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Chapel Hill, NC Location

Dr. Min Shin is originally from South Korea and received her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree at the University of North Carolina School of Dentistry in Chapel Hill. In addition to the completion of her dental education, Dr. Shin worked as a research assistant in a biochemistry lab at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville after graduating from UNC-Greensboro with M.S. in Biology.

As a result, Dr. Shin has a strong background in cutting-edge scientific research and practical application. Her research culminated in the publication of an article in a major research journal. She enjoys working with all age groups, and providing high-quality dentistry to best suit the individual needs of the patient, in a comfortable and relaxed environment.

She has been volunteering to help refugees and the under-served at the Luke Charity Clinic in Raleigh once a month. She is a member of the North Carolina Dental Society, the American Dental Society, and the General Dentistry Study Club.

Dr. Shin has been married to her husband, Dr. Sae Kim for 10 years. Outside of dentistry, she enjoys traveling, camping and baking.

Cary, NC Location

Dr. Sara Valencia grew up in Cary and received her Bachelors of Science degree in Microbiology with a minor in Spanish from NC State. After graduation, she spent a year in the Dominican Republic fine-tuning her Spanish.

Upon returning to the States, she worked in dental research for several years and then entered dental school at UNC-Chapel Hill, receiving her DDS in 2013. Following Dental School she completed a two-year hospital dental residency at UNC Hospitals which allowed her to expand her skills in oral surgery, prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry and dental emergencies.

Dr. Valencia enjoys furthering her dental education through CE courses and being an adjunct faculty at the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Dentistry. She is a member of the ADA and North Carolina Dental Society.

In her spare time, Dr. Valencia enjoys spending time with her husband, Miguel and her two children, Sam and Amelia. When not running after her kids, she enjoys cooking and exploring new restaurants with her husband.

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