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.

      • Jordan
          Jordan Dental Assistant

          Raised in Clayton, I am a North Carolina native. I currently reside in Sanford, NC with my son and husband. My husband is serving the country in the Airforce. We have a smart and rambunctious son who keeps us very busy and we are expecting our second child. My passion for dentistry started when I was a little girl and wanted to be like my mother, who is a dental hygienist. I followed in her footsteps and received my Bachelors in Science degree in Dental Hygiene from University of North Carolina-GO HEELS! I am excited to be able to help our community and patients understand why oral hygiene is important.

        • 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.

            • Nicole
                Nicole Dental Hygienist

                I am a North Carolina native, born and raised.  After high school, I obtained my Respiratory Therapy degree from Sandhills Community College and practiced as a Respiratory Therapist before deciding on a career change desiring a more flexible work schedule.  I attended UNC- Chapel Hill and graduated with the 2004 class of Dental Hygiene. With over 17 years of dental experience, I feel I have a lot to offer my patients.  I am particularly skilled at working with patients with dental anxiety and have been told I have a calming chair side manner.  I love Jesus, my family and running!  I am an avid runner and have completed the NYC, Chicago and Berlin marathons.  I am currently on a quest to run all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors.

              • 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.

                • Gina
                    Gina Front Desk Coordinator

                    I have worked in the dental field for 34 years.  I began my career as a chair side dental assistant and moved to the front desk after 10 years.  I was married to a man in the military and traveled across the US and around the world working in the dental field along the way.  It is wonderful to have landed in NC as my forever home.

                    I look forward to spending the remainder of my career here at Dr’s. Grinder and Garcia.  I love interacting with patients and helping them feel comfortable and welcoming from the moment they arrive.

                    When not at work, I love to read, crochet, cook and spend time with my two dogs.  I have two grown children and two beautiful grandchildren.

                  • 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.

                        • Jordan
                            Jordan Dental Assistant

                            Raised in Clayton, I am a North Carolina native. I currently reside in Sanford, NC with my son and husband. My husband is serving the country in the Airforce. We have a smart and rambunctious son who keeps us very busy and we are expecting our second child. My passion for dentistry started when I was a little girl and wanted to be like my mother, who is a dental hygienist. I followed in her footsteps and received my Bachelors in Science degree in Dental Hygiene from University of North Carolina-GO HEELS! I am excited to be able to help our community and patients understand why oral hygiene is important.

                          • Nicole
                              Nicole Dental Hygienist

                              I am a North Carolina native, born and raised.  After high school, I obtained my Respiratory Therapy degree from Sandhills Community College and practiced as a Respiratory Therapist before deciding on a career change desiring a more flexible work schedule.  I attended UNC- Chapel Hill and graduated with the 2004 class of Dental Hygiene. With over 17 years of dental experience, I feel I have a lot to offer my patients.  I am particularly skilled at working with patients with dental anxiety and have been told I have a calming chair side manner.  I love Jesus, my family and running!  I am an avid runner and have completed the NYC, Chicago and Berlin marathons.  I am currently on a quest to run all 6 Abbott World Marathon Majors.

                            • 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.