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Durham Team

Nora Rochelle

Office Manager

As the Office Manager, Nora is the one that keeps the office running smoothly. Nora brings over 40 years of experience in the private and group practice setting and has worked in dental offices in New Jersey and Virginia. She is the mother of two grown children and has three grandchildren. Her favorite past time is spending quality time with her family, 93year old mother and her grandchildren.

Karla Perry

Patient Care Coordinator

Karla was born in Durham, NC and moved to Holly Springs, NC in 2001. She started working in the dental field in 2000. She attended North Carolina Central University and received her B.S. in Psychology. Karla enjoys interacting with patients to help them get the healthy smile they always dreamed of. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children. Karla is also a lover of fashion and all things red.

Nayeli Rivera

Dental Assistant

“Dominican from The Bronx, New York” is how Nayeli describes herself! Nayeli loves being a dental assistant and working alongside Dr. Shah, helping patients achieve beautiful and healthy smiles. When Nayeli is not working, she enjoys spending time with her year-old shi-poo named Bronx, hiking, painting, and exploring new trails and beaches……and a good espresso!

Stephanie Cash

Dental Assistant

Stephanie was born and raised in Roxboro NC and has been a dental assistant for over 13 years. Patients appreciate Stephanie’s gentle and compassionate bedside manner. In her free time, Stephanie loves spending time with her husband and their three fur babies.

LeAnne Romascanu

Dental Hygienist

Originally from Portsmouth, Virginia, but a UNC graduate, LeAnne has been practicing dental hygiene for 8 years. She grew up in the small town of Roxboro from the age of 1 year, where she attended Person High School. If you didn’t find her studying, you most likely would find her on the softball field. Her passions are her family, traveling, cooking, reading, music, and staying active. She loves providing for her patients and giving them exceptional care, and always makes sure they leave with a smile on their face.

Janelle Skvarek

Dental Hygienist

Janelle was born and raised in Illinois (Quad Cities). Her passion for everything dental started years ago. Janelle enjoyed working as dental assistant for nearly 15 years before becoming a dental hygienist. She is committed to great service, and keeps a positive attitude. Janelle is so happy to be living in this beautiful area where the outdoor activities are plentiful. Some of her summer passions are volleyball, riding motorcycles, riding mountain bikes, and hiking with the dogs. As for the winter, rock climbing, skiing, and relaxing with her husband take up her time.

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.
Royal Oak Dental Group