Dr. Tarun Agarwal, DDS is considered one of the top dentists in the country. He is a recognized speaker, author, and dental leader. He has been featured on CBS, NBC, ABC, FOX, and News 14 Carolina. Dr. Agarwal has been awarded '40 under 40' Business Leaders by the Triangle Business Journal.

He is regularly invited to teach other dentists around the world and recently built a training center within the practice dedicated to sharing his expertise.

Most importantly he is a loving husband and dedicated father of three wonderful children. His biggest accolade was being voted 'Best Dad in the World' by 2 of his 3 kids.


Dr. Kati Hetrick marries experience from five plus years in private practice with information from cutting edge continuing education courses to provide her patients with high quality dental care.  She has the heart of a teacher.  In every interaction she strives to education, explain, and counsel so each individual feels comfortable with the decisions they make for their mouths.  A gentle touch and positive attitude will comfort you during your dental visit.

Dr. Hetrick is a native of Kansas.  After receiving her Bachelors of Science degree from University of Kansas, Dental School brought her to Buffalo, New York where she received her Doctor of Dental Surgery in 2009.  In a pursuit of excellence, Dr. Hetrick completed a two year Advanced Education in General Dentistry residency program.  During her post graduate residency, she received additional training from dental specialists in all fields of dentistry.  A passion for lifelong learning motivates her to attend frequent dental meetings, study clubs, and workshops.

A desire to be closer to family recently moved Dr. Hetrick, her husband and two sons to North Carolina.  Together they explore the area's beautiful parks, lakes, playgrounds, and festivals.


Born in New Jersey and briefly raised in India, I had several cavities growing up. Once I returned to NJ, I had my cavities filled at my local dentist. Personally, I was always scared before dental visits. My dentist, however, always had a way of calming me before appointments and making me as comfortable as possible.

I decided to become a dentist based on my own experiences as a patient. My childhood dentist inspired me to enter a profession where I would serve a community in need and in fear of dental care. I hope to engage my patients in their treatment and reduce their anxiety from dental procedures at Raleigh Dental Arts.

I attended Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts where I obtained my Doctor of Dental Medicine. After Tufts, I attended a two-year general practice residency at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. After residency, I have been in private practice mastering the art of dentistry.

I have lived in several parts of the country but I am excited to call North Carolina home. I used to play varsity tennis in college and play noncompetitively now. I am currently getting my 200 hour yoga teaching certification. I also enjoy, biking, hiking, reading, cooking, eating, and exploring new spots in the city with my husband Amol.