Office Policies & Mission

Durham Family Dentistry

Thank you for choosing the practice of Thomas S. Clifton, DDS for your family’s dental care needs. We aim to provide high quality dental services for the whole family. Our affordable care and compassionate service make us Durham’s dentist of choice. Our practice serves the dental health needs of:

  • Children
  • Young adults
  • Adults
  • Senior citizens

Our office hours are Monday – Thursday, 9 AM – 5 PM. You can schedule an appointment or speak with a service representative during this time.

Appointments at Our Office

Your appointment time has been scheduled just for you. To best serve each of our patients, we ask that notice of appointment cancellation be given at least 24 hours in advance. We appreciate the effort you make to keep your appointment and will make every effort to serve you promptly.

Insurance Coverage

We understand that maximizing the value of your insurance plan is important and so will do our best to maximize your benefits. Though we can offer our patients good faith estimations for various services, due to the diverse nature of dental insurance plans we cannot guarantee coverage. We will bill your insurance company for you and your estimated patient portion must be paid at time of service. We know that understanding insurance plans can be difficult, so if you have questions or concerns about your coverage, just ask and we will be happy to help.

We also offer a dental membership savings plan to make quality dental care affordable to all of our patients. At a cost of one low annual fee, patients are provided with basic teeth cleanings, comprehensive examinations, X-rays and more. To learn more about our insurance policies and Membership Savings Plan, visit our Financial and Insurance page or contact our office.

Contact Your Durham Dentist

It is our mission to provide Durham and the surrounding communities with healthy smiles that will last a lifetime, so we do everything we can to make care affordable and easy. We treat patients of all ages, so don’t hesitate to contact us if you are looking for a family dentist or if you or a family member is experiencing tooth pain. Dr. Clifton has served the local community for years and offers a welcoming environment to every smile that walks in our door. To make an appointment or to learn more about our services, please call 919-471-2422.

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9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm


9:00 am-5:00 pm