Dr. Parra was born in Florida but moved to North Carolina in 1976 to attend college at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She graduated with at B.S. in Zoology in 1980 and went on to enroll in that institution's School of Dentistry where she received her D.D.S. in 1984. After graduating from dental school, Laura began practicing in Durham and opened her individual private office in 1985. Since then, her practice has grown and evolved, but she continues to focus on preventive and family care while incorporating components of general, restorative and aesthetic dentistry. From the beginning, Laura has worked diligently with her staff to provide individualized dental care for the members of her community in a compassionate and friendly environment. She resides in Durham with her husband, Dr. Ed Kanoy.
Dr. Kanoy was born in Virginia while his father was attending the M.C.V. School of Dentistry but moved to Durham shortly thereafter. Ed received his B.S. in Physics from Davidson College in 1972, his M.A. in Physiology and Pharmacology from Duke University in 1975 and his D.D.S. from the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in 1978. Upon graduating from dental school, he joined the faculty of the U.N.C. School of Dentistry and enjoyed a career of some 32 years as a professor there. While on faculty, he participated in the School's missions of teaching, research and patient care. He provided instruction to more than 2,500 dental students as well as caring for his own family of patients in the Dental Faculty Practice. In addition, Ed served as the Chair of the Department of Prosthodontics and the Associate Dean for the School's clinical programs. He retired in 2010 to join his wife, Laura, in her practice. That same year he was recognized by the U.N.C. Dental Alumni Association with the John C. Brauer Lifetime Achievement Award and by the Dental Foundation of North Carolina with its Distinguished Service Award.
Ms. Coleman is a North Carolina native. She attended the U.N.C. School of Dental Hygiene where she received her B.S. in that program in 1986. Kelly worked in two dental offices after her graduation before moving to Mebane and joining Laura's practice in 1991. She has been with Laura now for 22 years and the two ladies share a common interest in and focus on preventive dentistry. She and her family reside in Mebane.
Ms. Cronley is a native of Michigan. She attended the University of Michigan, receiving her Certificate in Dental Hygiene in 1983 and her B.S. in that discipline in 1984. After moving with her family to North Carolina a few years later, she first joined Laura's practice in 1993. Like Laura and Kelly, Kathleen is motivated to focus on preventive dentistry. She lives in Durham with her family.
Ms. Hall is a North Carolina native and certified dental assistant. She is a 1982 graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry program in Dental Assisting and worked with a Durham dentist for 20 years before joining Laura's practice in 2008. Heidi lives with her family in Rougemont.
Ms. Walker is a North Carolina native and certified dental assistant. She is a graduate of the Alamance County Community College program in Dental Assisting. Christie has been with Laura since 2010 and lives in Mebane with her family.
Ms. Walker is a native of Durham who joined Laura in January, 2014. She brings with her 20 years of experience as a Dental Receptionist and Practice Manager, both of which she truly enjoys. Kristy enjoys DIY projects, cooking and travel. She lives in Durham with her daughter and their dog.