Meet the Docs

Dr. Thomas D. Grimes

Great Smiles Dental Group

Great Smiles Dental Group is pleased to announce our new doctor, Thomas D. Grimes, DDS. Dr Grimes has been serving the Matthews and Charlotte communities for 30 years and we are excited that he has chosen to continue serving locally in our practice. He was born in Dublin, GA and attended high school in Lincolnton, NC. Dr Grimes earned his doctorate at UNC Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 1988 and his undergraduate work was completed at Davidson college. We strive to provide the best quality of care and as a member of the American Dental Society and North Carolina Dental Society, Dr Grimes is excited to be at Great Smiles Dental Group and looks forward to making sure all patients leave with a smile.

Dr. Mitesh Dhulab

Great Smiles Dental Group

Originally from South Africa, Dr. Mitesh Dhulab came to the Charlotte area in 1980. After several years living in the Charlotte low country, he transferred to Georgia where he earned his undergraduate degree at the University of West Georgia. He continued his education at the Medical College of Georgia’s Dental Program, where he earned his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2002. Shortly after, Dr. Dhulab decided to come home to Charlotte to begin his career as an associate dentist.

In 2005, Dr. Dhulab established Idlewild Family Dentistry. He has since been serving the residents of Matthews and the surrounding areas with comprehensive dental care. He’s excited to be partnering with Dr. Wells to provide patients with Medicaid dental coverage access to the exceptional dentistry they deserve.

When not at the office, he enjoys playing tennis and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Dr. James A. Wells

Great Smiles Dental Group

Dr. Wells is a native of Monongah, West Virginia. He attended Fairmont State College between 1989 and 1992 and graduated from West Virginia School of Dentistry in 1996.
He furthered his education by participating in an advanced education of general dentistry program at the Physicians Office Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. After moving to Charlotte in 1997, he joined a group practice in which he worked as an associate for 3 years. He opened his private practice in September 1999.

Since opening his first practice, he began noticing a need for dentists who accepted state funded insurance. This idea ultimately led to a partnership with Dr. Dhulab and the start of Great Smiles Dental Group. Dr. Wells is excited to provide all patients with state funded insurance quality dentistry in a caring and compassionate atmosphere.

When not working, Dr. Wells enjoys golfing and watching sports.


Our Promise To You

Dr.’s Dhulab and Wells established Great Smiles Dental Group to make certain that everyone in Matthews and the surrounding areas have access to high quality and affordable dental care.

With an extensive background in general, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry, our dentists are happy to provide a wide range of services and treatment options to our patients.

Whether you need to regain your teeth’s natural form and function through restorative dentistry, or you simply want to maintain a healthy smile through preventative care, we will work together to determine the best solution for you.

We’re happy to work with patients of all ages and we will take special care to ensure your visit is as pleasant and comfortable as possible.

Call today to learn how Great Smiles Dental Group can help you!

Dr. Mitesh Dhulab, Dr. James Wells, and Dr. Thomas D. Grimes