Meet Our Team
We are blessed to have an incredible staff at Durham Prosthodontics. With great heart, they make sure that every patient is given the care and attention they deserve. Everyone who visits us for dental care will surely agree that they are a large part of what makes our practice THE practice to go to.
Practice Manager / Treatment Coordinator
As Practice Manager, Ashley is Dr. Cunningham’s right hand. She has served in this capacity with Durham Prosthodontics for over five years. Originally from Pennsylvania, Ashley attended school in Dallastown, PA followed by Durham Technical Community College. She has extensive managerial experience, having been working in the dental field for the past 17 years. Her favorite part of the job is functioning together as a cohesive team, always with the patients’ best interests at heart. In her spare time, Ashley enjoys spending time with her husband, Richard, and their two little girls, Reagan and Reese.
Director of Marketing and Communications
Born and raised in southern New Jersey, Karen left the Garden State to attend The University of Tennessee. After earning a B.S. in Journalism/Media and a M.S. in Recreation Administration/Sport Management, Karen worked as a Senior Special Events Coordinator at West Virginia University, after which, she left to gain marketing agency experience. Working for Charles Ryan Associates, and then Asayo Creative, Inc., Karen then moved on to North Carolina when she was hired as the Director of Marketing and Special Events for UNC Campus Recreation, a position she held for over five years. She came to Durham Prosthodontics from the Duke-affiliated Caring House, where she was the Communications Director. In her free time, you will find Karen enjoying fitness activities, reading and spending time with her husband, Dr. Geoffrey Cunningham, and their two daughters, Annalee and Audrey.
Front Desk Receptionist
Tami was born and raised in Durham, but now resides in Mebane, NC. Tami joined Durham Prosthodontics in March 2017. As the Front Desk Receptionist, Tami’s upbeat and bubbly personality will be the first thing to greet you when you walk into our office. In her spare time, Tami enjoys going to the gym, camping at the beach with her husband, and most importantly, being with her grandson. She has three children that are grown (for the most part), and forming careers of their own.
We're Here To HelpIf you have any questions or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Cunningham or Dr. Gazdeck call us at Durham Prosthodontics Phone Number 919-489-8661, or you can book online.
Brenda is the longest serving team member, having worked at Durham Prosthodontics for 12 years! Born in Charleston, SC and raised in Hillborough, NC, Brenda attended East Carolina University for Dental Assisting in 1992. She has years of experience, having worked in Chapel Hill, Hillsborough, Durham and Wilmington. Why has she stayed with Durham Prosthodontics for so long? Because she loves the staff and the patients. When not hard at work, Brenda enjoys shopping, traveling and being with her children.
Dental Assistant II
Courtney joined the Durham Prosthontics team in January. She graduated from the UNC Dental School in 2014, and has been working in the dental field since. From Timberlake, NC, Courtney enjoys playing softball, working out and hanging with her dog, Winston, during her free time.
Abigail Memoli, RDH
Abi joined the team in February 2020.
Originally from New Jersey, her interest in dentistry sparked very early, ” My interest in dentistry started as a child when I ran around in my Uncles dental office.”
Abi received her RDH degree from the University of North Carolina Adams School of Dentistry in 2017. Go Heels!
When she isn’t helping patients improve their smiles, she enjoys cheering on the Tar Heels and spending time with her two cats.
She looks forward to meeting you at the office!
Riley Allen, DDS Candidate
Dental Student Intern
Riley is a 4th year dental student at University of North Carolina Adam’s School of Dentistry. Riley attained his undergraduate degree at UNC Chapel Hill in Biology with a minor in Studio Art.
During his time in dental school, Riley has been published in his areas of research including 3d printing, implants, and surgical guides.
In his free time, you can find Riley on the golf course, hiking with his wife, Kelsey, and golden retriever, Murphy, or spending time with family at Ocean Isle Beach