Kwame A. Gyampo, DDS

Dr. Kwame Gyampo is a distinguished graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. As a dedicated member of both the American Dental Association® and the North Carolina Dental Society, Dr. Gyampo upholds the highest standards of dental excellence.

With a wealth of experience, Dr. Gyampo’s journey in dentistry has affirmed his unwavering commitment to providing quality dental care infused with compassion and gentleness.

Driven by a profound desire to extend quality and affordable healthcare to underserved communities, Dr. Gyampo has dedicated his career to serving those in need around the world. Now, he eagerly awaits the opportunity to extend his expertise and warmth to you as both a trusted friend and dental care provider.

Glenn Baldwin, DDS

Dr. Glenn Baldwin, a proud native of North Carolina, obtained his dental degree from the prestigious UNC School of Dentistry. With a warm and friendly demeanor, Dr. Baldwin is known for his exceptional chairside manners, making every patient feel comfortable and at ease during their dental visits.

Outside of the office, Dr. Baldwin cherishes spending time with his loving family, which includes his three wonderful children. He is deeply passionate about the vibrant Durham food scene and enjoys exploring local eateries with his family and friends. Dr. Baldwin believes in the importance of fostering strong family bonds and values the moments shared with loved ones.

With his dedication to patient care, friendly disposition, and love for his community, Dr. Baldwin is committed to providing top-notch dental services while building lasting relationships with his patients.

Meet Our Team

Here at Providence Smiles, our team is comprised of several well-trained individuals who provide compassionate dental care in Durham, North Carolina. We value helping our patients feel like family as they visit, and we do our best to provide them care that rejuvenates and uplifts their smiles. If you would like to learn more about our dentist and team, we welcome you to contact us today at 919-682-4861 for an appointment!


Office Manager

Hello! My name is Jenell. I was born and raised in Chapel Hill, and yes, I am a true blue Tar Heel fan! I graduated from DeVry University with a degree in business management. I was introduced to the world of Dentistry over eight years ago and am blessed to say I have enjoyed every minute since that time. I joined the Providence Smiles team in March of 2020. I am an avid crafter and music listener. When I am not at work, you will find me spending time with my family at the beach or the mountains, cooking, crafting, listening to tunes, volunteering, and binge-watching some of my favorite TV shows. I look forward to meeting you!


Patient Experience Coordinator

Hey there! I’m Daniel Lesane, and I’m proud to serve as your Patient Experience Coordinator here at Providence Smiles-Durham, NC. Being a native of this vibrant community, I understand the importance of providing personalized care and making every patient feel right at home.

As someone who thrives on learning new things quickly, I’ve seamlessly transitioned from the tech industry to the dental world. Leveraging my background, I’m committed to ensuring that your experience with us is nothing short of exceptional.

When I’m not assisting patients or scheduling appointments, you’ll often find me spending quality time with my son or enjoying a relaxing day of fishing. It’s these moments of connection that fuel my passion for providing the best possible care to our patients.

I’m here to make your visit to Providence Smiles-Durham as smooth and enjoyable as possible. Reach out today to schedule your appointment, and let’s embark on a journey to a healthier, happier smile together!


Dental Hygienist

Hello there! My name is Emory, and I am pleased to say I call Chapel Hill home. I have been a Tar Heel since I could walk, and I am proudly a tried and true Tar Heel since graduating with my Bachelor of Science in dental hygiene in May 2021. I have wanted to be a dental hygienist since I was 10 years old! I love this field and am passionate about using my skills to serve others.

I joined the team at Providence Smiles in June 2021 and have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. I knew after one visit to the office that I wanted this to be my dental home, which speaks volumes about Dr. Gyampo and the culture that is fostered here. When not knee-deep in teeth, I run a small craft business, go hiking and spend time with the people I love. I love making those around me feel welcome and comfortable. I look forward to taking care of you!


Dental Assistant II

Hey there! I’m Chelsea Carden, and I’m absolutely delighted to be part of the amazing team here at Providence Smiles-Durham. As a local gal, I have the wonderful privilege of knowing many of the families in our community, which makes every day here feel like a gathering of old friends.

When I’m not chairside, I’m soaking up every moment with my precious daughter, who fills my world with so much love and laughter. Being a mom has taught me the true value of warmth and compassion, and I strive to extend that same level of care to each and every patient who walks through our doors.

With years of experience under my belt, I’m your go-to person for anything dental-related. From explaining procedures to ensuring you are comfortable post-treatment, I’m here to make sure your experience is as smooth and pleasant as possible.

I genuinely believe in the power of a friendly smile and a kind word, and I can’t wait to welcome you into our dental family. So come on in, relax, and let’s take care of that beautiful smile together!


Dental Assistant II

¡Hola! I’m Kiara Cruz, proud to bring a touch of Puerto Rican warmth and humor to our dental office. With seven years of experience in dental assistance, I’ve developed a deep passion for leveraging technology to enhance patient care. From digital imaging to cutting-edge tools, I’m committed to utilizing every resource available to ensure our patients receive top-notch treatment.

Born and raised in Puerto Rico, I infuse my cultural background into everything I do, including bringing laughter and positivity to the workplace. I believe that a warm smile and a good joke can go a long way in making our patients feel comfortable and at ease during their visits.

I’m dedicated to working hard and going the extra mile to support our team and provide the best possible care for our patients. It’s a pleasure to be a part of this dynamic office, and I look forward to continuing to serve our community with compassion and dedication.


Dental Assistant II

Hello, I’m Melanie Starr, and I bring over 13 years of dedicated experience to my role as a Dental Assistant II here at Providence Smiles-Durham. Throughout my career, I’ve made it my mission to go above and beyond in providing exceptional patient care. My commitment to excellence and dependability ensures that each patient receives personalized attention and support during their dental visits.

Outside of the office, I have a passion for animals, particularly my beloved parrots. Their vibrant personalities bring joy to my life, and I love sharing stories and experiences with fellow animal enthusiasts. Whether I’m caring for our patients or spending time with my feathered friends, I approach each day with enthusiasm and a dedication to making a positive impact.

I’m honored to be a part of the team at Providence Smiles-Durham, and I look forward to continuing to serve our patients with compassion and professionalism.


Dental Assistant I

Hello! I’m Yaidely Mendez, and I’m thrilled to be a part of the team here at Providence Smiles. I recently graduated from NCCU Dental Assistant School, and I’m excited to put my newfound knowledge and skills into practice. As a Dental Assistant I, I serve as an all-purpose floater, ready to assist wherever I’m needed in the office. My goal is to provide our patients with exceptional care and support, ensuring their comfort and well-being during their dental visits. I’m passionate about learning and improving every day, and I’m dedicated to contributing to the success of our practice. I look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve your dental health goals!