TODD ROBINSON, DDS
Dr. Robinson was born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida. He attended the University of Florida where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (2005) and Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (2009). He worked as a physical therapist for several years before deciding that the field of dentistry was his true calling. He attended the University of Oklahoma for his Doctor in Dental Surgery Degree (DDS) in 2017 where he was awarded two distinguished scholarships for academic excellence and the Operative Dentistry Award, given to one fourth-year student for demonstrating clinical excellence. Professionally, Dr. Robinson is an active member of the American Dental Association. Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, Durham-Orange Dental Society, and the Triangle Dental Study Club.
After dental school, he, his wife, and his two daughters moved to Durham. They love North Carolina and Durham because of the close proximity to both the beach and the mountains. In their free time, they enjoy staying active with any and all outdoor activities so North Carolina is the perfect state for them to call home! In his spare time, he is often found completing woodworking projects and crafts or pursuing other amateur creative ventures. Both of his daughters enjoy doing these activities with him by adding their artistic opinions, assisting him, and acting as his “project managers”.
Why Dr. Robinson Loves Dentistry
"For me, dentistry is a passion because it requires artistic ability, creativity, and fine motor skills; all of which are sincere interests of mine. As a lifelong learner, dentistry is well-suited for me in that it requires continual education as techniques advance and the field continues to evolve."
Gail is a Durham, NC, native who has enjoyed making Bull City her home. She has been in the field of dentistry for 22 years and has been with the team since 2001. She and her husband, Loyd, have two sons, three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren. In her free time, she enjoys reading, taking walks, and spending time with family and friends.
Why Gail Loves Dentistry
"I love watching the generations of our patients as they grow up and getting to know them. So many of them feel like family."
Jordan is a dental professional with a passion for patient education and making a difference in people's smiles. Originally from Creedmoor, North Carolina, Jordan returned to the area after living in surrounding cities. Outside of work, Jordan enjoys volunteering, taking on home improvement projects, baking famous strawberry cupcakes, and embarking on weekend road trips. In 2013, Jordan received notable certification from Alamance CC. When she is not seeking thrills such as skydiving, Jordan can be found at home with her two beloved dachshunds named Davey and Zoey.
Why Jordan Loves Dentistry
"My greatest joys come from helping patients understand their treatment plans and providing reassurance throughout the process."
Betsi is a native of North Carolina and grew up in Mebane. She has been married to her husband, Jeff, for 28 years. On the weekends, she loves going to the beach, watching football and basketball, and spending time with her daughters and three grandchildren. She is a lover of true crime documentaries and books.
Betsi has been a dental assistant since 1989 and recently received her Bachelor's degree in general studies from Southern New Hampshire University in 2018. She has been with the team since 2011.
Why Betsi Loves Dentistry
"I love the immediate satisfaction of seeing how the treatment is completed and the reactions of my patients."
Christina grew up in Burlington, NC. She and her husband, Cam have a dog Jackson, who is a pointer Pitt mix. She loves being outside whether that is walking trails or tending to her balcony garden. She loves cooking and baking using ingredients from her garden. She enjoys watching historical drama movies/tv shows.
Her alma mater is East Carolina University, where she graduated with a B.S. in Public Health. Following her time at ECU, she completed UNC of Chapel Hill’s Dental Hygiene Program where she was awarded the American Association of Public Health Dentistry Dental Hygiene student award. She is also a certified health education specialist.
Fun Facts: She is half Norwegian and used to be a barista
Why Christina Loves Dentistry
"I love working in the dental field because dental hygiene combines my 2 passions of oral health and preventative care. It allows me to step into people’s lives as a partner in improving their health in a specialized way."
Val is a native of Chapel Hill North Carolina. She graduated from UNC with her BS in dental hygiene. She has a large family with three grown children and nine grandchildren ranging from 18 months to 18 years old! In her free time, which is not a lot with her active family life, she is an avid tennis player, loves to golf, and goes for hikes. She and her husband established the Time-Out restaurant and Bar on Franklin Street which is in its 44th year of business, open 24/7!
Why Val Loves Dentistry
"I enjoy the time with patients and building relationships with them during their visits. I enjoy partnering with them to improve their dental health! "
Salina is a native of the Hillsborough/Durham NC area. She is married with one son and a grandbaby. They love being outsides, especially going to Topsail Beach
She has been a dental assistant for 29 years after receiving her degree from Durham Community College. She has worked in various dental settings including general, operative, and pediatrics. She has her Expanded Duty Dental Assistant (EDDA) certification. She regularly attends continuing education courses to improve her trade.
Why Salina Loves Dentistry
"I am a people person! I thrive on making a difference in patients' lives through their smiles."