered with the Community Care Center dental clinic, the Baptist Dental Bus, Give Kids a Smile, the Mexico Project dental mission trip, Boy Scouts, and as a mentor to dental students.  He is a fellow in the Academy of General Dentists, past president of the Forsyth County Dental Society, and also is a member of the American Dental Association, NC Dental Society, and Seattle Study Club. Dr. Spangler enjoys spending time with his family, rocking out on his guitar, and trying to play golf. 

Dr. Edens is a Winston-Salem native and Mt. Tabor High School alumna. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006, and then from the UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2010.  Following dental school, she completed a General Practice Residency in the Department of Oral Medicine at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte, NC.  She is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Forsyth County Dental Society, and Seattle Study Club.
 
Mary Hil is excited to practice in Winston-Salem and serve patients in her hometown.  She volunteers dental services in our community through A Giving Hand Foundation Dental Clinics, NC Baptist Medical/Dental Bus, The Community Care Center, Give Kids a Smile, and Missions of Mercy Dental Clinics. She also partners with local dentists to provide dentistry to developing countries.  Dr. Edens’ expertise and interests allow her to enjoy serving all ages with a wide variety of dental needs. 

Dr. Ben Johnson grew up in Kentucky and completed dental school at the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry.  After dental school, he finished the two year general practice residency at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in the Department of Dentistry where he remains as a volunteer working with current residents and the cleft/craniofacial team.  After training, Ben and his wife Ryan decided to stay in North Carolina with their son Gibson.   

Ben enjoys practicing all aspects of comprehensive general dentistry with a special interest in implant prosthetics.  He has a strong belief in the combination of scientific evidence and excellence in clinical technique in order to achieve the best outcome for the patient.  He is dedicated to lifelong learning and continuing education and is a member of the Spear study/faculty clubs, the Seattle study club, the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, the Forsyth County Dental Society and the Academy of General Dentistry.   He volunteers clinical time with North Carolina Missions of Mercy, Christina’s Smile children’s clinic, the NC Baptist medical/dental bus and the Community Care Clinic.