The Dentist in Durham
Park Place Dental’s mission is to create a great experience for every patient. We will be a dental team focused on caring for patients and treating each person as a unique and valued individual. By informing patients about their oral health and teaching patients about comprehensive dentistry, we help them maintain healthy and beautiful smiles. We work as a team to create a warm and caring environment that is enjoyable for ourselves and our guests. At all times, we are guided by our commitment to quality, honesty and integrity.
Meet the Durham Dentist, Mary Gaddis, DDS
Mary Gaddis, the dentist in Durham, graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 2004, and she has been practicing dentistry ever since. Her attention to detail and gentle touch allow her to provide her patients with an unparalleled quality of dentistry. She is very passionate about her work, and she enjoys taking the time to get to know her patients so that she can understand the needs of each unique patient.
Dr. Gaddis is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Association of Women Dentists, the Durham-Orange County Dental Society, and the Pankey Institute. Additionally, our Dentist in Durham Dr. Gaddis is a Six Month Smiles Provider.
Our Durham Dental Team
Meet Shelia – Dental Insurance Coordinator
Shelia has over eight years of experience working in the dental benefits industry, and this extensive benefits knowledge will help support an informative and pleasant dental experience for you. Shelia works hard to eliminate any ‘surprises’ that insurance companies hit patients with. She will answer any questions you have concerning dental benefits. Her experience working with insurance benefits is refined and that expertise comes in handy every single day.
Shelia is married to her husband, Byron, they reside in Sanford. In her spare time, she spends time with her grown children and grandchildren, and she is very involved with church ministry.
Meet Kristen – Dental Assistant
Kristen grew up just down the road from us in Mebane, NC. Kristen knew for a long time that she wanted to work in the dental field. When she had the opportunity to begin her training as a dental assistant, she embraced it wholeheartedly. She says she knew right away she made the right decision! We are thrilled to have Kristen as our dental assistant.
When she isn’t having fun learning about dentistry, Kristen can be found at the gym working out or spending time with her family and friends.
Meet Minjee – Dental Hygienist
Minjee enjoys welcoming our patients to the office. She loves being a dental hygienist and promises patients she won’t only talk about flossing while they are in the chair.
Minjee lives in Raleigh with her husband and two dogs, Penelope and Bella. She and her husband enjoy trying out new restaurants and finding fun things to see and do in Asheville. Minjee travels regularly, especially when visiting extended family in Atlanta and California.
Meet Martha – Dental Hygienist
I was born and raised in Zimbabwe and moved to North Carolina about 15 years ago. I love the area and consider it my second home. I have been a dental hygienist for almost 8 years and I love it. I get to be a part of a profession that makes people smile.Besides dentistry, I like to travel only when it’s warm, enjoy trying different types of food ,bowling and boxing.
Meet Valarie – Patient Care Coordinator
Valarie grew up in southern California and moved to the great state of NC in 2006. Her dental career includes 14 years as a chair-side assistant and more than 18 years as a front desk coordinator. She uses her wealth of knowledge and experience to help our patients understand their dental health and feel comfortable during their visits.
Outside the office, Valarie lives in Holly Springs with her husband Paul. Together, they have 3 grown sons – Zachary, Matthew, and Logan – and 2 beautiful granddaughters – Adelynn Rae and Rylee Grace. When not at work, Valarie enjoys running and playing golf and co-ed softball.
Meet Susan – Dental Assistant
Susan joined our family in April 2016, but she’s definitely not new to dentistry. Susan has 20 years of experience!! She uses these well-honed skills to help us obtained the best quality dentistry available. Susan has a genuine care for her patients and always goes above and beyond to make even the most fearful patient feel comfortable.
Besides being a great dental assistant, Susan is known around the office to always have great attitude and is always volunteering her time to help. We have really enjoyed having Susan on our team and we know you will love her as much as we do!
Farley is the newest addition to the Park Place Dental Team.
Hi I’m Farley. I was found wondering the streets in Scotland Neck. I was lucky enough to find my way to the Saving Grace Rescue program. Dr. Mary secretly signed up to foster a dog one weekend. After spending one weekend with me, she just couldn’t give me back.
If you’re lucky, you might actually find me in her office some days cuddled up in my bed.
Things I love: meeting new people, chasing balls, playing with anything or anyone, and lots of belly rubs!