Dr. Crystal Ferguson

Pediatric Dentistry

Southern Dental Associates is pleased to announce and welcome Dr. Crystal Ferguson to our practice.

Background and Education

Dr. Crystal Ferguson was born and raised in Lenoir, NC. After graduating from Hibriten High School, she attended East Carolina University. While there, she was a member of the ECU Marching Pirates and ECU Gospel Choir. She also studied abroad in the Central American country of Belize before graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Literature. Upon graduating from college, she had an awesome opportunity to volunteer at a pediatric dental office in Richmond, Virginia. There she was mentored and nurtured by the senior pediatric dentist, as well as his staff and colleagues, gaining priceless experience. She realized there was joy and excitement in caring for and treating children, and ensuring that their dental healthcare needs are met at every phase of growth, from 12 months of age to young adult. It was then that she decided to become a pediatric dentist. She went on to attend dental school, graduating with a Doctorate in Dental Surgery from Meharry Medical College in 2007. While there she received the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Award and Pierre Fauchard Academy International Honor Dental Organization Senior Student Award. Dr. Ferguson completed her pediatric dentistry residency at Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington D.C. in 2009, where she received a specialty certificate in Pediatric Dentistry. She is happy to be home, serving the children of western North Carolina, after practicing pediatric dentistry in the Midwest for over 7 years.


Dr. Ferguson is committed to serving her community. She has volunteered with McDowell Headstart and Early Headstart for a number of years, providing dental screenings and exams for students. She also mentors students who aspire to become dental healthcare professionals.

Outside of Work

In her spare time, Dr. Ferguson enjoys traveling with both her husband Matthew, and son Nathaniel. They also love going to parks and beaches, as well as visiting family and friends.