Our Team Chapel Hill

Dr. Avina Adamiyat, Dentist

Dr. Avina Adamiyat grew up in Sweden and attended the College of Charleston as an exchange student. After receiving her DMD from the Medical University of South Carolina she continued her education by completing a General Dentistry residency at the University of California, San Francisco where she received advanced training in all aspects of dentistry including oral surgery, endodontics, removable and fixed prosthodontics, pediatric dentistry and the treatment of medically compromised patients. 

Living in the Bay Area for the past several years, and serving Palo Alto and Stanford communities allowed her to continue to learn, travel, and appreciate different cultures and customs. Dr. Adamiyat and her family admire nature and they try to spend time together outdoors when possible. Now that they are back on the East Coast they can’t wait to once again explore all the beautiful areas that North Carolina has to offer, and they are grateful to be close to family and friends.

Dr. Adamiyat is fluent in English, Swedish, and Farsi. She truly enjoys interacting with her patients, and she is committed to providing the highest level of patient care in a gentle and compassionate manner. She has previously served as a medical mission volunteer, and she is passionate about spreading dental health awareness and prevention. She takes the time to talk with each patient and believes the best treatment outcomes are achieved when the treatment is determined together based on each patient’s individual needs and desires. Dr. Adamiyat looks forward to meeting you and your family as she becomes an integral part of your health care.

Dr. Kevin Atkins, Dentist

Dr. Atkins is a 1992 graduate of UNC School of dentistry after receiving a baccalaureate of science in biology from Wake Forest University.

My wife and I chose Chatham country to build a home because of its rural setting as well as its accessibility to the urban centers in the triangle. We have come to enjoy the lifestyle and the warmth of the people has provided us a special and unique environment in which to raise our three children. It seemed a natural courses of events that I establish another part of my professional practice in the community that we already has such an attachment.

After graduation from UNC, Dr. Atkins joined the US Navy Dental Corps. The navy provided this and more as he had a tour of duty on both coasts and a short-term overseas. The experience hailed in navy dentistry was one of a kind.

When I was searching for a vocation in which to devote my life, I wanted one that would give me a great sense of personal satisfaction, one in which I could genuinely help people and that would challenge me physically as well as mentally. Dentistry has fulfilled all my expectations.

Dawn, Office Manager

Dawn is originally from Rochester, NY but relocated to NC 2014 and currently resides in Fuquay-Varina with her husband Tom. She has two grown children, Jillian and JT. Dawn has over 25 years of office and project management experience. Her background in both large and small dental offices as well as in retail provides her with the understanding of the importance of making the non-clinical portion of the dental experience as stress free as possible. Dawn is a member of the American Association of Dental Office Managers along with the local AADOM Triangle Chapter. In her free time Dawn enjoys traveling, crewing with hot air balloons, and attending and music and dance performances with family and friends.

Wendy, Registered Dental Hygienist

Wendy has been a Dental Hygienist for over 27 years. She has a Bachelor of Science Degree in Dental hygiene from UNC Chapel Hill, and has a great passion for Dentistry. In her spare time, Wendy loves singing and spending time with her husband George. Together, they love discovering new restaurants and traveling. Wendy’s smile, outgoing personality and attention to detail, reassures her patients that they are in excellent care.

Brittany, Registered Dental Assistant

Brittany graduated from Alamance Community College in 2017 with a degree in Dental Assisting. Brittany joined our team in 2020. Brittany is married with 2 boys. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and traveling.

Kristina, Dental Assistant

Kristina is a native of North Carolina and is a graduate of Alamance Community College in Dental Assisting. She has over 17 years of experience in the Dental field. Prior to joining Atkins Dentistry in 2020, she worked at the UNC Dental school in the Prosthodontics department and the Advanced Education General Dentistry Clinic. Outside of the office Kristina has 2 sons and a husband that keeps her busy. Kristina loves to spend time outside with her family and is an avid reader.

William, Scheduling Coordinator

William always knew that he wanted to work in the dental field, but when he graduated from college with his BA in Business Administration, he was already working in the restaurant industry. He worked in that crazy business until he was diagnosed with Leukemia in 2008. While he was going through treatment, he decided to go to Dental Assisting School to get out of the restaurant business. William has been using his business degree along with his dental assisting skills as a Scheduling Coordinator as of January of 2009. He joined our Atkins Dentistry team in March of 2020. In his spare time, he likes to jog, brew beer and spend time with his wife, son and their rescue dogs.

Lisa, Dental Hygienist

Lisa is originally from Germany, but has been calling North Carolina her new home since 2010. She attended UNC Chapel Hill, where she received her Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene. In her free time, she likes to go hiking and swimming, and most importantly spend time with her son Thompson.


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