Meet The Team


The Team

From dentist, dental hygienists and dental assistants to our lab technicians and office staff, we believe the best patient experience comes from a genuine care and concern for our patients. Our goal is to ensure every appointment is comfortable, relieves any pain or discomfort and meets all of your expectations. You are our priority!

Dr. Kwame A. Gyampo DDS

Dr. Gyampo is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Dental Association, and North Carolina Dental Society. Experiences over the years have solidified his passion for quality dental care delivered with a touch of kindness and gentleness. "I decided to be a dentist to bring quality and affordable healthcare to the less privileged. I've been blessed to do so all around the world and now I hope to earn the privilege of being your friend and dental care provider."-Dr. Kwame Gyampo

Dawn Walker

Insurance Coordinator

Hi There! My name is Dawn, and I was born and raised in Fort Meade, FL. I have 3 children, a husband of 24 years, a sweet puppy named Lemon, and 2 cats. I've worked in the dental field for almost 5 years, and I love getting to know the patients at Providence Smiles. On my days off I enjoy mountain biking, hiking, and traveling back to Florida to see family, friends, and of course the beach.  I love being part of the Providence Smiles team and look forward to working with you soon!

Amaidaly Guevara-Zapata

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Amaidaly and I am 18 years old, I was born and raised in Durham, NC, and have lived here my entire life. I have been coming to this practice since I was a toddler and to my surprise, I became part of the staff after I graduated high school in June 2020. You'll see me floating through the practice as a dental assistant or front desk receptionist. When someone calls my name, I am there and eager to help! 

Jenell Obie

Office Manager

Hello!  My name is Jenell, and I was born and raised in Chapel Hill, NC and yes, I am a true blue Tarheel Fan! I graduated from DeVry University with a Degree in Business Management. I was introduced to the world of Dentistry over 8 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’m an avid crafter and music listener. When I’m not at work you’ll 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!

Caitlin Ferrell

Dental Assistant

Hi, my name is Caitlin! I graduated from the dental assisting program at ACC in 2021 and recently joined the Providence Smiles team. I love to make sure my patients are comfortable and leave with a big smile. I am happily engaged to my fiancé of two years and we have 3 fur babies together. Jojo, Honey, and Moose! Outside of work I enjoy traveling, playing with my pups, and watching my favorite tv shows.

Jamya Obie

Dental Assistant

Hey! My name is Jamya, I was born and raised in Chapel Hill, NC. I’ve been interested in dental since I was in high school. I am currently in school to become a dental hygienist. When I joined Providence Smiles I was more excited than ever! For now, you will see me floating around the office working at the front desk, in the back assisting, or taking pictures and videos to post on our social media pages! When I have free time I like to travel with my family and catch up on my sleep!

Emory Herman


Hello there! My name is Emory, and I am pleased to say I call Chapel Hill, NC home. I have been a Tar Heel since I could walk, so I'm proudly a tried and true Tar Heel since graduating with my Bachelor's 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!

Patty Helms

Hello, I’m Patty, and I grew up in Graham, NC. I have over 15 years’ experience in the medical field and have been excited to expand my career into dental. I have 4 adult children, and 2 granddaughters—Addy and Layla who I enjoy spending my free time, and the sweetest grand-dog River. Outside of spending time with my kids and grandkids I enjoy sewing. I am excited to meet and work with all of our patients!


119 N Churton St, Hillsborough, NC 27278

Phone: (919) 732-8179

Email: [email protected]

  • MON: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • TUE - WED: Closed
  • THU: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • FRI: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
  • SAT: 8:00 am - 4:15 pm
  • SUN: Closed
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632 Gary St., Durham, NC 27703

Phone: (919) 682-4861

Email: [email protected]

  • MON: Closed
  • TUE: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • WED - THU: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • FRI: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • SAT: 9:00 am - 12:15 pm
  • SUN: Closed
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