Learn More About Our West Hendersonville, NC Dental Office

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Welcome to Black Bear Dental.

About Us

  • Are you unhappy with your smile’s appearance? Our team offers cosmetic dentistry services meant to transform the look of your teeth and gums into something you can be proud of. This includes crowns, bridges, full mouth rehab, teeth whitening, and orthodontics.
  • While oral surgery might seem intimidating, Dr. Kamal has years of experience in the industry, giving him the knowledge and skill to make your treatment as easy as possible. Some of our most common surgical procedures include dental implant placement, tooth extractions, and maxillofacial surgery.
  • Even if everything seems fine, your dentist can discover potential issues before they worsen into something noticeable. We recommend making an appointment at least twice per year for an oral exam and teeth cleaning.
  • Our services don’t end there. We provide many other treatments, such as periodontics and endodontics, as well as solutions for sleep apnea.
  • Black Bear Dental is the office to turn to if you’re looking for high-quality holistic dentistry, which includes mercury-free fillings and ozone therapy. Our dentist and the rest of the dental team always strive to give you the best patient experience possible. If you ever have any questions or concerns, we’re always ready to help.

  • At Black Bear Dental, we have you covered. Contact us today to schedule your next appointment.

Meet the Doctors

Dr. Usama "Uzi" Kamal

Before making North Carolina his permanent home, Dr. Usama “Uzi” Kamal grew up in London, Ontario. He received two Bachelor of Science undergraduate degrees at Western University in Canada, double-majoring with honors in medical science and biology in 2012.

During his last year of college, Dr. Kamal was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy and proudly served the Canadian Armed Forces as a Maritime Surface and Subsurface Officer. He was also a Sub-Lieutenant for six years – four of which were served while he attended dental school. He was indelibly recognized at the national level for his extensive naval vessel training, in addition to his strong leadership and navigation skills by the Department of National Defense.

In 2018, he decided to depart from the Navy to fully immerse himself in completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Today, Dr. Kamal still gives credit to the Navy for his foundation of discipline, work ethic, and dedication while he served, and he now applies those same qualities when serving patients in his community.

Dr. Kamal had worked for several dental offices in Arkansas before bringing his professional skills to Black Bear Dental. He treated patients in Blytheville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Paragould, and West Memphis as a general dentist, in addition to working at a pediatric office treating children and disabled patients in both hospital and private practice settings.

Dr. Kamal also travels around the world to follow his passion of helping others. He recently traveled to Lebanon to help treat refugees in need of urgent dental care. He plans on continuing to fulfill his passion both personally and professionally through future mission trips in Honduras and Jordan.

Due to Dr. Kamal’s enthusiasm in committing himself to improving the lives of his patients and to a lifetime of learning, he has taken numerous opportunities to increase his understanding of medicine and surgery as it relates to dentistry. He is certified in Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) through the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, as he takes pride in seeking the most natural and holistic alternatives to treatment. Dr. Kamal believes in the safest and healthiest biological approaches to dental care and always thrives on gaining more knowledge in the world of holistic medicine and dentistry.

He holds memberships in the American Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, North Carolina Dental Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Currently, he is in the process of receiving his status of Diplomat of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is also immersed in the Progressive Orthodontic Seminars curriculum, as well as the McCracken Implant Education course – both of which are known in the dental community to be well-renowned post-graduate training programs.

Outside of the office, Dr. Kamal can be found training at the gym, playing soccer, traveling domestically and internationally, and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs play hockey. He studied multiple languages, including French and Spanish, and is fluent in English and Arabic. Among all his outside interests, he most enjoys traveling and hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains with his beloved Samoyed, Jon Snow.

Dr. Rachael Louise Marino

Dr. Rachael Louise Marino hails from Morgantown, West Virginia. In 2016, Rachael graduated summa cum laude with honors from West Virginia University with a bachelor of science degree in biology. She is a 2020 graduate of the West Virginia University School of Dentistry where she was a member of Delta Sigma Delta, American Student Dental Association, and The Academy of General Dentists. She is honored to have become a WV AHEC Rural Community Health Scholar and serves those that need it most. Dr. Marino has been interested in working in the field of dentistry since the young age of ten after helping take care of neighborhood children. She finds great joy in helping patients get relief from pain, and teaching them the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile. Relocating in 2020 from the hills of West Virginia to Asheville makes her feel right at home. With her dog Georg, Rachael enjoys yoga, hiking, cooking, and spending time with her family. Dr. Marino can’t wait to become a part of the community and work with her new team!

Meet the Doctor

Dr. Usama "Uzi" Kamal

Before making North Carolina his permanent home, Dr. Usama “Uzi” Kamal grew up in London, Ontario. He received two Bachelor of Science undergraduate degrees at Western University in Canada, double-majoring with honors in medical science and biology in 2012.

During his last year of college, Dr. Kamal was commissioned into the Royal Canadian Navy and proudly served the Canadian Armed Forces as a Maritime Surface and Subsurface Officer. He was also a Sub-Lieutenant for six years – four of which were served while he attended dental school. He was indelibly recognized at the national level for his extensive naval vessel training, in addition to his strong leadership and navigation skills by the Department of National Defense.

In 2018, he decided to depart from the Navy to fully immerse himself in completing his Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the Indiana University School of Dentistry in Indianapolis. Today, Dr. Kamal still gives credit to the Navy for his foundation of discipline, work ethic, and dedication while he served, and he now applies those same qualities when serving patients in his community.

Dr. Kamal had worked for several dental offices in Arkansas before bringing his professional skills to Black Bear Dental. He treated patients in Blytheville, Fort Smith, Jonesboro, Paragould, and West Memphis as a general dentist, in addition to working at a pediatric office treating children and disabled patients in both hospital and private practice settings.

Dr. Kamal also travels around the world to follow his passion of helping others. He recently traveled to Lebanon to help treat refugees in need of urgent dental care. He plans on continuing to fulfill his passion both personally and professionally through future mission trips in Honduras and Jordan.

Due to Dr. Kamal’s enthusiasm in committing himself to improving the lives of his patients and to a lifetime of learning, he has taken numerous opportunities to increase his understanding of medicine and surgery as it relates to dentistry. He is certified in Safe Mercury Amalgam Removal Technique (SMART) through the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, as he takes pride in seeking the most natural and holistic alternatives to treatment. Dr. Kamal believes in the safest and healthiest biological approaches to dental care and always thrives on gaining more knowledge in the world of holistic medicine and dentistry.

He holds memberships in the American Dental Association, the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, North Carolina Dental Association, American Academy of Facial Esthetics, and the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. Currently, he is in the process of receiving his status of Diplomat of the American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine. He is also immersed in the Progressive Orthodontic Seminars curriculum, as well as the McCracken Implant Education course – both of which are known in the dental community to be well-renowned post-graduate training programs.

Outside of the office, Dr. Kamal can be found training at the gym, playing soccer, traveling domestically and internationally, and watching the Toronto Maple Leafs play hockey. He studied multiple languages, including French and Spanish, and is fluent in English and Arabic. Among all his outside interests, he most enjoys traveling and hiking the Blue Ridge Mountains with his beloved Samoyed, Jon Snow.

Our Patients Say

Excellent Biological Dentisty procedures and very caring staff. I travel 80 miles to have all my dental work done there.
Shar C.
I had a cavity beneath the gum line filled, which required a CO2 laser trimming of the gum. We are talking zero discomfort. I also had an old crown replaced. Together, the procedures took about 2.5 hours. Actually had fun chatting with Dr. Kamal regarding all his “ toys!” ( In reality his instrumentation and equipment.)Fascinating! His staff was friendly and competent. Of note is that they worked yo assure all documentation was available to aid in my insurance filing. This is a great dental practice!
Michael S.
Service is almost always timely (emergencies occur occasionally). I got in early, they were ready for me a little early, and he got done quickly. They have amazing new techniques they use and I am delighted with their service.
Linda R.
I loved this dentist. They were so kind and gentle it actually made it fun. They did not push extra procedures on me and actually saved me money. And they are very holistic. I truly highly recommend them.
Anonymous
I pulled out my bridge and they got me in the office and repaired the next day. The hygienist was very nice and helpful. The dentist was nice, personable and professional. Thank you guys for giving me my smile back!
Carol H.
Really enjoy Dr Kamal and his staff. They go the extra mile for me.
Ryan Z.

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