Meet the Team

 

We recognize that all of our patients are unique and deserve to receive dental care that reflects their individual needs. Our experienced and talented dental team is committed to working with you and your family to create a comfortable, stress-free, and rewarding dental experience every time you visit our practice. We are pleased to welcome you and your family, and we look forward to working with you.

Dr. Brantley

Owner/Dentist

A Passion for Helping People

It is truly an honor and blessing to have the privilege to care for my patients. I recognize it takes a great deal of trust, for many people, to place their oral health and smile in my hands. That’s why I strive to establish a connection with each patient, based on open and honest communication.

I want every person to feel comfortable telling me about their goals, as well as any fears they might have. I will listen, without judgment, and work with them to find a care approach they are comfortable with.

I take being a dentist very seriously, because of the levels of trust and responsibility involved. I want to make a positive, lasting difference in the lives of each of my patients: helping them to maintain their teeth for a lifetime, and ensuring they have a confident, beautiful, and healthy smile.

I’m most passionate about educating my patients about the advancements that make dental visits easier, quicker, and painless. There are many techniques and materials that weren’t available even ten years ago, and those have improved the patient experience. I love sharing that with people.

Education and Continuing Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, North Carolina State University
  • Doctorate of Dental Surgery, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Each year I take many hours of continuing dental education. This ensures I remain current with ongoing changes in the field and am able to offer my patients access to the best care options. I have focused a lot on implant dentistry. Other courses have included cosmetic dentistry, root canal therapy, Invisalign training, and complex restorative treatement.  I also maintain the following certifications:

  • Basic Life Support(CPR)
  • OSHA
  • HIPAA
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support(PALS)

Professional Memberships

  • American Dental Association
  • Academy of General Dentistry
  • North Carolina Dental Society
  • Raleigh / Wake County Dental Society

In the Community

I’m involved with my local church and its outreach efforts. Over the past couple years I’ve ministered to unwed mothers, prisoners, orphans, and local elementary schools.

Additionally, I’ve served as the part-time staff dentist for the Samaritan Health Center at the Durham Rescue Mission.  I also volunteer my time with other dental clinics, including Wake Smiles, Baptist Men’s Bus, and Missions of Mercy.  As an office, we host one free dental day a year to serve those without access to care.

Lecturing and Training

When not treating patients, Dr. Brantley enjoys training dentists from all over the country and Canada on how to use the Solea hard and soft tissue laser as well CEREC CAD/CAM dentistry.  He lectures in the Wendell Learning Center (located above Wendell Family Dentistry) and periodically throughout the country.

Outside the Office

I grew up right here in Wendell and recently moved back to the town that helped raise me.  My wife Lindsay and I have been married since 2009. We have 2 lovely young daughters, Caroline Grace and Ainsley Rae.

When not working, I’m usually spending time with my family and friends. I also enjoy staying fit through working out, running, and swimming. I’m an avid reader, who can sometimes be found gardening and tackling yard projects.

Dr. Griffin

Dentist

Dr. Will Griffin was born and raised in Greenville, NC and is proud to call North Carolina home. Upon completion of his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, he began work as a sales representative for Practicon Dental, a family-owned dental supply company in Greenville. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Griffin was ready to pursue his true passion of caring for and serving others through dentistry.

Dr. Griffin received his Doctor of Dental Surgery (DDS) degree from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. During his time in dental school, he developed a strong interest in all areas of dentistry---restorative and cosmetic dentistry, pediatric dentistry, oral surgery, and implant dentistry. Both during and after dental school, he has been driven by the philosophy that top quality dental care can be provided to the entire family in a single office.

Dr. Griffin has an innate desire to serve others which has led him to volunteer in a number of organizations, including the NC Missions of Mercy (NC MOM) dental clinics and the Give Kids a Smile Day program. Additionally, he has provided dental care to under-served people in the Dominican Republic.

While education is a key component in Dr. Griffin’s determination to provide the finest care for his patients, his warm, friendly personality is an equally important part of his practice. His patients have consistently praised him for his ability to listen to their concerns, ease their anxiety, relate to their lives, and care for them as if they were family. Using those skills, he is eagerly anticipating meeting and caring for current and new patients of Wendell Family Dentistry.

Will and his wife, Rachel, a Physician Assistant with the Hey Clinic in Raleigh, are thrilled to make their home in the Triangle. They are both involved in the community through the Summit Church. Their daughter, Avery, born in 2016, is the center of their world. During his free time, Dr. Griffin enjoys just about anything outdoors, including hunting, fishing, and all activities involving water.

Dr. Atwood

Anesthesiologist

Dr. Dillon Atwood is one of two board certified dentist anesthesiologists in North Carolina, and is a Diplomate of the American Dental Board of Anesthesiology He studied at Davidson College and attended the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry before completing his postgraduate training in Anesthesiology at Lutheran Medical Center in New York City.  During that time he practiced pediatric anesthesia in Arizona and special care anesthesia at Helen Hayes Hospital in New York.  He works with Wendell Family Dentistry to provide in-office general anesthesia and sedation services to our patients.  These new services help us to provide any level of anesthetic care that our patients need, while putting patient safety and comfort first.

Shari

Financial Coordinator

I like building relationships with people during their visits. Everyone has their own stories to share, and I enjoy hearing them. Those conversations create a bond and we often become friends. I’m new to both the dental field and our practice, having become part of our team in 2014. In addition to assisting our doctors when needed, I spend a lot of time interacting with patients. I schedule their visits and handle insurance and personal payments, too.

I live in the Corinth Holder Community with my husband Ricky, daughters Jordan and Morgan, and granddaughter Kamdyn. I enjoy spending my free time with my girls, riding motorcycles with Ricky, and going to the beach.

Nikki

Appointment Coordinator

It is gratifying to have the opportunity to pursue a rewarding career with Wendell Family Dentistry. As the Appointment Coordinator, I am happy to take your call, schedule your appointment and assist you with any questions about the services we provide. I encourage you to visit our office, meet our team and allow Dr. Brantley and Dr. Griffin to take care of all your dental needs because your "SMILE" is our passion!

Nash County is my home, country living is my way of life. I have two rescue fur babies that make my house a home! Being the only child, my mom has always been my best friend. She taught me to be strong, independent and grateful. My grandmother taught me to be an entrepreneur, which led me to my passion of restoring furniture. My hobby has taught me to always imagine the possibilities!

Life quote: "Turn your cant's into cans, and your dreams into plans!"

Wendy

Dental Hygienist

I spend my days helping people and having wonderful conversations at the same time. What could be better? It’s enjoyable to teach patient’s about their specific dental health concerns and work with them to find the changes they can make to improve their smile. While I clean teeth, take dental X-rays, and check for oral cancer, I focus on home care processes.

By helping someone understand why it’s important to keep their mouth healthy, and giving them the knowledge to do so, they’ll have a happy, beautiful smile for years to come! I began working in the field in 1985 and started with Dr. Labusohr in 1997. I still look forward to coming to work every day, because of our patients and their smiles.

Adriann

Dental Hygienist

My dental career started in 2009 after graduating from dental hygiene school at Halifax Community College. I am a firm believer in establishing rapport and trust with my patients. My favorite part of my job is meeting and establishing long-lasting relationships with my patients! I love being able to help my patients improved their oral health, overall health, and life in general! Dr. Brantley and the team make work enjoyable because we have similar interests and same outlook and goals for our patients and this practice!

I am from Nash County, am the oldest of four children, and enjoy the outdoors. I love the water whether it be the lake or the beach, hunting and fishing, and getting together with friends and family for cookouts and such. I am very blessed for all that I have in life and I thank God and give him the glory for all my many blessings!

Leslie

Dental Hygienist

When turning 16, I was quoted in my local newspaper as saying I wanted to be a dental hygienist. I knew then and have never doubted since that it was the right career path for me. I love what I do. 

I worked front desk to assisting where needed prior to graduating with my dental hygiene degree in 2003.  I worked in Wendell as hygienist for more than 10 years before my career path took me to Raleigh for a couple years. I learned a lot of valuable information and technology, but always missed the people of Wendell. We are members of Wendell Baptist Church and active in BSF.  I kept hearing about a new dentist in Wendell, that brought the technology of Raleigh to a warm inviting atmosphere in Wendell. Everything fell in place for me to become part of Dr. Brantley's vision, which each team member believes in. We truly love our time together and with our patients.

Dentistry is the gateway to total health. We know inflammation plays a big role in most disease processes. Dr. Brantley gives us the tools, time, training and resources to give the best total care to our patients. Treating, preventing gum disease and reducing inflammation has far reaching benefits. We want to get to to know you and be your lifetime dental home.

I do enjoy my time at Wendell Family Dentistry. When I am not at the office, my favorite activity is spending time with my wonderful family I have been so blessed with. There is never a dull moment. My family and I love spending time outdoors, the simple things can be the most fun! 

Carlie

Dental Hygienist

Growing up I was a sucker for a fresh cleaning at the dentist. It was also great to always be cared for by such a fun a friendly team. These experiences at a young age are what sparked my interest in becoming the dental hygienist I am today. Someday I hope my patients look forward to their hygiene appointments for the same reasons I did. My heart for this occupation is to create genuine relationships with my patients while I help them reach maximum oral health.

In May 2018 I graduated from UNC-Chapel Hill with a degree in dental hygiene. I was was born and raised in Raleigh, where I returned after graduating. Outside of the office I enjoy being active, drinking coffee, cooking and eating, exploring new places, and watching Carolina basketball with the people I love most.
 

Paula

Dental Assistant

I am truly blessed to have been given the opportunity to come back home to Wendell and continue my career as a Dental Assistant with Dr. Brantley and his team. I love working with patients of all ages. I enjoy making a connection with each person. I strive to make their experience as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. With 20 years in the Dental Industry, I have experience in a wide variety of Dental areas and am very excited to bring that experience back to Wendell. I look forward to serving you.

I live in Wendell with my husband, Patrick and our three children, Hope, Logan and Dean. Hope is a freshman at UNC Charlotte. Logan and Dean both attend East Wake Academy.  We are active members of my husband's lifelong church, Zebulon Baptist.  In our spare time we enjoy supporting our boys in the many sports they play and visiting our daughter.

Morgan

Dental Assistant

I am honored to begin my dental career with Dr. Brantley and his team. Helping others and making a difference in their lives is something I am very passionate about. I look forward to working with all of our wonderful patients and developing a personal relationship with each of you. I will strive to make your dental experience as enjoyable and comfortable as possible.

I was born and raised in Wendell and am the oldest of three. In my free time, I enjoy going to the lake, teaching dance, and spending time with family and friends.

LeAnn

Dental Assistant

I am honored to be apart of a great team!  Dental Assisting is my passion and I enjoy working with patients and helping them improve their smile.  I graduated from Cape Fear Community College in 2001 with a degree in Dental Assisting and after graduation I took the Dental Assisting National Board to become a Certified Dental Assistant.    I continue to stay up to date taking continuing education every year.

I live in Rolesville with my husband Lane and two daughters Haley and Olivia.   Haley and Olivia both attend Franklin Academy.  I enjoy spending time with my family, going to the pool, lake, and the beach.  I am very active and enjoy swimming, biking, and running.  I have completed 4 marathons, multiple half marathons, and many triathlons.

Jessica

Dental Assistant

I am so excited to be a part of such an awesome team! I have been a dental assistant for 9 years and I love it. I love the home town feeling of Wendell and I am glad I am able to connect and get to know my patients.

I live in Bunn with my husband, Josh and our two fur-babies. During my time off I enjoy spending time with family and friends, relaxing by the lake and traveling to different countries with my husband. I feel extremely thankful and blessed to be where I am today!

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