Thomas M. Vicars, Jr., D.D.S.


about us


At Vicars Dental, our goal is to help each patient achieve the highest level of dental health that they, themselves, wish to attain.  We will advise patients on courses of action to keep their mouths healthy, but we are here to do what they want.  We believe in "evidence-based dentistry" and prevention, so we always use proven techniques to help our patients.  Our office will try to treat our patients like we would want to be treated.


Welcome to the dentistry of Thomas M. Vicars, Jr., conveniently located at 270 South Bennett Street, Southern Pines, North Carolina. Dr. Vicars and our professionals know that dental health is not just about white smiles: it’s about having strong teeth and healthy gums. It’s about prolonging the simple joy of eating the delectable dishes served here in the Sandhills and around our great country. Our mission is to help our patients accomplish these goals in a painless, compassionate, and efficient way.

At Vicars Dental, we try to educate our patients while offering them comprehensive dental care. We understand that many people have anxieties about dental treatment, so we have created a soothing environment and a scheduling system that never keeps you waiting long. By combining the latest technologies with traditional techniques, we give our patients the best care in the entire Sandhills region.  We believe in applying evidence-based dentistry, using only American Dental Association (ADA) proven treatments to serve our patients. Our approach to dental care continues to make us a favorite among retired men and women, military members and their families, and our beloved children of Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Whispering Pines, and Pinehurst. Contact Us today to see how we can serve your dental needs, and don't forget to follow us on Facebook.

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We applaud our active duty and retired Veterans.


the entire vicars team is here to serve your dental needs!

Come on in and we’ll brighten that smile!

Making smiles healthier and brighter in the sandhills since 1991

Dr. Vicars was born and raised in eastern North Carolina and received his BS and MS degrees from East Carolina University. In 1980, he graduated from the University of North Carolina's School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill and received the Dental Research Award for his published work on fluoride’s absorption into developing teeth.  After initially opening a dental practice in Belhaven, NC, he relocated to Southern Pines in 1991 and has practiced here ever since. Dr. Vicars is a member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry.  Outside of work, Dr. Vicars loves spending time with his daughter Allyson. He is an avid offshore fisherman who also enjoys battling "Old Man Par" on the great local golf courses.  

Thank you for trusting Dr. Vicars with your dental health and beauty.

Thank you for trusting Dr. Vicars with your dental health and beauty.

Recent Projects and Philanthropic Events


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christmas 2018

Vicars dental always does a Christmas project to help others in the community. We selected Toys for Tots for our annual Christmas project again this year. We acquired two shopping carts for boys and girls and dropped them off at Southern Pines Fire & Rescue!! It was a fun way to help kids in our community enjoy the holidays. We are grateful for this opportunity .



Our Services

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Thank you for choosing Thomas M. Vicars, Jr., D.D.S. to care for your dental needs.  Our team's philosophy is to provide the very best dental care to each patient.  We believe that dental care is an integral part of total health care. We also believe that understanding your mouth and preventative treatment are the keys to maintaining healthy teeth for a lifetime.  If you are a NEW PATIENT, please download and fill out the HEALTH HISTORY FORM and H.I.P.P.A. (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) RELEASE FORM prior to your first visit to our office.  In addition, please download, review, and maintain a copy of our Office Policies and H.I.P.P.A. Privacy Practices for your own records. 

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Treatment Approach

At Vicars Dental, we believe in "evidence-based dentistry" and prevention, using only proven, American Dental Association approved procedures and techniques.  During your first visit, our staff will gather information about your mouth through examination, X-rays, cleaning and diagnostic models, if needed.  Next, we will develop an individual treatment plan and discuss recommendations, options and costs. We are 100% transparent in all communication, and our treatment plan is always based on a system of priorities:

  1. Eliminate pain by treating your primary complaint
  2. Treat your periodontal (gum) condition so that the dental work that may come later can be successfully maintained
  3. Restore decayed and broken teeth to a healthy and strong condition
  4. Replace missing teeth to restore your mouth to full function and appearance

Financial and Insurance Policies

We are happy to file claims with most dental insurance companies as a courtesy to our patients and accept payment directly from most insurance companies.  It is the patient's responsibility to verify that Dr. Vicars participates with your dental insurance network. At present, we are proudly In-Network with Delta Dental Premier, United Concordia, and Metlife.  Your deductible and coinsurance amounts are due on the date of service.  We do our best to accurately estimate your portion of the charges, but this amount may increase or decrease according to insurance reimbursement.  It is the patient's responsibility to make sure their account is paid in full in a timely manner. 

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CareCredit is now being used to help pay for out-of-pocket expenses not covered by medical insurance by extending special financing options that you can't get when using your Visa or MasterCard. We are happy to accept CareCredit payments for your dental health care services.



Satisfied Customers

Dr. Vicars and his professional staff have been providing dental health care to the Sandhills region for over 25 years, including care to our elderly, retired men and women, our esteemed military members and their families, and the children of Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Pinehurst and the neighboring communities.  Our mission at Vicars Dental is to provide the very best dental care to each patient. But don't take our word for it.  Merely ask the hundreds of local, satisfied customers in the area, and then stop by to see how we can help you with specialized dental care.




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how can we help you? 

A vital quality of service excellence is maintaining a constant dialog with our patients.  Whether you are a new, prospective patient of Vicars Dental or a lifelong member of our dental family, we'd love to hear from you to answer any questions or feedback you have for our team of professionals.  After all, our success is predicated on your complete and resolute satisfaction of our services.  Please feel free to visit our office to speak with our team, or if you prefer, please fill out and submit the form below and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.  Thank you.