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.

        • Dental Assistant
        • Zoje
            Zoje Dental Assistant

            My name is Zoje (pronounced like Zoe). My family is Albanian and I grew up in Kosovo. I came to the US with my husband after my first son was born. We raised our family in upstate NY where I worked in a dental office for 18 years. I recently relocated to NC to be with my sons. I am excited to be apart of Dr. Garcia’s team and work with him as his dental assistant. I look forward to meeting you and helping in any way that I can!

          • 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.

            • Barbara-Anne
                Barbara-Anne Dental Hygienist

                “You have a southern name,” is often what I am told.  Or “Is there a song by that name?”  Yes, both are true.  Although I enjoy living in the South, I was born in Trinidad (an island in the Caribbean).  As for my name, I was named after my mother, Barbara.

                I have a BA in Chemistry and an AAS in Dental Hygiene.  I graduated from hygiene school in 2007 and have been a clinician since then.

                I love the simple things in life: family, friends, laughter or a quiet day at home.  I have been married for 14 years to my husband, Andre and we have a fun-loving 9 year old son, named Gabriel.

                I look forward to taking care of you at your next visit.

              • Audrey
                  Audrey Dental Hygienist

                  As a dental hygienist, I am most passionate about patient education. I find oral health fascinating and I am eager to answer any questions you may have.

                  I grew up in Orlando, Florida and moved to North Carolina in 2010. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English (Concentration in Creative Writing) from Florida State University and an Associates of Applied Sciences Degree in Dental Hygiene from Wake Technical Community College.

                  My wife and I enjoy visiting family and spending time with our three miniature dachshunds: Quincy, Miles, and Lucy. We also have a number of fish, a turtle, and a leopard gecko.

                  Outside of work, I am most passionate about music. I am a singer/songwriter and the winner of Wake Tech Idol 2017! You may see me perform sometime at your local open mic night.

                • Alisa
                    Alisa 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.

                    • Lisa
                        Lisa Front Desk Coordinator

                        I was raised in the small town of Harford, Pennsylvania and moved to North Carolina with my husband in 2015. I have 4 grown children (2 of my own and 2 step children), and 4 puppy dogs (Cricket, Lily, Zoie, and Ramsey). I have been in the dental field since 2002, starting as a dental assistant, then a surgical assistant in 2012, and decided to move to the front desk in 2016 due to back troubles. I look forward to serving our patients and helping with any questions or concerns you may have.

                      • 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.

                            • Dental Assistant
                            • Barbara-Anne
                                Barbara-Anne Dental Hygienist

                                “You have a southern name,” is often what I am told.  Or “Is there a song by that name?”  Yes, both are true.  Although I enjoy living in the South, I was born in Trinidad (an island in the Caribbean).  As for my name, I was named after my mother, Barbara.

                                I have a BA in Chemistry and an AAS in Dental Hygiene.  I graduated from hygiene school in 2007 and have been a clinician since then.

                                I love the simple things in life: family, friends, laughter or a quiet day at home.  I have been married for 14 years to my husband, Andre and we have a fun-loving 9 year old son, named Gabriel.

                                I look forward to taking care of you at your next visit.

                              • 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.