Top Dentists

For the 12th straight year, Shannon Media Inc. commissioned a peer-to-peer survey of the local dental community – from endodontists to prosthodontists. The following listing is the result. Dentists were asked the telling question: “If you had a patient in need of a dentist, which dentist would you refer them to?”

Our area is well-served by the dental community. Hundreds of dentists, specialists and support professionals have made this place home, and the overall quality of dental care in our communities is second to none. What good dentist wouldn’t want to practice here? 

A LITTLE BACKGROUND

The Top Dentists list is the result of a rigorous evaluation process consisting of peer-to-peer surveys of area dentists and professionals. This survey was conducted and managed by the nationally recognized third-party firm topDentists LLC of Augusta, Ga. This list is excerpted from the 2021 topDentists™ list, a database that includes listings for dentists and specialists in the area. The list is based on detailed evaluations of dentists and professionals by their peers. The complete database is available at usatopdentists.com. 

topDentists management has more than 60 years combined experience compiling peer-review referral guides in the dental, medical and legal fields. Working from this experience, along with the input of several prominent dentists from throughout the United States, topDentists created a selection process that has earned the respect of the country’s leading dental professionals. For more information, call 706-364-0853; write P.O. Box 970, Augusta, Georgia, 30903; email info@usatopdentists.com or visit usatopdentists.com.

The purchase of advertising has no impact on who is included in the Top Dentists list. 

Dental Anesthesiology

Rachael D’Souza
Triangle Implant Center
5318 N.C. Hwy. 55, Ste. 106, Durham
919-806-2912; triangleimplantcenter.com

Endodontics

Hong Chen
RTP Endodontics
5318 N.C. Hwy. 55, Ste. 201, Durham
919-237-2818; rtpendo.com

Deborah A. Conner
922 Broad St., Ste. B, Durham
919-416-4200; debconnerdds.com

Linda Levin
Levin Endodontics
3624 Shannon Rd., Ste. 106, Durham
919-401-4827; levinendodontics.com

A.K. Bobby Mallik
5324 McFarland Dr., Ste. 120, Durham
919-493-5332; durhamendo.com

Roger A. McDougal
McDougal Endodontics
245 E. Hwy. 54, Ste. 201, Durham
919-806-8667; mcdougalendo.org

Alessandra L. Ritter
Ritter Endodontics
501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 155, Chapel Hill
919-403-5000; ritterendo.com

Andrew L. Rudd
Chapel Hill Endodontics
891 Willow Dr., Ste. 4, Chapel Hill
919-932-1616; chapelhillendo.com

Peter Z. Tawil
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3376; dentistry.unc.edu

General Dentistry

Jessica L. Bishop
6015 Farrington Rd., Ste. 102, Chapel Hill
919-489-2793; jessicabishopdds.com

Brent L. Blaylock
3206 Old Chapel Hill Rd., Ste. 300, Durham
919-518-9963; generaldentistdurham.com

Debbie A. Bolton
Bull City Smiles
2705 N. Duke St., Ste. 100, Durham
919-381-5900; bullcitysmiles.com

Jason W. Butler
Croasdaile Dental Arts
2900 Croasdaile Dr., Ste. 5, Durham
919-383-7402; croasdailedentalarts.com

Laura A. Collatz
Enchanting Smiles Family Dentistry
360 W. St., Ste. 100, Pittsboro
919-542-2712;
enchantingsmilesdentistry.com

Catherine H. Cunningham
1920 E. N.C. Hwy. 54, Ste. 570, Durham
919-544-3723; cunninghamdds.com

James H. Eaker
4208 S. Alston Ave., Ste. 100, Durham
919-544-5620; tarheelsmiles.com

Dennis W. Ellis
Ellis General Dentistry
88 Vilcom Center, Ste. 190, Chapel Hill
919-968-9806, dennisellisdds.com

James P. Furgurson
Chapel Hill Family & Cosmetic Dentistry
501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 150, Chapel Hill
919-251-9313, chapelhilldds.com

Mary V. Gaddis
Park Place Dental
245 E. N.C. Hwy. 54, Ste. 204, Durham
919-484-8088; dentistindurham.co

Mandy Ghaffarpour
Studio G Aesthetic & Family Dentistry
104 N. Elliott Rd., Ste. C, Chapel Hill
919-942-7163, studiogdentist.com

Esther V. Hanson
Sunrise Dental
8128 Renaissance Pkwy., Ste. 203, Durham
919-493-3355; dinahvice-sunrisedental.com

Credle A. Harris
Chapel Hill Dental Group
1721 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-967-9291, teethpeople.com

Shaina Holman
Holman Family Dental Care
1836 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.,
Chapel Hill
919-391-3651, holmanfamilydentalcare.com

Susanne P. Jackson
77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 180, Chapel Hill
919-968-9874, susannejacksondds.com

Stephanie Q. Jenkins
5317 Highgate Dr., Ste. 118, Durham
919-361-0500; drjenkins-dds.com

Jerre L. Kennedy
Atkins Dentistry
50130 Governors Dr., Chapel Hill
919-537-8337, 1dentist-chapel-hill.com

Ben Lambeth
Milltown Family Dentistry
310 E. Main St., Ste. 335, Carrboro
919-590-0945, milltownfamilydentistry.com

Megumi Lambeth
Milltown Family Dentistry
310 E. Main St., Ste. 335, Carrboro
919-590-0945, milltownfamilydentistry.com

Ellis K. List
1020 Broad St., Durham
919-682-5327; durhamncdentistry.com

Nicole Messenger
Messenger Family Dentistry
2206 Page Rd., Ste. 103, Durham
919-535-4659; messengerdentistry.com

Andre Mol
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3142, dentistry.unc.edu

Lionel M. Nelson
3325 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Ste. 303, Durham
919-489-0497; nelsongentledental.com

Gustavo M. Oliveira
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3242, dentistry.unc.edu

Desiree T. Palmer
Bull City Dental
106 W. Parrish St., Ste. 1, Durham
919-680-3531; bullcitydentaldowntown.com

Laura Parra
3400 Croasdaile Dr., Ste. 209, Durham
919-383-7020; lauraparradds.com

Lauren L. Patton
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3582, dentistry.unc.edu

Catherine D. Ray
3310 University Dr., Durham
919-489-5380; catherinedraydmd.com

Bilal Saib
Chapel Hill Advanced Dentistry
400 Market St., Ste. 220, Chapel Hill
919-933-3388,
chapelhilladvanceddentistry.com

Allen D. Samuelson
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3866, dentistry.unc.edu

Tamara C. Samuelson
77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 180, Chapel Hill
919-968-9874, susannejacksondds.com

Grant H. Service
2711 N. Duke St., Ste. B, Durham
919-220-6553; durhamdentistgrantservice.com

Harold S. Speight
2711 N. Duke St., Ste. C, Durham
919-220-4200; haroldspeightdds.com

John R. Sturdevant
Carrboro Family Dentistry
610 Jones Ferry Rd., Ste. 206, Carrboro
919-929-5160, carrborofamilydentistry.com

Michael A. Tapper
Croasdaile Smiles
2900 Croasdaile Dr., Ste. 2, Durham
919-383-8619; croasdailesmiles.com

Laura D. Tawil
Parkway Dental Center
79 Falling Springs Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-636-9717, briarchapeldentist.com

Keith A. Taylor
110 Banks Dr., Chapel Hill
919-942-5652, keithtaylordds.com

Jerry Ter Avest
2515 Hwy. 54 E., Bldg. 2000, Durham
919-544-6080; jteravestdds.com

Amy D. Turner
Turning Point Dental & Aesthetics
811 Ninth St., Ste. 210, Durham
919-286-4481; turningpointda.com

William W. Turner
Croasdaile Dental Arts
2900 Croasdaile Dr., Ste. 5, Durham
919-383-7402; croasdailedentalarts.com

Andrew J. Wagoner
77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-968-9697, wagonerdds.com

Joel M. Wagoner
77 Vilcom Center Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-968-9697, wagonerdds.com

Jeffrey C. West
601 W. Rosemary St., Ste. 219, 2nd floor, Chapel Hill
919-636-9123, drjeffreywest.com

Stewart P. Wignall
1502 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill
919-942-8880, chapelhilldentist.com

C. Steadman Willis III
1212 Broad St., Durham
919-286-2235; steadwillisdmd.com

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery

George H. Blakey III
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3944; dentistry.unc.edu

David E. Frost
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
2823 N. Duke St., Durham, 919-479-0707; 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-929-2196; omsanc.com

David L. Hill, Jr.
Chapel Hill Implant and Oral Surgery Center
77 Vilcom Center Circle, Ste. 120, Chapel Hill
919-238-9961; chapelhilloralsurgery.com

Jeffrey S. Jelic
Jelic Center Functional Aesthetic
Maxillofacial Surgery
5501 Fortunes Ridge Dr., Ste. G, Durham
919-419-9222; drjelic.com

Aaron Park
Triangle Implant Center
5318 N.C. Hwy. 55, Ste. 106, Durham
919-806-2912; triangleimplantcenter.com

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
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David B. Powers
Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial
& Oral Surgery
40 Duke Medical Cir., DUMC 2955, Durham
919-681-7043; dukemedicine.org/find-doctors-physicians/david-b-powers-md-dmd

Uday N. Reebye
Triangle Implant Center
5318 N.C. Hwy. 55, Ste. 106, Durham
919-806-2912; triangleimplantcenter.com

Glenn J. Reside
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3944; dentistry.unc.edu

Andrew T. Ruvo
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
2823 N. Duke St., Durham, 919-479-0707; 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-929-2196; omsanc.com

Debra Sacco
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
2823 N. Duke St., Durham, 919-479-0707; 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-929-2196; omsanc.com

Adam D. Serlo
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
2823 N. Duke St., Durham, 919-479-0707; 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-929-2196; omsanc.com

Brian Vandersea
Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Associates
2823 N. Duke St., Durham, 919-479-0707; 501 Eastowne Dr., Ste. 110, Chapel Hill
919-929-2196; omsanc.com

Oral Pathology

Valerie A. Murrah
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3162; dentistry.unc.edu

Ricardo J. Padilla
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3156; dentistry.unc.edu

Orthodontics

T. Lenise Clifton
Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics & Pediatric Dentistry
77 Vilcom Center Circle Dr., Ste. 310, Chapel Hill
919-933-1007; cliftonandmauney.com

Tyler Hart
North Carolina Oral Surgery + Orthodontics
3020 S. Miami Blvd., Durham
919-246-3350; ncoso.com

Barbara T. Hershey
Hershey Orthodontics
3206 Old Chapel Hill Rd., Durham, 919-493-7554;
1525 E. Franklin St., Chapel Hill, 919-967-0474;
406 Millstone Dr., Hillsborough, 919-732-4655;
hersheyorthodontics.com

Gavin C. Heymann
Smith & Heymann Orthodontics
2919 Colony Rd., Durham, 919-493-4911;
1506 E. Franklin St., Ste. 304, Chapel Hill, 919-493-4911;
smithandheymann.com

Julie H. Mol
Mol Orthodontics
5726 Fayetteville Rd., Ste. 104, Durham
919-405-7111; molorthodontics.com

Tung T. Nguyen
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3764; dentistry.unc.edu

Pedro E. Santiago
Duke Surgery
3475 Erwin Rd., Durham
888-275-3853; surgery.duke.edu/faculty/pedro-e-santiago-dmd

Tammy R. Severt
Severt Smiles
101 Conner Dr., Ste. 401, Chapel Hill
919-929-2365; severtsmiles.com

J. Dempsey Smith
Smith & Heymann Orthodontics
2919 Colony Rd., Durham, 919-493-4911;
1506 E. Franklin St., Ste. 304, Chapel Hill, 919-493-4911;
smithandheymann.com

Richard F. Uhlir
Southern Village Orthodontics
400 Market St., Ste. 200, Chapel Hill
919-808-1188;
southernvillageorthodontics.com

Michael J. Wilson
Wilson Orthodontics
2900 Croasdaile Dr., Ste. 3, Durham
919-383-7423; wilson-ortho.com

Pediatric Dentistry

Alexandra Boudreau
Chatham Pediatric Dentistry
79 Falling Springs Dr., Ste. 120, Chapel Hill
919-391-3813; chathampediatricdentistry.com

Erica A. Brecher
Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry
2711 N. Duke St., Ste. A, Durham
919-220-1416; dukestreetsmiles.com

John R. Christensen
Durham Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
121 W. Woodcroft Pkwy., Durham
919-489-1543; durhampdo.com

Robert Christensen
Durham Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics
121 W. Woodcroft Pkwy., Durham
919-489-1543; durhampdo.com

Jenny Citineni
Triangle Kids Pediatric Dentistry
3616 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham
919-493-2569; trianglekidsdentist.com

Amy C. Davidian
Southpoint Pediatric Dentistry
249 E. Hwy. 54, Ste. 300, Durham
919-354-6220; southpointpediatricdentistry.com

Kimon Divaris
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3556; dentistry.unc.edu

Dylan S. Hamilton
Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry
2711 N. Duke St., Durham
919-220-1416; dukestreetsmiles.com

Kimon Divaris
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3556; dentistry.unc.edu

Annelise C. Hardin
Southern Village Pediatric Dentistry
410 Market St., Ste. 430, Chapel Hill
919-967-2773; southernvillagepedo.com

Martha A. Keels
Duke Street Pediatric Dentistry
2711 N. Duke St., Ste. A, Durham
919-220-1416; dukestreetsmiles.com

Lorne D. Koroluk
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3784; dentistry.unc.edu

Charles U. Mauney, Jr.
Clifton & Mauney Orthodontics
& Pediatric Dentistry
77 Vilcom Center Circle Dr., Ste. 310, Chapel Hill
919-933-1007; cliftonandmauney.com

Rocio B. Quinonez
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3347; dentistry.unc.edu

Avni C. Rampersaud
Chapel Hill Pediatric Dentistry
205 Sage Rd., Ste. 202, Chapel Hill
919-929-0489; bigsmiles4kids.com

Kevin Ricker
Chatham Pediatric Dentistry
79 Falling Springs Dr., Ste. 120, Chapel Hill
919-391-3813; chathampediatricdentistry.com

Yvette E. Thompson
Triangle Kids Pediatric Dentistry
3616 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd., Durham, 919-493-2569; trianglekidsdentist.com

J. Tim Wright
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3216; dentistry.unc.edu

Periodontics

Craig Dorion
Dorion & Associates
920 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
919-636-3091; ncimplantcenter.com

Liliana Gandini
Dorion & Associates
920 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Chapel Hill
919-636-3091; ncimplantcenter.com

Timothy W. Godsey
Chapel Hill Periodontics & Implants
150 Providence Rd., Ste. 200, Chapel Hill
919-968-1778; chapelhillperio.com

Hana Hobbs
406 Millstone Dr., Hillsborough
919-590-0564; drhanahobbs.com

Arnold T. McClain
5015 Southpark Dr., Ste. 130, Durham
919-484-8338; gumsandimplants.org

Antonio Moretti
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3727, dentistry.unc.edu

Jonathan Reside
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3727, dentistry.unc.edu

Prosthodontics

Geoffrey R. Cunningham
Durham Prosthodontics
3709 University Dr., Ste. D, Durham
919-489-8661; mydurhamdentist.com

Ingeborg J. De Kok
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3963, dentistry.unc.edu

Ibrahim S. Duqum
Carolina Dentistry
919-537-3964, dentistry.unc.edu

Rosanna V. Marquez
Triangle Restoration Dentistry
1920 E. Hwy. 54, Ste. 410, Durham
919-544-8106; trianglerestorationdentistry.com

Mark S. Scurria
Triangle Restoration Dentistry
1920 E. Hwy. 54, Ste. 410, Durham
919-544-8106; trianglerestorationdentistry.com

Alexandra B. Yarborough
Studio G Aesthetic & Family Dentistry
104 N. Elliott Rd., Ste. C, Chapel Hill
919-942-7163; studiogdentist.com

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