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Our Dentists Are Among the Best in NC

Meet the CarolinasDentist Team

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care. Our highly trained and skilled dental clinicians at CarolinasDentist stay up to date on the latest advancements in dental care to ensure you enjoy excellent oral health and wear a beautiful smile for a lifetime. No matter your need or which office you visit, you’re in caring, capable hands here.

Our dental offices are staffed with highly trained, caring dentists and hardworking team members. From the moment you walk through our doors, you’ll be greeted with a smile and given the first-rate CarolinasDentist experience. If you ever have questions about your dental health, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help!

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Dr. Lauren Steddum, DMD

Dr. Steddum is originally from Flemington, NJ, but primarily grew up in Raleigh, NC. She attended Cardinal Gibbons High School, where she graduated Valedictorian in 2008. She attended UNC-Chapel Hill…

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Dr. Logan Eaker, DMD

Dr. Logan Eaker, DMD, is a Tarheel native who was born in Winston-Salem, but spent his formative years in Durham. Logan attended UNC-Chapel Hill and competed as a rower on…

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Dr. Chris Steddum, DMD, FAGD

Dr. Steddum attended UNC-Chapel Hill as an undergraduate and completed his Doctor of Dental Medicine at the ECU School of Dental Medicine in 2016. Following dental school, Dr. Steddum completed…

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Dr. Josh Zukerman, DDS

Dr. Josh Zukerman graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2006 with distinction and highest honors, earning his BA in Anthropology. Most importantly, during his college…

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Dr. Laura Johnson, DMD

Dr. Johnson grew up in Lakeland, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, where she received her Bachelor of Science in biology with honors. Following undergrad, dr. Johnson attended the…

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Dr. Amruta Bahekar, DDS

Dr. Bahekar was born and raised in India’s great city of Mumbai. She continues to celebrate her Indian heritage through various forms of art. She completed dental school with a…

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Dr. Drew Rappaport, DMD

Dr. Drew Austin Rappaport, DMD, was born in Palo Alto, CA and raised in Reno, Nevada. He completed his undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Kentucky with Honors…

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Dr. Kathrin Gallick, DMD

Dr. Kathrin Gallick graduated Cum Laude with distinction in Biology from the University of Florida and went on to receive her doctorate of dental medicine degree with honors from the…

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Dr. Krista McDaniel, DDS

Dr. McDaniel is a proud member of the CarolinasDentist team in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Dr. McDaniel became passionate about dentistry in high school as a volunteer with the Medical-Dental bus that…

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Dr. Imran Rauf, DDS

Dr. Rauf was born in New York and raised in Goldsboro, North Carolina. He earned his undergraduate degree from East Carolina University and his Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the…

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Dr. Mihir Bava, DMD

Dr. Mihirgir Bava is a general dentist whose passion is helping patients achieve a beautiful, healthy smile. Dr. Bava obtained his dental education from the Tufts University School of Dental…

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Dr. Mariya Harn, DMD

Dr. Mariya Harn was born in the Ukraine and spent most of her pre-school years in Belarus before immigrating to the United States when she was five years old. Dr.…

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Dr. Meghan Manisero, DDS

Dr. Meghan Manisero was born in Brooklyn, NY and raised in Manalapan, NJ. Meghan’s college life took her to the University of North Carolina-Wilmington where she majored in chemistry and…

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Dr. Britta Lundgren, DMD

Dr. Britta Lundgren was born in New Haven, CT., and raised in Guilford, CT. From a young age, Britta had an interest in nutrition and health and wanted to make…

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Dr. Taylor Berto, DMD

Dr. Taylor Berto, DMD

Dr. Taylor Berto, DMD will be joining the CarolinasDentist family in August 2021 at our Porters Neck, NC location. Dr. Berto grew up in the small town of Moosic, PA,…

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Dr. Brad Langley, DDS, FAGD

Dr. Brad Langley grew up in the small town of Staley, North Carolina. He attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he received his Bachelor of Arts…

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Dr. Karan Mirchandani, DDS

Hailing from the Big Apple, Dr. Karan Mirchandani joins us with a wealth of cultural experiences, shaping his mind and heart to be fully engaged and passionate about the work…

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Dr. Domenik Randon, DMD

Dr. Domenik Randon, DMD

Dr. Domenik Randon, DMD, was born and raised in the beautiful small town of Hope Mills, North Carolina. After completing his undergraduate degree, he continued his higher education at the…

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Dr. Magdalena Blaszczec, DDS

Dr. Blaszczec was born in Poland and at the age of three, her family moved to the United States and settled in New Jersey. Dr. Blaszczec attended Rutgers University and…

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Dr. Alexandra Wexler, DMD

Dr. Alexandra Wexler was born in Orange County, California but grew up in Seattle, Washington. She completed her Bachelor’s in biology with minors in Chemistry and Psychology at Central Washington…

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Dr. Jenna Sedberry, DDS

Dr. Sedberry was born in Pinehurst, NC and grew up nearby Ellerbe, NC. She currently resides in Rockingham, NC with her husband and golden doodle. Dr. Sedberry received her Bachelor’s…

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Dr. Corey Mullen, DDS

Dr. Mullen enjoys spending time with family, friends and enjoys everything the great outdoors has to offer. He doesn’t take his sports passion too seriously, but loves a round of…

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Dr. Blair Fleming, DMD

Dr. Blair Fleming is a Kentucky native who relocated to the beautiful state of North Carolina in the midst of the pandemic in 2020. Dr. Fleming knew she wanted to…

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Dr. Elliott Devinney, DMD

Dr. Devinney was raised in Butler, Pennsylvania, where he eventually found his passion for dentistry after realizing the potential that dentists have to improve the lives of others. He attended…

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Dr. Vamsi Kalavacharla, DDS

Dr. Kalavacharla now calls North Carolina home after obtaining his DDS degree from the Herman Ostrow School of Dentistry, at the University of Southern California. He also obtained his Masters…

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Dr. Nolan Bodah, DDS

Dr. Bodah was born and raised in Syracuse, NY but now calls beautiful Wilmington, North Carolina home. After receiving his undergraduate degree, Dr. Bodah attended the University of Buffalo School…

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Dr. Andrew Lefeber, DDS

Dr. Andrew Lefeber was born and raised in Racine, WI. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater earning his Bachelor of Science. After his undergraduate degree was completed, Andrew continued his…

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Dr. Sarah Kinsley, DMD

Dr. Sarah Kinsley grew up in Greenville, NC, and attended East Carolina University, graduating Summa Cum Laude, earning her B.A. in Chemistry, with a minor in Biology and Hispanic Studies.…

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What We Strive for When Providing Your Best Oral Health

At CarolinasDentist, we provide a positively different dental care experience. How does that benefit you? Well, we always put our patients first and use leading-edge technology and techniques to ensure you leave our office with a stunning, healthy smile. Our goal is to provide you and your family with the best oral health care available, providing the smiles you deserve along the way.

You’ll discover that we aren’t your average dental office. During your visit, feel free to take advantage of our different amenities, including WiFi, warm blankets, aromatherapy, refreshments, and noise- canceling headphones. We have fun, kid-friendly amenities too!

But it’s not just our approach that sets us apart. Our team goes the extra steps as well.

Choosing a trusted family dentist means that you don’t have to make multiple trips across town to seek dental treatment for your whole family. Not only does a family dentist save you time, but they also provide a comprehensive suite of service offerings to ensure that they can provide the care that your family needs.

Our Compassionate, Exceptional Team: Positively Different Dentistry

Lifelong learners, our dentists make it a habit to participate in continuing education on a regular basis so they can offer their patients the highest standard of care possible. Maintaining a standard of excellence in personalized dental care enables us to provide the quality dental clinic services our patients deserve. We provide comprehensive treatment planning and use restorative and cosmetic dentistry to achieve your optimal dental health.

At CarolinasDentist, our compassionate, highly skilled dentists are dedicated to making sure you enjoy excellent oral health and a beautiful smile for a lifetime. No matter what you need or what office near you that you visit, you’ll be in good hands. Reach out to us today to begin your journey to an amazing smile!

Google Reviews

  • Makayla was amazing! She gave me so much information and was so gentle with my teeth. I definitely recommend her as a hygienist I felt so comfortable and asked as many questions as possible and she answered them all without hesitation!

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    Precious Allen
    10/21/2021

    Dr. Zukerman and his staff are kind, efficient, and professional. The office is newly renovated. We will definitely be back for our ongoing care!

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    Duncan Dorris
    6/07/2021

    We love Carolinas Dentist!! My kids and I have been going there for close to 6 years and they’ve always been great.

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    Tiffany M
    8/20/2021
  • Went in for a root canal and a filling on the same day!This dentist is so gentle even with my super tiny mouth. 🙂 The best point is getting to watch some "Wheel Of Fortune" and "Grown Up" on the tv.Definitely over my dental fears.

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    Maggie East
    9/29/2021

    Great dental office. Easy to make appt and seen promptly and courteously. The dentist and tech greeted me in the lobby. Exam and cleaning was painless and well explained. It will be my permanent dentist in Wilmington.

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    Karen Murphy
    9/22/2021

    It was a very cool experience for me. I had a root canal and crown procedure done as well as a wisdom tooth extraction. The Dentist his assistant and staff were/are very professional, friendly, helpful and funny. All and all very cool atmosphere and place to be at and have... Read More

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    jay ely
    7/14/2021
  • Being my first time here as a patient I can say I was treated with the best of care. They explained everything that was happening. I was given all the options as to my care. Dentist and his assistants were very professional. It was a very pleasant visit. I thank... Read More

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    Cathy Mcbryde
    10/22/2021

    This is a warm and wonderful practice. Dentist and entire staff is very professional, nice and polite. I couldn’t have found a better Dental Office then this one. I even have my wife switching over. That speaks volume if I could do that. Please try them you won’t be disappointed.

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    Ronald Jenkins
    6/10/2021

    I must say I am not a fan of the dentists. I had a great one for over 12 years before he retired. It has taken me over 6 years to finally say I found a NEW DENTIST! The environment is welcoming and the staff is so friendly personable. They... Read More

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    April Jenkins
    5/06/2021
  • The staff at this dentist office is so friendly and down to earth. They don't sugar coat anything or beat around the bush. Extremely polite and informative of what they are and will be doing before they start. I have a appointment Tuesday and am looking forward to it so... Read More

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    cobra 371
    7/22/2021

    I moved to NC from CT and my husband and I needed to find a dentist. I received a brochure from Carolina Dentistry and decided to give them a try. Well we made the right choice. The staff was amazing. They took there time with us. Very Thorough with their... Read More

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    victoria Crouse
    5/21/2021

    My son had anxiety about going to the dentist and after visiting the Barclay commons location he didn't want to leave! They made the new patient process seamless from the website to physically being in and the payment options were great even with insurance and they take Care Credit! This... Read More

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    keyauna thomas
    10/18/2021
  • Great location, and awesome staff, especially Victoria! She made sure everything was explained thoroughly to me and was so nice. Very welcoming atmosphere!

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    Kate Woolard
    10/14/2021

    I came in with an emergency, first thing in the morning. They were the first office to actually listen to me, and to take care of what I needed done. They gave me options, but supported the decision I went with and was comfortable with. Highly recommend!

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    Christina Peltier
    10/25/2021

    After moving here I needed a new dental office. You know the expression - third time is a charm. I’m extremely happy I kept searching. Carolina Dentist in Porters Neck is top rate. Pristine is how I would describe their office. The staff is friendly, informative, and caring. Love the... Read More

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    Carole Hansen
    9/28/2021
  • I was very impressed. From the doctor to Melissa and Susan, everyone was very professional and thorough. I’m new to the area so glad that I found my new dental home

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    Kelissa Shillingford
    9/02/2021

    It was the best experience I've ever had at a dentist office. The staff was Great and I Love Dr. Bryan. They were very thoughtful and answer every concerns that I had and actually listened to me. I highly recommend them! You won't be disappointed.

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    Donald Godwin
    8/19/2021

    This office and it's staff are awesome!!! The facility is very clean and the office staff are very personable, kind and caring. From the moment you walk in the door, until you leave, the experience is top notch. Dr.Lundgren is very sweet and thorough and I love it. ... Read More

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    Titiana Deras
    10/07/2021
  • I had a very pleasant experience! Dr. Zukerman provided effective treatment catered to my situation and answered all of my questions during the visit. The rest of the staff is also very friendly and worked with me even though I was more than a few minutes late to my appointment.

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    Trey Hayes
    7/02/2021

    My first time here and my visit was very pleasant. From receptionist to the Dentist were very courteous and professional. They explained in detail everything they were doing and if I had questions they were happy to answer them. I had a cleaning and a filling replaced in the same... Read More

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    ric rosel
    5/23/2021

    Everyone was so friendly and helpful. First time being at the dentist in such a long time, and they walked me through everything that needed to be done. You can tell they really care for their patients!

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    Rachel Lynne
    8/06/2021
  • Okay starting off, I love the greetings from the receptionists. Have never met anyone with such an upbeat, friendly personality. My great experience starts with Melissa (dentist assistant) she is literally the most positive person I have ever come in contact with and her bright attitude encourages me to stay... Read More

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    L Money
    3/11/2021

    Awesome experience...Bailey was terrific. I have not been to the dentist in almost a decade, but they did a terrific job of making it as expeditious and painless. Very thorough and friendly. Great all-around experience.

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    Bryan Davis
    6/15/2021

    The staff is very knowledgeable and professional and work together to address all of my dental concerns. The facility is clean and uses up to date equipment .Had my cleaning done today and everyone was so nice and professional. I always feel very comfortable here.

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    carmen taylor
    9/09/2021
  • Excellent Dentist and Staff! Dr. Lauren Steddum is a very knowledgeable, skilled, and caring dentist. I had a cleaning and was fitted with a new night guard. The night guard fits perfect. The office is very clean and the staff are kind and caring.... Read More

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    Cheryl Hilla
    7/23/2021

    It was the best experience I've ever had at a dental office. The staff was Great and I Love my dentist.They were very thoughtful and answer every concerns that I had and actually listened to me. I highly recommend them! You won't be disappointed.

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    Donald Godwin
    8/20/2021

    i have really enjoyed my experience here. i have not been to the dentist in an embarrassing long time but all of the staff, assistants (victoria is my favorite, she’s so kind) and head dentist made me feel so comfortable. we made a game plan on how/when to approach all... Read More

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    kbhollaway
    9/22/2021
  • CarolinasDentist Porters Neck has an amazing staff. Everyone was extremely friendly and worked together seamlessly to provide a very comfortable patient experience as well as phenomenal dental care. Dr. Meghan Manisero and her staff are absolutely awesome!!!

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    E. J. Hubbard
    8/06/2021

    This whole dental office was friendly and welcoming. It was my first appointment with them, and my first dental appointment in a while, and there was absolutely no judgement. The dentist and hygienists were all very nice and informative. AND NO ONE HURT ME AT ALL, even though I needed... Read More

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    Tess Lucetram
    8/10/2021

    Update to 5 stars: haven’t been here in over a year because it was so slow last time. But there is new staff and today my appointment was normal time and really great! Hygienist was very gentle and competent and they were very professional with recommendations.Original review: Trust worthy... Read More

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    Katie Carlson
    8/10/2020

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