Meet the Doctor

Skill and compassion go hand in hand when providing exceptional patient care.  As dental professionals, we stay up to date on the latest advancements in dentistry in order to provide the most current treatment options for our patients.  As a doctor, I recognize that our patients are unique individuals who have placed a great deal of trust in us and our team.  That is just one reason why I value each and every patient relationship.

We appreciate the time you’ve taken to visit this site and find out more about this dental practice, our team, and the many services we can provide to help you achieve optimum oral health.



 Chris Pennisi, D.D.S.

Dr. Pennisi graduated in 2007 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Dentistry with highest distinction and honors and was also elected to the prestigious Omicron Kappa Upsilon dental honor fraternity.  Prior to that Dr. Pennisi worked in research in the Department of Physiology in the UNC School of Medicine and then in the pharmaceutical industry at GlaxoSmithKline.  He was born and raised in Troy, New York and moved to Chapel Hill in 1995 to finish his undergraduate studies.  He received his undergraduate degree in biology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1997. 

Dr. Pennisi continues to integrate his research background in dentistry by following the methods, materials and technological advancements used in dentistry that have been proven through scientific research.  He keeps abreast of the latest advancements by participating in more than four times the state required continuing education courses.  Dr. Pennisi believes the optimal approach to patient care is through the application of these proven methods to the unique needs and desires of each patient.  With this approach stable, predictable and long lasting results can be obtained. 

Dr. Pennisi has been married for 14 years and has 3 daughters.  When Dr. Pennisi is not in the office, he enjoys woodworking, outdoor activities, spending time with his family and UNC sports.  He is an active member of the Wake County Dental Society, North Carolina Dental Society and the American Dental Association.  He is certified in Invisalign, Lumineers and implant placement and restoration (Implant Dentistry Continuum).


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