Meet the Team

I have never been to a kinder, more welcoming dentist than Dr. Holman. She and her staff are terrific! My almost two-year-old son and I had back to back appointments today and they treated him like gold. I am so fortunate that I found them!
Matt W.

Shaina Holman, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Dr. Holman graduated from East Chapel Hill High School where she also met her husband. Her passion for science, teaching, and art was on clear display early in her life. During high school she was able to do research at Duke University, resulting in her first publication in a peer-reviewed journal! Since then, she’s been fortunate to publish over a dozen peer-reviewed research articles.

She went on to graduate with distinction from Duke University with a degree Biological Anthropology and Anatomy. Her passion for dentistry began during college while doing a project for her Ethnobiology class in Costa Rica. She saw how dentistry combined her love for people and her love of science, research, art, and community impact.  

She later earned her D.D.S. and a Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. ​After her post-graduate schooling, she ​completed a fellowship at the Veteran Affairs Medical Center and University of Maryland School of Dentistry in Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and General Dentistry. While there, she worked with medically compromised patients and performed advanced procedures including implant placement, bone graft placement, root canals, and biopsies. In 2022, she became a Diplomate of the American Board of Dental Sleep Medicine. In addition to all of her advanced training, her love for working with kids led her to acquire advanced training through a clerkship in pediatrics.

Photo of Dr. Shaina Holman on a missions trip walking through a river

Dr. Holman loves giving back to the dental community as a mentor and co-advisor to the Duke pre-Dental Society. For her sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Dr. Holman serves as the Treasurer for the Eta Phi Zeta chapter in Chapel Hill. She is a member and past-president of the Durham Orange County Dental Society, a member of the Academy of General Dentistry, the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.

She is married to her high school sweetheart, Trevor Holman. They live in Chapel Hill with their three children.

heidi cook, D.M.D.

Born and raised in the Boston area, Dr. Cook has always had a love for science and art. She pursued her interests in biology and art at college earning a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Lawrence University in upstate New York. A desire to serve people along with her background in science led her to a career in dentistry. She earned her D.M.D. at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston. 

After dental school, she stayed in New England where she began her career in private practice. In 2009 she and her family relocated to Chapel Hill. Upon moving to North Carolina, she continued her dental work in a community health center as an Assistant Dental Director and as adjunct faculty at UNC Adams School of Dentistry. She is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society and American Dental Association.

Photo of Dr. Heidi Cook with her family

Outside of the office she serves on the Board of Directors for multiple local non-profit organizations and is a volunteer service dog trainer. She enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters, hiking, working in the garden, cooking, and supporting local food.

Nadia Drabick, D.D.S.

Dr. Drabick is a Raleigh native, and has had a passion for community service and dentistry since a young age, when she  volunteered with her mother, a dentist, to serve their community. She graduated from NC State University with a Bachelor of Science in Polymer and Color Chemistry with a medical textile concentration and minors in both music performance and biology. She earned her D.D.S. from UNC Adams School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. She is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, Wake County Dental Society, and both the North Carolina and American Association of Women in Dentistry.

While in dental school, Dr. Drabick was involved in multiple leadership opportunities, which included serving on her class executive board, American Association of Public Health Dentistry, and American Association of Women in Dentistry. She also founded the Tooth Fairy Project, an oral health initiative for pediatric oncology patients. She was the 2021-22 Recipient of The Henry S. and Martha N. Zaytoun Professionalism and Ethics award.

Photo of Dr. Heidi Cook with her family

In her free time, Dr. Drabick enjoys playing the violin, going on hikes with her Bernese mountain dog, gardening, exploring local coffee shops, and spending time with friends and family.

Rachel Ungaro, D.D.S.

While originally from Rochester, NY, Dr. Ungaro has been glad to claim the triangle area as home since early childhood. Growing up, her love for anything active and disposition toward adrenaline culminated in her first passion - skateboarding. Working as an instructor at the local skatepark, Sk8-Cary, provided opportunities in coaching children as well as gaining appreciation for people from diverse backgrounds. It became her goal to be invested in community regardless of demographics, reputations, or stereotypes.

Dentistry showed itself as a means to serve people while also developing long-lasting relationships, bringing this desire to fruition. She attended UNC-CH for both her undergraduate and dental training, earning a B.S. in Biology and her D.D.S. with honors. In dental school, Dr. Ungaro was actively involved in the Student Health Action Coalition as well as the Global Girls Empowerment Foundation, allowing her to provide care to those in need both locally and abroad.

Photo of Dr. Heidi Cook with her family

She sought advanced training in general dentistry at the Prisma Health Richland Hospital in Columbia, SC. While there, she gained experience in the treatment of medically complex patients, hospital dentistry, surgical procedures, and conscious moderate sedation. Dr. Ungaro is honored to now be serving the community where she first fell in love with dentistry.

whitnee, office manager

Whitnee was born and raised in Chapel Hill NC. She is the mother of a single and three sets of twins. As our office manager, she makes sure that every patient has a wonderful experience and she also can answer just about any question concerning insurance. When she is not working she enjoys spending time with her husband and children. She also enjoys going to church, reading, walking and doing Herbalife.

Administrative Team

insurance Coordinator

Jessica was born and raised in Durham, NC, and recently relocated back to NC from VA with her 3 children (ages 17,11, and 10). She has been in the dental field for over 7 years, and insurance and finance for over 10. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family while finding time to be a part-time consultant to small business owners in the area.

Front Office Manager

Erica earned her degree in Healthcare Management at Campbell University in 2016 with a minor in Biology and Art. She is also a Certified Nutritionist and Personal Trainer. Erica was born and raised in Erwin, NC. She is a proud dog mom to a happy puppy named Zeus. She has been working in Dentistry for 5 years and enjoys helping patients receive their dream smile. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family. She also enjoys going to church, hiking, horseback riding, and reading.

Patient care coordinator

Cherickee is from Cumberland, MD, and is a graduate from Allegany College of Maryland where she earned a certificate in Medical Coding and Billing. She and her fiance moved to North Carolina in June 2021 to settle down and to continue growing individually in a community so full of opportunities! In her spare time, Cherickee likes to travel and sightsee in the city she now calls home.

Financial Manager

Monelle earned her degree in Healthcare Management at Campbell University in 2016. Even though she is fairly new to the dental field, she enjoys helping patients and learning new things every day. When she's not at work, Monelle loves to hang out with friends or family, listen to music, or go to the gym.

Patient Care Coordinator

Ayanna was born and raised in Pittsboro, NC. She is currently finishing her Healthcare Management pre-med degree. She is an independent business owner and gets to travel with her business team to build and grow in knowledge that can help others obtain financial freedom. She is an overjoyed puppy mom to Nipsey Happel. She is excited to be growing with such an amazing team and learning more about dentistry than she ever imagined. Ayanna loves to read, travel, and sing!

Treatment Coordinator

Janiceé R. Willis was born in Columbus, Ohio, 3 minutes apart from her identical twin sister, but raised in Wilson, NC. She graduated from Hunt High School in 2012 and went on to earn an Associates degree in Criminal Justice from Wilson Community College. On September 22nd 2018 she married the love of her life, Dwight. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with her family, travel, and expand her gift in playing drums.

Clinical Team

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Dental Assistant

Jasmine was born and raised in Dunn, NC. She is a mother of a beautiful baby girl, graduated from Sunrise of Dental Assisting in December of 2021. She loves being in the dental field, helping others love their smile, and being able to help them feel comfortable at the dentist. During her free time she loves to spend time with her family.

Lead Dental Assistant

Raquel moved to North Carolina 5 years ago. She is a mother of two wonderful and very active boys, who keep her busy. She found her passion for the dental field about 13 years ago. When not at work or sporting events, Raquel enjoys staying active by either hiking or working out.

Dental Assistant

Originally from Mebane NC, Kaley knew for a while that being a dental assistant was her dream job. Her favorite part about being an assistant is getting to know each and every patient and making sure they feel comfortable during their dental experience. In her free time, Kaley enjoys her time outside, spending time with friends and family, and she's often on the go trying to find new things to enjoy in life.

DENTAL ASSISTANT

Sophia was born and raised in Chapel Hill NC, and loved UNC TarHeels. She has four amazing kids and loves dentistry. As a Dental Assistant, she loves meeting new patients and working to make sure they feel comfortable with every visit. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with her husband and kids, going to the beach, attending church, trying new foods and restaurants, shopping, and making Sunday dinners for her family.

Clinical Manager

Betsy Watkins is from Mebane, NC she has lived there all her life. She has been a dental assistant for 29 years and loves what she does, she loves helping others love their smiles. She also drives an elementary school bus before work that’s part of her passion for taking care of others. She is very adventurous and loves to travel, she has 6 dogs that are spoiled rotten.

Dental Assistant

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Dental Hygienists

Dental Hygienist

Stephanie graduated Cum Laude from Ferris State University in 2007 with a BS in Dental Hygiene. She grew up in a town of fewer than 1,000 people in rural Michigan and has called NC home since moving to the area, not even a week after graduating college. She is very passionate about dental hygiene and helping patients improve their oral hygiene. She has been the Chair of the Durham-Orange Dental Hygienists' Association, a component of the North Carolina Dental Hygienists' Association, for 2 years and Co-Chair for 1 year.  Through the component, she plans and attends many dental hygiene continuing education courses throughout the year. Her next goal, however, is to participate in a dental mission trip in a foreign country, as she has and will continue to participate in mission work throughout our state. She is also passionate about donating blood and would like to plan and organize a local blood drive.  Dental hygiene, however, is not her whole life; her family is!  She has 2 very active daughters and a wonderful husband that are truly her everything. They share their home with a cat and dog that love to hate each other.

Dental Hygienist

Christina was born and raised in Michigan, but she has lived in the triangle area for the past 10 years. She's worked in the dental field for 20 years, the last 15 of those as a Registered Dental Hygienist. It is a priority for Christina that each and every patient experience is better than their last one - she loves being able to make anxious patients feel at ease and comfortable for every visit!  She also has two rescue Pitbulls, Gizmo and Stella, that keep her on her toes each and every day.

lead Hygienist

Valeria has a been licensed hygienist since 1997. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina, where she was also on the Dean’s List, and received the Proctor and Gamble Award for Clinical Excellence. She loves continuing her dental education and even makes a special effort to go beyond her yearly requirements to ensure that patients receive the best possible care. Valeria is honored to be a part of a dental team that is dedicated to its patients and makes everyone feel like family. She is married and has one daughter. Valeria loves to read and loves music, but recently she fell in love with all things Peloton!

Dental Hygienist

Nana was born and raised in Salisbury NC. She received a BS in dental hygiene from UNC Chapel Hill in 2021, and a BS in biology from Bennett College in 2016. She has worked in the dental field for 5 years, but dental hygiene is her passion. She enjoys helping patients improve their oral health. During her free time she enjoys watching movies, cooking, and spending time with family.

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(919) 932-7811