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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 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. Jacob Hartley

A native of California, Jacob Hartley, DMD first moved to North Carolina in 1998 where he graduated from UNC-Wilmington. After completing his dental degree at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Hartley completed a postgraduate General Practice Residency with the Lehigh Valley Health Network working side by side with dental specialists in the fields of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Endodontics, Orthodontics and Prosthodontics.

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Dr. Hartley is a certified Pinhole Surgical Technique provider as well as a preferred provider for Invisalign, ClearCorrect and Six Month Smiles. When not at work, Dr. Hartley enjoys water sports, reading and playing board games and cards with his wife and five children.

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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. David Giordano

Dr. Giordano was born and raised in Central New York. He attended undergraduate college at Siena College near the state’s capital region of Albany, earning a minor in Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology upon graduation in 2012. While there, he served as an anatomy tutor in comparative anatomy, and volunteered his time educating the underserved in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

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Following undergrad, Dr. Giordano worked in the dental field as a sterilization, and lab technician eventually working his way up to the level of dental assistant. While working he studied for his Dental Admission Test, and was eventually accepted to his first choice of the State of New York’s University at Buffalo School of Dental Medicine. While receiving his dental education, Dr. Giordano was an active member of the national dental fraternity, Delta Sigma Delta, as well as the local Buffalo outreach Community Association (B.O.C.A.). Dr. Giordano also enjoyed volunteering his time helping our nation’s veterans receive free care on Veteran’s Day each year in the dental clinic, as well as serving the rural underserved populations of La Romana, in the Dominican Republic, and Point Fortin, Trinidad during dental mission trips. Dr. Giordano also completed a dental externship serving the great Native American people of the Seneca Nation in Salamanca, New York with the governmental agency of the Indian Health Service (I.H.S.). Dr. Giordano continues to volunteer his time serving the underserved here in the United States on Remote Area Medical (RAM) missions. Dr. Giordano received his Doctorate in Dental Surgery (D.D.S.) and was awarded the American Academy of Implant Dentistry (A.A.I.D.) award for his sustained interest in implantology, and Oral Surgery. Following his graduation, Dr. Giordano completed a 1-year residency at a regional level-1 trauma hub in his hometown of Syracuse, NY at Upstate University Medical Hospital. While here he regularly rotated, and served our nation’s veterans at the Syracuse VA outpatient Dental Clinic. Dr. Giordano grew up tinkering with, and restoring classic American automobiles, and fixing anything he could get his hands on which has translated to his career in dentistry. He has interests in art, and history, and enjoys spending time outdoors kayaking, fishing, hiking, and playing golf when possible. As a recent transplant to the Triangle, Dr. Giordano is thrilled to have the opportunity to pursue his lifelong passion of dentistry in North Carolina serving the population of Wake County.

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Dr. Natasha Nagpal

Dr. Natasha Nagpal was born and raised in Muscat Oman. She completed her Bachelor of Dental Surgery program in 2010 becoming a foreign-trained dentist. She is passionate about reaching out to the underserved population and received a Master of Science in Public Health in 2013 from the UK.

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Once Dr. Nagpal moved to the US, she immediately continued her education and graduated from University of Illinois at Chicago, May 2020. After working in Kentucky, she moved to the Raleigh area with her husband and son. They love to travel and enjoy nature as a family.

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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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