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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