Meet Dr. Barrett Green

Dr. Barrett Green was born in the Virgin Islands where he lived until moving to Boone, N.C. when he was five. After graduating high school, Dr. Green attended NC State University in Raleigh for undergrad-Go Wolfpack! From there, he went on to Dental School at UNC-Chapel Hill, earning his Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2010. Upon graduation he moved to Norfolk, V.A. to complete an Advanced Education in General Dentistry (AEGD) residency as a Lieutenant in the US Navy Dental Corps. After residency, he accepted a position at the Navy’s premier naval hospital in Portsmouth, V.A. to provide comprehensive dental care to active duty military, their families, and military retirees. In 2012 he moved to Jacksonville, NC to provide dental care for the Marines at Camp Lejeune. In 2015 he returned to Durham where we are very excited to have him join our team here at Willowdaile Family Dentistry! Dr. Green is a current member of the American Dental Association, the North Carolina Dental Society, and the American Academy of General Dentistry. Through commitment to Continuing Education he is currently working towards earning his Fellowship status at the Academy of General Dentistry.

Dr. Green is married to his best friend, Audrey, who he met at NC State during undergrad. Audrey earned her PhD in Neurobiology at UNC and is currently finishing medical school there as well, with plans to specialize in Radiology. They have three trouble making cats, Karmen, Bobo and Spunkers. Dr. Green’s hobbies include mountain biking, hiking, camping, traveling, and eating fantastic food! Dr. Green loves the mountains, and Audrey loves the beach, so Durham is the perfect location between the two!

Dr. Green is passionate about providing outstanding, gentle dental care, with an emphasis on patient education to help prevent dental disease. He has extensive experience in all fields of dentistry and looks forward to helping you achieve the oral health you deserve!


“Everyone smiles in the same language” ~ Author Unknown

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Meet Dr. Nirmi Patel

Dr. Nirmi Patel was born in New Orleans, Louisiana but soon thereafter moved to Huntsville, Alabama. She spent all of her childhood and adolescence in Sweet Home Alabama and loved every moment. Dr. Nirmi Patel completed her bachelors in science degree at Birmingham-Southern College in Alabama. Her passion for helping others and working with her hands inspired her to pursue a career in dentistry. Although a southern girl at heart, Dr. Patel wanted to explore other parts of the country and thus attended The University of Maryland Dental School and graduated with a very strong academic and clinical background. During her time in dental school, she was selected to join a dental mission team in the Dominican Republic and was also granted an internship helping patients with special needs. To further enhance her dental education and experience, Dr. Patel completed a General Practice Residency at Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn, New York. Since then, Dr. Patel has been practicing dentistry in Washington DC until recently moving to the Triangle area to be with her husband, Sejan.

Dr. Patel is very passionate about dentistry and strives to provide the best dental care with patient care and comfort as her priority. She will customize and tailor treatment plans to reflect your individual needs and hopes to leave every patient with a positive dental experience.

Dr. Patel enjoys traveling with her husband, spending time with family and friends, and eating anything sweet! She’s excited to be part of the Willowdaile Family and looks forward to meeting you!


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“Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa


Meet Dr. Heidi Cook

Dr. Heidi Cook was born and raised outside Boston, Massachusetts. She earned her undergraduate degree in biology from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York. Dr. Cook went on to receive her DMD at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in 2004.

Following dental school she went on to work in private practice in the Boston. In 2009 Dr. Cook relocated to Chapel Hill to work in community health as a scholar of the National Health Service Corps. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society. She is on the adjunct faculty at the UNC School of Dentistry. Dr. Cook practices general family dentistry and enjoys working with patients of all ages.

Dr. Cook is married to Aaron and has two daughters, Adrienne and Megan and two blonde labs, Lily and Emma. She loves local food, the Carrboro Farmers Market, being outdoors, Pilates and barre classes. Dr. Cook and her family love living in Carrboro near the university and good food!


“Peace begins with a smile.” ~ Mother Teresa


Meet Dr. Debora Bolton

“I love dentistry and treat ALL our patients the way I would want to be treated! Starting by ASKING patients what their wants and needs are, then SHOWING patients what I see, we work on a plan of health TOGETHER. Comprehensive dental care can significantly improve someone’s self confidence and health. I am proud to provide the best oral health care possible to my patients.”
~Debora Bolton DDS

Dr. Bolton grew up in a very small town near Canada. She received her Bachelor of Science from SUNY Binghamton in 1994. She moved to North Carolina to do research and teach, but found the art of dentistry much more fascinating. She received her Doctor of Dental Surgery from University of North Carolina Dental School at Chapel Hill. She joined Willowdaile Family Dentistry in 2005.  In August 2015 , she built Bull City Smiles on N. Duke St., where she practices primarily.

Dr. Debora Bolton's Family - Durham NC DentistDr. Bolton is a comprehensive cosmetic and family dentist who loves dentistry and it shows! Her philosophy is conservative and she loves helping people restore and maintain their dental health through patient education, a gentle touch and lots of TLC. She loves to teach and takes time to educate, answer questions and help you maintain your smile for life!

Dr Bolton is currently a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society and Academy of General Dentistry. She has been voted Best of Durham 2008, 2009 and 2011 and her office was featured in Durham Magazine in 2012 and 2013. Dr. Bolton is happily married and is the proud parent of two daughters, Jessica and Julia. When she is not treating patients she enjoys camping, hiking and working on their organic farm in Rougemont and spending r &r time at Hyko lake.

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“If you smile when no one else is around, you really mean it.” ~ Andy Rooney–>