DENTIST IN Reidsville
Meet the Doctors
JOSEPH D. ADAMS, DDS, FAGD
Dr. Joe Adams earned his dental degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry after earning his bachelor’s degree from Duke University. He has also earned a Fellowship in the Academy of General Dentistry and is a member of the American Dental Association.A Greensboro native, Dr. Adams pursued a decade-long career in music before turning to dentistry. Since then, he has followed an intense continuing education schedule, specifically selecting courses focusing on esthetic dentistry and occlusion. He has received training from such renowned organizations as The Pankey Institute, the San Francisco Institute for Advanced Dental Learning, and the Center for Esthetic Excellence. Recent training in Invisalign™ clear aligners allows him to offer fast, discreet orthodontics to patients of all ages. His commitment to education ensures the highest level of care for you, both today and tomorrow.Dr. Adams and his wife Tracy have three daughters – Natalie, Maria, and Laura Jeanne. In his spare time, he most enjoys spending time with his family, playing music, reading, and running.
LAURA B. HODGES, DDS
Dr. Laura Hodges graduated with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She earned her undergraduate degree from Elon College, where she graduated magna cum laude. She is a member of the American Dental Association and the North Carolina Dental Society.A native of West Yanceyville, Dr. Hodges was valedictorian of Bartlett Yancey High School. She has most recently worked in private dental practice and currently serves as a clinical instructor of dental assisting at Alamance Community College. Dr. Hodges enjoys all areas of dentistry and is committed to providing the best dental care possible, with an emphasis on patient comfort.Dr. Hodges is an active member of her church and enjoys drawing, animals, and the occasional round of golf. If she’s not riding motorcycles or attending car shows with her husband, Jared, you might also find her working on her own Mustang!
GERARD R. NAZZIOLA, DDS, MS
Dr. Gerard Nazziola earned his undergraduate degree from Wake Forest College before obtaining both his dental degree and his master’s degree in periodontics from the University Of North Carolina School Of Dentistry. He is a member of the American Association of Periodontology, the North Carolina Society of Periodontists, the Guilford County Dental Society – where he serves as newsletter editor – and the High Point Dental Society.Dr. Nazziola shares his colleagues’ dedication to lifelong education, and his most recent training in IV sedation allows him to provide complete relaxation to his patients while they undergo their dental care. He also has undertaken recent coursework in implant dentistry, furthering his skills when it comes to precise, beautiful restorations for missing teeth.Dr. Nazziola and his wife Sherry have a daughter, Lauren, and a son, Tripp. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing and motorcycling.
ELIZABETH A. APPLEBAUM, DMD, MS
Dr. Elizabeth “Lizzie” Applebaum is a Board Certified Endodontist, originally from Chicago, IL. She graduated from Stanford University with a BS in 2002 and Harvard University with a DMD in 2006. She received a MS in Endodontics from UNC- Chapel Hill in 2009. She recently became a Diplomate of the American Board of Endodontics.Dr. Applebaum is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Endodontics at UNC- Chapel Hill and also teaches didactic endodontics at Wake Forest School of Medicine. She lectures often and has published articles in the Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA) and the Journal of Endodontics (JOE). She is a member of the College of Diplomates, American Association of Endodontists, American Dental Association and North Carolina Dental Society.Dr. Lizzie Applebaum is married to Dr. Matt Applebaum, a pediatric dentist in Greensboro. They have two daughters, Samantha and Elliot, and a puggle named Riley.