About Our Staff

Our team consists of dedicated individuals who are kind, friendly, and caring. Our staff is here to ensure a pleasant experience during your visit to our office. Our team includes experienced and energetic people whose goal is to communicate well with our patients and provide the best care possible.

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Front Office

Barbara

Barbara Holahan, Practice Administrator

Barbara comes to us with more than twenty years of management experience. Originally from Ohio, Barbara has lived in North Carolina for many years and she recently relocated to Hillsborough. She has two children and five grandchildren and loves to play golf, cook, travel, and go bowling. Barbara has been a tremendous asset to our team and we appreciate her dedication, compassion, and professionalism.

Taylor

Taylor Marinakis, Assistant Office Manager

Taylor is the first friendly face you will encounter at our front desk. Taylor loves working with people and seeing patients gain confidence and comfort within our office. Our patients enjoy her bubbly, positive energy and outgoing personality. Taylor is from the beautiful mountain area of NC. She moved to Raleigh to attend school and is a 2015 graduate from NC State, where she studied nutrition. She lives in Chapel Hill with her husband.

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Liliana Orellana, Front Desk Coordinator

Liliana has been in the dental field for over 6 years and works with us as a patient coordinator. Liliana loves to make people smile as she greets them and helps them feel welcome when they arrive at our office. She is a native to North Carolina and currently resides with her husband and daughter in Angier. We are lucky to have Liliana as part of our team!

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Rita James Gray, Financial Coordinator

Rita has been in dental for 15 years wearing many different hats within the front office and is a great resource for our team as the financial coordinator! She is originally from DC and moved to North Raleigh in 2008. Rita is passionate about being a patient advocate and especially loves the idea of helping patients get the most out of their money. In her spare time, Rita enjoys visiting family up and down the East Coast and spending time with her daughter.

Lisa

Lisa Goodman, Director of Public Relations

Lisa started the dental part of her career in 2010. She spent 5 years working as a dental implant sales professional before taking her talents in house to represent the exceptional doctors, cutting edge technology and caring team in this office. Lisa is originally from New Jersey and moved to the Triangle in 2010 and now lives in Cary. She has 2 amazing children and spends her free time enjoying family, friends, and food!

Dental Assistants

Karen

Karen Hazz

Karen has been an assistant in periodontics for over 20 years. She is passionate about oral health and helping patients in all aspects of their care. Karen is from Long Island, NY and relocated to Cary in 2004. She is the mother to 2 boys who keep her busy in her spare time. She is very dedicated and an essential asset to our team.

Sharyn

Sharyn Ranck

Sharyn graduated from Alamance Community College and became a Certified Dental Assistant in 2009, she has been with our practice since graduating. Sharyn is a Durham, NC native and enjoys being a Mom to Oreo, her teacup Chihuahua. Sharyn enjoys helping patients in all aspects of their care and is a great asset to our practice.

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Caitlin Flynn

Caitlin joins our practice with 5 years of experience as a dental assistant. She is passionate about best outcomes for patients and loves to see the positive results people achieve with their treatment. She loves living in Pittsboro with her 3 active boys and 2 dogs. Outside of the office, you can find her doing outdoorsy activities from sports to swimming or whipping up her next culinary delight!

Maranda

Maranda McGhee

Maranda graduated from Alamance Community College with honors and has been an assistant since 2015. She thrives in patient care because she loves to help people and help make a difference in people’s lives. Maranda loves spending time with her husband, son and dog, which is like their 2nd child! She spends her free time with family and friends and loves to travel.

LaNea

LaNea Bowers

LaNea graduated from Ohio Institute of Health Careers as a dental assistant in 2008. She has worked in different types of dental offices including pediatrics and general dentistry. She is excited to be working in the periodontist office now because she loves to see the success of surgery and how the patient’s smile is transformed. She is originally from Ohio and has been living in NC since 2016. In her free time she loves to travel and also is a writer.

Dental Hygienists

Margo

Margo Clemente

Margo began her dental career 21 years ago. She has been a hygienist for 12 years. She is a Chapel Hill native and is fluent in Spanish. She truly cares about her patients and prioritizes their comfort and happiness during treatment. She likes to take a full body approach with a focus on education that considers all the factors that affect health including diet, stress level and product selection.

Laurie

Laurie Rodriguez

Laurie has been a hygienist for 18 years and is an essential asset to our team! She loves taking care of and helping people and feels fortunate to have found a career that makes that possible. Laurie makes patients feel at east by building confidence, trust and friendship. She lives in Cary and has been in the Triangle area for 10 years. She is the mother to 2 amazing twin boys. You can find her enjoying football, NASCAR, and reading in her spare time.

Our periodontists serve patients in Raleigh, Durham & Chapel Hill, NC. We are looking forward to welcoming you to our office and encourage you to schedule your appointment today!

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