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.

  • Ashley
    Ashley Dental Hygienist

    I moved to the Cary area in 1996 and have been an active part of the dental field for 20 years. I began my career as a dental assistant where I quickly became passionate about dentistry. This passion inspired me to further my education and pursue becoming a Dental Hygienist. I graduated hygiene school from UNC-CH school of dentistry in 2003. I continue my education by participating in multiple dental hygiene study groups in order to stay current in the field. My goal as your hygienist is to put you at ease by building your confidence and earning your trust. It is my top priority to have each patient always feel comfortable with me. My passion is educating patients on their individual needs. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children.

  • Courtney
    Courtney Dental Hygienist

    I was born in Fayetteville, NC and earned my Dental Hygiene degree from Fayetteville Technical College in 2004. I enjoy going to the beach and traveling with my husband. We have two children which keep us very busy.

  • Lesley
    Lesley Dental Hygienist

    Originally from New Jersey, I practiced as a dental assistant for 26 years before I made a career change to dental hygiene. While attending West Liberty College, I was honored with the Pallottini Award, HuFriedy Golden Scaler Award and elected into the Sigma Phi Alpha Dental Hygiene Honor Society. Practicing dental hygiene for ten years has been very rewarding as I remain committed to treating our patients as family with a gentle touch and genuine concern for their oral health.
    I recently married an amazing Raleigh gentleman after raising two beautiful daughters in the Pittsburgh area. I enjoy spending time on our houseboat at Kerr Lake and with our six grandchildren.

  • Pam
    Pam Dental Hygienist

    I am North Carolina born and bred and I have lived in Apex for thirty-five years. I have three children, two sons and a daughter and three precious grandchildren. My happy place is the beach which is where I grew up. I love to garden, bird watch and paint but my favorite thing is spending time with my grandkids.
    I have worked with Dr. Grinder for the last twenty-nine years and have been a dental hygienist for forty-five years. I love visiting with my patients and sharing stories about our families.

  • 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.

  • Linda
    Linda Dental Assistant

    Originally from Claremont, NH I received my dental assisting education while on active duty in the U.S. Army and a BA in Sociology from Fayetteville State University.
    I have been working in the dental field as a certified assistant for over 30 years and enjoy the diversity of family practice dentistry.
    In my spare time you will find me in the mountains hiking or training my German Shepard for competition work. I also volunteer with the NC State Park Service doing historical restoration.

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Courtney
    Courtney Dental Hygienist

    I was born in Fayetteville, NC and earned my Dental Hygiene degree from Fayetteville Technical College in 2004. I enjoy going to the beach and traveling with my husband. We have two children which keep us very busy.

  • Ashley
    Ashley Dental Hygienist

    I moved to the Cary area in 1996 and have been an active part of the dental field for 20 years. I began my career as a dental assistant where I quickly became passionate about dentistry. This passion inspired me to further my education and pursue becoming a Dental Hygienist. I graduated hygiene school from UNC-CH school of dentistry in 2003. I continue my education by participating in multiple dental hygiene study groups in order to stay current in the field. My goal as your hygienist is to put you at ease by building your confidence and earning your trust. It is my top priority to have each patient always feel comfortable with me. My passion is educating patients on their individual needs. In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my husband and 3 children.