Dr. Lee Bass Nunn, DDS: Creating Beautiful Smiles

For the Bass family, the saying, “you’re never fully dressed without a smile,” is more than just a cute song. It’s a way of life! Dr. Lee Bass Nunn has been a private practice dentist since 1995 (that’s 23 years of looking at teeth!), and her father, Dr. Robert E. Bass was a private practice dentist for more than 30 years. You could say taking good care of teeth kind of runs in the family!


We recently had the pleasure to speak with Dr. Lee Bass Nunn about her practice here in High Point, and learn more about how she helps our community smile a little more brightly.

Q. How did you wind up in dentistry?

A. In short, my father. However, I have always loved the arts, the sciences, and working with my hands. Dentistry was the logical fit, and continues to be the perfect combination of these three areas.

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Q. What type of career would you have in an alternate universe?

A. Superhero (I could speak ANY language in the world), artist, or college professor.

Q. What do you wish you knew when first starting that you know now?

A. Don’t rush or wish time away. Live in the moment.

Q. What would people be surprised to learn about you?

A. I am severely addicted to candy, particularly Hershey’s chocolate. There are several bags of chocolate hidden throughout my office; this allows my receptionist to ration my daily consumption.

Q. What motivates you?

A. Creative and intelligent people.

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Q. Best career advice you have ever received?

A. Love what you do.

Q. Favorite book?

A. Outliers by Malcolm Glidwell, and most recently, Educated by Tara Westover and Love Warrior by Glennon Doyle.

Q. Best vacation you have taken?

A. European vacation with my family in 2017.

Q. Where will find you on a Sunday afternoon?

A. Napping with my dogs.

Q. What gives you the biggest satisfaction in life?

A. My family and of course… A BIG SMILE!

Q. What are some of your favorite activities in High Point?

A. Going to the movies (love the renovated AMC Theater) and walking in my neighborhood.

Q. What do you love about life in High Point?

A. The sense of community. It has been a great place to raise children.

 Q. As you know, HPU is right here with incredible students looking to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams. What three pieces of advice would you give them?

A. Find your passion, put in the effort, and work hard to make your passion a success.

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Q. Where do you like to grab a cup of coffee?

A. DeBeen

Q. Restaurant you can’t get enough of?

A. Alex’s House or The Corner Grill

Q. Where do you go to unplug?

A. Workout at the gym or sitting outside at 83 Custom Coffee.

Q. Favorite place to grab a drink?

A. Real Kitchen and Market  or Blue Water.

Q. Where would you tell a first-time visitor to High Point to go and why?

A. If you visit on a Saturday, The High Point Farmers Market in the spring, summer, or early fall. Then have a beer at Brown Truck Brewery followed by lunch at Sweet ‘Ole Bills.

To learn more about Dr. Nunn and her practice, you can visit http://leenunndds.com/ or find her practice on Facebook at Lee Bass Nunn, DDS.

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