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The Team

DDS

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.

DMD

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.

DMD

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.

RDH

Meghan has been a part of the Raleigh Dental Arts team since 2012 and has truly found her work home. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from UNC Chapel Hill.

Meghan enjoys spending time with her husband and children. Weekends usually consist of watching one of her daughter's athletic games. Her family loves the outdoors. Meghan also enjoys early morning workouts at Burn Boot Camp and trying new restaurants with her friends.

Meghan says she originally became interested in dentistry as a child after falling and injuring her two front teeth. The dentist she had was amazing and made her feel comfortable, explaining everything throughout the process of recovery.

Dentistry is an incredibly personal and vulnerable area for most people. When a patient needs dental work it can become overwhelming and stressful. Meghan understands that and enjoys working with patients to help achieve their dental health and goals, striving to make every visit a more comfortable and positive experience.

RDH

Jessie completed Dental Hygiene in 2007 at Wayne Community College and has been a part of the Raleigh Dental Arts team since 2016.

In her spare time, Jessie enjoys crafts, painting and DIY projects. She also likes to visit the beach, theme parks, and hiking trails.
Being a keen animal lover Jessie also likes to find the next dog to pet!

Jessie says when she was a child she was terrified of the dentist. She would cry on the way there. Her dental hygienist was always so comforting and sweet and helped conquer her fears of the dentist. Now Jessie likes to do the same for her patients, to try and make their visit something to look forward to.

RDH

Jasmyn has been apart of the RDA team since 2019.

Jasmyn started her dental career in 2008 as a Dental Assistant, primarily working in Pediatrics.  In 2015 she earned her A.A.S. at  Wake Technical Community College & was recognized by her colleagues for her outstanding clincial skills by means of the Hu Friedy Golden Scaler Award. Jasmyn understands that even though the dentist is not a fan favorite, it can be a pleasurable experience and wants that for every patient she meets.

In her free time, Jasmyn enjoys traveling, cooking, photography, weightlifting and spending quality time with family and friends. She is a Long Island native and is always looking for the next adventure. Hopefully one day she can swim with sharks and get a yorkie named Dax!

DA II/Sleep Coordinator

Liz has a Bachelor of Science from the University of Greensboro and went to the University of Chapel Hill to complete Dental Assisting. Liz has been a part of the Raleigh Dental Arts team since 2008 working for Dr. Agarwal as his lead assistant before transitioning into the role of Sleep Coordinator in 2016. As our Sleep Coordinator, Liz helps those suffering from Obstructive Sleep Apnea and CPAP intolerance to find other alternatives through oral appliances.

Liz enjoys traveling, trying new food, biking and gardening. Liz says in her many years at Raleigh Dental Arts she has seen the difference we have made in peoples lives through changing their smiles to improve their confidence. For others, their health by giving them back the ability to eat and enjoy food which has improved the quality of their life.
Patients here become our family and that is how we treat them here.

EFDA, DA II

Whitney has been a dental assistant for over 13 years and has been a part of the Raleigh Dental Arts team as a DA II since 2016.

Whitney completed the Dental Assisting Program in 2006 through the Maryland State Dental Association and received her EFDA Certification in 2015 through Harcum College in Pennsylvania.

For fun, Whitney enjoys listening to music, dancing and going to live shows. She also enjoys hiking, camping and doing almost anything outdoors.

Whitney says being able to be part of changing someone's life just by giving them their smile back and to see the confidence that it gives them is really rewarding.