Meet the Team
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.
Chavala Harris, DDS
Chavala Harris, DDS - Dentist
Dr. Harris chose to become a dentist due to her own personal experiences with her General Dentist and Orthodontist as a child and adolescent. Each insight into the artistry and the intricacies involved in dentistry. Seeing her own dental transformation, made her want to help others.
“My desire for all patients whom I may come in contact with is to first listen to their concerns, educate them on ways to address their concerns, and maintain a healthy and aesthetically appealing smile in the process.” - Dr. Harris
Favorite Hobbies: In Dr. Harris' spare time, she enjoys traveling, painting, and reading.
KaSheena Hollis, DMD
KaSheena Hollis, DMD - Dentist
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.
Grant Gillett, DMD
Grant Gillett, DMD - Dentist
Favorite Hobbies: In his spare time, Dr. Gillett can be found hanging with family, playing sports, or cooking.
Favorite Interests: Dr. Gillett is also interested in botany (study of plants) and entomology (study of insects) whenever away from the office.
Rolandas Lamarc Hill, DDS
Rolandas Lamarc Hill, DDS - Dentist
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.
Favorite Hobbies: In his spare time, Dr. Hill enjoys several hobbies, including reading, fishing, ATV riding, and watching football.
David Smith, DMD
David Smith, DMD - Dentist
He volunteers annually for humanitarian trips to Latin America to offer free dental care to underserved rural communities. Dr. Smith is married and has five children.
Favorite Hobbies: Dr. Smith has a long list of hobbies, but a few of his favorites are backpacking, camping, going to the movies, and just spending time with his kiddos.
Chesley Orr, DMD
Chesley Orr, DMD - Dentist
Favorite Hobbies: Dr. Orr loves to cook and bake in her spare time.
Favorite Team: When not in the office, Dr. Orr enjoys rooting for her old alma mater Florida Gators. Go Gators!
Brianna Chavis Locklear, DMD
Brianna Chavis Locklear, DMD - Dentist
Her older sister came home with braces one afternoon and she became mesmerized. She started drawing braces on the teeth of the people in her parent’s magazines. She was hooked.
Once Dr. Bri (as she wants all her patients to call her) became a dentist she knew she wanted to work with kids. She loves working with kids as there is never a dull moment.
Pet(s): When not at the office, Dr. Bri enjoys spending time with her Goldendoodle, Clemmie.
Dental Tip: Make sure you visit the dentist twice a year to stop small dental problems from becoming big ones.
Chester Hsu, DDS
Chester Hsu, DDS - Pediatric Dentist
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.
Ashley Kate Cauthen, DMD
Ashley Kate Cauthen, DMD - Dentist
She earned her Doctor of Dental Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina while winning the prestigious 2020 MUSC Oral Implantology Award.
Dr. Cauthen loves working with kids. She finds they have the purest hearts, and their joy is contagious. She preaches to her patients: brush before bed to keep the cavities away, but brush in the morning to keep your friends nearby!
Favorite Hobbies: While Dr. Cauthen enjoys staying active, she also loves to curl up and read a good book.
Favorite Travel Experience: Dr. Cauthen once solo backpacked throughout Europe for six weeks.
Donna Alexander, DDS
Donna Alexander, DDS - Dentist
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 is a member of the American Dental Association and the Old North State Dental Society.
Shima Ghattan, DMD
Shima Ghattan, DMD - Dentist
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!
Kelly Nguyen, DMD
Kelly Nguyen, DMD - Dentist
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 Hobby: 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!
Caitlin Miller, DMD
Caitlin Miller, DMD - Dentist
She makes her home with her husband and loves spending time with her siblings. Dr. Miller is a member of the American Dental Association and the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry, and a proud recipient of the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry Predoctoral Student Award.
Dr. Miller states that she became a dentist because, “dentistry combines my love for science, my commitment to service, and my love for people. It offers me the opportunity to make a difference and it’s a privilege to see that difference in the smiles, confidence, and hopeful futures of those I serve.”
Travel Bug Dr. Miller has been to 48 US states, Alaska and Hawaii are next on the list.
Staying Fit She's an avid runner.
Community When she's not with her patients and dental team, she loves to spend time with family and friends.