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 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.

Monica Kim, D.D.S., m.s.

Also born and raised in Chapel Hill, Dr. Kim has lived and traveled abroad in countries such as Nicaragua, Nepal and South Korea. She graduated from East Chapel Hill High School. She has enjoyed past careers in teaching as a Burroughs-Welcome Scholar, jeweler, athletics (she and Dr. Holman played lacrosse together in high school before Dr. Kim went on to become a 4-year Varsity athlete at UNC-CH), and pursuit of knowledge. Dr. Kim earned her Bachelor of Science from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, her Master of Science at NCSU’s School of Veterinary Medicine studying cancer before graduating as a double Tar Heel from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with her doctorate in dental surgery.

Dr. Kim has received scholarship and notable honors among both her peers and faculty during her time at UNC for academic research (American Dental Education Association scholar), community engagement (CAARE, Missions of Mercy, and SHAC clinics), professionalism and ethics (Zaytoun Award).

Photo of Dr. Monica Kim working with patients in Nepal

Dr. Kim enjoys connecting with people to help them in their journey of oral and systemic health. Dr. Kim welcomes Spanish and Korean-speaking patients. In her spare time, Dr. Kim enjoys relaxing with her family, spending time playing with her pets, adventuring outdoors, and listening to music. She also dabbles in cooking and is always looking out for new dishes to explore.

Administrative Team

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.

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.

Patient Care Coordinator

Bria was born and raised in Rockingham NC. She's lived in Raleigh NC for 10 years. She earned her degree in Esthiology science at Aveda Arts and Sciences Institute Charlotte. When not working with patients, Bria enjoys traveling with friends and family.

insurance Coordinator

Jamauria was born and raised in Durham, NC. She relocated to Chapel Hill with her husband & their three children about 5 years ago & they love the area. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English from North Carolina Central University in 2012 & has over 8 years of experience in the insurance field. In her free time, she likes to travel with her family & runs/operates her small business, SeaMossBossNCLLC.

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.

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.

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Clinical Team

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.


D'Lainee is from Mebane, NC and has been assisting for a little over 4 years, 3 of which in pediatric dentistry. She loves helping adults and children become more familiar and comfortable with the dentist and learn to love their smiles! She also enjoys working out and staying active with her 2 fur babies, Cali and Blu.

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

Caitlyn earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has applied to dental school and is hoping to start in 2022. In her free time, Caitlyn enjoys playing volleyball, painting, and playing with her german shepherd puppy, Maui.

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Dental Hygenists

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.

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.  Her hobbies include listening to jazz, reading, cheering for her Tar Heels, and creating cake masterpieces.

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.

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