Meet The Doctors

Meet Dr. CJ Tikvart - Dentist & Owner

Dr. CJ Tikvart is a North Carolina native and grew up in Raleigh. He then played on the Varsity Men’s Soccer Team at Davidson College before finishing his undergraduate studies at NC State. He attended the University of Michigan School of Dentistry before returning to North Carolina. Dr. CJ has completed continuing education training at the Implant Pathways center in Phoenix, AZ. He also has additional training in TMJ/occlusion at Dawson Academy in Clearwater, Florida. Dr. CJ believes that dentists should treat every mouth like it was their own. His clinical philosophy focuses on conservative, preventative, dentistry to better one’s overall health. When not practicing dentistry, Dr. CJ enjoys traveling, hiking, weight lifting and playing soccer.

Meet Dr. Kelly F. Viau - Dentist

Dr. Viau has practiced dentistry since 2003, after graduating Magna Cum Laude from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. During her years at MCV, Dr. Viau was honored with awards in several areas of dentistry and was inducted into the prestigious national dental honor society, Omikron Kappa Upsilon. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia with a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. She spent two years as a practicing Registered Nurse before pursuing her education in dentistry.

After receiving her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree, Dr. Viau completed her Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency with the United States Air Force. In 2006, the Viau Family relocated to North Carolina. Dr. Viau spent her first seven years in private practice at a state of the art dental office in Fayetteville, voted #1 by the community. Dr. Viau decided to move her practice to Apex to be closer to home and her community. She is a member of the American Dental Association, the Academy of General Dentistry, the North Carolina Dental Society, and is a member of several dental study clubs.

Dr. Viau is a very compassionate provider who strives to make each appointment pleasant and comfortable. Her nursing background enables her to treat patients of all ages with gentle expertise. She has a strong commitment to continuing education and has traveled throughout the country taking courses in cutting edge dentistry. You will find her approach to dental health comprehensive, professional and personal. She looks forward to being your partner in dental health and creating beautiful smiles for you and your family!


Meet Dr. Emily Payne - Dentist

Dr. Payne has practiced dentistry since 2003 after graduating from the Medical College of Virginia in Richmond, Virginia. Fun fact, Dr. Viau and Dr. Payne were in the same dental school class! After graduation Dr. Payne completed an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency, also at MCV, and spent the beginning of her career in Richmond. While in Richmond Dr. Payne held many leadership roles in the local and state dental societies, and was awarded the Virginia Dental Association New Dentist Award in 2008. She received her undergraduate degree at Washington and Lee University with a Bachelors of Science in Chemistry.

Originally from North Carolina, Dr. Payne relocated from Virginia back to NC in 2012. She and her family love this area. She spends a lot of time cheering on her two boys playing soccer. Her family also enjoys spending time at the beach, hiking, and cooking.

Dr. Payne aims to be caring and compassionate. She enjoys getting to know her patients and educating them on the dental needs so they feel comfortable at every appointment.


200 W Chatham St., Apex 27502

Phone: (919) 362-8797

Fax: (919) 362-1476

Office Hours

Monday : By appointments only.

Tuesday : By appointments only.

Wednesday : By appointments only.

Thursday : By appointments only.

Friday : Closed

Saturday : Closed

Sunday : Closed

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Phone: (919) 362-8797