Meet Our Team
Melissa – Registered Dental Hygienist
Melissa Dunn joined our practice and dental hygiene department in December, 2007. Melissa is originally from Washington, North Carolina and received her Associates degree in Science from Peace College in 2003 followed by a Bachelors Degree in Science and Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006. Melissa favorite thing about dentistry is the personal connections she gets to make with patients while helping them obtain optimum dental health. She and her husband Chris have a newborn daughter, Mary Addison. Melissa enjoys working out, the beach, shopping and spending time with her family and friends.
Stephanie – Registered Dental Hygienist
Stephanie is originally from Greensboro, NC and has lived in the Raleigh area since she graduated from dental hygiene school in 2006. She received her Bachelor’s Degree from UNC-Chapel Hill and continues to enjoy cheering on the Tar Heels! Stephanie joined the Cary Family Dental team in March of 2011, and is so happy to be part of such a great dental family. Stephanie enjoys traveling with her husband, but is mostly enjoying being a new Mom to their son! She looks forward to meeting you soon!
Dana – Registered Dental Hygienist
Dana is from Sanford, NC. Dana joined Cary Family Dental in March 2012. She graduated with an Associate’s Degree in Dental Hygiene from Central Carolina Community College in Sanford. Dana’s favorite thing about dentistry is building relationships with patients and educating them on good oral health. In Dana’s spare time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and going to the beach with her husband Chad.
Petra – Registered Dental Hygienist
Petra is a graduate from the Dental Hygiene program at Niagara College in Ontario, Canada. She has been a licensed dental hygienist in NC since 1999 and has been a part of Cary Family Dental since 2011. She is passionate about providing excellent care for all patients and loves all aspects of her chosen career. She enjoys travelling and spending time with her husband and three boys.
Amanda – Dental Hygienist
Amanda is the newest hygienist added to the Cary Family Dental team! She began working with us in December of 2013 after graduating from the UNC School of Dentistry in May of 2013. She is originally from Stuart, Florida but grew up in Harnett County, NC. Her favorite part about dentistry is developing a lasting relationship with her patients and guiding them in the right direction of optimal oral health. She has a passion for traveling abroad and exploring the world. In the Spring of 2012 she went to Honduras while in Dental Hygiene School to do a dental brigade in a rural town outside of Tegucigalpa and hopes to someday do another dental service trip abroad with her new Cary Family Dental family! When shes not at work she likes running, going to the beach, water skiing and spending time with family and friends.
Deedie – Patient Care Coordinator
Deedie was born and raised in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina. She recently got in the dental world about 2 years ago. She has always been comfortable working in customer service and is excited to be at Cary Family Dental. Deedie graduated from North Carolina State University in 2005. She worked as a flight attendant for 8 years before she put her feet back on the ground and bought a house in Apex. Deedie enjoys spending time with her neighborhood friends and family. She volunteers her time at the SPCA in Raleigh and has never met a dog she did not like. She looks forward to getting to know you better and to accommodate and answer any request or questions you might have.
Beth – Practice Administrator
Beth is originally from Northern Virginia and moved to Raleigh in 2002. She has been in the field of dentistry for over 26 years. Her beginnings were as a dental assistant and then into the administrative department as a Practice Administrator. In 2008, Beth was nominated and received a national award from Crown Council as “Office Manager of the Year”. Beth is also co-founder and vice-president of a local study group for Practice Administrator in the Raleigh/Cary area. Beth started at Cary Family Dental in November 2003 just a few months after they opened. Dentistry is something Beth has enjoyed since she left high school. The opportunity to make a difference in people’s lives is a gift that is returned to her in her daily interactions with every patient she meets. Beth is married with one grown son that is currently serving in the US Marines. Beth enjoys reading, going to the beach and spending time with her family.
Randi – Dental Assistant II
Randi, a Sanford North Carolina native, joined the Cary Family Dental team in January 2012. Randi knew at a young age she wanted to be a part of the dental career field. As a young orthodontic patient at UNC Chapel Hill’s School of Dentistry she underwent orthognathic surgery to correct her smile. This experience made a lasting impression and got her interested in dentistry. She knows first hand how important it is, as a patient, to have a trust-worthy, comfortable, and joyful experience. As a dental assistant she is committed to making sure each patient has such an experience. Randi graduated from Central Carolina Community College’s inaugural dental assisting class in May, 2008. She was awarded the highest academic achievement in her class. She is thrilled to be part of such an awesome dental team and loves working at Cary Family Dental. In her free time, Randi enjoys spending time with her family and friends, outdoor activities, and traveling.
Courtney – Patient Care Specialist
Courtney is originally from Burlington, NC and has been in Cary for over 13 years. Courtney is one of our newest patient care coordinators, but has over 7 years experience in the dental field. She lives for helping patients achieve their dream smile and how something so simple, but important, can change a persons life. Courtney loves salsa dancing, cooking and being a cheer mom. She married her high school sweetheart and together they have a beautiful daughter named Bella. She looks forward to meeting your needs.
Kristina – Certified Dental Assistant
Kristina is originally from Florida. After getting her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Stetson University in 2013, she moved to Chapel Hill to attend UNC’s Dental Assisting program. Kristina joined Cary Family Dental in August 2014. In her spare time, she enjoys outdoor activities, traveling, and relaxing with her family.
Candice was born in Syracuse, NY and moved to Raleigh in the 5th grade. She has lived in NC ever since. She graduated from Wake Tech with a degree in Dental Hygiene in 2008. She loves spending time with her husband and three very active children. Candice’s favorite thing about dentistry is getting to know her patients as well as educating them so they will not only know “how” to improve their oral health but “why”.