Welcome to

Strive Dental studio

Providing compassionate & comprehensive
dentistry in Waxhaw, NC

Welcome to

Strive Dental studio

Providing compassionate & comprehensive
dentistry in Waxhaw, NC

Ruocco Dental is now Strive Dental Studio, New Name, Same Values, More Services

Meet Strive Dental Care in Waxhaw, NC

Treatments with Compassion and Quality.

At Strive Dental Studio, we take the time necessary to get to know our patients and ensure that they never feel rushed or treated like a number. We make every effort to see our patients on time, every time. Our team uses the latest dental technology to make sure our patient’s visits are expedient and virtually pain-free.

We provide quality dental care, conveniently in your neighborhood and cater to your schedule. Because your comfort is important to us, we offer many of the modern amenities you’ve come to expect in a dental office. We believe that whatever your dental needs may be, you will be treated with the highest quality dentistry available and with the most compassionate, respectful care you deserve. 

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Meet Dr. Naina Mahale

Dr. Naina Mahale is a graduate of University of Minnesota School of Dentistry. Her favorite part of dentistry is meeting new people, getting to know them and discovering what is important to them. She genuinely appreciates the importance of keeping up with the new advances in dentistry. She’s excited to be actively engaged in the process and is always looking at ways to incorporate new technologies and materials which helps ensure a better patient experience as well as provide additional comfort and better quality dentistry.

Meet Dr. John Ruocco

Dr. John Ruocco graduated from dental school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received a degree in 1990. He has worked in a private practice for over 28 years, first in Northern Virginia and now in Waxhaw. He opened the Waxhaw office with his wife in July 2005 in a new state-of-the-art office. Dr. John Ruocco frequently participates in continuing education programs and stays informed about the latest dentistry developments. He enjoys the challenges that dentistry offers and likes helping people restore their smiles. When he is not helping his patients, John enjoys spending time with family and friends, working in the yard and playing tennis.

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Why Choose Strive Dental Care?

We take the time necessary to get to know our patients and ensure that they never feel rushed or treated like a number!

Patient First Approach

Patient-First Approach

We take the time to listen to our patients needs.

Comprehennsive Services

Comprehensive Services

At Strive Dental Studio we offer comprehensive treatment.

Compassionate Results

Compassionate Results

We deliver high quality results with compassion.

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We manage everything from your children's cleaning and exams, to CEREC same-day restorations, Invisalign, ClearCorrect, and sleep apnea therapy

Cleanings & Prevention

A cleaning and exam are necessary to keep your teeth and gums healthy.

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Family Dentistry

We offer family dentistry for every member of your family. 

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Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic dentistry is essential in perfecting your smile. 

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Tooth Replacements

With the latest dental technology, we are able to offer you various options.

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Extractions & Preservation

We take every step necessary to help save and preserve your natural smile.

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Oral Appliances

We offer oral appliances to treat both sleep apnea and teeth grinding.

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Make your smile straight again with a clear solution no one will notice you have!

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Dental Technology

We strive to bring our patients the latest technology available to them.

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Root Canals

teeth have an inner pulp that houses the nerves and blood supply to the tooth.

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Read What Our Patients Are Saying

We love to keep our patients happy!

“First appointment, exam and cleaning. They could not have been more pleasant or more professional. Very good first impression, offices neat and clean, staff very well trained, I will be going back.”

Wayne G.

“This past visit I saw Dr. Mahale. This was the first time I have seen her. She had a great bed side manner, was gentle, nice and very thorough.”

Beth H.

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