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Cary Team

Meet the Cary Dental Team

Going to the dentist can be a nerve-wracking experience –– at Royal Oak Dental Group, we aim to make your dental visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. Whether your child needs a cavity filled or you are looking for a high-quality teeth whitening solution, you can rely on us to provide you with dental services that you can trust. At Royal Oak Dental Group, our team puts customer service above all else. We want to make sure that your whole family is cared for when you visit our dental office. Our patients are important to us, and we consistently deliver excellent dental care and treatments, no matter the reason for your visit. If you are ready to experience a dental office that puts you first, or you are interested in learning more about the dental services we offer, reach out to Royal Oak Dental Group today by calling (919) 468-4211. We would be happy to give you more information or help you schedule an appointment.

Anita Mitchell

Office Manager

Anita got her start taking care of people at American Airlines for thirteen years in customer service. She is originally from Hopfgarten, Austria, and has a Bachelor’s degree in business. Learning new things is a passion for Anita, and she loves interacting with our patients. She has been with Royal Oak Dental Group since 2013. Her other passions include spending time with her family, reading, hiking, and skiing.

Lynn Daniel

Registered Dental Hygienist, RDH

Lynn has been with us since 2012 and is originally from Chapel Hill, NC. She received her education at the Guildford Technical Community College Dental Hygiene School.

Martha Robertson

Registered Dental Hygienist, RDH

Martha Robertson was born and raised in the Triangle area and received her education to be a dental hygienist from Wake Technical Community College Dental Hygiene School. Her passions include cooking, spending time with friends and family and her dog, Lambo. She joined Royal Oak Dental Group in 2015 and you will come to love her sweet and passionate personality. She takes great pride in providing excellent and professional service at every encounter.

Katie Buell

Registered Dental Hygienist, RDH

Katie was born and raised in Wilmington, NC and moved to the triangle area after marrying her college sweetheart, Devin in 2015.   She attended the University of North Carolina and obtained her bachelors degree in Dental Hygiene and is an avid Tar Heels fan!!

Katie joined Royal Oak Dental Group in 2016.  She loves helping patients improve their dental health and establishing relationships with them.  Her hobbies include travel, playing with her dog, Shelley and running.

Dani Congleton

Registered Dental Hygienist, RDH

Dani joined the Royal Oak team in 2018 and has been working in the Triangle area for 17 years.  She obtained her Associate Degree in Dental Hygiene with honors in 2002 from GTCC. She loves meeting new patients and making them feel comfortable and confident they are receiving great dental care.

When not working, Dani enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and gardening.

Sharon Molden

Certified Dental Assistant

Sharon is from Greenbelt, Maryland and moved to North Carolina in 2008 with her husband and five boys. She lives in Apex, attended Wake Technical College Dental Assisting program, and joined Royal Oak Dental Group in the spring of 2015. Sharon loves caring for her patients and making them feel at home. She enjoys the beach, sports, hanging out with friends, and you can often find her in a gym or on a field cheering for her boys at one of their basketball or baseball games.

Kayla

Dental Assistant

Kayla is a North Carolina native and resides in Butner with her high school sweetheart. Kayla has always been drawn to a person’s smile, so making the transition from the medical field to the dental field as an assistant seemed natural. When Kayla is not working, she enjoys riding ATVs, painting, and playing with her sweet Pug, Emmi. Kayla values the time she spends with family and friends.

 

Sharon Gray

Dental Assistant

Sharon was born and raised in North Carolina and resides in Clayton with her husband and 4 beautiful children, 2 boys and 2 girls. She graduated from Wake Technical Community College in 2003 for Dental Assisting. Sharon loves every aspect of dentistry and enjoys learning new things every day. She’s the best at making her patients feel comfortable when they are sitting in the chair. In her free time, she has a passion for reading and writing. Sharon is a Dallas Cowboys fan, and UNC fan.

Rilke Zoch

Patient Care Coordinator

Rilke is a California born, Upstate NY raised adventurous person who has been in the dental field for 4 years and joined Royal Oak in 2018. Her smile is the first thing you will see when you walk in the office!  When Rilke is not working she loves to hike with her dog, Piper, spend time with friends going to preforming art shows, or having a quiet night at home to cook. Rilke also volunteers by helping build houses for Habitat for Humanity. 

 

Brenda Jacobo

Patient Care Coordinator

I was born and raised in Lima, Peru. I never expected to move and relocate to the USA but my family had an opportunity to move to New York City in 2002. I remember landing in JFK thinking what would happen next? What would this new life have in stored for me? I never imagined falling into the dental field! Dentistry found me in 2008 when a dental office was looking for an office manager and I was looking for a career change. I had no experience but with the assistance of the doctor and front staff I transitioned into the position. I worked with Smile Dental of New Rochelle as an office manager for 10 years, the longest relationship I have ever been in. I was dedicated to m  

Born and raised in Lima, Peru, Brenda never expected to relocate to the USA.  However, in 2002 her family had the opportunity to move to New York City.  Brenda was excited for what her new life had in store for her!  Dentistry found Brenda in 2008 when a dental office was looking for an office manager and she was looking for a career change.  With the assistance of the doctor and team, she transitioned into her new role as  office manager.  Brenda was dedicated to her job, her patients and her team. Brenda loves helping patients and building relationships.  

Recently, Brenda decided to take a leap of faith by relocating from the big city to Raleigh, North Carolina.  She has found her new dental home and family with Royal Oak Dental Group!

On her down time you will find her  with her baby girl Cookie, the sweetest pit bull you will ever meet. She  also enjoys watching Law & Order SVU, reruns of Friends, Gilmore Girls, and baking and decorating cakes.  

 

 

Hope Zivitski

Regional Manager

Hope comes to us from northern New Jersey with 25+ years of dental experience, starting as a dental assistant and progressively moving into administration roles.  Hope’s passion is building dental teams that strive to offer optimal dental health as well as top notch customer service.  She is an active member in the American Association of Dental Office Managers (AADOM) as well as an Auxiliary Member of the International Congress of Implantologists.

 

Royal Oak Dental Group is proud to provide a full scope of dental health services to patients from Raleigh, Cary, Siler City, Chapel Hill, Durham, North Hills, Wake Forest, Garner, Apex, Holly Springs, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Wendell and Morrisville, NC, as well as the greater Triangle area.
Click Here: COVID-19 & Office Updates

Dear Patient:
 
We hope this message finds you safe and healthy as we all collectively do our best to navigate the COVID-19 health crisis. Thank you for your patience and understanding throughout these challenging times. Because the health and safety of our patients and community is paramount, it has been necessary to limit our patient care to urgent and emergency care over these last few months.

As we have closely followed recommendations from the North Carolina Dental Board, CDC, and other reputable health organizations, we recognize the importance of regional-specific guidance based on the most comprehensive, accurate, and current scientific literature and data available. While community guidelines may continue to evolve, we must continue to make our treatment decisions based on the best knowledge available. It is our job to help improve the health of our patients by approaching comprehensive dental treatment PROACTIVELY, not just reacting after the compromise has become irreversible in nature.

With this in mind, we have made the decision to safely reopen our doors to ALL PATIENTS beginning Monday, May 11th. This means routine dental care, such as cleanings and simple restorations, will resume. When you come to our office you will notice the following elevated measures and precautions that we believe are necessary to maintain until we emerge from this COVID-19 environment (and likely thereafter):  

  • Sanitation stations in the front desk/waiting area
  • Anti-microbial Hydrogen Peroxide mouth rinses before the start of each appointment
  • Hi-Evacuation suction for hygiene appointments to minimize cavitron-related aerosols
  • Patient entrance doors will remain open to reduce contact 
  • Mandatory pre-screening questionnaire over the phone when appointments are confirmed and upon arrival to the office, in addition to temperature checks of ALL STAFF and PATIENTS
  • Patients will wait in their vehicles until their appointment begins
  • Limited access to patient waiting areas and operatories whenever possible (e.g. restricted to patients, parents of young children, translators, service animals, special needs assistance, etc.)
  • Enhanced social distancing measures throughout the office 

This is not the first crisis that we have endured as a state or as a nation, and we look forward to overcoming this event better, stronger and more resilient than ever before. We cannot thank you enough for trusting us with your oral health. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us with any questions or concerns, and let us know if there is anything we can do to better serve you.
 
Sincerely,
Royal Oak Dental Group