At The Smile Shop, we are dedicated to the patient experience. Individualized comprehensive dentistry in a relaxing and soothing atmosphere is what we strive for. From the moment you walk in the door, we want your experience to be comfortable.
Our trusted team is here to go above and beyond to ensure you have the best experience. Our knowledgeable front desk staff will be there to greet you with a smile, and our highly trained clinical team is going to make sure your appointment is a pleasant one!
The dedicated team effort of The Smile Shop ensures that you have a dental experience unlike any other!
Drs. Kate Dolin and Adam Spriggs
We are Drs. Kate Dolin and Adam Spriggs, a husband and wife dental team.
Natives of small towns in West Virginia, we met while attending the West Virginia University School of Dentistry. Prior to dental school, we both practiced as dental hygienists; collectively, we have over 20 years experience in the dental field.
Our mission is to provide personalized comprehensive care in a calm and soothing atmosphere. Dental treatment can be complex and often specific to each individual. We believe patient education is a vital aspect of each visit so informed decisions can be made.
We look forward to welcoming you to our dental family!
Dr. Alessandra Bonasso, DDS
Dr. Alessandra Bonasso is a general dentist in the triangle area who is passionate about the oral health and aesthetic appeal of her patients' smiles. She has roots in both Philadelphia and West Virginia. Her mother, Karen, was a dental assistant and her inspiration to become a dentist. Dr. Bonasso takes pride in offering the finest comprehensive care and services to each patient individually.
She earned her Bachelor's in Honors Biology, graduating summa cum laude, and obtained her Doctor of Dental Surgery from West Virginia University School of Dentistry alongside Dr. Dolin and Dr. Spriggs. Dr. Bonasso enjoys preventive dentistry and educating patients on maintaining a healthy mouth. She creates beautiful smile transformations for those seeking cosmetic changes such as whitening and aligning their teeth.
When she’s not doing dentistry, Dr. Bonasso enjoys spending time with her big Italian family, reading, cooking, and fitness.
Originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amanda moved to Raleigh four years ago and now considers this her home. Going into her tenth year in the dental hygiene field, she still loves learning new ways to help patients succeed at improving their oral health.
When not spending her days making smiles beautiful, she loves spending time with her boyfriend Eddie. Together they love hiking and exploring new cities.
There are hundreds of languages around the world, but a smile speaks them all
Amelia was born and raised in Eastern North Carolina. She completed her dental hygiene degree in 2019 at Wayne Community College. Amelia truly loves her work in dentistry and enjoys getting to know every patient individually.
I feel most accomplished when I can make people comfortable that previously had a negative memory of dentistry. It is my goal to educate them on their personal oral care needs and ensure they leave happy and on their way to a healthy smile!
When not in the office she enjoys cooking, spending time with her dogs and traveling.
"As I approach my eighth year in dentistry, my passion for helping others continues to grow. It makes my day knowing we have improved our patients smile and made a difference in their everyday life. I look forward to meeting you soon!"
While not at the office, Ellie enjoys reading, cooking, spending time outdoors- especially hiking the mountains of North Carolina.
NC born and raised, Durham is home for Ashley. She started her dental career as a Dental Assistant, graduating from ACC in 2011. Over the last 3 years, Ashley has transitioned to the front desk. In 2019, Ashley joined The Smile Shop as our Treatment/Insurance Coordinator. Outside of the office, you will find Ashley with her husband, their son, and 2 dogs.
We love an adventure! From amusement parks to spending the night in haunted hotels. We are always on the go and looking for the next big thing!