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Mark L Helms DDS Dentist Office in Raleigh, NC

Dr. Mark Helms | Raleigh's Cosmetic and Family Dentist

Excellent service for excellent patients!

Dr. Mark L Helms and his North Raleigh team are fully committed to providing you with the highest quality and best service in dental care.

We know that choosing a family or cosmetic dentist is an important decision. Rest assured that the team at Mark L Helms DDS have years of experience serving our patients the best in family & cosmetic dentistry.

We are now accepting new patients, so please give us a call today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to serving you with the very best dental care that North Raleigh has to offer.

Meet The Team

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Mark Helms

Mark Helms

Dentistry is the Passion, Family is the Joy and Golf is the Game!

Dr. Helms is known for his friendly, easy-going and comfortable chair-side manner. Patients feel comfortable discussing their dental concerns with him and often share a personal experience regarding their children, family or health issues. Dr. Helms listens and provides an additional level of support and comfort.

Dr. Helms completed his undergraduate studies at East Tennessee State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Microbiology and completed his Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree at the University of Tennessee in Memphis. He has furthered his passion for dentistry by completing postgraduate studies with The American Orthodontic Society, L.D. Pankey Institute, Las Vegas Institute for Advanced Dental Studies (LVI), and American Dental Implant Association to name a few. He is continually taking courses to stay on the cutting edge of his profession.

Dr. Helms has been married for twenty-nine years to his wife Pamela and they have three grown children, whom they are very proud of. The Helms' strong Christian faith keeps them active in their church and Dr. Helms helps lead his Bible Study group. They are active in missions both in their community and overseas. When not spending time with his family he may be found enjoying his favorite hobby - golf.


Mark Helms

Cosmetic & General Dentist


When most people enter a dental office, it is usually not the place that they love to visit... but I take great joy in helping my patients feel comfortable and informed about their dental visit and dental needs. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina.

I have two married sons with lovely wives and two beautiful granddaughters that bring me great joy also. My hobbies include playing bridge and doing a little gardening. My faith is of utmost importance to me, so my Bible studies and times with friends are very, very important. Life is good with a job that I enjoy and a faith that totally sustains.



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Why Choose Us



Easy Scheduling


After Hours Emergency Care


Flexible Payment Options


ClearCorrect Orthodontics


Offering Cosmetic Specialist Services


Excellence in Dentistry | Patient Testimonials

Patient Reviews

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“Excellent dentistry with kind staff. They are very thorough with cleaning, and the dentist also does a very detailed exam. Dr. Helms is extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to answer questions. I have had some restorative work performed and it was done to my satisfaction and holding up well! I recommend Dr. Helms to everyone!”

October 1, 2019

“All staff were courteous and friendly. Entire visit went smoothly.”

October 1, 2019

“Welcoming, efficient, you feel like family”

September 27, 2019

“As always, it was a great experience with Dr. Helms and his team! Thankful for their prompt, caring attention.”

September 26, 2019

“Friendly, professional dental practice. They get it right. Our whole family of 6 has enjoyed the services of Dr. Mark Helms for many years. Keep on keeping on!”

September 26, 2019

“My family and I have been going to Dr Helms for several years. We always enjoy the experience and come away satisfied. Dr Helms and his staff are so friendly and professional. We love it there and would not go anywhere else!”

September 20, 2019

“I always look forward to seeing Dr. Helms and Jean, his hygienist. They are both terrific and do great jobs. The entire staff is friendly and professional and the office is very comfortable and relaxing. I have been going to Dr. Helms for the past 20 years and have never thought about going anywhere else.”

September 18, 2019

“Great folks, friendly and proficient. Always a pleasant experience!”

September 13, 2019

“Welcomed by receptionist. Got in on time. Thorough ‘investigation’ on a problem I had. Jeanne was charming …..and oh, so thorough.”

September 10, 2019

“Always friendly and helpful.”

September 10, 2019

“Dr. Helms office is not a scary place. Everyone makes you feel at home. Good service good staff. Thanks for all you all do.”

September 5, 2019

“Dr. Helms and his staff are professionals that provide excellent service on every visit. This group has been taking care of my dental needs formany years and I have never been disappointed.”

August 31, 2019

“Had an excellent experience from every vantage point!”

August 30, 2019

“Always a pleasure to visit..A warm and very professional staff, not to mention my favorite golf-playing and Volunteer dentist.”

August 29, 2019

“GREAT dentist and staff! Friendly, caring, informative. Rarely have to wait. Most of the time, I don’t even get a chance to sit down in the outer office before being asked to step into one of the examining rooms. Dr. Helms and Jeannie (my regular hygienist) take time to explain what they are doing and why. Excellent cleanings!”

August 27, 2019

“It’s always a pleasure to go in for dental cleanings and checkups at Dr. Helms’ office. Everyone on the staff is very friendly and helpful.”

August 25, 2019

“Great professional staff; quality dental services.”

August 22, 2019

“Jeannie is awesome!”

August 22, 2019

“Caroline was super !!☺️”

August 21, 2019

“I appreciate the friendliness and caring of the staff. I also appreciate Haley’s understanding that when you’re in the chair, that’s when you have to swallow a hundred more times that normal! It is a Christ-centered office and I believe that is why the clients are treated so well. The receptionist greeted me and was very friendly, but after I sat down, she efficiently went back to her phone setting up appointments for other clients. Dr. Helms is so friendly and explains things well if there is a problem. Don’t have to be nervous about visiting this Dentist’s office. Very professional office.”

August 20, 2019

“Love Jean.”

August 16, 2019

“Dr. Helms did an outstanding job assessing my dental situation—–I just forgot to get the cost of the procedure—-I’m sure I will receive it soon as he is a professional as well as a trustworthy individual—–I recommend him without reservation”

August 10, 2019

“Dr Helms is the best. He has so many years of experience and is wise but cautious and never suggests unnecessary procedures, which unfortunately happened to us before. He identifies trouble areas early so that we are aware of extra care to be taken and potential upcoming procedures. He and his staff incorporate a care plan that includes my TMJ issues at every visit. Our family of four loves this practice!”

August 8, 2019

“Good service, professional, knowledgeable, caring, efficient.”

August 7, 2019

“I’ve been looking for a proper dentist for the last three years since moving to Raleigh. After going to four different dentists all worse than the last I was recommended to Dr Helms. Dr Helms and his staff are amazing; friendly, honest, and put the patient first! This is the type of dentist you’ll go to for a lifetime! I couldn’t be more happy to have found them!!”

August 1, 2019

“Very kind staff and a wonderful dentist! Thank you for all your hard work!”

August 1, 2019

“Wonderful office & service ! Dr. Mark Helms is a miracle dentist.! Jean the hygienists is the best I have ever had , and I am 72yrs old.”

July 31, 2019

“Another very pleasant dental checkup with upmost attention to detail with the cleaning and examination. Thanks for making me feel like a very special patient and reminding me of the care I should continue to give to my teeth at home.”

July 31, 2019

“I love this dentist!!!! The staff makes you feel welcome from the second you walk in. Dr. Helms & his team are next to none in Raleigh. Will never leave!”

July 24, 2019

“For all the years I’ve been going there, I couldn’t ask for better care. Dr. Helms is renewed my faith in a dentist, after years of avoiding the dentist. His staff is always professional and caring. They strive in quality service.”

July 24, 2019

Dr. Helms is excellent, incredible staff. Would highly recommend

July 23, 2019

Wonderful staff ! Enjoyed Summers story while she cleaned my teeth. Dr Helms always calm and professional!

July 12, 2019

Terrific visit, as always. Great office staff, very professional and courteous. I especially like and admire Jean, and Dr. Helms is wonderful.

July 5, 2019

As always Dr. Helms and his staff give excellent service

June 29, 2019

Another great visit. Taken back quickly right around my appointment time, and done with my cleaning/check less than 45 minutes later. Keep up the good work!

June 24, 2019

very good , friendly, professional service.

June 19, 2019

Always the best experience – considerate & professional staff!

May 28, 2019

The staff is amazing! Such a professional atmosphere. Dr. Helms is top notch!

May 23, 2019

Everyone at this office is beyond helpful and a pleasure to be around.

May 16, 2019

Makes going to the Dentist the best !!

May 4, 2019

Love it! Everyone is so nice, helpful, and knowledgeable. My teeth never felt better!

April 29, 2019


April 22, 2019

On my first visit to the office, I appreciated how both Britt and Dr. Helms asked me questions and sought to get to know me, rather than treating me as if I were “just another patient.” I also appreciated Dr. Helms gentle manner and confidence in his craft. Prior to my visit, the staff went above and beyond to look at my x-rays (from a previous dentist) in order to determine if there was an issue, and this was a huge blessing to me.

April 7, 2019

Outstanding service- as usual

April 2, 2019

I love this group of professionals, and I selfishly hope Dr. Helms never retires! Kind, smart, progressive, and understanding are adjectives I would use to describe him.

March 21, 2019

Very professional and friendly!!!

March 10, 2019

The visit went extremely well and I was pleased with the service and courtesy paid upon arrival by the administrative staff. The appointment started ahead of time with a warm greeting and concluded with a great visit from both the hygienist and Dr. Helms. The staff greeted me with warmth, professionalism, concern for my concerns, and asked if I had any questions or concerns. This practice knows how to treat those who entrust them with their care and concerns.

March 3, 2019

Nice atmosphere and the Best Staff

February 25, 2019

Very efficient, professional…. staff takes time to explain your Dental findings and needs for return visits….highly Recommend…..

February 12, 2019

As usual, outstanding!.. Most pleasant atmosphere. Friendly, smiling faces from the front desk to the to the man himself. Jeannie is so competent. I feel I have had a very good cleaning when I leave. She is most helpful in explaining the “whats and whys” during the cleaning process…………….finally, what can you say about the main man himself? Great dentist and very good golfer. AND, a rabid VOLUNTEER!.

January 28, 2019

Everyone was pleasant, helpful and very professional. Dr. Helms took the time to fully explain the dental problem, treatment and to respond to questions. I highly recommend Dr. Helms and his team.

January 19, 2019

A perfect 10! Every single person that works here is fantastic!!!.. even Mark! Haha! Love you, buddy! But seriously, I, and my family, have been coming here for over 20 years and have seen this place grow into a top notch, perfect dental office.

January 13, 2019

Dr. Helms has the best bedside manner and his staff was very pleasant and professional. My first office visit was great!

January 7, 2019

Dr Helms is the most friendliest dentist that always makes you feel that he is so very appreciative and grateful that you are his patient! He’s always pleasant and cheerful! I always enjoy seeing his wife Pam too. What an absolute joy for my family and I to be his patients! He’s the best! His entire staff is just as professional and friendly too.

December 19, 2018

Staff is very friendly and prompt

December 8, 2018

I am a new patient, so this was my first visit to the office. Everyone was friendly and very helpful. Most impressed with Dr. Helms.

November 14, 2018

Very nice and professional staff!

November 9, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. Helms’ practice for 5 years now. I highly recommend Dr. Helms, as he is a man of integrity and superior dental work. Dr. Helms has a warm, inviting staff that works well together as a team. As a healthcare professional, I strongly encourage anyone seeking an excellent dentist and/or dental experience to allow Dr. Helms the opportunity to meet his or her needs!

October 21, 2018

Great visit with a fantastic practice with caring staff , well experienced and knowledgeable.

September 19, 2018

Our Services

Our dental office provides all of the following services. Be sure to click on the services below to see a video explaining the treatment.

Crowns & Bridges

If your tooth has become weak due to fractures, excessive decay, or large failing restorations, Post and Core Buildups are a great remedy. This procedure provides strength to the remaining tooth structure so that it can support a Crown or Bridge. Bridges are one, among many, options for tooth replacement.

Dental Implants

A great way to replace a missing tooth is by means of an implant. Following the placement of your implant by a specialist, Dr. Helms, will provide you with aesthetically pleasing Implant Crowns. Dr. Helms works hard to ensure your new Implant Crown looks natural and blends in with the rest of your teeth.


A healthy mouth means a healthy you! Preventative care includes Prophylaxis, Radiographs, Sealants, Flouride Treatments, Scaling & Root PlaningNight Guards, and Sports Guards.

Do you have bad breath? Tooth sensitivy? Pain when chewing? Gum recession? Irritated gums? Bleeding when you brush your teeth? These may be an indication of gum disease! If caught early, this can be treated. Learn more by watching this video.


Sometimes teeth needs restorations. As an experienced cosmetic dentist, Dr. Helms works hard to ensure all of your restorations are both strong and aesthetically pleasing. Many of our restoratives involve tooth colored composite fillings. These composite fillings may be used when removing tooth decay, replacing old amalgam fillings, repairing chipped teeth, or when placing cosmetic bonding. If needed, Dr. Helms also offers amalgam fillings , temporary fillings, inlays and onlays.


It’s true that you can purchase whitening products over the counter, however, there are huge advantages to allowing dental professionals to help you whiten your teeth. Please watch this video to learn about these advantages. We offer several different whitening options: Opal Go!Opalescence Whitening Gel with Custom TraysIn-house Whitening With Boost!. Please ask our team about whitening at your next visit. We can create a custom whitening program just for you!


Veneers are a dental procedure in which a covering is placed over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed.  Many people choose to have veneers placed for cosmetic reasons. They are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique usually involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves two appointments because the veneers will be fabricated at a dental laboratory. At the first appointment the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are given a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The laboratory fabricated veneers are usually made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are very esthetic.


Want straight teeth? Dr. Helms provides cosmetic orthodontic treatment. Depending on your specific needs, Dr. Helms will recommend the orthodontic options best for you. Options include metal/tradition braces or Clear Correct. There may be some more complicated cases that Dr. Helms will refer out to a specialist.

Already had orthodontic treatment but lost your retainer or need to have it replaced? Let Dr. Helms team know! We can fabricate a retainer for you even if we did not provide the initial orthodontic treatment.


Dr. Helms provides root canal therapy on anterior and some posterior teeth. Depending on the case, he may refer the patient out to an Endodontic Specialist that he recommends.

Oral Surgery

Dr. Helms provides limited oral surgery which is described as simple extractions. Any extractions that he feels will not be considered simple will be referred out to an Oral Surgeon he recommends.

Partials & Dentures

There are consequences to having missing teeth. Would you like to learn more about these consequences? Check out this video. We offer many options for tooth replacement. Some options for tooth replacement include Full Dentures, Partial Dentures, or a Flipper. Each of these are custom made to fit your mouth and adjusted to ensure optimum comfort.

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Office Hours

Monday - Thursday
7:30am - 4:30pm

We know that your time is important and we work hard to ensure that your visit happens as professionally and quickly as possible.

Emergency & After Office Hours:
At Mark L Helms DDS we are committed to our patients' dental health whether it is day or night. If you are a current patient, and have a dental emergency after regular office hours, please call us at 919-805-1511.

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