Dr. Zara Hernandez has joined the practice the dental practice of Dr. James Wells and Dr. Phillip Brintle in Mount Airy.
Hernandez is a native of Jamaica but has made North Carolina her home for more than 17 years. Growing up in Jamaica, she was introduced to dentistry at a young age by a relative in his dental practice, who nurtured her interest in the field.
After attending Campbell University, she pursued her passion for dentistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She went on to complete a general practice residency at UNC Hospitals treating medically compromised patients in the clinic and operating room setting, as well as where she spent part of her time as a chief resident. Additionally, part of her training lead her to the Orange County Health Department where she treated children in the underserved population and The Durham VA, where she treated veterans of all ages.
“This training was all-encompassing,” the Mount Airy dental practice said in announcing her joining the company. This included training in advanced general dentistry procedures such as oral surgery including wisdom teeth extractions, bone grafting and sinus lifts, root canals and working with special needs patients.
“With her desire to learn more, she completed extensive training in oral and IV sedation, Six-months-Smiles, and lnvisalign,” the local practice said. She also earned her fellowship with the International Congress of Oral for advanced implant placement and restorations.
She is an active member of the North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association.
When Dr. Hernandez is not practicing dentistry, she enjoys spending time with her family, being an active member of her church, traveling, learning different languages (she is already fluent in three, including Spanish) and her book club.