Meet the Team
Children's Dental Team in North Carolina
The entire Triad Kids Dental team is passionate about ensuring your child has a great trip to the dentist. Everyone from the doctors to the administrative team works hard to make sure you and your child leave with a great big smile.
Nothing would make our entire team happier than to show you why our patients voted us YES Weekly’s Best Kids Dentist for the last four years in a row!
KaSheena Hollis, DMD
KaSheena Hollis, DMD - Dentist
Dr. KaSheena Hollis was born in Moulton, Alabama. She attended Tennessee State University where she received her Bachelor of Science in 2005. She continued her education at the University of Louisville School of Dentistry and received her DMD in 2010.
Dr. Hollis had a wonderful dentist as a child and had an opportunity to shadow a dentist in high school. This experience prompted her to decide to pursue dentistry as a career.
Dr. Hollis makes her home with her husband, and her two sons, Kevin Jr., and Kaden.
Favorite Hobbies When away from the office, Dr. Hollis enjoys arts and crafts and watching her favorite team, the Dallas Cowboys!
Known For Dr. Hollis is well known for her outgoing personality, but ALSO her silly sock collection.
Chester Hsu, DDS
Chester Hsu, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Chester Hsu (pronounced “Shoo”) was born in Syracuse, NY, but moved out west and grew up in sunny Livermore, CA. He attended UC Irvine where he earned a degree in Biological Sciences.
While in college Dr. Hsu had a serious bicycle accident that required extensive dental treatment. While this could have been a tragedy, it turned out to be the experience that inspired him to want to be a dentist. After graduation, he enrolled in the USC School of Dentistry then went on to complete his specialty in pediatric dentistry at Children’s Hospital of Michigan.
Dr. Hsu is an active member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry.
Dr. Hsu likes working with kids because it allows him to express his natural personality, goofy with a dash of silliness. He knows that a visit to the dentist can be a stressful event, so he works hard at creating a positive experience that last a lifetime.
Favorite Hobbies Dr. Hsu considers himself a bit of a foodie and loves playing board games.
Favorite Vacation(s) When away from the office, Dr. Hsu enjoys weekend road trips with his wife and two kids.
Rolandas Lamarc Hill, DDS
Rolandas Lamarc Hill, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Rolandas Hill grew up in Vanndale, AR. He attended Arkansas State University and received a B.S. degree in Biology in 2007. After graduation he completed a year of research at Arkansas State. He continued his education at Meharry Medical College in Nashville, TN and received his DDS in 2013. Dr. Hill also completed his General Practice Residency at Meharry Medical College in 2014.
Dr. Hill was inspired to become a doctor because of his grandparents’ life experiences with heart disease and diabetes. Although they were able to seek treatment for their medical conditions, seeking dental care was not an option due to financial limitations. That lack of access to dental care for less fortunate people led him to the decision to become a dentist.
In his spare time Dr. Hill enjoys spending time with his children, Emery Rae, Kaleigh, and Emerson.
Favorite Hobbies In his spare time, Dr. Hill enjoys several hobbies, including reading, fishing, ATV riding, and watching football.
Amina Garba, DMD
Amina Garba, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Amina Garba is no stranger to the vibrant community of Greensboro, NC. Her academic journey began at the esteemed UNC Chapel Hill, where she laid the foundation for her future in dentistry. Eager to continue her pursuit of excellence, she embarked on a transformative path at East Carolina University, where she earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.
A firm believer in the power of knowledge and collaboration, Dr. Garba is a proud member of both the American Dental Association (ADA) and the North Carolina Dental Association. These affiliations exemplify her commitment to staying at the forefront of dental advancements and providing her patients with the best possible care.
Dr. Garba's decision to become a dentist was driven by her belief in the profound impact oral health has on overall well-being. To her, dentistry is not just about teeth – it's about caring for the intricate tapestry of people's lives through the unique lens of their mouths. Her dedication to giving back to the community and addressing the challenges of limited access to dental care and oral health education is the cornerstone of her professional mission.
Dr. Garba finds her purpose in working with children, recognizing each day as an exhilarating adventure and an opportunity to make a lasting difference. Early intervention and education are her tools for setting children on the path to lifelong oral health. Through her work with young patients, she shapes their understanding of dentistry, creating positive associations that can impact their well-being for years to come.
Dr. Garba's commitment to patient well-being extends beyond the treatment chair. She believes that the mouth is the gateway to the entire body's health. Her top dental tip echoes this sentiment: 'Your mouth is the gateway to the whole body! Taking care of your overall health begins with taking care of your teeth.' This simple but powerful reminder underscores the critical role oral health plays in our holistic well-being.
Schedule your appointment today and become a part of our mission to create healthier, happier smiles that radiate confidence and vitality. Your journey to a healthier life starts with a smile, and Dr. Amina Garba is excited to be your partner on this transformative path.
Shima Ghattan, DMD
Shima Ghattan, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Shima Ghattan is a Greensboro native. When she was in 4th grade, she started feeling she wanted to be a dentist when she grew up, but later when she started volunteering at the NC Mission of Mercy dental clinics across North Carolina, she knew dentistry was her calling. She went on to join the Wolfpack at North Carolina State earning degrees in Biologic Sciences, Human Biology and Nutrition Science with minors in Health, Medicine and Human Values.
After graduating NC State, she went on to A.T. Still University – Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health to realize her dream of becoming a dentist. Armed with her Doctor of Dental Medicine, she decided she wanted to work with kids. Dr. Ghattan loves helping kids relax and make their trip to the dentist fun with her goofball attitude.
Dr. Ghattan is a member of the American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, and Delta Omega-Delta Gamma (Public Health Honorary Society).
Favorite Hobbies When away from the office Dr. Ghattan enjoys traveling the globe and hiking the many trails of North Carolina. She’s also an accomplished artist!
Jo-Ann Michele Trolano Gonzalez, DMD
Jo-Ann Michele Trolano Gonzalez, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Jo-Ann Michele Trolano Gonzalez is dedicated to providing top-quality dental care to all of her young patients. She was born and raised in Springfield, MA and received her Bachelor of Arts from Mount Holyoke College. She went on to graduate with Honors from Tufts Dental School.
Dr. Gonzalez has been passionate about dentistry since she was a young child. As a kid, she found teeth to be fascinating and knew that smiles were important. As she grew older, she became more interested in the link between dental and systemic health and was drawn to the field of dentistry as a way to help others.
As a dentist, Dr. Gonzalez finds working with children to be especially rewarding because they are so much fun. Their boundless energy, creativity, and enthusiasm make every day at work a joy.
In her personal life, Dr. Gonzalez is a proud wife and mother of three children. She also shares her home with a beloved cat. When she is not in the office seeing patients, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and traveling to new and exciting destinations.
TV Show Dr. Gonzalez's favorite movie is the classic fantasy film Willow
Favorite Food Her dish of choice is spaghetti with meatballs
Favorite Music Anything upbeat
Chesley Orr, DMD
Chesley Orr, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Chesley Orr is a native of Miami, Florida. Her decision to become a dentist started at the young age of 6 years old. She always had a positive experience when she visited the dentist as a child. After deciding her career path, she attended the University of Florida where she received a degree in Biology in 2013. Dr. Orr continued her education at Arizona School of Dentistry and Oral Health, where she graduated in 2018.
Favorite Hobbies Dr. Orr loves to cook and bake in her spare time.
Hobby When not in the office, Dr. Orr enjoys rooting for her old alma mater Florida Gators. Go Gators!
Sommayah Sayed, DMD
Sommayah Sayed, DMD - Dentist
Born & raised in North Carolina along with 3 siblings, Dr. Sommayah Sayed is excited to begin her career where she grew up and studied. She graduated dental school in 2022 from the Roseman University of Health Sciences, after receiving her Bachelors and Masters in Chemistry from the University of NC at Greensboro. She knew from day 1 she wanted to work with kids and young adults and is now happy to be living that dream working with children every day at Triad Kids Dental.
Dr. Sayed is committed to providing her patients with the highest quality dental care in a comfortable and relaxed atmosphere. She is a highly skilled dentist who is dedicated to providing her patients with the best possible care. She is a compassionate and caring individual who is committed to helping her patients achieve a healthy smile, and is a strong advocate for preventive dentistry, believing that regular dental visits are the key to maintaining that healthy smile.
Dr. Sayed decided to become a dentist because she always loved going to the dentist while growing up. She enjoys working with children as they are a mystery, they can be either good or bad patients, but they will always be 100% honest.
Dental Tip Brush 2 times a day listening to your favorite music
Favorite Meal Middle Eastern food, Palestinian grape leaves
Favorite Hobbies Embroidery, crochet, and photography
Bria Greene, DDS
Bria Greene, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Bria Greene was born and raised in Greensboro, NC. She earned her BS in Biology from Spelman College before pursuing her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at Meharry Medical College.
Dr. Greene's love for dentistry started at a young age, as she watched her father serve his patients with pride and dedication. Inspired by his example, she pursued her own career in dentistry with a deep commitment to excellence and a passion for helping others.
Dr. Greene loves working with children and providing them with positive experiences that will shape their attitudes about dental health for a lifetime. She understands the importance of making dentistry fun and approachable for kids, and is skilled at putting even the most nervous young patients at ease.
She is also committed to educating her patients and the community about the importance of good oral health habits. Her top dental tip is to remember to replace your toothbrush every 3 months, and to do so immediately after a sickness to avoid re-infection.
Dr. Green is a proud mother to her son, Royce, and her daughter, Ivy. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and exploring the vibrant cultural scene in her hometown of Greensboro. She is dedicated to giving back to her community and is involved in a number of local organizations that support children's health and well-being.
Favorite Hobbies Dr. Greene enjoys dancing, traveling, DIY projects, and all things self-care
Timothy Pickett, DDS
Timothy Pickett, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Timothy Pickett is a warm and caring dentist who is passionate about creating a positive and fun dental experience for children. His objective is to prevent, diagnose, and treat oral disease and pathology, and is dedicated to helping children develop good dental habits that will last a lifetime.
Dr. Pickett is a North Carolinian through and through; he was born in Wilkesboro and grew up in Hays, NC. He graduated from Appalachian State University with a B.S. in Chemistry, and received his DDS degree from the UNC School of Dentistry, and is proud to be practicing dentistry in his home state.
As a dentist, Dr. Pickett understands that children have unique dental needs and require a special approach to make them feel comfortable and relaxed throughout their appointment. He is committed to providing the highest quality of dental care to his young patients, as well as developing a rapport and trust with the kids and their parents. He strives to treat all patients with the dignity, respect, and care that he would hope to receive as a patient.
Dr. Pickett stays up-to-date with the latest advances in pediatric dentistry through continuing education courses and professional development. He is a member of the NC Dental Society, as well as the American Dental Association. He is dedicated to volunteering in a variety of ways, and has worked with several agencies to provide free dental treatment to children in need.
When he is not in the office, Dr. Pickett enjoys baking, travelling, and all things food (especially brunch and Pho!), or listening to his favorite podcast, True Crime Daily.
Favorite NC Places Dr. Pickett's favorite spots in North Carolina include Oak Island, Rough Ridge Lookout, and Cascade Falls
Dental Tip Do not rinse after brushing!
Favorite Quote 'When people show you who they are, believe them' - Maya Angelou
Donna Alexander, DDS
Donna Alexander, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Donna Alexander was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC. She received her undergrad from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and attended dental school at the Howard University College of Dentistry in Washington DC.
Dr. Alexander decided to dedicate her career to treating children because, in her words, 'Kids are fun! I enjoy the challenge to win patients’ trust and confidence and show them that coming to the dentist can be fun!'
Dr. Alexander makes her home in Winston-Salem, NC with her cat named Gunnar.
Dr. Alexander is a member of the American Dental Association and the Old North State Dental Society.
Hannah Austin, DMD
Hannah Austin, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Hannah (MacKenzie) Austin, who also goes by Dr. Mack, is a proud native of Kernersville, NC, is thrilled to serve her community by providing exceptional dental care to patients of all ages. Dr. Mackenzie Austin's journey to becoming a dentist began right here in North Carolina, where her roots are deeply ingrained. She pursued her undergraduate studies at the prestigious UNC Chapel Hill before embarking on her dental education at East Carolina University, where she earned her esteemed Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.
A devoted member of the dental community, Dr. Austin is affiliated with various professional organizations, including the American Dental Association (ADA), North Carolina Dental Society (NCDS), and the Academy of General Dentistry (AGD). These memberships reflect her commitment to staying current with the latest advancements in dentistry and providing her patients with top-tier care.
Growing up in Kernersville, Dr. Austin was inspired by the vibrant community she calls home. Her decision to become a dentist was fueled by a desire to give back and enhance the oral health of North Carolinians, especially those who faced challenges in accessing quality dental care. She recognized the impact that limited insurance coverage and geographic barriers could have on people's ability to maintain a healthy smile. Dr. Austin's dedication to increasing her patients' confidence in their smiles drives her every day.
Dr. Austin's passion for dentistry extends to working with children. She finds immense joy in these fast-paced appointments, relishing the opportunity to interact with young patients and create positive dental experiences that can last a lifetime. Children's honesty and fresh perspectives on the world continually inspire her. As a dentist, she recognizes that the foundations of oral health established in childhood can impact an individual's entire life.
Dr. Austin's top dental tip is to not rinse your mouth after spitting out toothpaste. This may come as a surprise, but it's because rinsing can wash away the valuable vitamins present in the toothpaste, which play a crucial role in maintaining strong and healthy gums. Embracing this simple practice can contribute to your overall oral wellness.
Unique Talent She can walk on her hands!
Favorite Movie Spiderman: Into the Spiderverse
Favorite Restaurant Sup Dogs at ECU in Greenville, NC
Patricia Gordon-Willis, DMD
Patricia Gordon-Willis, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Patricia Lynn Gordon-Willis was born in Greenwood, Mississippi and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry from Mississippi's Jackson State University and her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the University of Mississippi School of Dentistry. She then attended the University of Mississippi Medical Center to earn her degree in Pediatric Dentistry. She was recognized as Chief Resident during her time at UMMC.
Dr. Gordon-Willis completed two years of hospital training in pediatric dentistry before spending ten years in D.C. and Northern Virginia as a pediatric dentist in underserved communities and two years in community health centers.
Dr. Gordon-Willis says she chose to be a pediatric dentist because, 'there is never a dull moment with kids. The joy and excitement on their face is priceless.'
Always with a dental tip to share, Dr. Gordon-Willis says 'the key to healthy gums includes eating the right foods, flossing regularly, using toothpaste with fluoride, brushing daily, and visiting your dentist twice a year for a routine checkup.'
TV Show Her favorite TV show is a classic, 20 seasons and counting, Law and Order.
Favorite Food Fettucine Alfredo! We're coming over for dinner...
Staying Active Dr. Gordon-Willis stays active by hiking and biking any chance she gets.
Kelly Nguyen, DMD
Kelly Nguyen, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Kelly Nguyen was born in Honolulu, Hawaii. She left the beaches of the Pacific for the beaches of the Atlantic in Charleston, South Carolina. She grew up in a large family and decided early on to become a doctor to stand out from her siblings.
She attended Clemson University and earned a degree in Microbiology. She went on to get her Doctor of Dental Medicine from the Medical University of South Carolina.
Dr. Nguyen is an active member of the American Dental Association and the Academy of General Dentistry. She loves the opportunity of providing not only treatment but also education to her patients and the community, especially children.
Favorite Meal Whether it's cooking for herself, sampling new cuisines, or exploring new restaurants, Dr. Nguyen considers herself a serious foodie.
Dental Tip To make brushing fun for your child, Dr. Nguyen recommends playing their favorite song to help those two minutes fly by!
Kristy Nguyen, DDS
Kristy Nguyen, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Kristy Nguyen is a dedicated kids' dentist with a passion for nurturing healthy smiles. Born and raised in Wichita, Kansas, she honed her love for biology and young minds. Her educational journey took her through the halls of Kansas State University, where she earned an undergraduate degree in biology. Dr. Nguyen continued to the University of Missouri - Kansas City's dental school, obtaining her DDS degree.
Today, Dr. Nguyen calls North Carolina home. She shares her life with her husband, Brett, their delightful daughter, Astrid, and their loyal golden retriever, Arya.
Dr. Nguyen's path into dentistry was inspired during her middle school years when she experienced the transformative power of orthodontics. Her love for art and working with her hands led her to pursue a career in dentistry.
Dr. Nguyen's true joy lies in working with children. She is committed to instilling in them the significance of oral health early on, ensuring that dental visits are not only preventive but also enjoyable. One of Dr. Kristy's top dental tips is to drink water after each meal to rinse away cavity-causing bacteria from teeth surfaces, ensuring a bright and healthy smile.
Dr. Kristy Nguyen and the team at Triad Kids Dental create a warm and family-friendly atmosphere, providing the highest quality of care, and making dentistry a positive journey for your child. Dr. Kristy Nguyen looks forward to being a part of your child's dental adventure, nurturing healthy smiles that will last a lifetime.
Fun Fact She comes from a huge family - she has 28 first cousins - just on her dad's side!
Favorite Movie The hilarious rom-com, 'She's The Man'
Favorite TV Show Dr. Nguyen and 'Gilmore Girls' go together like coffee and Luke's Diner - a perfect match!
Zac Kemlein, DMD
Zac Kemlein, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Zac Kemlein is originally from Lakemont, Georgia, where he grew up and discovered his passion for dentistry. His educational journey began at Auburn University, where he pursued a degree in Psychology, further fueling his interest in understanding the human mind and behavior.
His path to becoming a dentist led him to Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where he earned his DMD degree. Dr. Kemlein's decision to embark on this journey was clear from an early age, as he cherished his visits to the dentist and saw it as the perfect career fit.
Outside the dental world, Dr. Kemlein is a proud pet parent to an eight-year-old golden retriever named Thatcher. Their companionship adds an extra layer of joy to his life.
Dr. Kemlein's heart lies in working with children. He's drawn to their honesty and humor, finding their youthful energy invigorating. He values the opportunity to provide children with a comforting and positive dental experience, ensuring that they carry a lifelong appreciation for oral health.
Here's a nugget of dental wisdom from Dr. Kemlein: "Brush at night for yourself, and brush in the morning for your friends!" This simple practice ensures your own oral health, while keeping your interactions minty-fresh and bright.
Fun Fact Dr. Kemlein has lived in 5 different states, but is excited to now call North Carolina home!
Dog Lover Dr. Kemlein loves spending time with his dog, Thatcher, and watching college football. Especially rooting on his alma mater, the Auburn Tigers!
Favorite Food Sushi is Dr. Zac Kemlein's go-to treat, perfectly balancing his love for precision in dentistry with the artistry of these delectable rolls!
Hamza Ahmed, DMD
Hamza Ahmed, DMD - Dentist
Dr. Ahmed is a dedicated and compassionate dentist serving the vibrant community of Greensboro, NC. Dr. Ahmed's journey in the field of dentistry is marked by a genuine passion for serving others and a love for the hands-on nature of his profession.
Although he grew up in Raleigh, Dr. Ahmed has found his professional home in Greensboro. After completing his undergraduate studies at North Carolina State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree, he pursued his dream of becoming a dentist at the prestigious UMMC School of Dentistry, obtaining his Doctor of Dental Medicine (DMD) degree.
With a deep commitment to family values cultivated through his upbringing with two sisters, Dr. Ahmed brings a sense of warmth and understanding to the office.
His warm approach extends to his work with children, where he finds joy in the unique personalities each child brings to the dental chair. With a commitment to excellence and a passion for community, he is dedicated to helping your child achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile.
Furry Friend Dr. Ahmed shares his home with his cherished cat, adding a touch of feline charm to his compassionate care.