Meet the Team

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice.

We are pleased to welcome you and your family and we look forward to working with you.


Donna

Dental Assistant

Donna moved to North Carolina in 1984, with her husband Chuck. Born and reared in Western Massachusetts, she completed her Dental Assisting Certification at the College of Medical and Dental Careers in Tampa, Florida.

With 30-plus years of dental assisting experience, Donna is now thrilled to be sharing her dental knowledge with Dr. Catie Cunningham! The combination of the ever-changing high tech dental world, her connection to her patients, their comfort and education on their dental health, are what keep her passionate about her role in the practice. Our “team” environment is second to none, and our feel of “family” resonates through our staff and patients alike.

Donna lives with her husband Chuck in Franklinton, NC. They have a beautiful daughter, Kelly. The three of them are ALL die-hard Tarheel fans! Donna and Chuck share their home with their horse Lucky, their rescue dogs Lila and Bryson, and two rescue barn cats Chance and Sabrina, all of which enrich their lives every day! She is an avid outdoor enthusiast!

Donna is committed to serving her community by volunteering at her local Brassfield Volunteer Fire Department, working on the NC Baptist Men’s Dental Bus, and volunteering at Hope Reins, a local therapeutic horseback riding organization that offers free therapy for traumatized children ages five to eighteen. 

Jan  

Dental Assistant 

Jan's interest in dentistry led her to pursue her certificate for dental specialties at Luzerne County Community College in North Eastern Pennsylvania.  After receiving her certificate, she worked in a general practice for 8 years as an expanded duties dental assistant.

Jan and her husband Bill moved to North Carolina in 1985 to persue their careers.  They agreed North Carolina was the place for them and built their home the following year, and have never looked back.  

They are proud of their daughters Anna and Ellen, who have received their degrees from local colleges and thankfully live and work close to the area.  

Jan enjoys all music, cooking, pilates, and zumba as well as college baketball.  GO DUKE! (so she says)

Jan enjoys assisting people with their dental health.  She enjoys educating people on dental care, most of all, she enjoys getting to know the patients and their families.  She believes in making your dental visit a wonderful and comfortable visit.

Karyn

Dental Hygienist

Karyn is a North Carolina native and considers herself a Tar Heel for life! She is a geographically well-rounded North Carolinian – born at the beach, moved to the Triangle, and attended college in the mountains. She graduated from Lees-McRae College with a Bachelor’s of Science in biology in 2010 and then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for a Bachelor’s of Science in dental hygiene, graduating in 2012. She joined our practice in 2015 and continues to develop a lasting rapport with all of her patients.

Karyn is an avid runner and hopes to one day complete a half marathon in all 50 states. She has completed a half marathon in seven different states so far, with a personal record in Tennessee. In her free time, Karyn enjoys photography, reading, spending time with her family and being an active member at her church.

Karyn is a member of the American Dental Hygienists Association, the North Carolina Dental Hygienists Association, where she is the president of the Durham-Orange component and the North Carolina Dental Hygiene Academy of Advanced Studies, where she is a continuing education co-chair.

Jennifer

Dental Hygienist

Jennifer is originally from the coastal plains of Kinston, North Carolina, and has resided in the Durham and Chapel Hill area since 1993. She began her career in the dental profession in 1991. Her love for the dental field has given her a broad experience in the areas of pediatric, periodontal and general dentistry. 

In Jennifer’s free time, she loves spending time with her daughter, gardening and trips to the beach.

Andrea

Dental Hygienist

Andrea grew up in a small town, just an hour from the Durham area. She began working with her family dentist while still in high school and discovered her love for dentistry. She was fascinated by the procedures and learned a lot about dentistry. She discovered her love for helping people and pursued a Bachelor’s Degree in Dental Hygiene.

Andrea graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She looks forward to coming to work every day knowing that her patients will feel more like friends and family. Andrea looks forward to spending time with her husband, traveling, golfing, hiking and fishing.

Annie

Dental Hygienist

Raised in Charlotte, North Carolina, Annie graduated from UNC Charlotte and continued at UNC School of Dentistry, in the dental hygiene program. She is very active in her community, doing dental mission work, both locally and abroad. Her overall compassion for not only dentistry, but for her patients, makes her a great hygienist.

When Annie is not diligently spreading her knowledge on oral hygiene and overall health, she likes to read, draw and is an avid runner. She lives in Chapel Hill with her dental school sweetheart and their retired racing greyhound.

Dawn

Practice Administrator

Dawn grew up in North Carolina; she is the friendly southern charm of our office. Dawn joined the dental profession in 2003. She enjoys helping our patients optimize their insurance benefits to ensure everyone receives the best dental treatment and visit possible.

In her free time, Dawn enjoys going to the beach, spending time with family and friends and walks with her Yorkie, Caroline.

Sherry

Dental Office Assistant  

Sherry moved to the Triangle area from Virginia in 2017.  She is originally from Maryland.  Sherry began her love of dentistry 8 years ago.  She enjoys being at the front of the office where she is able to meet and interact with all of our patients.  

Sherry has been married to the love of her life Scott since 1993.  Together they have two beautiful children that Sherry truely adores.  In her free time Sherry is passionate about cooking.  She enjoys going out to restaurants to try new dishes and then coming home to re-create them with her own special twist.  Yum!

 

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