Our Team - Village Dental

Our Team

Dr. Chris Martin

I am a native of Hays, NC. A small rural community in the beautiful North Carolina foothills.

I attended the University of North Carolina for both Dental School (DDS 1996), and undergrad (BS Dentistry 1993).

I have been in practice in our current location in Olde Raleigh Village since 1998. It has been a wonderful practice home.

I enjoy the practice of dentistry immensely. Dentistry is challenging at times, but provides a true sense of accomplishment. I have always enjoyed ‘working with my hands’ and ‘working with people’. Dentistry allows me to do both of these daily. I feel lucky to have chosen this life path.

I am happily married to Maja Vukojicic Martin (since 1999). We have three beautiful children, Ava Marie (born September 2006), Ella Rae (born October 2008), and Noah Christopher, (born December 18, 2009).

I also truly enjoy learning from others, being with my family, music, fitness and vintage volkswagens.

Thanks for your interest in our practice. I look forward to meeting you.

Dr. Martin has received the Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and received Mastership in AGD in 2018.

Dr. Sree Nadella

I was born in Virginia and grew up in Roanoke Rapids, NC. Even after leaving there 20 years ago, I still consider it home. I graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry (DDS 2004) and with honors from the undergraduate program in Public Health-Health Policy and Administration (BSPH 1999). My best friend and husband, Praveen, is a Georgia native and we have been married since 2004. Our two amazing daughters: Jaya (born 2006) and Sona (born 2008) keep us busy and smiling! We enjoy family game night, cooking, and dancing together!

My practice experience over the past 15 years has been in Georgia, North Carolina, Arizona, and then back to North Carolina. We are thrilled to be back home permanently. I feel blessed to be able to use my education and skills to serve and improve the dental health of others. Dentistry is my calling in life. I take pride in being able to treat my patients gently, respectfully, and carefully for a pleasant dental experience.

It is an honor to be an Associate Dentist at Village Dental. I look forward to serving your dental needs. I am here for you!

Dr. Jacob Hyer

I am originally from California, and dentistry is actually a part of my heritage! Both my father and grandfather were dentists. After working at their legacy office, I can see the tremendous benefit that honest, high-quality dentistry can have on generations of people.

Helping people get and stay out of pain, improve their smiles, and practice good oral hygiene so they may enjoy their life and enjoy delicious food are some of the reasons why I love being a dentist!

I earned my Doctorate of Dental Surgery from the UCLA School of Dentistry and did my General Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Northern California Healthcare System. I also received a BS in Physiology and Developmental Biology from Brigham Young University. I spent several years practicing in California prior to joining the team here in Raleigh.

In my time off, if I’m not devouring dental literature, most of it is spent with my wife and four kids. We love doing day trips, eating good food, participating in church service, and doing generally family-friendly activities. I love to surf, ski and go to the gym if there is any spare time left over. Super pumped to meet you at the Village!

Ray

Operations Manager

Thank you for visiting our site and taking the time to read our bio’s! I have been very fortunate to devote years of my life as a people-leader and I look forward to many more years to come here at Village Dental. I have worked in the retail pharmacy industry for 18 years and I was very fortunate to be highly utilized in many different advanced roles managing in upwards of 1,400 team members. There is no greater honor than serving and leading people. Nothing excites me more than inspiring exceptional everyday people to deliver extraordinary results that make a difference. I joined Village Dental because of the difference they make in peoples’ lives and their mission-focused purpose. I’m so excited to be here and am excited to work with an extremely talented group of people. I hope to help our leaders impact our patient’s smiles and lives in so many wonderful ways.

I was blessed to attend Syracuse University where I obtained the first of many college degrees. I earned my MBA with a concentration in Executive Leadership and Healthcare Administration from Liberty University, which I absolutely love. In fact, I’m currently pursuing my Doctorate of Business Administration online and hope to have my DBA by 2023. In my free time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful and talented wife Annya, who is also an Operations Manager and passionate about everything she does! We have two wonderful and awesome children, Hannah (16) and Eli (11). I love meeting new people, building relationships, and I hope to meet and serve you and your family here at Village Dental.

Jennifer

Clinic Administrator

Hey! My name is Jennifer and I am so happy that you’re considering Village Dental for your dental home. We strive to have the best customer service and hope to make your dental visit as smooth as possible. A little about myself – I grew up in Clayton, NC. My husband and I have a beautiful black lab, and we are new parents to our sweet son, Parker! We enjoy spending time together as a family, going to the beach and spending most of our summer at the pool! I look forward to meeting you soon!

Christina

Insurance Coordinator

Hello! My name is Christina. I was born and raised in Warrenton, NC. I attended NC Dental U in Wake Forest, NC. In my spare time I enjoy spending quality time with my husband, my boys and my Yorkies. I am very excited to join the Village Dental team.

Kendall

Treatment Coordinator

Hi! My name is Kendall. I have been a resident of North Carolina for many years. I began my career in the dental field in 2008. In 2008 I attended NCDENTALU and received my Dental Assistant I certificate. After, I received my DAI training I moved to Germany for 3 ½ years. In August of 2011, I graduated from University of Maryland University College with my A.A. degree. The following year I moved back to North Carolina and began working as a treatment coordinator. In the dental field I have worked as a dental assistant, front desk administrator, office manager, financial coordinator, and treatment coordinator. I have found my passion to be treatment coordinating. I truly love helping patients understand their treatment plan and making a way for them to receive the treatment they need. When I am not at work I love spending quality time with my beautiful 5 year old son Brycen. He has a love for baseball so, in the spring and fall, I am watching baseball games after work regularly. I also enjoy spending time with the rest of my family, going to the beach, traveling, reading about current events, and writing. I look forward to meeting you soon!

Theresa

Patient Concierge

I am a long-time resident of Wake Forest, NC. I am returning to dentistry after 12 years of working in veterinary medicine. I recently remarried my wonderful husband, Greg, and we will celebrate our 2nd anniversary in July. We share 3 daughters, 1 granddaughter, 2 dogs and 2 granddogs. When we’re not working, you’ll find us kayaking at the beach!

Maggie

New Patient Specialist

Bio coming soon.

Madeline

Dental Hygienist

Hello! My name is Madeline and I am super excited to have joined the Village Dental team! I graduated from Wake Technical Community College with an Associates in Dental Hygiene. I am originally from Kentucky but I have lived in North Carolina since 2011. I love it here and am always trying to find new places to explore. So please share with me some of your favorite places! Most of my free time is spent working out and playing sports! Anytime I can play, I’m there! Volleyball (sand/court), basketball, tennis, you name it! I’m also an avid reader with my nose in a book. I absolutely love staying active and making people smile! I look forward to meeting you and making your smile brighter!

Gabby

Dental Assistant
Hey! My name is Gabby and I have been a dental assistant for over 4 years. I live in a small town called Manson, close to the Virginia border. I enjoy spending time with my fox terrier puppy named Milly and my boyfriend, Kaleb. I enjoy hunting, fishing, and spending time outdoors. I look forward to meeting you and assisting you with getting, and keeping, your mouth healthy!

Elizabeth

Dental Assistant

Bio coming soon.

Liz

Dental Assistant

Hey! I’m Elizabeth, but I go by Liz. I was raised in Jersey and now settled in Youngsville. I bought my house in 2007, and I live there with my 3 girls—McKenzie (June 2006), Bella (January 2011) and Tate (April 2018). I’ve been a dental assistant since 2008, with chairside experience. On top of that, I have experience working the front desk and coordinating and assisting in the OR, as well. I’m also Firefighter I and II, and I’m EMT-B certified. Dentistry has built a career for me and a life for my children, so much so, my daughter wants to be a dentist! 

My family and I spend our time participating in competition cheer. We also love the outdoors and beach trips! If we are home, we are in the pool. Hope to see you soon at Village Dental!

Michael

Paramedic / Sedation Team
Hi, I’m Michael! I’m originally from the Lowcountry of South Carolina and graduated from the College of Charleston in 2010 with a Bachelor’s in Biology. I’ve been a paramedic for 6 years and recently acquired my critical care paramedic certification. In my free time I enjoy cooking, exploring the Triangle, and hiking with my family on the Eno River. I’m happy to be a part of the Village Dental team. Patient comfort and safety are my number one goals!

Andres

Paramedic
My name is Andres. I am 29 years young, born and raised in Miami, FL. I have been working in the medical field since 2011 as an EMT-P, mainly working in the emergency room for seven years and EMS for about two years. I moved to North Carolina for family, work opportunities and to expand my knowledge in the medical field. My short-term goal which is in process at this moment is to attend and complete my BSN, my dream goal that I have been working on is to become a CRNA. Finally, my hobbies include working out, involving myself in extreme sports and dining out to try new and exciting foods.

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