The Dentist in Durham

Our Mission:

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

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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 and Invisalign® Provider.

Our Durham Dental Team

Meet Kristen – Dental Assistant

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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

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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, daughter, and two dogs (Penelope and Bella). She and her husband and their daughter 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

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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

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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 & Jett their dog. Together they have 3 grown sons – Zachary, Mathew, and Logan – and 4 beautiful granddaughters – Adelynn Rae, Rylee Grace, Genevieve Noelle, and London Mae. When not at work, Valarie enjoys yoga, craft beer and traveling.

Brandi – Insurance Coordinator

Brandi grew up down the road in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She joined our team in 2019. She has previous experience in the medical field and brings over 8 years of experience in patient care coordination, scheduling, and insurance needs. She has a great sense of humor and loves learning new things. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, traveling, and spending time with close friends and family.

Hannah – Dental Assistant 

Hannah began her Dental Assisting career with Dr. Gaddis in 2019. Her favorite part about being an assistant is getting to know each patient and making sure they feel comfortable during their dental experience.

Hannah resides in Alamance County. When she’s not busy assisting, she enjoys taking walks and working out, trying new restaurants, and spending time with her family at the lake.

Meet Farley

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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!