Meet our Doctors
Dr. Callan White
Dr. Callan White is originally from Bryson City, North Carolina. He received his undergraduate degree in Zoology from North Carolina State University in 2004, and then studied dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. White completed rotations in Tennessee, Colorado, and North Carolina while earning his Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree. In his spare time, Dr. White enjoys playing sports, woodworking, and moonlighting as a wedding singer. Talk about a jack-of-all-trades!
Dr. Allison White
Dr. Allison White was born and raised in Massachusetts. She received her undergraduate degree in Biology and a Doctorate of Dental Surgery degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her dental rotations in Colorado, New Mexico, and North Carolina. Some of Dr. Allison’s hobbies include reading, baking, word games (Challenge her at your own risk—she’s really good!), playing the saxophone, and being an amazing mother to the Whites’ two children, Lena and Declan. Rounding out the list of family members is Ariadne the cat. The Whites love the mountains and the rich heritage of this beautiful area. You’re likely to see them cheering on their alma maters in basketball and football, but watch out when they play against each other!
During their time in dental school, both Dr. Callan and Dr. Allison spent a summer in Mexico performing dental work for children in an orphanage. Dr. Callan began his time at Asheville Family Dentistry in 2010 and Dr. Allison joined him in early 2012. Both members of this husband-and-wife team work hard to stay on top of all the latest developments in family dental care. Because of this dedication, we are able to offer our patients some of the most efficient, modern, and effective general and cosmetic dentistry available.
Dr. Connor Ware
Dr. Connor Ware is originally from Anderson, SC. He received a BA in Religion at Davidson College in 2001. He returned to UNC Asheville to complete his Dental Science requirements and in 2008 graduated with the Drs. White from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. Dr. Ware completed rotations at the Buncombe County Health Department and at the Palmetto Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. Dr. Ware is an outfoor guy who enjoys hiking, biking, and exploring the mountains with his lovely wife Kelly and their dog Sydney. They recently moved from Fletcher to Black Mountain and are loving their new hometown.
Dr. Chris Planer
Dr. Christopher Planer is from Gastonia, NC. He received his undergraduate degree in Biology from UNC Chapel Hill. He continued on at Chapel Hill to receive his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) where he graduated with honors and was a member of Omicron Kappa Upsilon, National Dental Honor Society. In 2012, Dr. Planer earned a general practice residency certificate with the MAHEC Dental Health Center here in Asheville, NC. He is married to a wonderful and talented lady, Dr. Jessica Oliver Planer, who he met in dental school. She currently is on faculty at the MAHEC Dental Health Center.
Dr. Planer has volunteered his time and dental services both here at home for the Missions of Mercy (MOM) Clinics as well as outside the US where he has traveled to the small village of Miacatlan, Mexico to provide dental care to young children at an orphanage. Dr. Planer is thrilled to be serving the Asheville and surrounding community.
Dr. Planer enjoys good BBQ and a challenging hike. He is an athlete who enjoys soccer, tennis, golf and running. He loves UNC basketball and football and is a die-hard Tar Heel fan! GO HEELS!!!
Dr. Phil Davis
A native of Macon, Georgia, Dr. Davis completed his bachelor’s degree in chemistry at the University of Georgia and his doctorate of dental surgery at Emory University in Atlanta. He then participated in a U.S. Air Force rotation program through the dental specialties, seeking an integrative approach to dental care. He established his general private practice in 1975 in Anderson, South Carolina, down the Saluda grade from Asheville. At that time, patients were beginning to question the use of mercury-amalgam fillings. Dr. Davis heard this. He became one of the first practitioners in the Carolinas to stop using amalgam in his practice, and instead to emphasize biocompatible and environmental dental care. He became one of the early members of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology, a scientific organization of dentists, physicians, biomedical researchers and others who seek to promote biocompatibility in dentistry. These interests led to his 1995 relocation to Asheville, where the integrative health community offers many opportunities for collaboration, learning, and patient support, During this same period, the science, technology and art of dentistry have advanced dramatically. Patients have more options than ever before for restoring a healthy and beautiful smile. The tools of digital dentistry will help you to see and co-create your personalized treatment plan and long-term strategy for dental health. Still, these are only tools. Dr. Davis strives to offer minimally invasive dental options, believing that true health grows organically from within. This dentist is a gardener. He seeks to support the nourishment of his patients.