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.
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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
Angela was born and raised in Durham but now resides in Bahama, NC, with her husband Chris, her two boys; Garrett and Davis and her fur-baby Max. Angela joined Durham Prosthodontics in September 2017 but has been a dental assistant for over 28 years. In fact, she worked with Dr. Cunningham back in 2001 before he decided to go back to school to be a prosthodontist. Angela‘s favorite part of her job is working with the patients and giving them a reason to smile while also enhancing their quality of life. When Angela is not working she enjoys going to the beach, spending time with her friends but most importantly she loves being with her family.
Dental Assistant I
Emily was born in North Carolina and she recently purchased a home in Roxboro, NC. Her and her husband, Emory, have two fur babies, Reese and Ella Mae. Reese is a Rottie/Lab Mix and is 3 years old; Ella Mae is a Whoodle and is 2 years old. Emily joined Durham Prosthodontics in August of 2020 and is excited about her new career in the dental field. Away from the office, Emily enjoys spending time with her family at White Lake, NC.
Elizabeth was raised in Elon, NC and now resides in Graham, NC. She received her degree in the Applied Science of Dental Hygiene from Guilford Technical Community College in 2017 and is licensed to practice Dental Hygiene by the North Carolina State Board of Dental Examiners. Elizabeth joined Durham Prosthodontics in August 2020 and loves being a part of such a great team. She enjoys hiking, reading, and spending time with her husband, Caleb, and their dog, Stella.