Our staff has years of experience and a dedicated passion to produce quality results for all who visit our office. They simply are the best in Raleigh and North Carolina. They help make us better people and dentists. They have the uncommon blend of excellent technical and administrative skills along with genuine care and concern for our patients and one another. We carry ourselves with pride in the office and community; but don’t be fooled, we also like to joke and laugh throughout the day.

Our administrative staff seeks to schedule your time efficiently and process your account accurately. Our clinical staff is committed to making you feel comfortable at all times. We want to earn your trust while delivering the best possible dentistry without exception. You have to experience our care to know what sets us apart from other dental practices. We look forward to serving you.



I worked with Dr Adams right out of school from 2002-2004. After leaving town for a few years, I returned to the practice in 2014. I’m so happy to be back working in such a wonderful office again!

I am a North Carolina native and mother to three beautiful girls. Most of my time away from work is spent chasing my kids around. When I do have some free time I enjoy reading, spending time outdoors, and cheering on my alma mater, the UNC Tarheels!



TamaraMy family and I moved to North Carolina in the summer of 2002. Shortly after I arrived, I began working for Dr. Adams as a dental hygienist. I have three growing children that occupy most of my free time. I love to travel as most of you would know. My other interests include boating, cooking, gardening and relaxing with a good book.

I spend most of our non-work time at either a lake or ocean. I truly enjoy the peace that brings to me. I am fortunate that my extended family lives close by. I truly enjoy being at my second home with wonderful co-workers that make every day seem peaceful.



I am originally from Miami, Florida where I received my degree as a dental hygienist in 1993.  My husband and I moved to North Carolina in 2002 and have enjoyed raising our three children here.  On my down time, I enjoy spending time with my family.  I have 2 boys and 1 daughter.  All three play competitive soccer and much of my time is spent cheering them on with my husband!  When I am not busy being a soccer mom, I enjoy yoga, meditation, exercising and relaxing at the beach.

My dental hygiene career has been so rewarding as I am passionate about helping people.  I enjoy working at Dr. Adam’s and Dr. Cheek’s as it a fun environment and a nice team to be a part of.



I was born and raised in Cedar Creek, NC, which is just outside of Fayetteville.  I received my dental hygiene degree in 2006 from Fayetteville Technical Community College. I have been with Adams & Cheek Dentistry since February 2019, on a part time basis. I was fortunate enough to find a team that is fun, caring and provides exceptional dental care.

Aside from being a dental hygienist, I also have my real estate license. In my free time, I enjoy going to the beach, spoiling my shih tzu, Gracie and spending time with family and friends.


Dental Assistant

My name is Tiana but I am called by my nickname, Nicky.  I am originally from Baltimore, Maryland where I graduated from the Medix School for Dental Assisting and began my assisting career in 1997.  My family and I moved to Raleigh in 2014.

I have been a team member of Adams & Cheek since early 2016.  I have never worked with such a special, loving, family oriented practice in my 20 years of assisting.  When I’m not with my work family, I enjoy spending time with my handsome husband, 2 beautiful daughters, and my adorable, precious twin granddaughters.


Dental Assistant

I am a Raleigh native! I graduated from high school with my CNA I and II, knowing I wanted to work in the medical field. Following high school, I started taking classes for dental assisting and started working at Adams and Cheek Dentistry. After working front desk at our office and graduating from the dental assisting program, I was able to transition to a dental assisting role here! When I am not at work, I enjoy being outdoors and hiking. I also enjoy listening to music and attempting Pinterest crafts and recipes!


Dental Assistant

My name is Tonjee but everyone calls me T-Jay. I have been in the dental field since 2005 and I started as a receptionist. I began assisting one year later and absolutely fell in love with it. I love the atmosphere and coworkers here at Adams and Cheek Dentistry. I am originally from Fayetteville, NC. My father was in the military so I was considered a “military brat” and my family moved every 3 years. I have lived out west, up north and even overseas. When I am not at work, I love to play golf, do DIY projects on my home and spend time with family and friends.


Financial & Insurance Coordinator

Although I am a NC native, I moved to Raleigh in 2006. I began my career in Healthcare at a local orthodontic office. After 5 years of ortho, I wanted to broaden my knowledge of dentistry. In December of 2015, I was lucky enough to be chosen by Dr. Adams and Dr. Cheek to manage the insurance side of their practice. I am honored to work with two of the best dentists you will find and a group of amazing co-workers who all have so much compassion for patients, they feel like family!

I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, going on vacation and riding my UTV through the mountains of West Virginia. I also love to spoil my fur babies- two cats, Stellar and Sophie, and a French bulldog, Saylor.


Front Desk

AshleyAfter moving from Plano, Texas to Raleigh in 1998, I met Dr. Adams when I began babysitting for his children. A few months later, I was asked to work at the front desk in his office on Blue Ridge. Needless to say, I have been with Dr. Adams for quite some time, with the exception of a 4 year maternity leave to stay home with my children.

I have enjoyed working with Drs. Adams & Cheek over the years and love serving our patients. In my free time I enjoy watching my 4 boys play sports and love to travel to the beach and the mountains.


Front Desk

LenaI have worked at the front desk for Drs. Adams and Cheek since July 2006. I’m originally from Birmingham, Alabama, but LOVE living in North Carolina. Since moving here in 2006, life sped up, I married in 2007 and we had our first child, Julian in 2011. We live in Wake Forest and enjoy spending time together playing with Julian. When I’m not chasing Julian around I like to cook and watch movies.

I love the new office! I enjoy my co-workers and our patients on a daily basis.