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Dr. Moe Malek

Dr. Malek was raised in Raleigh, NC where he attended Millbrook High School. After his high school graduation in 1985, he continued his education at North Carolina State University where he received his undergraduate degree in 1990, majoring in Mechanical Engineering. He received his Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 1999 from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. He is an active member of the North Carolina Dental Society, American Dental Society, and the Raleigh- Wake County Dental Society. Dr. Malek has been practicing in Knightdale, NC since November of 2001.

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He is a strong believer in giving back to the community. He has participated in several mission trips including Costa Rica, El Salvador and the Middle East. He has also offered his dental services to the NC Missions of Mercy Clinic in Raleigh.

Dr. Malek enjoys spending time with his wife, Dr. Knight and their three children. His hobbies include fishing, soccer and traveling.

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Dr. Holly Santago

Dr. Santago is an avid Wolfpack fan. She graduated from NC State in 2009 with a dual degree in marine science and biology. Leaving NC State behind, she attended UNC School of Dentistry, graduating with honors in 2013. Upon completion of dental school, she served our nation’s veterans in a one-year residency at the Fayetteville VA Hospital. She has enjoyed volunteering her time and talents at NC Mission of Mercy Clinics as well as on dental mission trips to Tanzania and Mexico. She is also an active member of the American Dental Association, Academy of General Dentistry, North Carolina Dental Society, Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society and Seattle Study Club.

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Dr. Santago loves spending her free time reading and with her husband and new baby girl.

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Dr. Mary Knight

Dr. Mary Knight is a native New Yorker who grew up in the Hudson Valley. She received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1994. She then received her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2000 also at the University of Chapel Hill. Dr. Malek and Dr. Knight have been in practice together since 2001, beginning with the Planter’s Walk location in Knightdale.

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She is very active in the local Community. She has participated in the NC Missions of Mercy Clinic in Raleigh and is an active member of the Seattle Study Club and Delta Sigma Delta. She also volunteered her dental services on a mission trip to Costa Rica with the Chapel Hill Rotary Club.

Dr. Knight enjoys spending time with her husband, Dr. Moe Malek and their three children. Her hobbies include reading, hiking and traveling.

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Dr. Parisa Kasaravi

Dr. Parisa Kasravi

Dr. Parisa Kasravi grew up in Toronto, Canada where she finished high school in the year 2000. She went on to earn her Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Western Ontario in London, Canada. In 2004, Dr. Kasravi moved to Raleigh, North Carolina where she attended North Carolina State University and then later attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where she earned her Doctorate of Dental Surgery in 2014. She has since been certified in Invisalign and Pinhole Surgery. Dr. Kasravi actively pursues continuing education opportunities that will help her better serve her patients.

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She holds active membership in the Spears Study Club, American Dental Association, North Carolina Dental Society, Raleigh-Wake County Dental Society and Delta Sigma Delta Dental Fraternity.

Dr. Kasravi enjoys spending time with her husband and rescue dogs, Brie and Bowski. She also enjoys traveling.

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Dr. Hunter Perry

Dr. Perry was raised in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, where he attended Rocky Mount High School. He continued his education at North Carolina State University where he received his undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences. He then pursued dentistry at East Carolina School of Dental Medicine and graduated with a DMD degree. He is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.

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Dr. Perry was initially drawn to dentistry as a young child when he would visit his local dentist. After graduating from ECU, he returned to the Raleigh area, where he enjoys being close to his friends and family. His favorite aspect of dentistry is the relationships he is able to build with patients and the opportunity to make a difference in their lives. His hobbies include soccer, golf, fishing and cheering on the NC State Wolfpack.

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Dr. Heather Zimmerman

Dr. Zimmerman received her bachelor's degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2010. She went on to graduate from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry in 2015, obtaining her DDS degree. Following dental school, she completed a one-year advanced education in general dentistry program at ECU in Ahoskie, NC. In the program, she worked under many dental specialists to improve her skills and knowledge in all aspects of dentistry. Dr. Zimmerman loves dentistry and interacting with patients. She is passionate about educating patients regarding their oral health and working with them to achieve a beautiful and healthy smile.

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Dr. Zimmerman lives in Raleigh, NC. In her spare time, she plays disc golf and ultimate Frisbee. She is currently the reigning women’s amateur champion in disc golf and spends many weekends playing tournaments when she has time. She also enjoys spending time with friends, eating good food, and traveling.

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Dr. James Pyle

A native of California, Jim Pyle, DDS first completed his undergraduate studies at the University of California at San Diego. After completing his dental degree at the University of California at San Francisco, Dr. Pyle moved to North Carolina in 1994, then completed a two-year General Practice Residency at UNC Hospital of Dentistry.

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Dr. Pyle owned a very successful private practice in Durham for 25 years. He was a Dentist to the Durham Bulls baseball team in North Carolina. Following his short retirement of four months, he joined Axiom as an associate dentist. Dr. Pyle’s hobbies are skiing, exercising, paddle boarding and enjoying free time with his wife, Jennifer, and two sons, Tyler and Cameron.

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Dr. Spandana Mukka, BDS, DDS

Dr. Spandana Mukka is a Doctor of Dental Surgery experienced in endodontics, bone grafts and surgical extractions, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry, and is certified in Fast Braces and Lumineers. Dr. Mukka joined the Axiom Dentistry team as Associate Dentist in February 2022, bringing with her a passion for dentistry and commitment to patient care.

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Dr. Mukka earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree in 2015 from the NYU School of Dentistry, previously earning a Bachelor of Dental Surgery. Dr. Mukka is trilingual and has a robust professional background that includes work in dental practices, educational institutions, and volunteer opportunities. She has dedicated her career to advancing her knowledge and skill set in many important dental specialties in order to provide the highest level of care to her patients. She has been acknowledged for her commitment to the dental industry not only through education, but also through membership with organizations such as the American Dental Society, American Dental Education Association, and Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. In addition to patient care, Dr. Mukka’s favorite aspect of her profession is the mix of science and art involved in dental care.

Dr. Mukka has received honors and recognition throughout her career, including admittance to the NYU Dental Honors Program at Faculty Practice, and distinction in prosthodontics, operative dentistry, community dentistry, and orthodontics. She is passionate about community involvement and has worked as a volunteer dentist for the Red Cross Society and rural area and school services in India, as well as the Caribbean House Health Centre Family Fun Day and the Salk School of Science outreach by ASDA in New York. When she isn’t enhancing her skill set or practicing dentistry, Dr. Mukka loves to travel, bake with her daughter, and spend time with family & friends.

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Dr. Kushan Patel

Dr. Kushan Patel is a compassionate dental professional who brings a wealth of experience and advanced dental knowledge to Axiom Dentistry and strives to provide a pleasant experience as well as exceptional dental care for our growing family of patients in Clayton and the surrounding area.

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He pursued his undergraduate career at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and graduated with a degree in Biology and Psychology. He earned his Doctorate from the Tufts University School of Dental Medicine in Boston and has been practicing dentistry in North Carolina for 8 years.

He also regularly takes continuing education courses in an effort to stay at the forefront of dental innovations, so he can always offer the greatest standards of care for his patients in all aspects of dentistry. He strives for perfection in all he does and has a personal mission of making this world a better place, one smile at a time. He strives to listen well, ease your fears and anxiety, and make coming to the dentist an enjoyable experience. He looks forward to providing the best care possible to you and your family!

In his free time, he loves spending time with his wife, friends, and family. He also enjoys reading, playing sports, traveling, hiking, and exploring North Carolina as well as volunteering at NC Missions of Mercy community healthcare events.

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I absolutely love this dental practice. The staff are all really friendly, helpful, and accommodating. It's easy to get in for an appointment as they have multiple providers. You can choose to see one particular dentist or choose to see whoever is available. I see whoever is available and everyone has been wonderful.
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Dana D.

Dr. Malek is amazingly patient with children. My daughter has special needs and we've always received treatment from a pediatric dentist. Well, no more! Dr. Malek was so compassionate and caring and made my daughter feel so comfortable. What a pleasant experience!
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Dawn W.

Best dentist ever. Best staff ever. I will never go to anyone else ever again. Dr. Malek and his crew go above and beyond for you and have consistently worked with me over the last 7 years to help me get the care I needed. I could not be more grateful and I know I will be a patient for life!
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