Our Caring Team

Our team’s goal is to provide each patient with the best dental care in a gentle, efficient, pleasant manner thereby encouraging the prevention of future problems.

  • Dr. Todd Garcia
      Dr. Todd Garcia Dentist

      I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and proudly attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Following graduation, I served five years in the U.S. Navy. With dentistry in my blood (both my grandfather and father were dentists) I attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Upon graduation from dental school, I chose to open my practice in Cary, NC in 2004 with a philosophy to practice dentistry placing an emphasis on prevention and conservative care thereby minimizing interventions and invasive procedures for my patients. Being a solo practitioner provides me the opportunity to devote the time and focus required to give appropriate care to each of my patients. This model also has the benefit of continuity of care for all my patients.

      I have two awesome kids, Courtney and Ethan both of whom are avid tennis players as am I. One of my favorite things to do outside of work is play tennis with them. Family vacations usually involve snowboarding or a trip to the beach when we can schedule them around tennis tournaments.

      I look forward to being your dentist of choice and working together toward achieving all your dental goals.

      Todd is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the North Carolina Dental Society.

    • Dr. Tim Grinder
        Dr. Tim Grinder Dentist

        Originally from the Pittsburgh area, Dr. Grinder move to Chapel Hill in 1979 to take a position as a staff Respiratory Therapist at UNC Memorial Hospital.  After working there for four years, Dr. Grinder decided to change careers and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1987.

        After graduation, Dr. Grinder opened his private practice and has been serving the Cary/Apex area for over 32 years.  He is a proud member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.

        Dr. Grinder is married with three grown sons and two beautiful granddaughters.

      • Brooke
          Brooke Dental Assistant

          Originally from Florida, I graduated from South Florida State College as a Certified Dental Assistant in June of 2017 and moved to North Carolina with my husband. I joined Dr. Garcia’s team in late October of 2017 and am excited I have the opportunity to work with patients alongside Dr. Garcia and our other staff members.

        • Sheila
            Sheila Dental Hygienist

            I am a Charlotte, NC native and have been married 27 years to a wonderful Air Force veteran.  We are blessed with three boys, who are all Eagle Scouts, and two fur babies.  I enjoy outdoor adventures and traveling with my family as well as being involved in our community.  I have a B.S. in Sports Medicine and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.  I found my passion for dentistry while stationed abroad when volunteering with the American Red Cross in a dental setting.  I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2011 and absolutely love helping patients obtain and maintain optimal oral health, along with seeing their beautiful smiles.

          • Amanda
              Amanda Dental Hygienist

              I was born and raised in Illinois and acquired my first dental job in 1991 as a receptionist and Dental Assistant. In 1998, I became a Dental Hygienist after graduating from Illinois Central College. That same year my fiancé (now husband) and I moved to Cary, NC. We now have three amazing boys and a rescue dog we all adore. My interests outside of work include baking, biking, camping, hiking and any water activity. With Pam retiring, I was given the opportunity to join Dr’s Garcia and Grinder in 2020. I am very excited to meet and work with you to achieve all your hygiene goals!

            • Amy
                Amy Dental Hygienist

                I was born and raised in Vietnam. I have been married to a veteran for 12 years and we have three children (Aaron, Eliana, Ciana) and a four legged fur baby, Cash. I earned a Bachelors degree at Vietnam’s prestigious National University. I lived in Korea and served in the U.S. Army as a paralegal specialist. This diverse background has exposed me to a variety of experiences yet I have stayed true to my personal motivation to serve and work with people. I love being a dental hygienist. My goal is to provide quality care to my patients each day and to educate them on their best home oral hygiene routine. I strive to provide thorough and gentle cleanings with an importance placed on patient comfort. I am looking forward to taking care of you at your next visit to our office!

              • Alisa Tommesen
                  Alisa Tommesen Office Manager/Insurance Specialist

                  Hello current and future patients:
                  Welcome to our practice. I am here to help! I began my career in the dental field as a file clerk my senior year in high school in south Florida where I grew up. When I moved to North Carolina in 1994, I found Dr. Grinder and have been working for him for 24 years. I have extensive knowledge of insurance and billing issues and will help in any way that I can to ensure you are getting the most benefit from your policy. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting all of you and taking care of Dr. Garcia’s practice for many years to come.
                  On a personal note, my hobby is gardening and my passion is animal welfare and rescue.

                • Penny
                    Penny Front Desk Coordinator

                    I moved to the Raleigh area from my hometown of Elizabeth City, NC to be closer to my family. I have been in the medical/pharmaceutical field for over 30 years. In 2017, I was given an opportunity to start a career in the dental field. I have thoroughly enjoyed this new career path because it allows me to continue helping patients with their needs and bringing a smile to their faces.
                    I have two awesome boys that keep me busy with their sports. In my spare time, I enjoy hanging out with my kids playing football, basketball and baseball. I also love spending time at the beach any chance I get!

                  • Pam
                      Pam Dental Hygienist

                      After over 30 years with us, Pam has decided it is time to hang up her scalers and retire. She will be dearly missed but we wish her good health and happiness in retirement!

                    • Dr. Todd Garcia
                        Dr. Todd Garcia Dentist

                        I grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and proudly attended the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD. Following graduation, I served five years in the U.S. Navy. With dentistry in my blood (both my grandfather and father were dentists) I attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. Upon graduation from dental school, I chose to open my practice in Cary, NC in 2004 with a philosophy to practice dentistry placing an emphasis on prevention and conservative care thereby minimizing interventions and invasive procedures for my patients. Being a solo practitioner provides me the opportunity to devote the time and focus required to give appropriate care to each of my patients. This model also has the benefit of continuity of care for all my patients.

                        I have two awesome kids, Courtney and Ethan both of whom are avid tennis players as am I. One of my favorite things to do outside of work is play tennis with them. Family vacations usually involve snowboarding or a trip to the beach when we can schedule them around tennis tournaments.

                        I look forward to being your dentist of choice and working together toward achieving all your dental goals.

                        Todd is a member of the American Dental Association (ADA) and the North Carolina Dental Society.

                        • Brooke
                            Brooke Dental Assistant

                            Originally from Florida, I graduated from South Florida State College as a Certified Dental Assistant in June of 2017 and moved to North Carolina with my husband. I joined Dr. Garcia’s team in late October of 2017 and am excited I have the opportunity to work with patients alongside Dr. Garcia and our other staff members.

                          • Amy
                              Amy Dental Hygienist

                              I was born and raised in Vietnam. I have been married to a veteran for 12 years and we have three children (Aaron, Eliana, Ciana) and a four legged fur baby, Cash. I earned a Bachelors degree at Vietnam’s prestigious National University. I lived in Korea and served in the U.S. Army as a paralegal specialist. This diverse background has exposed me to a variety of experiences yet I have stayed true to my personal motivation to serve and work with people. I love being a dental hygienist. My goal is to provide quality care to my patients each day and to educate them on their best home oral hygiene routine. I strive to provide thorough and gentle cleanings with an importance placed on patient comfort. I am looking forward to taking care of you at your next visit to our office!

                            • Sheila
                                Sheila Dental Hygienist

                                I am a Charlotte, NC native and have been married 27 years to a wonderful Air Force veteran.  We are blessed with three boys, who are all Eagle Scouts, and two fur babies.  I enjoy outdoor adventures and traveling with my family as well as being involved in our community.  I have a B.S. in Sports Medicine and an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene.  I found my passion for dentistry while stationed abroad when volunteering with the American Red Cross in a dental setting.  I have been a Registered Dental Hygienist since 2011 and absolutely love helping patients obtain and maintain optimal oral health, along with seeing their beautiful smiles.

                                When you arrive for your appointment please text your name to (919)819-9992.